Wednesday, 10/8

After collecting everyone’s independent novels to check the second fourth, we worked on our first practice, timed Rhetorical Analysis essay today in class. I walked students through the beginning steps of reading and annotating the prompt and outlining their essay. Then students had 40 whole minutes just to write the essay (about 10 minutes longer than the recommended time), after which, I walked everyone through some peer-editing tasks. Homework: the third fourth of your independent novel will be due on Thursday, 10/16.