First of all, and I hope you get the information on time, there are no classes today. The Institute will be closed because of the death of a student.
Second, I need you to start working on a series of assignments that will be used as your term evaluation (there will be no term test, but I need you to follow the instructions I'll give you and work responsibly).
The assignment is all part of a project called "From reading to writing, an intercultural experience". It is divided into 3 stages.
Stage 1 (it should be ready for October 30th)
Watch the following videos:
After watching the videos, read the following stories:
- Historia corta por Nadine Gordimer http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/12/18/the-first-sense
-Otra historia corta por Nadine Gordimer http://www.vqronline.org/fiction/second-sense
-Capítulo de “Sebastian’s pride” de Susan Wilkinson http://www.irlandeses.org/0811wilkinson4.htm
-Historia corta en inglés por Gabriel García Marquez http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1976/09/27/the-autumn-of-the-patriarch
-Historia corta escrita por ex alumno http://englishimmersed.blogspot.com.ar/p/from-reading-to-writing-intercultural.html
And, I need you to write below (as a comment) your gmail account, so I can invite you all to write in a Google document so that you all make a colaborative presentation (that means you all work together to make one presentaion, but with this application you don't need to get together or to work at the same time) explaining the following:
- What do you think are the characteristics of a good story/of good story telling?
- What are the parts a story is divided into?
- What advice do you have to write effectively?
- What examples of literary devices can you give?
- What devices does a writer have to provide subtle information about his/her cultural background?
- What is codemeshing?
Here I include some links you can consult:
-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxDwieKpawg (conferencia TED sobre Contar Cuentos)
-https://interculturalstorytelling.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/the-power-of-storytelling.pdf (artículo sobre El Poder de Contar Cuentos Interculturalmente)
-http://jorgeh232.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/code-meshing-code-switching-code-mixing.html (entrada en un blog sobre “mezcla de códigos”)
-http://writingcenter.unc.edu/faculty-resources/tips-on-teaching-writing/what-is-good-writing/ (artículo sobre la escritura)
-http://www.openculture.com/2012/01/writing_rules.html (consejos para escribir por autores reconocidos)
-http://literarydevices.net/ (sitio sobre recursos literarios)
-http://literary-devices.com/ (sitio sobre recursos literarios)
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_narrative_techniques (explicación clara y completa de recursos narrativos)
-http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Short-Story (artículo sobre cómo escribir una historia)
Please keep checking the blog. I will soon publish the other two stages. For those stages I need you to get in pairs (or a pair and a group of three) and let me know who will be working with whom).
Let's be in touch!!!