Class Update for 04/21/14

I’m sorry that our class meeting had to be cancelled due to the power outage. Here is an update explaining what you should do in preparation for tomorrow’s study session and Wednesday’s class.

For tomorrow’s study session, please read and annotate your copies of Gary Soto’s story “Like Mexicans” and Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl.” Andrew will be checking to see that you have thoroughly annotated your text. Annotation shows that you are completing the reading and thinking about it carefully. I have decide to cancel reading Anzaluna’s “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” so you will not need to read that text. I have also posted a better version of Friday’s assigned reading, Cooper’s “A Clack of Tiny Sparks,” to the Handouts page (the version in the reader is too blurry).

Also for tomorrow’s study session, please bring a copy of your Project #1 draft to show to Andrew and to share with your peers. You will be working in pairs during the study session to complete the peer review. The goal of this activity is for you to ask thought provoking and challenging questions about your peer’s writing, questions that will help him or her develop key ideas in greater detail.

In Wednesday’s class we will discuss Soto and Kincaid in detail, and I will answer any remaining questions about Project #1.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.




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