Warm up: Adjective Practice
The topic of today's lesson was to discuss the use of the N-word. While initially nervous about how this conversation would go, I was thoroughly impressed with the debate and discussion we had in each class. We discussed our reactions to the word, how the word is used, and how we should approach the word when it comes up in the book, A Lesson Before Dying.
We also read the essay "The Meanings of a Word" by Gloria Naylor, in which she discusses how the word has many different meanings depending upon how it is used.