Mr. Everson began class by passing back the Wall-E Power-Paragraphs, and discussing grades with students. Mr. Gardner came in afterward to discuss finals with the students, as they are fast-approaching. Then, we discussed code-switching in chapter 13 of the novel by completing a quick-write, watching a video clip, and relating both of these exercises back to the content of the story. Students were given the last 45 minutes of class to work on the research project. Homework: read ch. 14–15 in TKAM.
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.