Monday, 4/20

Our end-of-year PARCC testing started today, and it took most of the class. During testing, I checked annotations for Part 1 of Capote. After everyone finished testing, we briefly discussed everyone’s questions about Part 1 of Capote. Then students reviewed the Orwell essay and finished the handout from last class. We discussed the essay and Orwell’s use of rhetoric, and then we transitioned to argument. Using another handout, students began outlining an argument essay agreeing or disagreeing with Orwell’s position in “Shooting an Elephant.”