The Big Question for Unit 4: To what extent does experience determine what we perceive?
Depending on our individual experiences we will see issues and events differently. That was part of Composition Assignment #2 which you will later revise to re-write as an essay (Composition Assignment #3). During this draft activity, you compared viewpoints of different generations. You realized that your parents and grandparents have different thoughts on a particular topic. And that your opinion is different from theirs. Right?
Before going into the discussion of the elements of drama, I want you to go over the Academic Vocabulary on page 517 of your e-text. You should familiarize yourself with words such as, anticipate or perspective.
For Friday’s class (February 6, 2015), you should also have some knowledge of the following terms related to drama:
Note: Some should already be familiar to you from the study of the elements of the short story and other English classes you have taken earlier.
- dramatic effect
- stage directions
- dramatic forms: tragedy and comedy
- dramatic structures
- dramatic dialogues
- dramatic speeches: monologue, soliloquy, aside
- conflict: external and internal
- complex characters: round, dynamic
- limited characters: flat, static
- characterization: direct, indirect
The above material will be found on pages 532-535 of the e-text. Here’s a pdf file you may also download and print to bring to class: Elements of Drama Pearson Realize Grade 10. ~~LMM