Thursday, September 17, 2009

More on Where I'm From

Good morning,
Have you been thinking about your "Where I'm From" paper? Have you been working on it from home?

Today I want to share with you some examples of "Where I'm From" essays by former students, but while you are waiting for me to take attendance etc. go read this version of Where I'm From -- That's a link. You need to click on it.

Tomorrow I will ask you to share your paper with a small group. Today you need to get ready to do that.
  • It is time to turn your notes into sentences.
  • It is time to add more details to your paragraphs.
  • It is time to begin to care about spelling and punctuation.

And one more thing, when you share your paper with your group you will read it out loud to them. Reading your work aloud will show you things in your writing that you never saw, give you ideas you would not have had, and reveal issues you would not have noticed. Some students are scared to read their work to their group. That anxiety is normal, but get over it.

"Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live."
-Dorthy Thompson

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