01.18.07

Cores 1-4:

  1. Decide new Guest Blogging Question:
    • Is technology a good or bad influence on our lives?
    • How much should parents “protect” their children?
    • How have you (and your personality) changed over time?
  2. Don’t forget to post to Del.icio.us.

Cores 1+3:

  1. Write-On: How do you actually add words to your own personal vocabulary?
  2. Explore some resources for learning about words you want to learn about:
  3. Add five words that you want to put into your vocabulary and write down all of the pertinent information (an exact copy of the elements in your vocabulary book) on a piece of paper and staple it into your vocab book.

Core 2:

  1. Discuss-On: Does using a word in a humorous way demonstrate better knowledge of that word?
  2. Create humorous captions using a Nerd Herd Big Word Book word.
  3. Discuss the creation of new words and their definitions from available roots.
  4. Create a new word and its definition.

Core 4:

  1. Write-On: How can one person’s utopia be another person’s dystopia?
  2. What are the different types of dystopias we encounter, or could encounter if we try to reach utopia?
  3. What would be your own personal dystopia given modern circumstances.

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