I was away from school today for an AP training. Ms. Dailey reviewed with the class the annotations students made in “Souvenir” on Wednesday, worked with everyone to improve their annotations, and then gave students time to finish reading/annotating the story. Afterwards, students filed out a similar Character Interactions Worksheet to the one they did for “Thank You, M’am.” Homework: finish the character worksheet for Tuesday.
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.