We returned to “The Censors” today to answer everyone’s questions and discuss the irony of the ending. Then we talked about setting, mood, and tone before watching the first five minutes of Wall•E and discussing how the filmmakers reveal mood and tone through the setting. Students began working on a power paragraph explaining how the beginning of the film is bleak, yet still hopeful.
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.