Today I presented my classes with a challenge/contest. I told them that I was so proud of their efforts during the Slice of Life Challenge that I wanted to give them another opportunity to show off their writing. On a voluntary basis a few of them will be meeting with me and drafting personal essays for NPR’s This I Believe program.
What is This I Believe?
This I Believe is an international project engaging people in writing, sharing, and discussing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief, written by people from all walks of life, are archived here and featured on public radio in the United States, as well as in regular broadcasts on NPR. The project is based on the popular 1950s radio series of the same name hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
NPR has some great curriculum resources on their site and examples of various essays. I can’t wait to get started with my kids after break!