Students turned in their character worksheets from Souvenir at the start of class. We discussed students’ small and medium questions from this story as a review from last week. Then we introduced our study of theme through two Dr. Seuss stories — “The Zax” and “The Sneetches.”
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.