We started class by completing a plot diagram for “Thank You, M’am” as a way to review plot as well as the events in this story which we read last Thursday. Then, we talked through notes on character interaction (conflict, motivation, change in a character, etc.), after which students filled out a worksheet to identify these elements in “Thank You, M’am.”
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.