Literary Analysis Essay for See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers

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Literary Analysis Essay for See Me After Class: Advice for Teachers by Teachers

Writing Prompts:

Choose one of the following prompts to answer in a developed expository essay.

Prompt 1: Theme. A story can have one or many themes; the author of the work also has an opinion about this/these theme(s). Identify a theme in your book and explain what the author’s position is on this theme. What does the author seem to be saying about this particular theme? What does he want the reader to consider about this theme?
Prompt 2: Identify a significant line or quote from the nonfiction text you have chosen. Explain how this particular line or quote from the text reveals the main idea or theme of the entire book itself.
Prompt 3: Identify and discuss three key points, lessons, or steps from the book that would support a recommendation of the book to another student. In other words, explain why someone else would benefit from reading or what they would learn from reading this book.
Prompt 4: Choose another nonfiction book that you have read (besides the one you have chosen fort his assignment). Compare and or contrast two significant aspects of the book. If they are two books on similar subjects, you may include how one book better informs or instructs better than the other.
Prompt 5: What this Book is… and is Not: In the first chapter of the book, the author addresses the three types of books on the market for new teachers: Professional development, inspirational stories, and general guidebooks. What does she say are the weaknesses of each type of book? Do you agree?
Prompt 6: Your Teacher Personality: Faking it. Making it: This chapter suggests building a teacher personality that rests on personal strengths and works around weaknesses. What do you believe will be your greatest strengths as a teacher? In which areas do you think you will need the most work? In what ways can you use your personal strengths to work around weak areas?
Prompt 7: Procedures that (Probably) Prevent Problems: Chapter eight suggests that readers “beg, borrow, and steal” classroom procedures from other teachers, “… then adapt” those procedures to their own classroom. What procedures have you observed in the classrooms of other teachers that might work in your own classroom? What details will you change to make the ideas work considering your personality, age group, and subject area?

Prompt 8: The Due Date Blues: When High Expectations Meet Low Motivation
Here the author talks about the heartache of watching students miss major assignments. Who is most responsible for making sure students turn in their work? How can we best promote responsibility in our students?

Must be at least 2 full typed pages, MLA format


The essay is to be written for an audience that may not have read your book choice.

Point Value:

The essay will be valued at 100 points.

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