Well, friends, I should have given you a journal prompt about the essays! Cause wow, we tore that up. Today we discussed first what the articles SAY (e.g. identified their main argument). Then we talked about whether or not we agreed with that argument. Then, finally, we tried applying the dichotomy to RAISIN IN THE SUN.
I explained that in RAISIN, the protagonist is the FAMILY, more than any one person, so we explored Beneatha, Ruth, and Mama through the lens of the likeable/unlikeable essays. WOW.
(I’m writing this after first hour with complete confidence that 7th hour will be equally as awesome)
Special thanks to Kelly Jensen (@catagator on Twitter), who is hosting the series on her blog, http://www.stackedbooks.org. Feel free to tweet her a thank you!