Sunday, October 3, 2010

Narrative Threads--Writing our Story as we Read and Listen

We are focusing in our class on reading the story of Gogol and his family in The Namesake.  We are learning about another classmate by doing the cultural interview.  Next, you will write your own story as the first paper--a personal and reflective narrative.  Here are two resources to help you write and read the story of others.  More on listening from Jane in Monday's class.  We all have amazing stories to tell, hear, and write.

PEER EDITING of TYPED Drafts on Monday, Oct. 11; Return Peer Feedback on Oct. 13; 
ESSAY #1 DUE on Oct. 18th--with a 1-2 page Process narrative about your Writing Steps.

A sample student paper written by a former student, Jessica, called "The Leaky Canteen."
Another sample student paper written for this assignment.  Tom on "Saying Yes"
An personal narrative essay by Mary Catherine Bateson (two famous parents) called "Composing a Life."

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