1. Write-Ons:
    • Why do you think that people act differently online then they do in real life?
    • How can we create a safe environment for everyone on our blogs?
    • What are the inherent risks of posting to a blog once a week?
  2. Explore the Discovery Blogging Rules websites looking for the following:
    • Creating a blogging environment without fear (of insult, of reprisal, of dishonesty).
    • Creating a scholastic blogging environment.
    • Creating a blogging environment based upon protection (of personal information, of identity, of unique thoughts).
    • Creating a creative, non-restrictive, tolerant, and sensitive blogging environment.
  3. Write down aprox. 5 Blogging rules in your category that you think should be a part of the Discovery Blogging Rules.

Core 1+3:

  1. Write-On: What do grades mean to you?
  2. Take a look at your writing assessments:
    • Grade according to the six-trait rubric in your planner.
    • Compare your six-trait grades with mine.
    • Writing Question: If there is a difference, why do you think that we assessed the same paper differently?
    • Take one of the traits that we both think could be an area for improvement (Lower than your other scores or 3.5 and below). Writing Question: Why did you struggle (at least comparatively) with that particular aspect of writing for this piece?
    • How do you believe you will approach your writing differently

Core 2:

  1. Write-On: Every tradition presents a dichotomous choice: to change or not to change. Which traditions are beneficial and should stay the same, and which are detrimental and should be changed.
  2. Read The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
    • Answer questions on theme and change (from handout).
    • Discuss the nature of this tradition, change, and dichotomous choice.
  3. On the back of the handout, answer the following question:
    • How can you change/question tradition when everyone else seems to buy into it?

Core 4:

  1. Write-On: What is the most difficult dichotomous choice (only two options) you have had to make in your life?
  2. Read The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
    • Answer questions on theme and change (from handout).
    • Discuss poetry analysis, dichotomous choice, and change.
  3. On the back of the handout, write a parallel poem about a major dichotomous change in your life.

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