Consumerism and Feed

We started class today by taking a short quiz on famous works of art and company brands. The results were as expected – you were much better at identifying the brand logos. We talked about why that is and if it matters. Then we watched this video:

You did a 10 minute quick write about the role of Consumerism inĀ Feed thus far, citing specific scenes from the text.

—Feed Read Aloud—

We readĀ Feed through page 64 taking sticky notes on consumerism and the impact of the feed on the characters in the book. We paid close attention the the title of part 2 – Eden, and what the implications of that allusion mean for us as readers.

—Homework—

1. Write a reading response on the boat painting in the chapter Boring. Why does the author keep referencing this boat and why does Titus think it is so boring.

2. Read your IR book.

Learning Habits and POP Revision

Start class today with a quick reflection of your approach to the POP research paper thus far. We have talked extensively of the importance of strong learning habits in research during this unit. Use this form to capture how this has gone.

The Form Link

Revision

Revision and editing are two different parts of the writing process. While some editing with inevitably occur during revision, it should not be the focus of this stage. Today you will start by reading your paper aloud, to yourself, to hear the places that need work. Next, you will trade papers with a writing partner and repeat the process with her paper.

Mini-Lesson: Authors Craft in non-fiction

The craft moves you make in other genres of writing can apply here.

  • Figurative language to help bring a detail or example to life.
  • Pacing to reveal details deliberately.
  • Foreshadowing – you can hint at what will occur in a later section of your paper.
  • Shift your tone to add seriousness or levity.
  • Build upon your evidence to reveal your purpose.

Homework

Type the first section of your paper with color coding.