Discussion On The Unit's Guiding Questions

Discussion On The Unit's Guiding Questions

Proofreading Questions

Opening

What spelling or grammar questions did you have while proofreading your paper for homework?

  • Discuss your spelling or grammar questions with your classmates.

Proofreading

Work Time

You have one last chance to have someone proofread your essay. Find a partner who has not read your Character Analysis Essay.

  • Ask your partner about any spelling or grammar questions you had.
  • Exchange essays and proofread your partner’s essay. Now is not the time to make major revisions. Just look for surface errors.
  • Make any necessary corrections to your essay and submit it to your teacher.

Guiding Questions

Work Time

Discuss the unit’s Guiding Questions with your classmates.

  • How do social class and legal institutions shape literary characters’ lives (and presumably our lives)?
  • How does social class affect a person in dealing with the law (protect a person, hurt a person)?
  • How is social class determined in America and in other places in the world?

Reflection on Unit Texts

Work Time

Write a reflection on the following questions and place it in your portfolio.

  • Which of the works read during this unit on social class and law in literature ( Antigone , “Myth,” “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” “Law Like Love,”Pygmalion , and “The Ruined Maid”) was most challenging?
  • Why was that?
  • What did you do to increase your understanding of the difficult text?
  • What reading goals will you set for yourself because of the experiences in this unit?

Open Notebook

Writing Portfolios

Work Time

Now that you’re halfway through your senior year, take time to work on your writing portfolio.

  • Read each of the selections in your portfolio.
  • Be sure each one has a reflection explaining your goals and intentions for that piece.
  • Consider substituting recently completed writing assignments for ones from the past.

Reflection on the Unit

Closing

Talk about your responses to the following questions with your classmates.

  • What did you enjoy most about this unit?
  • What insights did you gain about how social class and legal institutions shape our lives?
  • What are some social class and/or legal issues today?
  • Is nonviolent protest a viable response to unjust laws today? Explain your thinking on this.