Narrative Reflection: Due first class period of the week
― Aldous Huxley,
In many ways, we are as much animal as man. We learn through trial and error; we learn through watching and waiting and assessing, and we learn sometimes because we have to--because we are faced with a choice that we have to act on in some way or another; but most importantly, we learn by thinking through an experience. Our minds are literally on fire as we try to connect the dots between the good and the bad, the needed versus the expendable, and the practical versus the impractical. In doing this we tend the garden of our lives by weeding out what we don't need or want, and we cultivate what we do need and want.
Your first formal writing assignment of the year will be to write a "reflection" of your experience at Windsor Mountain. Remember that there is a difference between a narrative story--a writing piece that focuses more on the details of the experience--and a narrative reflection that focuses on how you think and feel about that experience.
You should have all of the writing more or less completed by the first class of next week. We will go over your work in class and post your finished piece to your blog at the end of class.
As much as possible use the "Narrative Paragraph Rubric" to write your piece.
I hope you had a fun trip! See you in class!