After a Mockingbird quiz (through ch. 11) and asking/answering small questions from the chapters due today, we reviewed the research notecards with students. They copied their two “notecards” from Monday’s handout onto actual notecards and turned them in. Students who had not actually done the research hit the Student Resources in Context research database and tried to get caught up. Homework: read ch. 12–13 in TKAM for Tuesday.
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.