Today we read Touching Bottom. Afterwords, we discussed the various elements of conflict, both internal and external. Next, we looked at some symbols: the colour yellow, lines on the pool bottom, murky water, leaches, and ocean ocean currents. There are probably more; remember that repetition is a common characteristic of symbolism. I wonder what themes we could come up with for this story.
For homework, create a paragraph that discusses either conflict or symbolism in Touching Bottom. Don't forget to employ quotations for support and think about the elements of a sound paragraph such as topic sentence, signposts and a good closer.