For the next month we will delve into the issue of immigration to Europe, specifically the EU (and Switzerland, for our purposes). You will conduct background and in-depth research, using a handout packet as a guide. I have made a OneNote Notebook for you to use, but you may also use separate documents instead. All . . . → Read More: English 10: Introduction to Research Unit
Please listen to this powerful podcast feature released this week. Please answer the questions below, as well. If you have an interest, here is another example from the same program on a different topic.
Why is this subject worthy of a feature? What is the main point of this piece? Does it have a perspective or . . . → Read More: Homework: Digital Journalism – Podcast Feature
Please visit Longform.org to find a feature that suits your interests. You may also wish to peruse their “Best of 2011″ list. You will read this piece and answer the following questions for presentation to the class on Thursday:
Write a one minute summary of the piece, including the title, author, and original publication title, . . . → Read More: Research: Digital Journalism – The Feature
Our next Posterous discussion is open. Please post a substantive response by December 7, responding to the ideas of your peers in the following week. Follow directions and participate, please.
The notes from our work on writing a specific and powerful definition-style thesis that makes a specific claim are in our Google Docs shared collection for Unit 2 Notes. They may also be found linked below.
Writing a Specific, Powerful Thesis Claim with Keywords
Please read the next two chapters of Into Thin Air, which will take you through chapter 14, for Monday. Additionally, G block, please be sure to revise your paragraphs to include signal phrases and publish them on your blogs. The notes from the use of details work we’ve done are shared in your Google Docs Notes . . . → Read More: Homework: English 10 G & H – Reading and Revision for G
Let’s build on your recent, successful paragraphs with a good essay written in class over the next two class periods. Mr. Friesen will be in class with you, and he is a good resource for you on writing and building an analysis from your reading. If you would like additional instruction, please see the three . . . → Read More: Classwork: IB L&L HL – Process Essay on The Psychopath Test
Please see the notes below on our discussion in IB L&L today, with the writing assignment on page 4 of the notes. Also please read chapter 6 for Monday.
Notes on Ch 4 & 5 of The Psychopath Test
The notes from our initial reading of Into Thin Air, the use of the SQ3R reading strategy, and the differences between fiction and nonfiction have been shared with you in the Unit 2 shared Notes collection and are linked below.
H Block Notes
G Block Notes
I had a great time at “Meet the Teacher” night, chatting a bit and talking about books and online reading with lots of good folks. Somebody mentioned that they would be interested in some occasional book recommendations through this blog. So, to that end, I am making one fiction and one nonfiction recommendation, and throwing in a . . . → Read More: September Book Recommendations