English this year has been fun and exciting. Even though it's only been one and a half months, I find myself really excited and looking forward to English. I've learned so much already, especially about showing, and not telling.
Showing not telling was about narrative writing. I learned how to describe a scene with much more detail so that the reader could picture it. I learned that senses are really important in describing a scene.
We've worked on narrative pieces alone, in pairs and as a huge group, and every time my group and I were proud of the finished piece.
|Mountain and Snow by glenn. on Flickr.|
English is kind of like climbing a mountain (like the title of this post). You learn and learn and every time you gain a new piece of information, every time someone gives you feedback, every time you improve on your work, you take a step closer towards the top of the mountain. Once you achieve your very best, your biggest goal, then you move on to the next peak.
In English I have really enjoyed having the freedom to talk and read whenever you like. The 'Round Table' and 'Ghost Reading' were brilliant. It feels like we children finally have the option to talk as we like, to say what we truly want, without being called upon, or having the pressure of raising your hand. I am really looking forward to having a long, interesting discussion, and to reading another story.
|Ghost below the sunset by Scott M Duncan on Flickr.|
I wish that we could have some time in class to blog about anything we like. Blogging is fun and although like I said before you can't squeeze water out of a cactus, there are some days when we are oxygen.
YES, I'M WRITING ANOTHER METAPHOR :D
Some times the author is a little oxygen atom, and you just need to add hydrogen to get a reaction (BAM) and then water. So the hydrogen atom is like a keyword, or a prompt that the author could write about.
Overall, English has been fun and very different. In a good way. :)
From the Purple Owl :)