I LOVED G. Neri. In terms of developing themes for our memoirs, I like his idea of thinking WHY? Why does someone need to hear this story? The answer should tackle core emotions and big ideas.
Today we listened to Mr. Neri and I liked his story on how he finds inspiration for his stories. It was really interesting to hear his philosophy to never say no to new opportunities. This inspired me to try and model after that view and try to not give up on new opportunities in life. Overall, it was a much lighter and upbeat experience and I really liked to listen to him.
G. Neri brought up the importance of considering audience. Perception matters: how various audiences see something changes the direction and angle of a piece. Rarely is something black and white. Find and explore the shades of gray.
I was definitely impressed yet again by our student writers here at Fremd! All of the girls did such a nice job with their pieces and presenting them that I can't even choose a favorite. I loved how the pieces today ranged from stories to poems to a beautiful song. I hadn't heard a song that a student wrote yet until today and I thought that Paige did an amazing job writing the lyrics and her singing was flawless. I'm very grateful to have English 8th period to have been able to see all of these great pieces!