Friday, October 21, 2011

Honors Composition

In Honors Composition the students are currently analyzing political cartoons.  They have learned that cartoonist use five elements to convey their messages:

          1. Symbols - using an object to stand for an idea
          2. Captioning and labels - used for clarity
          3. Analogy - a comparison between two unlike things that share some characteristics
          4. Irony - the difference between what actually is and what should be or what we believe to be          true
          5. Exaggeration - overstating or magnifying a problem or physical trait such as a big nose or big ears

On Monday, students will present their findings to the class.  Later in the week, each group will compose its own political cartoon using the elements listed above.

Also  next week, students will choose a novel for outside reading.

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