Students began class by reading in Part-Time Indian for about 30 minutes. Then they e-mailed me a message to let me know how far they’d gotten in the book. After some more research time, we worked on organization and categorization of existing research notecards around inquiry questions in preparation for starting to write on Wednesday.
SECOND SEMESTER, 2014–15
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.