We worked some more on brainstorming Bio Bag presentations at the start of class using the handouts/rubric from last time. Afterwards, we checked out Chromebooks for the first time and accessed Google Classroom as well as the online textbook Collections. Login details will be changing, and I’ll post those once you are reliably able to access the book from home. Homework: complete your Bio Bag handout and bring all of your items to class on Friday.
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.