OVERVIEW: We've read examples of poetry and nonfiction. This week, we are reading a selection of short fiction. I think it's useful to read short fiction because a lot of what students read in K-12 ELA classrooms is short fiction--and you don't really read it all that often beyond K-12 unless you take an actual class on the short story.
FOR THIS WEEK'S BOOK CLUB: I want us to explore how writing about character can help a reader/writer to understand the story more broadly. Student readers almost always like or don't like a book based on a character. Identify one character from the short story "She Said It Like She Meant It" and identify the role they play in elucidating a possible theme for the text.
BECAUSE THIS IS AN ASYNCHRONOUS BOOK CLUB: it's necessary that you respond to one or more of your classmates. Identify, very specifically, places you agree with a colleague's reading or disagree. Identify portions of the text or read differently the portions of the text that colleague uses to make his/her point.