Students read the Alexie novel and completed some questions relating to the chapters as Junior is contemplating moving to a new school. While they were working on this, I e-mailed topics and inquiry questions to every student for the upcoming research paper. Students began some preliminary reading for their topics during the last 30 minutes 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.