Focus: What are your strengths and weaknesses as an A.P. Lit test taker, and what strategies could help you improve?
2. Workshopping essay #2: Johnny Got His Gun
a. Get into a circle for Socratic Seminar: Reread passage aloud and discuss as a group (please have someone take notes on who is saying what and post on the blog). As you discuss, be sure to address the specific elements of the prompt.
b. Review the official rubric for this essay
c. Peer workshop each other's essays:
Round 1: Using the rubric, comment on the specific strengths and weaknesses of the content of your partner's essay. Remember always to read through the entire essay once without writing any comments.
Conference briefly with your partner, THEN SWITCH PARTNERS.
Round 2: Comment on the specific strengths and weaknesses of your partner's essay's organization and style.
Conference briefly with your partner, then, using the rubric, estimate a grade range for your essay: High (7-9), Middle (5-6), or Low (0-4).
HW: Critical review proposal due Friday; start reading The Stranger, Part 1. If you feel somewhat confident that your critical review book will be approved, go ahead and start reading that, too.