Tuesday, 8/26

I collected the syllabus signature slip at the start of class. Then we talked about the independent novels students will read this year — one this semester and another next semester. Students had a little bit of time in class to research titles from the list, and they will have to purchase their novels by the middle of September. (Any student who may have trouble affording these books should come and talk to me outside of class so we can make arrangements.) Then we returned to the annotation bookmarks to practice more annotation in the first chapter in Of Mice and Men. We also talked about how to ask good questions, which students will integrate into their annotations of the last chapter in Mice. Homework: annotate the last chapter in Mice, and finish the first if you didn’t get it done in class.