We spent the first 20 minutes of class turning in our EasyBib bibliography to Ms. Dailey and making sure the research notecards were in order. We then spent some time reading a current event article (hard copy only, in class) and conducting a large-group discussion about race relations in contemporary America. We spent the last half of class watching the first part of the TKAM film. Homework: read ch. 19–23 in Mockingbird over break.
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.