Teacher Profile Essay
Dec 9/12: Submit your Essay
Dec 7/8: Drafting Day 2
- Keep in mind you are the main character in this assignment. Yes, you are describing a teacher. But this story is really about you. How have you changed as a result of your interaction with this person?
- Work some dialogue into your profile! Be sure to make a new paragraph each time your change speakers. Here is an example of how to punctuate dialog. Here is an example of how you can use dialog to tell a story.
- Continue to draft your profile essay on Google Classroom.
Dec 5/6: Drafting Day: Teacher Profile Essay
- Log onto classroom.google.com to view the details for the Teacher Profile Essay. Be sure to read all of the examples before you start.
- Start writing your essay. To recieve credit, you need to 1) know who you are going to write about, 2) know what this person taught you about life, and 3) write at least 1 paragraph for your essay.
- DUE DATES: DECEMBER 9/12
Dec 1/2: "A View from the Bridge"
- Read "A View from the Bridge" and answer the following questions:
- Which of the five senses does McDonald appeal to in his description of the tarpon in the paragraph that begins “Okay. He has all these big scales”? In this essay as a whole?
- What is the attitude of the jogger toward the “kid” before he realizes the boy is blind? As one reader, what is your attitude toward the jogger? Why?
- How does meticulously describing a small piece of the world help the grumpy jogger to see the world anew?
- McDonald serves as eyes for the boy (and us). Which details in this description of the scene at the bridge do you find to be visually most effective? Why?
- “No, my friend,” says the jogger, “thank you for letting me see that fish.” So who is helping whom to see in this essay? How? Cite examples.
- After reading "The Miss Dennis School of Writing ", write a profile—a description of a person that not only tells but shows a piece of that person’s life story—of one of your favorite (or most despised) teachers or coaches. Try to give your reader a clear sense of what that person looks like; of what he or she wears, says, and does; and of the dominant impression he or she makes on others. Be sure to show how your interact with that person and what he or she has (or has not) taught you. NOTE: YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO WORK ON THIS ESSAY DURING CLASS NEXT TIME.