Students spent the first 30 minutes of class writing the Power Paragraph that we began outlining last class. After this, we read a short story called “The Gift of the Magi” out loud together as a class, and completed a handout which helped students identify the theme of the story.
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.