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									“Lessons Learned” Brainstorming Assignment

In Ernest J. Gaines’s A Lesson Before Dying, the two main characters each learn a significant, life-
altering lesson from one another. As preparation for our first writing assignment, I want you to think
back over the lessons you’ve learned in your life. Which lessons stand out? Which lessons have
helped you the most along the way? Which lessons do you continue to come back to? I also want you
to think about how you learned these lessons. What were the circumstances surrounding the lesson
learned? What was happening in your life at the time? Your brainstorming here will serve as the
basis for a longer writing assignment that will be given tomorrow. The more thought you put into
this assignment, the more material you will have to write about later.

In your journals, list the top three lessons you’ve learned in your life, and write a brief (2-3
sentences) explanation of what happened.

For example…
Lesson Learned: Preparation = Success
When I was in the fourth grade, I was one of only two students in my class to advance in a spelling bee. I was
given a large list of words to study, but barely even glanced at them. At the competition, I was embarrassed to
be knocked out in the very first round when I couldn’t spell a routine word that I didn’t know.

Journal entries should be titled “Lessons Learned” Brainstorming Assignment and dated in the top right
corner. This assignment should appear on the very first page of your English only notebook/journal.




“Lessons Learned” Brainstorming Assignment

In Ernest J. Gaines’s A Lesson Before Dying, the two main characters each learn a significant, life-
altering lesson from one another. As preparation for our first writing assignment, I want you to think
back over the lessons you’ve learned in your life. Which lessons stand out? Which lessons have
helped you the most along the way? Which lessons do you continue to come back to? I also want you
to think about how you learned these lessons. What were the circumstances surrounding the lesson
learned? What was happening in your life at the time? Your brainstorming here will serve as the
basis for a longer writing assignment that will be given tomorrow. The more thought you put into
this assignment, the more material you will have to write about later.

In your journals, list the top three lessons you’ve learned in your life, and write a brief (2-3
sentences) explanation of what happened.

For example…
Lesson Learned: Preparation = Success
When I was in the fourth grade, I was one of only two students in my class to advance in a spelling bee. I was
given a large list of words to study, but barely even glanced at them. At the competition, I was embarrassed to
be knocked out in the very first round when I couldn’t spell a routine word that I didn’t know.

Journal entries should be titled “Lessons Learned” Brainstorming Assignment and dated in the top right
corner. This assignment should appear on the very first page of your English only notebook/journal.

								
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