Use this handout to help students understand the format of the five paragraph essay.
“Three Passions - What I Have Lived For” essay
Student Question Activity sheet
Teacher Answer key
Individual and group assignment
Bertrand Russell, Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature (1872-1970), wrote a prologue to his own autobiography. In it, he uses the simple elements of the 5-paragraph essay - brilliantly.
Along with these elements, he also uses various literary devices.
Can you identify the elements?
Can you identify some, most or all of the literary devices?
Activity 1 – Individual activity
Use the “Three passions…” essay to complete the Explication sheet handout
Activity 2 – Group activity
Get into a group of 4 or 5 and combine your answers from your explication handout. Write the groups’ answers on the chart paper provided.