09.18.06

Cores 1-4:

  1. Final Review of Blogging Rules.
  2. Psycodude’s Apology Letter.
  3. September 11th Memorial.

Core 1:

  1. Check “Synonyms and Antonyms” for Unit 7 in vocabulary book.
  2. Collect any “Word Stories” not turned in on Friday.
  3. Group Write-On: How many different types of writing are there?
  4. Group Discussion questions:
    • How are they different?
    • How do you have to approach them differently?
    • Why would someone choose to write in one genre rather than another one?
    • Why are some more popular than others?
    • Are there any more important than others?
    • Which are you most interested in? Why?
  5. Do a few Good Parts.

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: Which words are indicative of change? Which words are indicative of tradition?
  2. Listen to and watch the speeches by FDR and fill out the Speech Analysis Form.
    1. Address at Hyde Park, New York.
    2. Statement on Signing the Social Security Act.
  3. Compare and contrast FDR’s speech after the Pearl Harbor attacks with George W. Bush’s Speech after the 9/11 attacks.
  4. Discuss the speeches in terms of change and tradition.

Core 3:

  1. Check “Synonyms and Antonyms” for Unit 1 in vocabulary book.
  2. Collect any “Word Stories” not turned in on Friday.
  3. Write-On: What is an essay and why would anyone want to write one?
  4. Group Brainstorm: What is writing an essay like? What would you compare it to? (A walk in the park? Beating a dead horse? Painting a picture?
  5. Introduce my metaphor for an essay.

Core 4:

  1. Write-On: What is social change? What kind of social change do you believe is good and bad?
  2. Presentation of Change by self-selected group.
  3. How do our truths of change inform our understanding of social change?
  4. How do books, writing, and words influence social change.
  5. Do a few Good Parts.

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