12/13/08

Request--PLEASE HELP

In my one section of Sophomore English, we’ve been doing a non-fiction unit, and we’re finishing off the unit by writing personal essays. I want my students to see some good personal essays, and trust me, our anthology doesn’t do that, so where do I turn? Yep, to the WC. If any of you would be so kind as to let me use your blood essays in class, I’d love you forever, AND I will reward you. (Sorry, I can’t reward you with fine Hershey’s chocolate straight from Pennsylvania, like Julie can. However, I live in Vegas, so there ought to be SOMETHING I can do.) Your names will be safe: they don’t know you, and I won’t drop your name, either way.

10 comments:

Jami said...

I e-mailed you one of mine (to your byui account). I mention names in it, but don't bother to change them because they'll never know who I am anyway so it doesn't matter. I do have some religious references in there that will probably not fly in a public school situation, so you can just delete those parts. Keep us posted on how your lesson goes. These kids are so lucky to have you as their teacher.

Emily Goodsell said...

Thanks for sending me your essay, Jami. I love your metaphors, and I'm excited to show my students that nonfiction can mean more than they think.

Chan said...

I sent one to your byui account. Good luck with the hooligans.

Julie M said...

I sent some stuff to your gmail account Emily. I hope your teaching goes well. When are you out for Christmas? Good luck!

Sarachel said...

I don't have many polished essays, but you are welcome to use anything you like from my blog.

Sky said...

Everyone is so helpful!
EmPo, I wrote and asked Danny for his permission and sent it to your BYU-I account also. (Can you forward all these essays to me too?) And, I agree with Jami--these kids are lucky to have you.

Who's the "Anonymous" who posts once in awhile. Meghan, is that you? You little Twit.

Emily Goodsell said...

Thanks everyone. I'm loving all these essays, and so are my students. We read some of the essays out loud during class today, and during the entire reading, they were absolutely hushed. They leaned forward in their seats as they watched the words projected on the board. For the first time, they started looking at the details of the writing and talking about how they can relate. It was a really exciting class period--thanks to all of you.

I'd love to have more, if any of you would like to send still. My BYU-I account is good, but I don't know how much longer I'll have it before they shut me down, so you can use my gmail instead. emilypoteet@gmail.com

Also, Sis Morgan, I didn't get Danny's essay... And I will certainly send you all of these essays.

Emily Goodsell said...

Just kidding, Sister Morgan. I did get the essay. Thanks.

Julie M said...

Hey Emily,
I lied. I sent some stuff to you interact email. The one that is emilypgoodsell, I guess. Just thought I would let you know.

Sky said...

EmPo, thank you for sending the essays. And I love your post--especially these lines: "...during the entire reading, they were absolutely hushed. They leaned forward in their seats as they watched the words..." I felt like I was there, and I saw you're are really getting to them. Way to go, Girl.
Hey, instead of Chocolate, you could send from Nevada rattlesnake rattles (not to me though, as you know)