Presentation on theme: "Reflective Writing. Introduction 0 Marking Period’s Essential Question 0 To what extent are our identities shaped by our relationships to people, places,"— Presentation transcript:
Introduction 0 Marking Period’s Essential Question 0 To what extent are our identities shaped by our relationships to people, places, and things? 0 Texts 0 Night by Elie Weisel 0 excerpts from Maus by Art Speigelman 0 "Etched on a table" by Peter Orne 0 "Hansel and Grethel" by the Brothers Grimm 0 excerpts from Antigone by Sophocles 0 Memoir/Reflective Writing Unit
Reflective Writing Assignment 0 Prewriting #1: Special People 0 Students participate in a looping prewriting assignment where they list people who’ve had a positive impact on their lives and a list of the people who impacted them negatively. 0 Assignment Sheet 0 After prewriting #1 I introduce the assignment. Reflective Writing Assignment Handout
Prewriting #2 0 Prewriting #2 DocumentPrewriting #2 Document 0 Begin by looking closely at the pictures in front of you. Then, write 2-5 entences describing the moment that was captured. The descriptions should be sensory and concrete. 0 BE DESCRIPTIVE. 0 Be specific. For example, if you are writing about your grandmother’s death, don’t write “My grandmother died when I was sixteen.” Instead, look for an anchor, a specific memory, an object, a focal point. 0 0 Example: 0 You might want to write: I learned how to Scuba Dive in a pool, it was fun. 0 0 Instead write: 0 We trained, not in a pool, but in a warm pond with no visibility. My first experience with a scuba tank and mask took place in muddy darkness.
Now you write! 0 In your notebooks, spend 1-2 minutes for each photograph. 0 Share 0 What, if any, did these stories have in common? Think about theme, ideas, people, etc.
Detailed Reflection 0 Choose only 1 photo/memory 0 Answer the questions in your notebook, trying to flesh out as many ideas, thoughts, and details as possible.
Partner Up! 0 Find a partner and share your story and a few of the details from your questionnaire. 0 Partners should ask questions about clarification or about the event itself. Closing: 0 Find 1 thing that you had in common with your partner and 1 significant difference. (avoid simply saying I wrote about my dog and he wrote about his sister)