Following our quiz we read a brief short story by Kate Chopin entitled "A Pair of Silk Stockings". The following analysis questions were assigned following the reading: 1-4,7 (page 577). These questions need to be completed and brought to class on Wednesday/Thursday. 50 points.
"To Build a Fire", a short story by Jack London was read in class on Thurs/Fri. If you were absent on the day the story was read, you will need to read the story using the online textbook.
All students are responsible for completing questions 2-6 on page 561 following the reading. Homework is due on Mon/Tue.
This week we will be reading an essay by Mark Twain entitled "The Lowest Animal". After class discussion you will need to complete the following questions for homework: 1-6 pg 542.
Homework will be due on Thursday/Friday of this week.
For those who were absent when we went over "how to write a thesis statement", you will need to complete the following assignment:
Step 1: Watch the two YouTube videos embedded at the bottom of this post.
Step 2: Come up with a focused topic.
Step 3: Come up with an opinion on that topic and put the topic and opinion together to write a thesis statement.
Step 4: Write the opening paragraph of an essay in which your thesis statement is highlighted.
Step 5. Write supporting paragraph #1.
After reading The Gettysburg Address in class, you will need to complete four short readings and some analysis questions for homework.
The following items need to be read at home, using the online textbook:
1. "Letter to his Son" by Robert E. Lee pg 512
2. "Letter to Sarah Ballou" by Maj. Sullivan Ballou pg 513
3. "A Diary from Dixie" by Mary Chestnut pg 515
4. "Men at War: An Interview with Shelby Foote" by Ken Burns pg 516
After reading these items you will need to complete questions 2-7 on pages 518-519. All responses need to be in complete sentences and as thorough as possible.