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Activities you can integrate into your FYS class

Many classroom discussions can be generated using the following ideas to begin the dialogue:

  • Describe the writing style
  • Compare this story to other stories that have a spiritual/moral/ethical message
    - How can you make the right decisions? 
    - Who is responsible for a successful first year?
    - Diversity and respect
  • Library research skills
    -  Research the author 
    -  Setting 
    -  Book topics/themes
  • Reflective writing
    - Journaling- what does this book say to you? 
    - Analyze the bigger message
  • Writing style, voice, and audience 
    - How does the writer use his style to convey a message?
    - What does this say about how you write to an audience?