Students were given 45 minutes of class time to work on their research notecards. We then discussed bibliographies and how students will submit their bibliographies for the research assessment. Students spent the remaining class time reading and annotating sections of an article on the Missouri incident entitled, “University of Missouri chancellor and president step down amid race row.” I split the article up into four sections, and students were each assigned different sections to read. Students were asked to summarize the sections of the article that they read as well as to try and connect their section to the novel and their research. After students completed this step, they were placed into groups of four to share their findings with their peers. Homework: read ch 19–20 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.