To Start: We’re switching to doing starters on paper. Silently grab your binder off the shelf and put a heading on a clean piece of paper (Name, Section, Date, Assignment). Then respond to these prompts:
What’s the best book you’ve read, story you’ve heard or movie you’ve seen in the last few years?
What made it so good?
What makes a good story a good story?
First, the morning class is finishing King Leopold’s Ghost.
Then, we’re watching an interview with Chinua Achebe. As you watch, consider: - What moment was Achebe trying to capture? - How can fiction can be true, according to Achebe? - What was the problem with European storytelling about Africa, according to Achebe?
We’re discussing different truths about imperialism in small groups.
Finally, we’ll individually brainstorm about the stories we’ll be writing (in GoogleClassroom).
Your story brainstorm and TFA chapters 24 and 25 are due before class tomorrow.