We started class by writing a summary of TKAM Chapter 9 of which was turned in for a grade. Then, we discussed paraphrasing and went over examples as a whole class. We answered questions about TKAM Ch. 9 and discussed the Ch. 9 reading guide. Topics were assigned for the Race Research Project, and we started researching on the Chromebooks. Students were asked to complete two notecards about their research using the notecard handout, and this handout was due at the beginning of class on Wednesday. Homework: complete the notecard handout, and read ch. 10–11.
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.