Agenda and homework for today:
Homework reminders: Sign the syllabus! Be sure to do this by Friday 8/26 (Blocks 1 and 3) or Monday 8/29 (blocks 6 and 7). Turn in your autobiography/letter by Friday 8/26 (blocks 1 and 3) or Monday 8/29 (blocks 6 and 7).
Agenda: Go through syllabus, classroom stuff, semester overview, etc.
Book talk criteria: Give us an overview of your book, why you chose it, it’s merits and pitfalls, would you recommend it? What is the central subject or subjects of your book? Try to sum it up in a word or phrase i.e. love, friendship, corrupt government, etc.
Pre-writing assessment--write for 45 minutes--due at end of class