Next week we have a busy week since we have things being turned in as well as our first unit assessment. Let's talk about Tuesday's assessment and then the work due on Thursday.
On Tuesday you'll have your assessment on the texts that we have read so far this year. The authors will be Eudora Welty's "Listening", Stephanie Ericsson's "The Ways We Lie", and Joan Didion's "On Keeping a Notebook". There will be two questions on Capote's In Cold Blood. In order to prepare for this I would recommend:
- Reviewing your notes related to the texts.
- Going over any terms related to rhetoric and argumentation.
- Check over your annotations.
Remember that if you want to resubmit your annotation check, you will have to bring your book with you.
On Thursday, we'll be collecting final drafts of your nature/nurture essays. In your draft packet you'll be putting your final draft with rubric, your rough draft with feedback, and your outlines. Also, we'll collect question resubmissions on Thursday.
Lastly, we'll be starting our next unit soon. You'll want Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Alexander Solzhenitsyn's One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. We'll be focusing on social commentary and rhetorical analysis. Be sure that you have these books by the beginning of October as we'll start reading then.
Don't forget that you also have an assessment next week as well. We've read two stories so far "Heartbeat" and "I Go Along" as well as focused on grammar and vocabulary. We'll get you ready for this on Tuesday, but be sure that you're reviewing what we've learned so far so that there are no surprises.