You are all reading a novel outside of class and thinking about the ideas in your novel. Read to enjoy and read for meaning. Think about what ideas the author wants you to walk away with. What impression is the author trying to leave on the reader and how are they doing it? How do these ideas connect with the ideas in Mean Creek?
We will be practicing our creative writing and some formal writing in response to film before the holidays. When we return for Term 3, we will study some short texts that connect with our film and novels so that we can start our next assessment.
Remember, if you need extra help, you can find me every day after school or even before school in my room. It is rare that I go home before 4:00pm, so drop in and get the extra support you need.