The Simpsons: Lisa Wins an Essay Competition
00:00:48 - 00:02:27
  • English → Writing → Descriptive Writing
  • English → Writing → Strong Conclusion

Lisa competes against other students in a regional essay competition. The students present their essays, and each essay contains descriptive language to emphasize the greatness of the United States of America. Lisa wins the competition with a particularly strong conclusion.


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  • 01:13 - 01:14

Public Discussion Questions

  1. What were the strong elements in Lisa's conclusion?
  2. In what ways did the students employ descriptive writing effectively?

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Public Pause Prompts

Start Time Prompt Timing Length
00:00 Are you enjoying learning like this? Timed 01:00
01:00 What is this character about to read? Not Timed N/A
01:19 Does he really believe in flag burning? Explain. Timed 01:00
02:26 What do you think "Jingoism" means? Timed 01:00
02:26 What do you think "Jingoism" means? Not Timed N/A
02:27 What different ideas do the students use in their speeches? Timed 01:00


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