Thursday, May 01, 2008

The War Prayer

My favorite source of classroom inspiration right now is the website of a Chicago teacher named Joe Scotese. I'm introducing his "illuminated texts" idea in my classroom today. I wanted to show you my favorite one because I find it to be both very timely and extremely moving, all the more so because it was created by students.

A Prayer For the Lost

You can read the complete text of "The War Prayer" here. I like that Mark Twain.

3 comments:

Rita.the.bookworm said...

That was really moving! I'l have to check out more of that guy's stuff. It works. It got me to read the original text.

Secret Agent Mom said...

I like that Mark Twain, too. And the three pages of "The War Prayer" had the biggest impact on me of anything he wrote.

Shannon said...

lovely