Students spent the first 45 minutes of class time completing research for their research projects. After this, students were introduced to the To Kill a Mockingbird Courtroom Witness Guide, then spent the remainder of class time completing a web quest on how criminal cases move through the court system. Homework: read ch. 17 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.