Students began class by reading two essays in the Burroway text — “At the Dam” (p. 143) and “A Wind from the North” (p. 145) — and then completing a handout with some questions about these essays. We discussed these two essays, talking about the authors’ use of setting and voice in relation to their subjects. Then students had time to begin their creative nonfiction rough drafts. Homework: I will check rough drafts at the start of class on Wednesday.
This class will be an opportunity for you to express yourself creatively through writing. You will get a chance to try many different genres of writing and practice the writing process. You will get to help others improve their writing, and the favor will be returned to you with your own writing. By the end of the class, you will develop a portfolio of your best, most polished work.
Note: I teach two sections of this class on different days. When possible, I will use the same entry for both Red and Gold days. When impossible, I will post a separate summary for each day.