To catch up...
Next Monday Feb 4 will be the exam for Vocab #5.
I would have assigned Vocab #6 1-10 this week. Feel free to work on that.
Vocab 11-20 will be assigned next Monday, but we are also taking the exam for the last vocab, so feel free to work ahead if you wish.
We are also starting our community issues project (see attached assignment file). There are quotation assignment handouts and practice as well. THIS is a great tool that will also help you.
Tomorrow is the test!
Students are reviewing articles they sent to me last week regarding local issues.
Selecting a total of 4 of those articles, students are providing a synopsis of the issue. At the end, students are going to write a reflection about what type of issue they might be most interested in pursuing for a project.
Our final set of vocab words for this cycle. Since it's Tuesday, packets are due Thursday. Your exam is this Friday.
Today we examine an essay surrounding the style of policing in America. Students addressed the questions below, while annotating the text.
1. What is the overarching issue?
2. What is his position on policing?
3. How can this be helped with social media exposure?
Today we examined an excerpt from the novel, Nickel and Dime--"Serving in Florida." We discussed the questions below:
1. What is the overarching issue of this excerpt?
2. What is the author's position on poverty?
3. How can this issue be helped with social media exposure--or can it?
Students examined a second article that contrasted yesterday's approach to the affect social media will have on upcoming revolutions. Students then noted the various items of evidence for our examination tomorrow.
As we continue with student activism, we are examining Malcolm Gladwell's essay on what to expect in the next revolution, considering our attachment to technology.
Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted
This is the ninth year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman.