Recapping a discussion from yesterday on "Attention Grabber" topic sentences:
Me: "Okay, class. Yesterday we talked about using an exaggeration in our topic sentence to catch our readers' attention. Can anyone give me an example of an exaggeration?"
Sammy: "I've got one, Mr. Kawel. 'This class is really fun.' "
Me: "Wha...? I...well, give me a minute to recover, class..."
Sammy: "It's not YOU, Mr. K. It's me. I'm like this in all of my classes. In here, it's just, I dunno...the teaching, I guess."
Me: "Sammy, that didn't help."