This I Believe Essay Topics

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

Getting students involved in This I Believe essays can be a great way to help them express themselves. This lesson offers a series of This I Believe topics that will get your students going.

The This I Believe Essay

Are you interested in helping your students write from the bottom of their hearts? Sometimes, this is the best way to learn about your students as whole people, and it can also be such a helpful way to encourage students to see the writing process as an authentic and meaningful phenomenon.

'This I Believe' essay topics essentially ask students to state a core value or belief, then expound on it in essay form. 'This I Believe' essays are personal in that they require the articulation of something they hold dear. This genre can also be a nice way to ease students into the essay structure, since they will be writing about something they care about and using evidence from their own lives and the world around them to back up a broad thesis statement.

Though students often love writing 'This I Believe' essays, they can sometimes feel overwhelmed by the generality of the task. The topics in this lesson will help your students narrow down their thinking and write focused essays.

Topics About Family

Family is often a topic that students hold near and dear. The topics here will help students expound upon their beliefs about family.

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