Reflection: Real World Applications Responding to John Green's "An Open Letter to Students Returning to School" and "Wrecking My Journal." - Section 2: Warm-Up: Paying Tribute to Seamus Heaney

 

Life happens. When it does, sometimes we need to deviate from our well planned lessons and teach in the moment. That's what I did today. Seamus Heaney, one of the greatest writers of our generation, deserves to be honored in our classrooms. Taking a few minutes to pay homage to him is both fitting and proper. 

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Responding to John Green's "An Open Letter to Students Returning to School" and "Wrecking My Journal."

Unit 1: In the Beginning: The First Three Days of School
Lesson 3 of 3

Objective: SWBAT to draft a brief letter in response to John Green's "Open Letter to Students Returning to School" and personalize their writer's notebooks by following the example of "Wreck This Journal."

Big Idea: Getting students writing early in the year and personalizing their writing notebooks establishes priorities for the class.

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