I have recently begun reading the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel with my sophomores. Wiesel is a Holocaust survivor, having spent the bulk of his horrific experience in Auschwitz, the home of the diabolically iconic “Work Shall Make You Free” camp. As Wiesel’s narrative is both evocative and highly personal, I wanted to foster within my students the opportunity to respond in an equally personal and reflective way to the text.
And so, I offered them extra credit if they began a “Night Blog.” Several of them have taken me up on it and have proved to be quite the avid little bloggers. I try to be my kids’ greatest advocate and champion for them when I see work that merits praise. And so, I pass their blogs onto you, my faithful blog readers. Give ’em a second. Check out their pages, and if it so behooves you, leave them a thought or a comment.
I know they would love it.