Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Week 2, Day 2

Monday in class we started with the essays written for homework in response to the assignment from Reading to Write, Composition in Context: "Family Literacy" (16). We reviewed the section in chapter 1 which looked at Critical Reading (5). Students commented on classmate's papers and then wrote a summary of their essay.

Students turned both their original and students comments into me. Homework is to read the next section: "Ways to Write" (17-35.) Complete the exercises on pages 26 and 30.

In class we will talk about the blessings associated with writing according to Svoboda (smile).

Other homework is to continue in Pidd, the section on Paraphrasing (pp. 339-380). If students complete this section before tomorrow, start from the beginning of the book: Confused Words and work up to Essay 1: Sentence Punctuation (p. 31.) We will review exercises tomorrow in class.

Students were also asked to read the essay in the Auxiliary on MLA for Essays (p. 311-317.) Complete the exercises. There will be a short quiz on Wednesday as well.

We will read and talk about Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream Speech and the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington (August 28, 2013-August 28, 1963). There have been many activities connected to this event.

I Have a Dream: http://www.archives.gov/press/exhibits/dream-speech.pdf

 http://www.religionnews.com/2013/08/16/video-martin-luther-king-i-have-a-dream-speech-august-28-1963/ (watch it here)


For information, visit http://50thanniversarymarchonwashington.com/






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