We have limited time here in blogland today, people, so let's use the time effectively. You should already have a google account from the summer work, so I would like you to sign in and change your "display name" to your first name. When everyone is set up, I will briefly show you all some of the steps in building your own blog. You may spend the whole rest of this period "personalizing" your blog if you want. By the time I see you on Tuesday, however, I would like you to post your summer work--(the paper and blog entries specifically, though if you can figure out how to post your notes, you are more than welcome.) This will be an on/going portfolio of your work for the year and you should post any work you do for my class on this blog. (I also suggest you post work from other classes on this blog, but this is your choice--you can use the label bar at the bottom to separate your subjects.)
Agenda for September 8-12, 2008:
Focus: Point of View
9.08.08: Do to the unfortunate nature of rotation, this class will not meet.
9.09.08: Read "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner and take notes for Student Led Discussion (SLD). (This will be the last ungraded SLD and we will "debrief" on process at the end of class.)
9.10.08: The first half the class will be devoted to finishing discussion. The second half of the class will be on strategies for close readings of passages and thesis statement work.
9.11.08: Read "Miss Brill" by Katherine Mansfield and take notes for SLD. (I will not talk this class.)
9.12.08: Blog/Homework: Post a summation of an "insight" that someone had during the class discussions (from your notes) and expand on it. The first part of the class will cover Paper Assignment #1 and Scoring Guide and tie up any loose ends. After lunch we will cover the first independent reading project on memoir: yes, I am setting you up for your college essays. Your paper will be due on Monday.