Because we didn't get to it last semester, we began viewing the film version of To Kill a Mockingbird today. Students took notes on differences between the film and the novel, which we will discuss next time after finishing the film.
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.