Last session the Neutrons completed an overview of various alphabets and scripts as writing evolved. We took a look at Cave Paintings, Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, Chinese, and Arabic scripts. Neutrons learned a little history and culture surrounding the script, translated phrases, and even wrote their own messages in the various scripts. This session, we spent the last two Thursdays talking about irony as a tool writers can use. They observed where authors used irony in two short stories we read, called, “The Ransom of Little Red Chief” by O. Henry and “The Lonely Tortoise and the Prince” from 1001 Arabian Nights. Neutrons had a chance to discuss and write a bit about where they heard irony in these stories.

Alphabets and Scripts