We finished discussing the reading from Tuesday before annotating an essay written by the author of our novel, Sherman Alexie, looking especially for connections to the novel. Students then came up with inquiry questions in groups to the topics I will assign for our big research paper next week.
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.