This task will serve several functions giving me some insight into you as a reader as well as allow me to assess your writing skills and ability to meet the demands of a specific form of writing – THE REFLECTIVE ESSAY – describing a personal experience while exploring its significance. You will be assessed against the ELA criteria, and you will be given direct feedback on it shortly after the due date, which will be discussed in class.
You will write a 300-500 word essay on a book experience you have had this past summer (or a little further back if you need to). This is not a book report. In fact I really don’t want to hear much about the book itself. This essay should be about the ‘experience’ of reading the book and why it resonates with you. There will be elements of narrative and descriptive writing in the essay (you may write in the 1st Person). The real goal here is to show the experience with a particular book held meaning for you.