We started class by discussed the reading from over break. Then we read and annotated [an article from the Washington Post], and students outlined a Power Paragraph evaluating the author’s purpose and argument. We spent the last part of class the evidence students found that the author used to support her argument in her article. *Homework: read ch. 24 in Mockingbird.
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.