Close reading for a thesis: Day 168

1. Oral Quiz. Students answered questions about Book 12 of The Odyssey.

2. Review of annotation from Friday. We reviewed the comments we made about Odysseus’s passage regarding the sweetness of one’s own country. Together, the class came up with a bold statement about what the passage implies based on the annotations. The bold statement should not be obvious, and may even be the opposite of what is stated directly in the passage. Also it must be able to be proven through the annotation.

3. Group annotations. Students worked alone or in partners to annotate and come up with an “implies that” statement for a different short passage that they selected on Friday.

HW: Finish your “implies that” statement and annotation. Read Books 16, 17, and 19 for tomorrow. That’s pages 45-53.