I was away from school today. Students completed a test over The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian — a power paragraph they had to outline and write in class. Homework: finish your research paper by the start of class next Tuesday; we will spend the first bit of class making sure everyone’s Works Cited gets migrated from EasyBib into the assignment on Google Classroom.
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.