Dates: 11/13-14, and 11/20-21
For 5th-7th graders
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM PST
$20 per student
Students will analyze two short stories and learn about nine significant rhetorical devices. They will receive daily assignments to practice the writing skills they learned in class that day.
This class is for 5th-7th graders.
Because we are social distancing, all of our classes are held over zoom video call.
Classes are held over four days, with 90 minutes of instruction per day.
The class is $20 per child.
This class will introduce students to rhetorical analysis and give them the tools they need to write more insightful essays.
There will be a short 30-45 minute assignment given every day of the class.
A laptop or a desktop with a reliable internet connection and a functioning microphone is needed. Access to a Gmail Google account is also required.
There is a link in the registration form to pay via PayPal.
They will submit it via Google Classroom. They will be given the join code for it on the first day of class.
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Salma Hajian is a senior at Interlake High School who is excited to help students with one of her favorite school subjects, English! She has a passion for true crime documentaries and loves traveling.
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Sandra Cisneros uses repetition to describe how much Rachel hates the red sweater, and to show that she is childish. When a girl in the class says the ugly sweater belongs to Rachel, Rachel says to herself, “not mine, not mine, not mine” (Cisneros 12). The author repeats the words “not mine” to emphasize that the sweater is not Rachel’s and that this situation is embarrassing for her. This repetition can also imply that Rachel is immature, because she doesn't know how to respond to the situation and simply repeats a phrase to herself to cope with her embarrassment.
Cisneros uses imagery to show how disgusted Rachel is by the sweater sitting on her desk. When Rachel sees the big red sweater sitting next to her “like a big red mountain,”, she decides to “move the red sweater to the corner of her desk with her ruler” and she moves herself along with her pencils and books as far as she can from the big red sweater which is on the corner of her desk (Cisneros 13). Cisneros uses descriptive language to explain negatively in detail how much Rachel wanted to get away from that sweater. This puts the reader in a situation in which the reader feels and can picture exactly what Rachel is feeling and doing.