We continue to read Flowers for Algernon as a class. Today, we explored the theme of Conformity. Algernon feel pressure to conform to the norms of society in terms of intelligence. What are the pros and cons of this pressure? Based on our strengths and weaknesses, how do we conform? We filled out the worksheet below.
Last class we started reading the short story, Flowers for Algernon. We will explore themes such as mental illness, compassion and medical experimentation. We will establish key elements of short stories as a genre and work to improve and expand our vocabulary. *** Remember your silent reading book for next class. We will start our weekly journal entries this week.