Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How to improve school

January 12, 2016 

What would make school better?

- start later 8 or 9 
- better learning/ teaching strategies 
- shorter classes 
- better lunch/ breakfast 
- more electives 

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

COLLECTION 1 - Ourselves and Others

COLLECTION 1
Ourselves and Others

ANCHOR
TEXT
SHORT STORY
What, of This Goldfish,
Would You Wish?
Etgar Keret

CLOSE
READER
SHORT STORY
the Wife's Story
Ursula K. Le Guin

MEDIA
ANALYSIS
DOCUMENTARY TRAILER
My So-Called Enemy
Lisa Gossels

COMPARE
ANCHOR
TEXTS
COURT OPINION
fromTexas v. Johnson Majority Opinion      William J. Brennan

NEWSPAPER EDITORIAL
American Flag Stands
for Tolerance
Ronald J. Allen

CLOSE
READER
PUBLIC DOCUMENT
from the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights
UN Commission on
Human Rights

CLOSE
READER
SPEECH
fromTowards a True Refuge
Aung San Suu Kyi

SHORT STORY
The Lottery
Shirley Jackson

POEM
Without Title
Diane Glancy

COLLECTION PERFORMANCE TASKS
Present a Speech
Write an Analytical Essay

Thursday, November 26, 2015

"PeckPocketed" by K...





TONE

Provide 3 adjectives that reflect the overall effect of the work



SYMBOL

Supply 2 images that represent this selection (cite 2, with brief explanation)



THEME

write 2 (not a moral; write as a statement;)



TAG IT

write 2 tags that relate to the selection.



GIST

Create a GIST statement that summarizes the story.


"Brain Divided" - by Josiah Haworth, Joon Shik So...





TONE

Provide 3 adjectives that reflect the overall effect of the work



SYMBOL

Supply 2 images that represent this selection (cite 2, with brief explanation)



THEME

write 2 (not a moral; write as a statement;)



TAG IT

write 2 tags that relate to the selection.



GIST

Create a GIST statement that summarizes the story.


Animated Shorts to Teach Issues





TONE

Provide 3 adjectives that reflect the overall effect of the work



SYMBOL

Supply 2 images that represent this selection (cite 2, with brief explanation)



THEME

write 2 (not a moral; write as a statement;)



TAG IT

write 2 tags that relate to the selection.



GIST

Create a GIST statement that summarizes the story.