In today's class, we began working on our character analysis literary response essays. I gave a lesson on writing intro paragraphs and gave handouts to explain the assignment. They are attached below. Your assignment is to complete the intro paragraph and the first body paragraph by next class. We will continue working on the essay next week.
In today's class, we began work for our upcoming character analysis essay. Before getting into the actual writing of this essay, I want you to collect textual evidence (quotes with page numbers) on your topic.
The in-class assignment is attached below with instructions. Whatever you did not finish in class is to be finished as homework.
Today, we explored an issue that has been discussed in the news since the terrorist attacks in Paris. This issue involves Syrian refugees who are attempting to leave the violence and civil unrest in Syria; many of these refugees are attempting to come to America. This issue has quickly become hotly debated.
After discussing both sides of the issue a bit, students read an article (located in the "Resources" section of my website) and responded to some questions. We will be discussing this article next class.
Today, we had our vocab test on the words from the Things Fall Apart vocab list.
This took nearly the whole period. Afterward, I handed out your homework. Please complete the attached literature questions, and finish reading your novel, by the first class of next week.
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.