We had a short class today due to late start. We continued our discussion of the film and students augmented their notes from our discussion before writing five possible theme-related claims. Next class, students will outline and write the Power Paragraph supporting the favorite of their claims using evidence from the film as their first summative assessment of the year.
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.