"Life's a long and winding ride
Better have the right one by your side
And happiness don't drag its feet
Time moves faster than you think"
Today you chose over forty different topics from our story, "The First Seven Years". I will list them below, but we are going to be using these topics as a discussion point later in the week. Yes - you will get to use your iPhones in class! You and a partner will record your discussion about ONE topic, what readers can learn about that topic from the text, why it is relevant to current culture (text-to-society), and why it is relevant to students (text-to-self).
Forgiveness, dedication, meddling, fear of the future, soul mates, power of reading, status, confidence, betrayal, false impressions, wrath, parents approval of spouse, envy, disobedience, money, education, patience, materialism, pride, trust, rage, disapproval, desire, sadness, dependence on others, wealth, love, secret love, pride, age, arranged marriage, happiness, self image, perseverance, understanding, lust, relationships, sacrifice, independence, selfishness, work ethic, loyalty
Whew! You guys ROCK!!
(For anyone who was not in class but still reads this blog, these 10th graders came up with these topics with ZERO help from me. They are SO MUCH smarter than you think!)
Have a great night!