We reviewed our discussion of public speaking from Friday, and I described the Bio Bag assignment in more detail. Ms. Rooks presented her Bio Bags as another example. Then students spent time in class to start brainstorming objects to bring and stories to tell about themselves. We spent the last 30 minutes of class beginning to read “The Most Dangerous Game” and writing questions about parts of the text we didn‘t understand. Homework: finish your Bio Bag handout and bring your items to present next class.
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.