Welcome back students,
Monday we began our study of Mark Twain with a look at the background information on pages 654-657. Take a look at those if you weren't with us in class. We also read the beginning of the excerpt from Twain's autobiography on page 659 about the mesmerizer.
Tuesday we completed the reading from the autobiography and in several periods we had time to take a look at the epigrams on page 678.
Wednesday I returned your tests from before break. (Not good people.) Then we read The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.
Thursday we go to the textbook window to get you your very own (borrowed) copy of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. We will also review dialects and preview the vocabulary for the first three chapters.
Friday we'll be reading those first three chapters and taking our first chapter quiz.
Don't forget that a draft of your Second News Report is due Wednesday 1/16. Keep collecting articles about your news issue.