After reviewing the Power Paragraph format, students outlined and then typed their first body paragraph of the research paper using the notes they previously took on note cards. Homework: finish outlining/typing this first body paragraph over the long weekend, as well as any lingering research you need to wrap up.
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.