Enjoy this interview with Garth Stein. Information on the poem he mentions is linked below in the post.
Let’s begin exploring this year’s theme of resilience inside the community text. The following link provides ten ways to build resilience. http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/road-resilience.aspx# (Note that page 4 lists the ten steps.) Review the ten steps carefully and choose one that interests you.
Then, for part of our homework, write a thoughtful paragraph, five to seven sentences in Standard English, that locates a line, passage, or scene in the novel illuminating the step that interests you. I want you to write your response first in a word document on your computer and revise it carefully for Standard English. Then when you are satisfield with your prose, paste your small paragraph into the comment thread. Because you will be supplying a few words, a line or a small passage from the text, just use simple MLA format to cite the page number in the parentheses following the quotation or paraphrase. Click here for review: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/
ps: click here for “The Revenant,” the poem by Billy Collins that Garth Stein mentions in the above interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvqipvqn8zE