Hello all! It was a quick week, with my being out at a STEM conference hanging out in streams and such.
We kicked our week off with Short Story Focus Project presentations before totally switching gears to narrative writing, mentor texts, and the ever important and timely college application essays.
Here's the need to know info from the week.
First off, we defined Mentor Texts. Check out the pics below...
In class, we defined mentor texts as writing we study, learn from, and aspire to.
After that, you got your first cluster of mentor texts, a series of New York Times "best off" college application essays. Click here to access these texts.
We spent time in class reading and analyzing these essays and identifying the writers' moves. Here is a list of what you came up with:
Finally, HERE is the personal statement essay you worked on in class with Mr. Staley. It's due MONDAY, and I'm very much looking forward to reading them!
Hope it's been a good one. Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Your Lit teacher, Mrs. Hilliard