Appendix B: How to write your own This I Believe essay --

In conjunction with the First Year Summer Reading Program, for which all entering students were asked to read This I Believe: Life Lessons, we are sponsoring a This I Believe essay contest this fall. The contest is open to all students.

APPENDIX A: How to Write Your Own This I Believe Essay

The idea originally comes from radio broadcasts, which you may be familiar with. The website has hundreds of This I Believe essays on it to pull from.


This I Believe Essay-Writing Guidelines

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9) Publishing & Reflection: Students published the This I Believe essays to their blogs - This allows for students to comment on and read each other's blog posts and share their work. It becomes a great time for reflection to see how each student approached the challenge of explaining their belief in a different way.



If you need help with This I Believe essay writing, if you do not want how to start writing it, you may try our professional essay writing services and get a custom written essay on time! We do not plagiarize and we deliver written essays without delay! Get professional help of educated essay writer and impress your teacher with your essay! 8) Audio Recording: Since the original This I Believe essays are broadcast on the radio, I wanted to add an audio element to this essay. We have a classroom set of Chromebooks, and I needed a web based tool where students could record the essays, so I found ! I contacted them on twitter, and once I let them know I was an educator, they extended the audio length to 30 minutes instead of three minutes. Bingo! Bonus: Students can also do this on their cell phones using the Audioboo app. I had students record the essays, and then use the embed code to paste the recording into their blog posts. Just like the examples we read for the mentor texts.1) Mentor Texts: We read and listen to multiple examples of This I Believe essays from the website. Some of them have recording included. Kevin Washburn calls this "Acquaintance and Analysis" where students have an open discussion about what they like about the writing style. This gets students thinking about HOW this type of essay is written.On March 2, 9 and 16 the selected authors for the This I Believe essay program read their essays in front of the Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise. They were awarded a 100 dollar scholarship as well.