Something you should know

This delightful title is borrowed from an equally delightful poem by Clint Smith that I have used repeatedly in many writing contexts. I especially like to use Something You Should Know by Clint Smith to inspire reflection, but it is also useful to help my students glean the most important message from their pages of writing. Honestly, I wept in class when I wrote with my students and I have written to this poem many times before. What do you want someone to know?

This week also used I Invite My Parents to a Dinner Party by Chen Chen to help my students think about those important central questions they want to explore in their writing and who they most want to hear that message.

What is something you want someone to know?

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