Opener- Circle around the room. – Our long term homework has been to create a list of some personal beliefs.
- Whip around with Boccheciamp saying Names
- Visual representation of using technology as your base learning tool.
- Stats- Grade wide 37 kids did the bonus HW
- 78 Students created Notebooks and got started. 8 created folders (not a bad idea)
- 37 students tweeted last night.
- What do you notice about this statement?
- Can we get it right?
- I can distinguish context and anecdote in a personal essay.
- I can elaborate in my own writing by intermixing context and anecdote in my personal essays
- Context – The words used with an idea to explain its meaning.
- Anecdote- a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
Let’s see if we can identify context and anecdote in the This I Believe Essays – “Being Content with Myself”
Class Work- Agenda #6, 9/11
- Re-Read Essays : “Being Content With Myself,” “The Power of Perspective,” and “Your Dream Must Be Bigger Than Your Fear”
- From each essay, cut and paste examples of context and anecdote into your notebook
- Write a one sentence explanation of if your example is context or anecdote.
Check in- Pull some notebooks up on the board.
Return to your work from Class Agenda #5.
For each Belief that you wrote, add a short anecdote to help elaborate on your thinking.