We collected the Mockingbird ch. 1 annotations at the start of class, and then we signed out copies of the novel. We also gave out and discussed the reading schedule bookmark. You are responsible for having the chapters read by the day listed. Students had time to read ch. 2–3 while we graded and then returned the ch. 1 annotations, after which we discussed some of the small questions from the first chapter. Homework: please finish ch. 2–3 by 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.