Slaughterhouse Five IOC Model – p. 149-151

IOC Example – Slaughterhouse Five

Here is the modeled IOC example from class today, November 14, 2012. The outline is below:

Media Deconstruction Worksheet

Click here for the worksheet. Click here for the vocabulary sheet.

Language, Image, Editing, & Argument: A Quick Comparative Case Study

Chuck Norris and his wife Gena recently published a video on their views of the 2012 election. Check it out for yourself, then answer the media deconstruction questions. Then , view the subsequent interview with Chuck Norris on Fox News. Again, answer the deconstruction questions for this video. Finally, answer the questions below.

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Digital Journalism: Instagram in Journalism

Check out this interesting article on the rise of Instagram in journalism from the Columbia Journalism Review.

Digital Journalism 2: On The Media

If you’re getting serious about producing media, it helps to begin developing a critical lens on media. One way to begin formulating such a lens it to witness others employing their own. As such, I suggest you start listening to at least part of “On The Media” every week. These are journalists covering journalism, politics . . . → Read More: Digital Journalism 2: On The Media

AP Lit – Great Resource for Literature & Art Today, and In History

Want to be cooler? Of course not – you’re already the coolest ev-ah. But on the off chance you’d like to rock some hipstertastic literary, artistic content, check out Brainpickings. Careful – it’s addictive. For example, 17 songs based on the poetry of ee cummings. Awesome.

IB LL – Recovering the Memory Hole

Folks, if there is an overriding intellectual weakness of us all as humans, it is to treat everything that approaches us as novel, new, unique, a one-off event. Overcoming this requires drawing connections between events, ideas, people, artifacts, and so on. To wit, the work we are doing today, tomorrow, the next day on writing . . . → Read More: IB LL – Recovering the Memory Hole

AP Literature and IB Lit/Lang HL Yr 2 Summer Reading Activity

Please follow this link for an introduction and link to the summer reading assignment documents for the 2012-2013 school year. AP Literature and Composition will read Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. IB Lang/Lit HL Year 2 will read Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Enjoy!

Final Exam Conferences – Coreway Across from Classroom

I will be seated at a table in the coreway for our conferences, just across the hall from our classroom. See you there!

IB L&L: Oranges Notes – First Lecture

Here are the notes from our first discussion of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. We’ll continue theĀ discussionĀ on Wednesday.