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  • Day One
    of the Exercises Suggested Readings The Prentice Hall Guide Reporting from Fields of Writing Writing Expressive Discourse Writing with a Purpose Illustrating by Use of Example Observing from Purpose and Process Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Day One In addition to the Defending Your Life exercise the fourth chapter Remembering in the PHG provides useful background reading Assign Techniques for Remembering pages 104 106 to accompany this exercise Defending Your

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  • Day Two
    Copy of the Exercises Suggested Readings The Prentice Hall Guide Reporting from Fields of Writing Writing Expressive Discourse Writing with a Purpose Illustrating by Use of Example Observing from Purpose and Process Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Day Two In addition to the Revealing Moment exercise the fourth chapter Remembering in the PHG provides useful background reading Assign Techniques for Remembering pages 104 106 to accompany this exercise Revealing Moment

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  • Exercises
    choose moments that will illustrate something significant about their lives and avoid trying to do too much in a short essay We ve provided two activities that have worked well for us in the past and you are welcome to improve and modify them in any way Each gets students thinking about possible topics for a narrative especially a biographical one like the Literacy Essay by having them remember significant

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  • Defending Your Life Exercise
    episodes of his life played before them He must then defend his actions and explain himself This activity emphasizes the same principle that there are signifcant moments in all of our lives including some we may not be proud of It demonstrates how writers use memories from their own lives for materials for stories essays and novels and encourages students to use their own lives as a basis for their essays Setup for Defending Your Life Exercise Give your students plenty of time to write and enough time to share their ideas with their group members This activity may be viewed as a preview for their topic finding for the Literacy Essay Ask them all to think of a moment in their lives that they re not too proud of If someone could look back at this moment perhaps a time they cheated on a test or let down a friend who was counting on them what might this person think about them or their actions This should help students think about issues of audience and the need to explain things fully to readers who have not lived their lives with them something they sometimes forget Then ask them to

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  • Revealing Moment Exercise
    of topics that could tell an audience something important about ourselves Again it is also designed to help students FOCUS their topics instead of trying to tell their entire life stories a task that s nearly impossible in a short essay even for students who feel their lives have been uneventful This fear can be a stumbling block in this activity but this is a good opportunity to remind them that even an ordinary incident can be retold in an exciting way The activity involves making a timeline with points they choose from their lives and then freewriting about those points to see which might make a useful topic It allows them some room to explore potential topics before having to commit to one and thus alleviates some pressure for nervous writers Setup for Revealing Moment Exercise First have students simply draw a line on a piece of paper It doesn t get any simpler than this You may want to do this on the board along with them Then have them draw three points on the line and label them with significant memories You may want to encourage them to use memories about langauge if you are doing this before the Literacy Essay drafting They will complain that they have nothing worth putting on the line that nothing has ever happened to them so it might be good for you to play along and do your own timeline on the board or overhead Pick ordinary topics and explain that simple topics are not only easier to write about but can potentially reveal a great deal about a person Once they have chosen three points and moments have them freewrite for ten minutes about each one After this you may want them to share their work with the class a

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  • Print a Copy of the Exercises
    of the Exercises Suggested Readings The Prentice Hall Guide Reporting from Fields of Writing Writing Expressive Discourse Writing with a Purpose Illustrating by Use of Example Observing from Purpose and Process Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Print a Copy of the Exercises Select an exercise to the left Click on the frame in which the exercise appears When the frame is selected a dark line will appear around it Click

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  • Download a Copy of the Exercises
    a Copy of the Exercises Download a Copy of the Exercises Suggested Readings The Prentice Hall Guide Reporting from Fields of Writing Writing Expressive Discourse Writing with a Purpose Illustrating by Use of Example Observing from Purpose and Process Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Download a Copy of the Exercises Click on the exercises below to download a copy of the exercises to disk Defending Your Life Exercise Revealing Moment

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  • Suggested Readings
    of Writing Writing Expressive Discourse Writing with a Purpose Illustrating by Use of Example Observing from Purpose and Process Print Friendly Page Authors Contributors Suggested Readings This sections provides supplemental reading from The Prentice Hall Guide and other resources you may want to consult The following are suggestions for background reading or sample essays you may want to copy for your students The Prentice Hall Guide Reporting from Fields of

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