To start class today, we reviewed the schedule and procedure for PARCC testing next week. Then we shifted back to poetry with a Nikki Giovanni poem and handout where we looked at the concrete representation of abstract concepts through the accompanying discussion questions. Homework: using the second page of the handout, make a list of vivid imagery details about a place you love; write a poem in the same style as Giovanni’s on your own paper.
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.