I apologize for missing last week! Here's a brief recap.
We were introduced to the essay (found on the Hum. 1 page) on Tuesday. The students spent the rest of the week working on their drafts. We talked about thesis statements on Wednesday. If they need help with thesis statements, I have a couple of documents on the Student Resources page.
We began the week with a timed writing to get us back into practicing for AP exams. In the latter half of the week, the students were introduced to their essay over The Kite Runner and have been working on their drafts since then.