Thursday, March 8, 2012

I am doing a bit of catch up here, students. I will post what we are doing in today's class, Thursday, the 8th, later in the afternoon. Thank you for your patience!


Wednesday, March 7th 


Students-


Today we will be going over how to correctly format your TAG, brief overview of the story, and thesis statement. 


All of these elements together in this exact order will make up your introduction paragraph to your literary analysis paper. 


If you were absent today, March 7th, please see me to get a quick explanation of how to fill out these elements. Also, please feel free to see a classmate so they could explain it to you. 


Have a great Wednesday!


Tuesday, March 6th


Students-


Today I will be introducing you to our next form of writing and essay: Literary Analysis



Your purpose in literary analysis paper is to react and respond to a piece of literature you have read. When you write a literary analysis paper, the possibilities of the paper are endless. You could do some or all of the following: interpret the story (tell what you think it “means”), analyze the story (examine what happened in detail), give your opinion about the story, or tell your feelings about the story. 

In class, we will have discussions about the two short stories we recently read, Barrio Boy and Young Ladies Don't Slay Dragons. In our discussions, we will be trying to develop an opinion about one of the two stories that we would feel comfortable writing about in our literary analysis papers. 

If you miss today's class, please be sure to see me when you return so you can get a Literary Response packet. 

Your homework for today is to read 25 minutes. 

Have a great Tuesday!

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