Monday, September 22, 2008

Terry's Composition

In E5-B, my most advanced class, I teach the kids writing and grammar as well as reading and vocab. The current unit in their writing books is about weather, so today I had them write short weather reports. First they worked in teams, writing about today's weather. Then, I had them work individually and told them to make up a weather report. I invited them to be as crazy as they wanted, hoping they would have fun with it. Terry did not disappoint me. Here is his weather report (complete with a few errors in grammar):

Today is December 25. It is Wednesday. The weather is very cold. It is not pleasant. Today, a big hurricane come to Gyeongju. It is very windy. You should stay inside and watch TV. Some people go outside and play badminton. They are blow away and never seen again anywhere. Have a great day!

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"Passage—immediate passage! the blood burns in my veins! Away, O soul! hoist instantly the anchor!
Cut the hawsers—haul out—shake out every sail!
Have we not stood here like trees in the ground long enough?
Have we not grovell’d here long enough, eating and drinking like mere brutes?
Have we not darken’d and dazed ourselves with books long enough?

Sail forth! steer for the deep waters only!
Reckless, O soul, exploring, I with thee, and thou with me;
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go, And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.

O my brave soul!
O farther, farther sail!
O daring joy, but safe! Are they not all the seas of God?
O farther, farther, farther sail!"

~Walt Whitman, "Passage to India"