I will collect the completed annotations on the short story "The Destructors" at the end of the class. To start today, you will have your last day working with the vocabulary on this short story. Tomorrow we move on to vocabulary from Othello. You will be given 20 minutes to get into pairs today and go over the aspects of the text that you found most important. As a team of two, you will number what you think are the five most important key aspects to unlocking the meaning of the text...trick is, of course, you will need to determine what you think the text means to do this. Pairs will then present their findings to the class and we'll duke it out to see if we can come up with a consensus. Finally we will connect this story to the theme of passion and write a theme statement. Your task will then be to write a critical response (see writing assignment for "The Destructors"). An example is provided. We will do these in class tomorrow.
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