Section outline

  • Monday:

    Overview of class


    Notes on syntax and semantics (see PowerPoint listed below);

    Handout: Banned Words and Phrases (the list is posted in the "welcome" box at the top of this page); 

    Handout: practice sentences for eliminating banned words (see below).


    Discuss vocabulary (see vocabulary handout below); review yesterday's practice sentences.


    Read "The Pedestrian," by Ray Bradbury (link to story, below); answer questions, write paragraph (see below);

    Notes on eliminating "because" (see below);


    discuss plot, notes on plot (see powerpoint below)

    Assign: Plot graph for "The Pedestrian," due Monday


    Handouts for the week: