I post here daily about what we accomplished in class each day, including handouts and links available to students on my CANVAS site.
Day 39, Sem. 1
We spent most of the class today in the media center working on the rhetorical analysis essay. Before we left the classroom, I gave them a quick tutorial and assignment on adjective clauses (2nd type of dependent clause) and went over the instructions for the upcoming seminar on Part I of Things Fall Apart. For this seminar, each student has a different short reading selection from Part I and the discussion will allow students to compare/contrast their individual pieces to put together an understanding of the Igbo tribal culture presented in this first part of the novel. This is an introductory seminar, instead of a concluding seminar like we had after studying Oedipus Rex. Therefore, the seminar prep and participation are classwork and homework grades instead of assessment grades.
The goal in writing for the seminar today was to complete AT LEAST two paragraphs of the overall essay, in order to finish drafting the other three paragraphs during class tomorrow.
Allison Houck, MAT