Students were given an hour’s worth of class time to work on their notecards. They were encouraged to finish their assessments in class, but were also permitted to take whatever they did not finish home with them to complete over the break if they need the extra time. This assessment will be due first thing on Monday, November 30th. After work time, we discussed the courtroom witness guide, and then continued to work on the Missouri football article activity from last class. Homework: read ch. 21–26 in TKAM over Thanksgiving break; finish your notecards if you didn’t get done with them in class today.
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.