ot all sentences strike us with equal force. We do find sentences, however, that catch our attention, perhaps because of their shock value, beauty of expression, or truthfulness. Ask students to note a particular sentence or short passage from their class reading that has captured their attention and to write that sentence or passage across the top of the page. They then spend whatever time you allot to exploring in writing their thoughts about the sentence or passage. This can be an out-of-class as well as an in-class activity.

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