I really don't know what to say about this week. We didn't really learn anything we just worked on our elements of fiction project. Literally, every day our schedule was as follows: poem of the day, SSR/creative writing, work on project. There was no instruction really, we just worked on getting our projects done. This was nice but it makes it hard to write about what I learned.
I guess I did learn this week, though, just not form instruction. I got to learn more about fantasy and how and why it is used in literature. I spent the whole week just looking at this in the story "The Rocking Horse Winner," and I was actually surprised to find deeper meanings and influences after working with this story for several days. It took me days of working on the project to realize that this story was a reflection of human nature, especially addiction, gambling, and superstition and the consequences of these. The chart thing we filled out for our stories was actually pretty helpful. It was confusing at first, but once I got it filled out it was helpful in writing my body paragraphs.
Right now I am still working on body paragraphs and have yet to do introduction and conclusion. I'm pretty hecking stressed that this essay is due on Sunday because I have a lot of work to do, but it's whatever, I guess. I'm really really glad that we don't have to do a presentation anymore. Also, the group format of this project is weird because I'm literally writing an essay by myself on a story that my group mates have never read while they are collaborating on a different essay on stories that I have not read. I don't understand this set-up and I'm not sure that it's fair.
So, this was more of a stream of thinking rather than a reflection on my learning, but that is because of the weird structure of this week. These are my thoughts, though, and what we did. Hopefully I am able to finish my essay this weekend without dying :(