Set-Up: It is quite possible that you’ve heard something from last year’s students — accurate or not — about:
- this class in general
- the work we’ll do this year
- the books we’ll read/analyze
- the writing assignments
- what it takes to be successful overall
- even a bit about “that teacher guy” up in front of the room
At the same time, you may be entering this class with zero assumptions. Either way, you undoubtedly have at least one question you’d like to ask as you prepare to start the year.
Challenge: Write one question you want to ask Mr. Long or one ‘rumor’ you’ve heard about the class.
Length: Follow this question/rumor up with 4+ sentences as to why you want to know the answer. You may add anything else that may be on your mind as long as it helps me come to know you a bit.
Hint: Other than the obvious choice to be ‘appropriate’, there is no limit as to what you can ask or share here. Whatever helps you get your footing in this class so that you can be successful over time — or just have a curiosity answered — is the key to this entry.