In our class we are reading A Raisin in the Sun. After each act we have to answer a couple of questions. Once we answer all of the questions we have to say what we thought about it. For example in one of the questions I answered that they were arguing about what to do with the check. In my thoughts I said that the money should go to the person who is wise and smart with spending their money. We have also been listening to songs that have something to do with the book. We need to copy down part of the song and say how it ties in with the story.
This week we have been typing our comparative analysis and I have been trying to learn how to flow with my writing. It isn’t a technique I’m used to using but it’s slowly getting easier. Nothing is really being taught to me but I have been naturally developing a way for my writings to flow. I’m still having a bit of trouble with the introduction and the conclusion. In the past writing has been a difficult task for me to do but I continue to slowly progress at it.
This week we have mainly been reading october sky. Other than that we didn't learn much. We did learn how relationships can change very easily. They can go from a very good relationship to a not so good relationship. Just by reading one chapter in october sky we can see how quickly a relationship can change. In October Sky the relationship between coalwood and the families haven't changed much at all. Which is weird to me because almost ever other relationship has changed.
This week we learned about relationships. This is called symbiosis. We learned about all the different kinds, some good and some bad. We talked about the relationship that lennie and george had. We also talked about the relationship that Candy and his dog had, and the relationship Curley and his wife had. We started reading the book October Sky. Mr. S showed us videos of the 1930’s and the 1950’s. We had to show the differences between them. It was cool to see how much has changed.
This week we were able to watch the movie Of Mice and Men. We were able to watch the whole movie because of the juniors taking the SAT. After reading the book and watching the movie I had a pretty good understanding of what happened in the book. We got a piece of paper yesterday and it had us highlight and write notes about what kind of relationships were in the book. It helped me work on making connections. I haven't memorized all of the kinds of relationships, or an at all, yet. I know that George and Lennie had a pretty mutual relationship. George definitely helped lennie and made things better for him but Lennie also helped George. Without Lennie, George would have kept going on and on and maybe he wouldn't have ever had a goal set on his mind.
This week i learned how to start new ideas and get deeper in my writing. MR. S suggested to type short little ideas about what i want to write about and then branch off when i find a good idea. At the beginning of the week i really sucked at thinking of things to type about and its only been a couple days and i feel like I'm starting to get better. When i was reading by myself I'm getting a little bit better at taking in more information. I haven't gotten much better but for only being in class 3 days this week including Friday i have gotten better at a lot.
This week I learned how to make a weebly and answer multiple questions in a paragraph. At the beginning I really didn't like weebly. It is also complicated at first. once I got the hang of weebly it was fun. Whenever I have to answer a lot of questions in a paragraph my sentences really don't flow together. That is something I need to work on.