Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.Russell Baker
--How has the world changed in the last 100 years and 10 years?What is positive and what has been negative progress
50 death quote
Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973), The Lord Of the Rings, Book Four, Chapter One
--How does this relate to debates in our society?Do we ever have the right to take someone’s life for the betterment of society?When has this idea been used as a negative political tool in history?
51 History quote
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon. Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821)
--How do you think the history books of other countries differ from ours?What do think is skewed/biased in our history books?What topics do you think education/world avoid talking about?
52 Knowledge is power quote
Knowledge is power. Sir Francis Bacon (1561 - 1626)
--How is this true?When in time and in the world is knowledge withheld from the masses?Does this happen in America?Does education always equal this kind of powerful knowledge? Vocabulary Workbook due dates
Unit 4 Read pgs 51-53, Completing the Sentence pg 54-5511/30
1. best books form (located in red hanging folder in the last slot). May do 1. 2. free rice. (earn 1,000 grains and then print off the page). Max 3,000 3. type your pieces at home and then --email or bring in a copy of the file. along with 2 hard copies. save under last, first name(twc) and last, first name(ondemand1) 4. do a word web for a vocabulary word from your workbook. Max 2. 5. turn in book report early 6. make your book report a website or wiki 7. post interesting articles or poems that can be used in class in the writers corner 8. make a wordle about a book you have read or yourself and post on the blog. 9. download comiclife and create one for a book you have read or about yourself. 10. post your pieces on teenink.com or email them to me to post on my student work section. 11. email a haiku to Courier-Journal by Dec 8th 12. Bring in a blanket for the Wrap up Louisville drive 13. Have your own copy of the Giver for our unit
Write a poem using, "how to...". For example, "how to write a poem", "how to break my heart"," how to distinguish a flower from a frog". At least 15 lines
Haiku is a style of poetry with themes that include nature, feelings, or experiences. It has three short lines. The first line usually contains five (5) syllables, the second line seven (7) syllables, and the third line contains five (5) syllables. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind.
47 Silly poem
Write a poem that is silly.Use pun, hyperbole, etc to create a piece that makes us laugh.Check out Shel Silverstein as a good example.At least 10 lines.
48 Abstract notion poem
Write a poem about an abstract noun (love, honesty, fear).Use figurative language to describe this abstract concept.At least 15 lines
Find a new example poem that speaks to you.Either write a poem that continues the poem’s topic OR write the antithesis (opposite)of that poem.Glue or copy your example poem into your journal!
43 free association poem
Write a list of 15 "free association" words; these are 15 random nouns, verbs, adjectives. Use the 15 words in a poem.Extra:cut them out of a magazine or newspaper, organize them, and glue them into your journal.You may add a few words to make it work.
44 X-ray poem
Write a poem using the theme of, "x-ray", or seeing through layers.Don’t take this literally, think figuratively!At least 3 stanzas.
Vocabulary Workbook due dates
Unit 1-3 review pgs 47-4811/11
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