The Elephant Vanishes is backordered, meaning it won't be in until the middle of April, meaning that my plan for the next two weeks is totally shot. I can, however, just switch In Cold Blood and The Elephant Vanishes in my curriculum. I just have to read all of In Cold Blood and create a bang-up unit for it in the next two days.
I have read the book before, and started re-reading it last week in preparation to teach it by the middle of the month. It's just as good as I remember it. Still, to read the whole thing and have a great unit planned out by Monday? Not cold bloody likely.
This is when I wish that I taught slightly more standard texts, so I could just order a unit plan online or something. This also happens to be the first time I've ever taught non-fiction.
Nah. I can do this. We'll textmark for whenever Capote "enters" the story - whenever he seems to be being novelistic instead of journalistic. I think.
Finals begin on June 4th. I need to finish both books by then.
I'm off to Molly's for Happy Hour.
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