Today was our last work day on the poetry summative assessment over the Collins poem “The Lanyard”. Students worked on this for the first half of class, and then we switched over to Romeo and Juliet to begin by reading the Prologue. Homework: the poetry assessment is due in Google Classroom at 7:30 a.m. next Tuesday.
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.