This six weeks went by ridiculously fast. I feel like the first day of school was like a week ago. It’s absolutely insane that we’re already 6 weeks into the school year. But, very well, I suppose that is not the true purpose of this post. The point is to reflect on what I learned this week.
This week was mainly focused on the unit one project. We read the rest of “Sonny’s Blues,” and we both enjoyed it very much. We started to read the point of view paper as well. I enjoy this project I find it interesting to read something and then pull it apart and dissect every little aspect of it. I feel like sometimes I look TOO closely and I miss the point of it because there is no hidden meaning, but for the most part I am able to identify important literary devices.
Point of view is typically an easy thing to identify, but a not so easy thing to understand all of the time. The reason the author has for choosing the type of POV they do is not always apparent to the reader. This is a link to an article that does a good job of summarizing the different kinds of POV authors use most frequently.
We also wrote our free response essays about our book of literary merit we chose to read this six weeks. My book was amazing, and I didn’t struggle too much with the essay, although I don’t think I’ve quite finished it yet. I’m still working because I have so many thoughts and I feel like I can’t present them all in a way that makes sense. I’m still working on it, so hopefully that’s not an issue, but I suspect it will be an honorable attempt at an essay.