English 10: Wrap up of Summer Reading and Intro to Anthem

We began the day by writing in our notebooks and responding to a few prompts. The first asked you to take 3 minutes to answer the following question: In terms of Friday’s impromptu, were you prepared? Why or why not? Did you find it easy or difficult and in what ways? Be specific.

We then began to transition into some ideas that will be relevant to our novel, Anthem by Ayn Rand, and they took about 2-3 minutes to respond to each: 1. What qualities make a person an individual?, and 2. What specific qualities or actions make YOU an individual?

We then wrote down, still in our notebooks but on a new page, a few categorical prompts to help us brainstorm about our own unique talents/hobbies/family/interests etc. We will be writing a poem titled “I am From…” tomorrow that will use this brainstorming work.

Finally, before heading up to the LMC to return our summer reading books and pick out an SSR book, we filled out this introductory work for the ideas of collectivism/individualism that will become very prevalent in our novella. We will discuss/debate our ideas tomorrow.

Please make sure to finish your “What’s in a Name?” assignment that was handed out on Friday for late points tomorrow.

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About Emily Mullins

English and Journalism teacher at Berkley High School in Berkley, MI.
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