Agenda and activities 1 student sample essay

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Agenda and activities : 1. Student sample essay - suggestions for improvement. 2. Rough draft conferences. 3. Write some poems list, haiku, I am From, acrostic, diamente Monday, March 25, 2013 Objectives : YWBAT evaluate the clarity and sophistication of your writing. YWBAT revise your essays to make your ideas clearer and more thoughtful / insightful. YWBAT create original poems for poetry portfolio. Agenda and activities : 1. Student sample essay - suggestions for improvement. 2. Rough draft conferences. 3. Write some poems list, haiku, I am From, acrostic, diamente Thursday, March 21, 2013 Objectives : YWBAT evaluate the clarity and sophistication of your writing. YWBAT revise your responses to make your ideas clearer and more thoughtful / insightful. Agenda and activities : 1. Write about DPS 2. Read comments on TKAM essays. 3. Revise TKAM and DPS writing 4. What is important to you RIGHT NOW? Write a journal about it - who cares about grammar, mechanics and structure? Just write, write, write.
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Objectives : YWBAT answer the questions from Dead Poets Society. YWBAT add a personal response or reaction to the students, their enjoyment of poetry, their love / respect for Keating, their reactions to Neil’s death, etc. Agenda and activities : 1. Respond to the questions using complete sentences in perfect paragraph form. Think carefully about your answers, and craft thoughtful / insightful responses. "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion." Henry David Thoreau [3] Transcendentalism was a philosophical movement that was developed in the 1830s and 1840s in the Eastern region of the United States as a protest to the general state of culture and society, and in particular, the state of intellectualism at Harvard University and the doctrine of the Unitarian church taught at Harvard Divinity School . Among the transcendentalists' core beliefs was the inherent goodness of both people and nature. Transcendentalists believed that society and its institutions—particularly organized religion and political parties—ultimately corrupted the purity of the individual. They had faith that people are at their best when truly "self-reliant" and independent. It is only from such real individuals that true community could be formed.
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