Just a brief update this week! I'm battling some painful carpal tunnel and trying to avoid typing as much as possible!
Last week we finished Of Mice and Men and our practice with identifying an author’s purpose regarding parallel structure, manipulation of time, character development, and point of view. Over the weekend, students practiced on their own with a portion of Steinbeck’s short story “Flight.” We will finish that practice on Monday in class and you will see practice scores in MiStar by Monday afternoon. Depending on how the practice goes, we will either do the “counted” assessment on Tuesday or Wednesday. I want to wait and see how much extra practice they need!
In the second half of the week we will shift back to nonfiction reading and we will begin examining Op-eds and author’s purpose in that type of writing. Specifically, we will be looking at different tools of persuasion and the way an author employs classic rhetorical strategies--ethos, pathos and logos--to convince an audience.
Enjoy your week!
Mrs. Hattie Maguire