Saturday, October 2, 2010

Flashback: In their Own Words

Teaching a writing class is significantly less fun than teaching oral English.  However, the opportunity to gain insight into student's thoughts is priceless.  Here are a few past favorites:

"Growing Up Country", in which a student describes her childhood schoolhouse

"Summer is a Season for Show", which contains the awesome line "short-shirts are flying in my eye"

And finally, "You Could Write a Book about Each One of my Thoughts", which is not technically a composition, and wasn't technically produced in writing class, but remains one of my favorite student slip-ups of all time.

1 comment:

  1. There's something about the innocence of learning a new language, that reveals much more honesty than expected or intended?