Most students were eager to participate in this unorthodox request.
“This is language arts, right?”
“Yes, trust me.”
Some wanted to hit, others wanted to pitch, some wanted to film, and some just wanted to be outside in the sun. The event was splendid, many great shots and many more good memories. The next day, I put the question to the students,
“How do we relate this activity to writing and justify to the powers that be, parents, administrators, and ourselves, how this is related to writing?
“We can write personal essays about our experiences.”
“We can choose to write a persuasive argument in favor of using rotten apples and fruits to learn about the writing process.”