Read the following quote:
“Those who love deeply never grow old; the may die of old age, but they die young.” ~Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
Do you agree or disagree with Sir Arthur? Why or why not?
State and explain your opinion. Remember to use examples—they can come from your own life or that of someone you know, or from the news, research, or other sources—even people you know.
Share what you’ve written with your writing partners or share as a comment. Compliment one another on the things you like and the strength of the writing. Consider: how convincing are the arguments for or against the Sir Arthur’s quote.
To Think About
In Santa’s Favorite Story, by Hisako Aoki, Santa tells the forest animals about the first Christmas, “when the Christ child came.” He tells the animals, “It is my favorite story because it reminds me why we are so happy at this time of year. Love was the gift God gave to us on the first Christmas, and it still is, you know. And this love is far better than any presents I can ever deliver.”
This is my favorite children’s Christmas picture book. I gave each of my children a copy as a gift, and now I’m hunting down copies for my granddaughters.
What do you think about the Santa in this story and what he said? What are your thoughts and feelings regarding Christmas, gifts, and love?
Write a few paragraphs or a short essay sharing your thoughts on this quote or these topics.
When done, share what you’ve written with your writing partners. Compliment one another on the clarity, strength, and fluidity of your writing. Please feel free to share as comment.
Respond to the following quote:
Know the difference between success and fame. Success is Mother Theresa. Fame is Madonna. ~ Erma Bombeck
Do you agree or disagree? Why? Explain your thoughts.
When you are done, share your writing with your writing partners. Compliment the strengths of each others’ arguments. Have a civilized discussion about your differences.
Feeling bold? Share your writing as comment so we can have a civilized discussion here.