Literature and Composition 4
About Ourselves: Feeling “Out of Place”
February 28, 2003
This week, we will discuss times we have felt “out of place” in a new
environment. After our discussion, we will write a paragraph using one
anecdote and one physical description to illustrate our feelings.
Discuss one or more times that you felt “out of place” (like Black
Elk does in New York, for example).
Tell your fellow students the anecdote. Let them ask you for
more details. Write down the details other students are interesting in
knowing more about.
Make sure you note a physical characteristic in your
description of what happened.
Writing the Details:
Write down your anecdote. Write a good topic sentence for your
We will share our topic sentences at the end of the class.
Complete a 125 word paragraph on feeling “out of place.”
Bring your homework to class on Friday, March 7