We began today's class with a brief quickwrite:
-What do you think of the novel, Things Fall Apart, so far? What do you like and/or dislike about it?
We discussed student responses and then went over the homework for chapters 1-4 of Things Fall Apart.
Next, I gave a powerpoint presentation on the historical and cultural context of the novel. It also covered some of the themes of the novel. It is attached below.
Next, we read an article by a social psychologist and applied his theories to Things Fall Apart.
Your homework is to read chapters 5-6 of the novel and complete the attached homework.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.