Language Objective: I will identify and organize my writing into expressive and reflective writing and begin rough-drafting my "Favorite Mistake" essay.
1. Bell Work: Read your Quarter 4 Book for 15 minutes.
2. Reading Journal: Free Write. Write for 5 minutes about anything that stands out to you in your reading. Cite textual evidence to support your claims.
3. Answer the following questions about the topic for your "Favorite Mistake" essay:
- What is the main lesson you have learned from your mistake?
- Would you repeat your mistake? Why/why not?
4. Take a second look at Jessanne Collins' "A Mistake That Should Last a Lifetime."
Highlight in one color her reflective writing, in which she talks about what she learned from her mistake and how she views it today.
In a different color, highlight her expressive writing, that is her writing about what happened when she made her mistake.
5. Complete the Favorite Mistake Essay Organizer, filling in your reflective writing (what you learned from your mistake and what it means to you today) on one side, and your expressive writing (what actually happened when you made your mistake) on the other.
6. Begin rough drafting your Mistake Essay. It should be between 500-700 words long and contain both what happened (expressive writing) and what you learned from it/how it changed you (reflective writing).
- Reading Journal
- Jessanne Collins highlights (copy/paste this into your GoogleDoc for today)
- Expression vs. Reflection Graphic Organizer (copy/paste into your GoogleDoc)
- Rough Draft