Group Assignment: What beliefs did you and your group agree on? (handout)
Homework: In your notebooks, tell a story showing the personal belief in action or explain why you believe this way.
Group Assignment: Each member will tell his/her story & the group will choose the best story to share w/ the entire class. The class will discuss why these particular stories were chosen to be most effective.
Listen to NPR podcasts: "The Power of Hello"- http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93536198
"The Choice To Do It Over Again"
Class Discussion: What makes these essays effective?
Think about your core beliefs as we will use these to compose a poem tomorrow.
"I Believe..." Poems
Brainstorming Essay Topics
Settle on a topic/ belief
Compse a two page freewwrite
Looking at Models:
What is the difference between a Personal Narrative, Personal Memoir, and a Personal Essay?
Read the following:
Sample Personal Narrative: http://www.thisibelieve.org/documents/ThisIBelieveCurriculum.pdf (Page 5)
Sample Personal Memoir: http://www.thisibelieve.org/documents/ThisIBelieveCurriculum.pdf (Page 7)
Sample Personal Essays:
bring in a catchy "hook" or first line from one of the "This I Believe" essays you have read. Be prepared to share why this "hook" is effective.
Today's Lesson: Developing Powerful Hooks:
Review "Tips for Writing" (appendix)
*Tell a Story
*Name your belief
First Draft of Essay due Tomorrow
Final Draft Due