1.1 synthesize others’ ideas to clarify and extend their understanding
6.1 respond and reflect to challenging texts
– make connections between their own values, beliefs, and cultures and those reflected in texts
– analyze thematic connections and articulate an understanding of the universality of themes
– explore diverse perspectives to develop or modify their points of view
8.1 use writing and other ways of representing to explore, extend, and reflect on
– their experiences with and insights into challenging texts and issues
– their writing processes and strategies
– their language and learning achievements
– the basis for their feelings, values, and attitudes
EText – Letters to Selves
Part 1: If I Knew Then What I Know Now
Consider the advice each person is giving their own younger self. Jeff’s letter has a different tone to it than Lorne’s. How would you explain the difference?
Complete the following question sheet on Letters To My High School Self
Part 2: My Momma is a Worrier – My Papa is a Warrior
1. Consider the following statements:
Statement 1 – we are more like our parents than we care to admit.
Statement 2 – who you are is due in large part to influence of your parents.
Statement 3 – no one knows you better than your own mother and father.
Watch the spoken word poetry performance by Sarah Kay and note the lessons and advice she would give to her daughter.