After collecting the power paragraphs due today on the setting/mood/tone of the first 5 minutes of Wall-E, we finished watching the film. While watching, students took notes on theme-related topics to prepare for writing one more power paragraph next week before the unit summative assessment. After the film was over, we briefly began analyzing the film, something we will continue on Monday.
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.