Monday, 1/12

Students read the Amy Tan essay “Mother Tongue” to begin class, and also completed the typical rhetorical analysis handout. We discussed this essay, eventually zeroing in on her discussion of standardized testing. This led us to Google Classroom and a mini-research assignment on standardized testing, asking students to find some articles and practice with the argumentative moves from last Thursday. Homework: continue working on the standardized testing mini-research assignment, due at the start of class Friday.