Language Objective: I will write the rough draft of my "Favorite Mistake" essay using expressive and reflective writing.
1. Read your Quarter 4 Book for 10 minutes.
2. Reading Journal:
Choose three details that stand out to you in your reading. Try to find details that appeal to your five senses (sight, hearing, taste, touch, smell). Why are these details important for your book?
3. Write the rough draft of your Favorite Mistake Essay.
Use Jessanne Collins "A Mistake That Should Last a Lifetime" as a model for both length and detail. Use your expression vs. reflection organizer from last period as an outline and guide.
Favorite Mistake Essay Requirements:
- Include both what happened (expression) and what you learned from it/ how it changed you (reflection)
- Your essay should be between 500-700 words long.
- Follow a similar structure as the Jessanne Collins essay.
- Show rather than tell: include all five senses to really bring your story to life.
4. Highlight 3 important details in your essay.
Make sure to describe these important details in a unique, non-cliched way. Show instead of telling and try to use all of your five senses (sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch) in your description.
5. During the last 15 minutes of class: Peer-review your essay with a partner. Leave comments on the following:
- Spelling and Grammar
- What is working well?
- What is confusing?
- What would you want to see more of?
6. Address and fix the feedback you got on your essay.
Your assignment for today is titled "Favorite Mistake Essay Rough Draft" on Canvas
- Submit your reading Journal
- Submit your rough draft with your peer feedback (If you do not get to your peer feedback this period, do this at the beginning of next period)