Students turned in their annotated copies of To Kill a Mockingbird ch. 1 at the start of class. We provided everyone with a copy of the reading schedule formatted as a bookmark, and students had the first half of class to begin reading in earnest. After returning the homework, we discussed students small questions from ch. 1. Homework: read ch. 2–3 in To Kill a Mockingbird for class on Thursday.
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.