One moves forward
One waits patiently
And then another.
Patience is a virtue,
To the left
With a rhythm
Of a well-practiced dance.
Many shapes and
From many locations.
A continuous dance.
Everyone moves to the left and slows a wee bit
Upon sighting the flashing colorful lights on the right.
Poor red Ford 150 from Tennessee,
Today speed brought you to a stop.
Your dance was out of sync and you were caught.
At what point were you 100% certain that you understood the events?
What “helped you”understand?
How do you make certain that your students “Do the work”?
I drive a lot for work and 8-9 hours to visit the kids. Many drivers and fellow travelers are kind, considerate folks. However, not all. I couldn’t resist the chuckle when this obnoxious driver met his fate. It couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. My guess was that he was driving at least 20 miles over the posted speed limit as I was passed like I was standing still. I began with the process/goals and then backed up to the top and just typed. Once I found the repeating line, this post wrote itself. My goal was to never explicitly say “A red Ford 150 was pulled over by the highway patrol for speeeding.” or “Everyone was passing poor-slow-driving me!” I deliberately wanted my readers to use prior knowledge and inferences to make accurate predictions about the situation.
How did you do?
Thank you, Anna, Betsy, Beth, Dana, Deb, Kathleen, Stacey, and Tara. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. It’s the March Slice of Life Challenge; posts are DAILY!