In class today, we discussed the traits of the dystopian genre of fiction and identified some of the key elements required for a text to be considered dystopian. We worked off of the discussion questions you all put together via Twitter while reading the chapter.
This definition of the genre (both from the textbook and from our discussion) will be useful to you as you begin to think about how you might define “YA Dystopia” for your infographic assignments. We spent some time today talking about the infographic assignment, what it entails and how we will choose teams on Monday.
The last 20 minutes of class were reserved for participants in the study to take a survey; all students were asked to bring their laptops and work quietly for the last 20 minutes of class.
- Complete Blog Post 1 by Monday, January 23 at 11:55pm (Optional: Tweet link and description to course hashtag)
- Read CCUL Chapter 6 and Part 1 of The Hunger Games and LIVETWEET your reading (3-6 tweets and Discussion Question, may include responses to classmates’ tweets)
- View The Hunger Games film and LIVETWEET your viewing (6 tweets) (Optional: attend screening at 4pm on Friday in Hall 102)
- Think about the infographic assignment and which prompt you want to work on – we will choose partners on Monday