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Truism Intro

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Kayla and Stephen Briseño

on 28 August 2015

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Statements about life that are true for just about everyone.
There are many ways to show someone you love them.
Write a truism for this photo.
Sometimes you have to do difficult things all by yourself.
You have to take risks in order
to accomplish goals.
When you're with someone you care about, you forget about your fears.
A good song can move people.
Some people have it worse than me.
Some people sacrifice a lot for others.
Some things are worth fighting for.
Create a Truism

1.Draw a picture that can represent one of the truisms.
2.Write the truism somewhere on the picture.
3. Write a 3-4 sentence memory that can fit with the truism and the picture.
Write three truisms for this photo.
Look at this sentence.
Everyone feels lonely at times.
Do you think it's true?
Everyone feels lonely at times.
What is unique about
this picture that makes it connect to the truism?
What do you see going on in this photo?
What is one true thing about the world that this photo shows?
Life isn't easy for everyone.
Be thankful for what you have.

find a book from yesterday that you liked and begin reading.
On your post-it:

Write the heading at the top

write the title of the book you picked and the page number you stopped at.

Then draw one of these faces:
I liked the book.
I did not like the book.
The book was ok.
Complete this sentence:

My favorite book was ________ because...
Write a truism for each picture
It’s not how good you are. It’s how good you want to be.
family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
It's easy to look like everyone else.
When everyone looks the same, it can be easy to stand out.
When you write truisms,
ask yourself these three questions:
other important questions:
Am I just describing what's happening in the picture?
Am I telling people what to do?
People are swimming.
Don't swim with sharks.
Kernel #3
Choose your last memory
from your quicklist.
Frustrating School moment
Being mean
No regrets
A Memory
1. Where were you?
2. What happened first?
3. What happened next?
4. What happened last?
5. What did you learn? MAKE THIS
People are swimming.
Don't swim with sharks.
2nd step
Last step
Epic FAIL!
(cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr
Write about a time when
you learned something new.
Write about a time when you
failed at something.
Write about a time when you
succeeded at something.
1. What I used to think...
2. Why I thought this...
3. Then this happened...
4. Because this happened, I thought...
5. So now I know... (truism)
Story of My Thinking
1. What I used to think...
2. Why I thought this...
3. Then this happened...
4. Because this happened, I thought...
5. So now I know...(truism)
a way to build, put together, or organize
like a building
science lab
to show how two or more things
are the same or similar
Open your
writer's notebook to
Write a truism
for each picture.
Choose either your success or failure memory
Tell your story using BOTH the Memory and Story of My Thinking structures. Same story--a different way of telling it!
Kernel Essay #5
Kernel Evaluation
Share your kernels
essay with your Steve Jobs partner.
Evaluate your
partner's essays.
Determine if it
meets our criteria.
to show how 2 or more things
Story of My Thinking
1. I was sitting in the Sear's Driving
Center getting ready to take my driver's test.
2. I had been studying for weeks and was waiting was waiting for my driving instructor.
3. I drove around the neighborhood, following my instructions, when we came to a light quickly from yellow to red.
4. I didn't know what to do and was so nervous
I ran the red light--and I failed my test!
5. I learned that even though you study, you can still fail.

1. I used to think that studying for a test meant passing that test.
2. I studied hard for driver's test and was getting ready for my final exam with my driving instructor.
3. During my test, I got nervous, ran a red light, and failed my test.
4. I thought, "Why did I do that?!? I'm so dumb! I'm never going to drive!"
5. So now I know that even though you prepare, you can still fail.

Amazing Grace
Oliver Button is
a Sissy
Evaluation Procedures
1. Be focused--your job is to read
and grade your partner's kernel essays. You're not talking
or discussing with other groups.

2. Be helpful--write real comments
on how they can make it better.
NONE of these are perfect. Don't be afraid to
give feedback.

Comparing and Contrasting
Using a Venn diagram, as a group find ways that
the story Oliver Button is a Sissy and
Amazing Grace are the same and different.

Sometimes people might feel lonely
because they are different.--Jojo
Being unique makes people special.
Every group has a leader.
The higher you are the more you see.
Sometimes it's better to be special.
If you think you can do it, you will be better than others.
Sometimes people think they are alone but there are many people around them
Sometimes you need a friend.
Sometimes small things can do big things.
You're size doesn't define who you are.
Sometimes size doesn't mean everything.
If you are small, it doesn't mean you can't think big.
Sometimes things look impossible,
but they are not.
Nothing is impossible.
Sometimes you must believe
in yourself.
Strength is something you can
Ants need to exercise too.
If you have confidence in yourself, you might never give up.
Sometimes it's best to never give up.
--Owen and Jojo
Sometimes you can communicate with your eyes.
Sometimes little kids can imagine alot of things
that grown ups can't.
Sometimes things may seem way bigger than they actually are.
Your eyes are the only things you can see with.
Children can be full of imagination. They see a different world than us.
Sometimes imagination can make your life not so boring.
Sometimes glass can protect you.
Sometimes things are separate, but they know each other.
Being small can have some weakness to others.
Everybody deserves to be.
--Marcos and Ally
Sometimes imagination
can create a lot of fun.
Having confidence is not hard if you really try it.
Sometimes you try to win against a person who is strong than you.
--Jae Yoon
Just because you're short
doesn't mean you can't play.
Sometimes courage helps you
to do things you can't.
Sometimes you have to prove yourself.
Confidence sometimes makes you small, but not weak.
Sometimes size doesn't really
matter if you have confidence.
Sometimes bravery can make you
have confidence to win.
Sometimes confidence can win the battle.
Sometimes small gains speed and big gains weight.
Sometimes it's better to be small.
Sometimes being small doesn't make you weak.
--Vivian and Mr. B.
Sometimes it's better to give up.
Sometimes we are so special, we can be alone.
to think about something;
to make a judgment;
to look for the value of something

In your notebook, write a truism for each photo.
Journal Writing
Our journal requirements:

Write the whole time.
Write 35 words or more.
Be creative.
It's ok to mess up.
Just write!
Write using black or blue ink--NO PENCIL!
Today's Essential Question
How do I make my experiences more interesting to read?
Kernel Essay #3
"Memory" Structure
1. Where were you?
2. What happened first?
3. What happened next?
4. What happened last?
5. What did you learn or realize?
Story of My Thinking Structure
1. I used to think...
2. But...
3. What happened first...
4. In the end...
5. So now I know

People don't appreciate what they have until it's gone.
Journal Time
Write in ink.
Write legibly.
Write the whole time.
Date at the top.
Personal NOT private.
10 minutes!
Today's Goals
I will be able to:
write a

according the class guidelines
Journals Out & Ready
Wait for Instructions
In class before the bell rings!
Be early--not tardy!
well-written truisms
write truisms
of my own
what a truism is and is not
It's easy to look like everyone else.
When everyone looks the same, it's easy to stand out from the crowd.
They show something true about the world and how it works.
. . .
Does it fit the picture?
Is it a life lesson/can we learn from it?
Is it true for almost everyone?
Exit Ticket
--In your own words, explain what define truism

--Write a truism for the following picture:
Turn to the BACK of your notebook and write this on the BACK of the LAST page:
Get your journal ready.
Grab a book from one of the boxes up front.
3 chimes= I need your attention.
1 chime= Wrap it up.
10 minutes
Right side.
Today's Goals
2. Refine how you write truisms.
Do Now
Please get out your journals
and prepare them for writing.
Write your homework in your agenda.
Friendly Reminder
Act politely.

Help contribute to our classroom environment:
1. Learn how to & practice
breaking down
an image.
Image Breakdown
Looking for
ideas and concepts
within a picture or piece of art
to help you write truisms
Doing the impossible
Believing in yourself
Overcoming obstacles
Group no more than 3
Minimum 5 ideas/concepts
Write two truisms for
two different ideas/concepts
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