Happy short day of classes. I can’t be there today due to other obligations, so you are on your own to complete this work. Here are step-by-step directions.
Read the short essay “How I Learned to Read.” Funny story: this guy grew up in my neighborhood in Cleveland.
In the groups that you were put into last week (the ones where you had to match up the super-heroes, sports people, movie characters, etc), Come up with three different “Top Five Books that Explain . . .” for this piece of writing. I know it’s not just about one book, but let’s just imagine that this is one, top five entries for some imaginary student’s paper. What would the TITLE and, thus, the THESIS of this person’s essay be? Yes, I seriously want you to try to come up with three of them. REMEMBER: a specific thesis is an easier thesis to prove and yields a better paper.
POST YOUR THREE TITLES TO OUR CLASS BLOG here.
WITH YOUR REMAINING TIME: use the time left in class to write another scene for your Top Five paper. The better use of your time in class the easier it will be to have a draft ready for next week. This paper is due a week from Wednesday. We will have a workshop next week Monday, and the paper will be due the following Wednesday. That means you have about a week to work on a draft. Hold on to the writing you do in class today. We will use it in class on Wednesday.