2) Class Discussion
We discussed the short story "The Yellow Wallpaper" that was read for homework.
3) Mystery Envelopes
We split into eight groups and each group was given a question about "The Yellow Wallpaper". We switched so everybody was given a chance to answer each question. The answer key is posted in Moodle.
4) Compare/Contrast Thesis Statements
We compared and contrasted Oreos and Ritz crackers as a class and wrote a thesis based on the info collected. For homework we wrote two thesis statements on the short stories read in class, with loyalty and isolation as prompts. A compare/contrast thesis has three parts: one "difference statement/preview statement" about each topic, and a sentence starting with "however, both . . . " that shows a thematic link between the two items being compared.