Hello everyone and welcome back to a new semester and your 10th grade World Literature class!!
Standard: W.9-10.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Learning Target: Students will learn the classroom rules and procedures and begin composing a letter of introduction.
Ok, like I said, welcome to World Literature! My name is Mrs. Bristow and along with my partner in crime Mr. Carlson, we will be taking you on a journey through the ages this semester as we read amazing books, write awesome compositions, and create beautiful artwork. Sound cheesy enough for you? Then you’ll LOVE my icebreaker game, Two Truths and a Lie!!!
I’ve got a little welcome to class powerpoint that gives you the lowdown on our game and on our classroom rules and expectations, as well as general info about this blog, the phone policy, and so on. Welcome to World Literature!!
We’re going to go over that PowerPoint today and then begin our first little writing assignment, a letter of introduction. Here’s the skinny:
Letter of Introduction
Write a letter to us telling about yourself. Be sure to include today’s date.
Paragraph One: What are you like as a student? How do you usually behave in class? How would you describe your personality?
Paragraph Two: Tell me about yourself as a reader. Do you like to read? What kinds of books interest you? What books have you read during the past year? What did you like about those books? If you don’t read much, why not?
Paragraph Three: Describe your writing/composing abilities. Do you consider yourself a good writer? What kinds of things do you like/hate to write about? What are your strongest and weakest skills in English? What areas would you like to improve in?
Paragraph Four: Think back to the last few years in English classes. Describe assignments or activities that you loved and those that you hated. What would you like to accomplish in this class?
Paragraph Five: What are your interests/talents/skills/hobbies? What accomplishments in school or out of school have made you proud?
Paragraph Six: What can I do that will be most helpful to you? Is there any other advice you would like to give me? Is there anything else you feel I should know about you?
Sign your name.
I have printed copies if you need them, just let me know!!! While you guys are writing your letters of introduction, I’ll be up here writing my own to share with you. I can’t wait to get to know everyone this semester! Welcome back, guys – it’s gonna be great!
Differentiation: Varied length of letters of introduction, appeal to multiple learning styles (visual, auditory).
Assessment: Letters will be graded