What to have done for next class: Be prepared to discuss (in small groups) whichever theme you
decided to "write long" about at the end of today's class.
Wednesday, September 24: Reading Closely to Develop Themes
What to have done for next class: Find at least two specific scenes which lend support to the
theme you have written long about.
Thursday, September 25: Fine-Tuning Themes by Studying Author's Craft
What to have done for next class: Tomorrow, you will need the essay you will write all
planned out. To do this, you will need a claim, or a thesis, that applies to most of the story.
Friday, September 26: Catch-Up Day