In preparation for the upcoming SAT vocab assessment, students are practicing their 30 words!
As a continuing examination into the influence of the media, we are looking into fake news; as in, when people create fake stories and circulate them online in order to influence people of their own agenda.
Students highlighted evidence of media influence and paraphrased it on a separate sheet of paper.
Our final set of words for the semester!!!!
Assessment on 1-30 is THIS Friday.
Today served as a review day. Students were given a missing assignment report, and the opportunity to obtain missing work to complete over break.
We took notes on 11-20. The usual vocab packet was assigned and is due tomorrow.
As famous-for-nothing-celebrities go, the Kardashian's are definitely agenda setters. The article examines the extent of that trend. At the end of the article are the assigned questions.
Today we are examining how the media influence's identity, specifically with teens.
The first article we read as a class.
With the second article, students identified evidence from the text that addresses how the media impacts people on: facebook, social media, by troling, emails/direct messages, cyberbullying, and sexting.
Today we read a letter from Kurt Vonnegut, upon his discovery that his books were burned and banned at a high school in the 70s. We addressed the rights people have to censor, and what that looks like when we apply that knowledge to agenda setters in the media.
We have to ask the big questions...from what am I being censored?
Today we are tackling an issue in the media with the influence of social media--agenda setters and agenda chasers. Please see the article below.
This is the final set of SAT vocab words for the semester!
The assessment will be Friday, Dec. 2nd
This is the ninth year Mrs. DeWitz has taught Freshman.