Today was a short day because of our monthly late-start schedule. Students continued presenting their Bio Bags for the first half of class, and then spent the second continuing to read The Most Dangerous Game, this time writing questions directly on a copy of the story, a practice called annotation that we will learn more about soon. Homework: finish The Most Dangerous Game; make sure to write lots of questions on the text, as I will be checking this 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.