Language Objective: I will edit the structure of my "Favorite Mistake" essay and make sure my expressive as well as reflective components are complete and detailed.
1. Bell Work: Read your Quarter 4 Book for 15 minutes.
2. Reading Journal: Free Write. Write for 5 minutes about anything that stands out to you in your reading. Cite textual evidence to support your claims.
3. Daily Dose of Grammar #3:
Which sentence is correct?
a. The last test didn't really effect my grades.
b. The last test didn't really affect my grades.
c. The last test didn't really have an effect on my grades.
d. The last test didn't really have an affect on my grades.
4. Answer the following questions about your "Favorite Mistake" essay:
- What is the main lesson you have learned from your mistake?
- Would you repeat your mistake? Why/why not?
5. Take a second look at Jessanne Collins' "A Mistake That Should Last a Lifetime". Highlight in one color her reflective writing, in which she talks about what she learned from her mistake and how she views it today.
In a different color, highlight her expressive writing, that is her writing about what happened when she made her mistake.
6. Complete this graphic organizer, filling in your reflective writing (what you learned from your mistake and what it means to you today) on one side, and your expressive writing (what actually happened when you made your mistake) on the other.
7. Rearrange and restructure your essay to mimic the same structure that Jessanne Collins used in her essay.
8. Double-check to make sure your expressive writing contains all details of what happened when you made your mistake (before, during, and after your mistake).
9. Re-submit your revised draft on CANVAS once you are done.
- Reading Journal and Daily Dose of Grammar
- Questions about your "Favorite Mistake" essay
- Graphic organizer
- structural and detail edits of your "Favorite Mistake" essay