We started by reviewing TKAM Ch. 6–8 using the reading guide. We had a whole class activity where students determined how they felt about certain ethical issues (from strongly disagree through strongly agree). We discussed these ethical statements as a whole class and in small groups. Then, we went over email etiquette and asked students to email one teacher and copy Mr. Everson and Ms. Dailey. This email was submitted for a grade. Homework: read through the end of ch. 9 in Mockingbird.
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.