Core 1:

  1. Write-On: Why is the novel genre so powerful?
  2. Introduction to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
  3. Go over my expectations for reading and engaging in the Novel.

Core 2:

  1. How big is the generation gap between you and your grandparents? How do you think your experience differs from theirs?
  2. What is a Graphic Novel? And why is it the best way to express a time of absolute tragedy, chaos, and change?

Core 3:

  1. Self-assess and reflection on essay writing:
    1. Think-on: Are you the best thinkers and persuaders of your generation? Why or why not?
    2. Go to http://bhwilkoff.edublogs.org
    3. Click on This Jotform Link.

Core 4:

  1. Write-On: What is your cultural perspective and bias?
    1. How can we talk about race, gender, religion, etc. without becoming offensive or overly sensitive/PC?
    2. What is the root of our biases?
  2. Introduction and preview of Multi-Cultural novel choices.
  3. Go over the expectations for the next two weeks.

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