ASSIGNMENT--Reader Response on Kurt Vonnegut

READER RESPONSE:Text to Self/World

Vonnegue

Read the quote below from the late Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century.



"Hello, babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. At the outside, babies, you’ve got about a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies — ‘...Damn it, you’ve got to be kind.’"

What does this quotation mean to you? Do you agree with Vonnegut? If you could rewrite the last sentence, what would it be? What rule would you give to future generations?

There are many different types of writing: journaling, texting, emails, formal complaint letters, traditional 5-paragraph essays, thank you notes, etc. All have different requirements. Writing helps you think and noodle out your thoughts. Your reader response will be a place for you to write and think and think and write. Reader Responses will be graded on a 10 point scale and be a part of your participation grade.

10-9 points =Question posed is answered thoughtfully with examples. Response is one paragraph long (approximately 5-6 sentences) and exhibits insightful and original thinking.
8-7 points = Question posed is answered with examples. Response is one paragraph long (approximately 5-6 sentences).
6-5 points = Check in with your teacher.