Key Conversations

As my students dig deeper into the work of crafting their This I Believe essays I want them to think seriously about their audience and purpose. I never want their writing to simply be an academic exercise. I want it to matter, to connect with their real lives and real people who matter to them. For this purpose I challenge them to see their writing as an invitation to a conversation, a conversation about something they want that important person to understand about who they are.

For today’s lesson we used these poems as a launching point to explore these ideas and many students noted how much the invitation to write inspired them. What is an important conversation you have put off for too long?

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