The first part of class today was spent on more research time, with the expectation that students would produce at least two more cards and keep EasyBib up-to-date. Then we discussed lynch mobs and ch 15 in the novel. The last part of class was for reading time (or additional research time) and beginning the courtroom witness guide, which will be very important for the next few chapters. Homework: read ch. 16.
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.