Class Assignment due 7.22.10 Cory Anderson
1.) Visual strategies
a. Displaying sounds of instruments
b. Mirrored Text and Situations
c. Emotional language expressed in Italic text
d. The use of animal sounds
e. Column bridge used to display real time action
2.) Laken’s Purpose
a. I believe that Valerie Laken’s essay describes a family relationship, forced to deal with tragedy, lack of connection and understanding, and misguided dreams. The pursuit of a better life saturated with happiness and no worries. However, resting on Colt’s shoulders is the ingredient to make this all happen. MONEY! The speculation is, did Colt purposefully remove the safety feature in order to collect disability to provide for his family? Is his story believable? We can sympathize with Cheri and Jack in finding ways to help Colt recover from his ordeal by putting themselves in his shoes; attempting to understand his motives behind his decision and the ultimate sacrifice made for his family.
3.) Visual strategies explained
a. Displaying sounds of instruments - Using your imagination to feel what the characters in the story felt when practice time began.
b. Mirrored Text and Situations - Knowing what teach character felt when different conversations took place in the story.
c. Emotional language expressed in Italic text – Each character expressed what they felt in different ways, but with the italics text you get a sense of frustration and anger with the majority. It also set a certain tone throughout.
d. The use of animal sounds - Possibly to provide a bit of humor. Animal sounds are particularly funny.
e. Column bridge used to display real time action – Again, tone and getting a sense of what the characters were feeling at a particular time in the story.