Language Objective: Students will write satirical "10 Step Guides" and reverse them to serious lists.
1.) Bell Work: Continue reading your Independent Reading book.
2.) Reading Journal: Write for 5 minutes on anything that stood out to you in today's reading. This could be about the book's opening, its main character, or anything else that stands out to you and you would like to reflect on further.
3.) Finish your "10 Step Guide", modeling Rick Reilly's "Weighed Down By Too Much Cash?" or my example on how to be a rookie teacher.
4.) On your draft, mark, what you thought was your strongest point and your weakest point. Your strongest point is what you either would want to open with or what you would want to lead up to; your weakest point may need to be changed or reworked to stand stronger among the rest.
5.) Work for five minutes on your weakest point; try to make it stronger, either by changing it or by adding more explanation and detail.
6.) Now, reverse your list: come up just with 10 steps on how to "actually" be a great parent/sibling/girlfriend/boyfriend/co-worker etc.
7.) Turn in your satirical 10 Step Guide and your reversed, serious list.
- Reading Journal
- 10 Step Guide
- Reversed List