Core 1:

  1. Write-On: Why should you care which words you use in talking to your friends?
  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. Write-On: What is there difference between an idea and a belief?
  2. What happens when you string enough beliefs together?
  3. What idiologies exist today?
    • How do you think they got started?

Core 3:

  1. Write-On: Why did you pick the words that you did to get to know better?
  2. Now that we have become word collectors, we need to put them to good use, and what better way than to become sentence collectors as well. We must be able to use these words as powerfully as we can, understanding just how they fit together. We must come to know sentences intimately so that we can wield them to their greatest effect. We will become Word Doctors, identifying areas of concern in our writing and prescribing solutions for what ails our words and sentences.
  3. Brainstorm-On: Come up with all of the things that can go “wrong” in a sentence.
    • Why are they wrong?

Core 4:

  1. Discuss-On: How does your personal dystopia compare and contrast with the world of Harrison Bergeron?
  2. Why is it important to dream up, write out, and/or analyze a dystopian society?
  3. Where is there room for rebellion in a dystopian society?
    • Where is there room for rebellion in our society?
    • Why is rebellion so important?
  4. How should we measure the worth/value of a society?

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