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This writing assignment is a clear & simple way to engage your students! From the Roman poet Horace, to Emerson, and even to Woody Allen - they've all produced quotes that are embedded in pop culture today. It's amazing to watch my students' eyes light up, when I explain it this way.
Whether you are neck-deep in Self-Reliance, or just looking for a meaningful first-week-of-school activity, do yourself a favor and give it a try!
- Take-home or in-class
- 7th - 12th grade appropriate
- First week back to school activity
- Icebreaker activity
- With Transcendentalism Unit
- With Emerson's Self Reliance
- Pop culture and historical context for quotes we use today
- Two-part instructions
- Grammar, punctuation and MLA reminder
- Ready-to-go formatting for easy handout
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