JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins; "Riders on the Storm" by The Doors]
We all encounter emergencies-- illness, earthquakes, stalled cars, the
occasional zombie apocalypse--so what can you do to be prepared?
Describe planning or training for something that might actually happen.
UPDATE: That topic was a repeat! (Thanks, Joe, and shame on the rest of you. :) Try this one:
Describe the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you.
2. Paying attention
3. We are our curriculum: vocab list and reading
4. Group assignment
1. Read Erica's blog post and the article it's based on closely, analyze both, and post a response to your blog (title: 7 TIMES) [update: for more see Javi's blog and/or en loco politico] Here are some questions to get you started: 1. What is Erica's tone? 2. What are the facts? Do you notice any difference in the facts 3. What conclusions does Erica draw? 4. What writing techniques (figurative language, punctuation/capitalization, etc.) does Erica use to effectively communicate her message? 5. How does Erica's essay compare with Javi's (get past the simplistic "better/worse" and consider style, emotional impact, clarity, and evidentiary support)?