|LIEP Instructor Karen Greenstone|
in her Halloween outfit
First, we will show you some of the decorations in the neighborhood. Below are some photographs we took as we walked from house to house.
|Nightmare on State Street|
|Spider in a tree|
|Pumpkin in a pumpkin patch|
|Tree covered with a spider web|
|Bone Dry Skeleton|
|Deadly Glare Skeleton|
|Lazy Bones Skeleton|
|Till Death Do Us Part Skeletons|
Below is the description composed by Pilot Program student Damesh Kirabayeva of Kazakhstan. The full and reduced adjective (or relative) clauses are underlined.
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WALK BEFORE HALLOWEEN
By Damesh Kirabayeva
|Pilot Program Student|
I noticed that almost every house looked similar to the previous houses, with hanging spiders, scary skeletons, screaming witches and their loyal black cats--and of course a little bit of humor in every front yard. The only difference those houses have is the amount of money the owners spent on decorations. Obviously bigger houses needing more decorations must have required thousands of dollars to make their front yards look scary. Many of the owners seemed to have started preparing weeks before Halloween begins. Overall, this morning's walk made me realize that Halloween is taken seriously in New Orleans. I can't wait until the night when I will see all those kids wearing costumes and scaring everyone. Let Halloween begin!
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Thank you, Damesh Kirabayeva, for sharing your description of the Halloween decorations near the Loyola campus and for using so many excellent full and reduced adjective clauses in your description. Thank you, also, to LIEP instructor Karen Greenstone for this fun and educational activity.
Our next post will return to our reading of ZEITOUN by Dave Eggers. We will tell you about an event related to this reading -- a panel discussion with three people who remained in New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. These three Hurricane Katrina survivors will describe their experience for our LIEP students.