In today's class, we went over the homework questions for "To Build a Fire" by Jack London. Then, students completed a self-reflection on their own past writing experiences and current strengths and weaknesses as writers. Then, we began our unit on happiness. We watched this Ted Talk video as an introduction:
After watching the video, I handed out the first assignment for our happiness unit and gave some time to work in class. Page two of this worksheet explains your homework. The 3 paragraph-long source summaries are due in our next class.
Be happy this weekend!
Chris Trompas - English teacher at the Learning Choice Academy in Chula Vista and La Mesa, CA.