Focus: How does synthesizing two texts create a larger, more complex meaning?
1. Warming up with a little battle royale: Amir vs. _______?
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2. Organizing and narrowing down your big, messy thoughts as you synthesize two heroes' journeys
Click HERE for the overview of the short synthesis essay and the step-by-step thesis process.
3. Composing your thesis statement and posting it on today's blog
1. Finish what you didn't finish in class; make sure that thesis gets posted on the blog, and check there for feedback from me. You will receive an attempt & completion grade for the thesis, but the most important part is the feedback.
2. Keep bringing your Kite Runner books and annotations to class.
3. I strongly suggest finishing your speech at least three days before you present.