Briefly, as a whole class, we summarized the events of ch. 29 in Mockingbird. Then the class had one hour to complete a Power Paragraph outline and write the corresponding paragraph answering the prompt “Were Scout’s beliefs and assumptions about Boo Radley at the beginning of the novel accurate?” After students turned these in, we started talking through the details of the end of the novel. Today was also the last day to turn in any late work. Homework: you should have already finished the novel for today, but please finish it over the weekend if you are behind; you will not be able to pass the final if you have not finished the novel!
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.