Friday, 10/10

I planned a quiet day for today after everyone worked hard on the timed RA essay last time. I distributed copies of David Sedaris’s essay, “Me Talk Pretty One Day,” along with a copy of the Rhetorical Analysis handout similar to the one we completed for the Malcolm X piece. Students had an hour to read and annotate the essay and fill out the handout, with any extra time (there should have been lots) used for independent novel reading. We spent the last half hour of class talking about the Sedaris piece. Homework: the third fourth of your independent novel is due next Thursday.