After reviewing Dr. Seuss’s “The Zax” and our notes on theme, students received a handout to help them get to theme and we practiced with another Seuss story, “The Sneetches.” Then with a similar handout, students worked in groups to try and figure out the theme of “Souvenir.” Everyone turned this in by the end of 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.