We also had to write a personal narrative relating book IX in The Odyssey to a memory in our own lives. I used google drive and not quip and it went flawlessly. We also learned about the fifth comma rule which is about parallelism and tri-colons. We also had two quizzes, one was on the fifth comma rule and the second was a reading comprehension on book IX.
As we move into unit two which I believe is all about the WW Fenn Public Speaking Contest, I am not a great public speaker, and that is one of the things that I love that Fenn does. Requires all boys to memorize a written piece and then recite it to their classmates. If the make it pass that round then they go to All School Meeting to perform in front of the three hundred plus fourth through eighth grade boys. I have absolutely no idea of what I plan to recite for WW Fenn, their are some great public speakers in my English class, like Teddy Pyne and Clem Tarpey. Last year I failed my public speaking in Ms. Campbell’s class. I can even remember the title of the piece that I recited to the 14 other seventh grade boys in the new MPH. Over all I’m rather excited for the challenge that lies ahead. Just like every other challenge in life you must go through it not around, under, or over.
I would like to improve greatly on my public speaking skills and that the is more opportunities to improve my writing skills.