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.


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...