Students started class with a journal prompt, and then we talked about irony, using “Souvenir” one last time. Students then accessed the online textbook again, this time reading “The Censors” and practiced using the electronic annotation tools to annotate for small/medium/large questions, plot/character/theme clues, and irony. Homework: if you were unable to finish this story in class, make time to log on from home or at school before Friday.
This class is an opportunity for students to develop and practice their skills in reading and analysis of literature as well as writing. Our various texts will be the vehicles through which they will hone their critical thinking abilities, and our writing exercises will be an outlet of expression for these abilities. We will be reading poetry, short fiction, novels, and dramatic texts. Our objectives are to master the elements of literature, practice the writing process, and improve organization of writing.