Today my juniors crafted and delivered brief speeches connected to our novel of study, The Things They Carried. One was writing about running cross country, but changed his mind mid-gallop and switched his focus to a Braveheartesque rally-the-troops address.
By the time he presented, he hadn't yet finished tweaking it. In his most stentorian voice, he declared, "We fight for glory. We fight for freedom. We fight for exercise."