Tuesday, 25 October 2011

100 words for grown ups week 16

This week, Julia’s  prompt was a picture of a burger (made from paper mache by the looks of it) with the challenge  to write from the point of view of a vegetarian.
Interesting.
 Not being a vegetarian this has been a challenge and a half!


If you haven't looked at the 100 word challenge before, where have you been? You will find it at http://jfb57.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week-16/

There are already some fab entries, my favourites so far this week are http://dughall.posterous.com/100-word-challenge-for-grown-ups-week16 , http://abgreenteacher.blogspot.com/2011/10/week-16-this-just-gets-more-interesting.html and http://wordpress.sjbteaching.com/wp/?p=627.  It is great fun reading the other entries each week and seeing the variety of interpretations.

Anyway, I digress

So, here goes with my entry- WHY?

Why?
In the 21st century
Why?
Are animals still disrespected?
How?
Caged, over-farmed, pumped with drugs.
So?
Have you not read Animal Farm?
And?
Animals have rights.
Why?
Our future depends on it.
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What good have these burger chains done?
Why?
Look around you at the litter on our streets
What?
I bet it’s a burger box
It wasn’t me
Turn around, make a better choice.
How?
Choose local. Respect your body.

Why?
Heart disease, cholesterol, obesity
So what?

Choose a different path, make a difference and be free.
How?
Meat free,  guilt free. Why not?

14 comments:

  1. Wow, Anna. Your writing started off great and gets better every week. This blew me away.

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  2. This would make a really great lesson stimulus for a PSHE lesson or similar. Another really different way of viewing the prompt. Love all the questioning words!

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  3. That's very generous of you Sally-Jayne; this was a tricky one and I wasn't sure how to approach it; writing from a perspective I'm unfamiliar with was not easy.

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  4. Loving the argument featuring all the question words! Well done Anna. Getting stronger every time.

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  5. That's a great idea Lynda; as I teach in primary this isn't an area that comes up for debate that often; but I know there are one or two children in my class who are vegetarian, so maybe something to consider.

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  6. Thanks Alison. Isn't it interesting to see how differently the same prompt is interpreted? Makes the idea of a "one fits all " curriculum ever more incongruous!

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  7. This is phenomenal, Anna! Really powerful writing. The questions are very provoking and ensure more than a cursory read.

    Great stuff - and thanks for linking to my (much more light-hearted) effort.

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  8. Thank you Dughall. Wanted to break away from narrative this time.

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  9. I enjoyed this Anna. As you say very difficult to write from a perspective that is not yours, buy you did so admirably!

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  10. Great use of repetition to lead up to the point, Robin

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  11. Indeed a powerful piece, well written! I feel an interesting discussion coming on with Year 6! G Sussex

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  12. Thank you for taking the time to comment; this would be a very interesting debate/discussion topic in class...maybe time to break away from the usual homework/uniform debates...

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  13. This is fantastic. Well written and very good points. Love the debate format x

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  14. Thanks Susan. Again the prompt has generated a fascinating range of responses.

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