Core 1:

  1. Share-On: Share your Satires with at least 2-3 other people and ask them what they believe is being criticized. If they give you a different answer than what you had planned, discuss why your reader’s impression was different than your writing intention.
  2. Share and critique satires as a whole class:
    • Is this satire affective at drawing attention to a problem?
    • Is this satire affective at persuading you to change (or someone else)?
  3. Dive back into Vocab books for a fresh look.

Core 2:

  1. Discuss-On:
    • How many words do you think you know?
    • What percentage of those words do you think your really understand (can use, know inside and out)?
    • What accounts for your number not being 100%
    • What should we call our Sesquipedalian activities? Why?
  2. Show off FlashCard Exchange (and the Word Within The Word Flashcards).
  3. Discuss the notes in terms of their importance to fully understanding a word.
  4. Explore the ideas page looking for the most authentic idea.

Core 3:

  1. Take Quiz over Vocabulary Unit 1 and collect Vocab books.
  2. Discuss-On: What doesn’t belong in an introduction to an essay?
  3. Let’s  Pack our Bags.
  4. How would you pack your bags for one of the Start-Me-Up Sentences that you wrote yesterday?

Core 4:

  1. Write-On: What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation with words?
  2. With a partner: Analyze Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech  using this handout.
  3. Discuss the analysis as a class.
  4. Come up with your final answer to the final question:
    • From your reading/listening/watching and our discussion, what do you believe that speech can do better than the written word and what does the written word do better than speech?

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