Welcome back for 2016! There are only 3 weeks of classes left before end of semester exams & projects. Let’s keep up the momentum until the end.
- Introduction to persuasive rant assignment, due Monday, January 11th. See details on the English 421 page.
- Practice socratic seminars today on two of Rick Mercer’s rants. They did not yield as meaningful conversation as I had hoped, but students are getting more comfortable with the process. We will practice again Friday before we have a graded one next week.
- Students were expected to read to the end of chapter 11 in our novel Shattered, and write a short entry on what happens between Sarge and Ian in this chapter and a trait revealed about each of their personalities.
- They spent time working on their Rwandan genocide posters – see details on the English 431 page.