We were presented with a very interesting assignment this week. We were given a needle and thread, and instructed to make a scarlet letter. We couldn’t just write any letter though, we needed to make a letter that characterized another character in the book. For example, an “M” for Hester that stands for “Misunderstood.”
Although the part where we sew and design the letter will be fun undoubtedly, I am having a difficult time figuring out what letter and for what character. Hopefully I figure it out soon or else…
Another project that was turned in this week was the storyboard project. We were told to make a storyboard that illustrates someone using a point on the Rhetorical Triangle (e.g. Ethos, Pathos, or Logos). That tied into the book, because we needed to use a scene from the book to illustrate the points. I (obviously) had way too much fun with this project, but it was a great exercise and I’m pretty sure everyone learned a lot from it. I love how lately in English class we have been assigned many unusual types of assignments. They help us learn more than simply writing a paper on something, and make it more fun.
We also worked from our rhetoric book a bit. The exercises were confusing at first, but we are getting better and better at them. We learned about Parallelism, and one exercise we did was to write a essay about how two given quotes were parallel. This was a new type of writing for us and a new subject, so it was pretty difficult, but I think everybody rose to the challenge. I hope I do not start to forget all of the terms!
That’s it for this week! Let’s have another educational week next week!