Today in class, we read and annotated an article from The New York Times, watched a video on the reported incident, and answered a series of questions on these materials in small groups in order to help students prepare for the Socratic seminar on Friday. Homework: finish reading To Kill a Mockingbird.
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.