On this last day before the final, we reviewed the Boo Radley paragraphs from Friday and made a class list of quotes (and page numbers!) about Boot. Then, we read the last chapter of the novel together and reviewed the details around Scout’s revelation on the Radley porch while comparing Scout’s character at the beginning and end of the novel. Next, students reviewed the novel as a whole using a handout around the lessons Atticus teaches his kids. Homework: review the novel and today’s work before you take the final.
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.