Thursday, February 25, 2016

Empathy Article Blog Response

  1. In class on Thursday, Feb 25th, listen to the two videos on Google Classroom.
    How do these videos help answer the question above?
  2. In class on Thursday, Feb 25th, you will answer the above question using both the article and the videos, in a well written blog post that includes:
    1. Two paragraphs, each with topic sentences
    2. Evidence from the text and videos
    3. In text citations
    4. Thoughtful commentary (your thoughts about the the quotes/evidence and topic)
  3. empathy and bystanders

Monday, February 8, 2016

Freshman Hybrid Survey

Please complete the survey below to help the English dept evaluate this year's freshman experience.

Freshman English Survey

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mental and Physical Disorders - Are they really any different?

We talked a great deal this week about mental illness and mental disorders to help us understand how they are perceived in our world and how they are portrayed on TV and in movies.

We will watch three clips of real life and fictional individuals in order to think about how people with illnesses and disorders are treated, what they struggle with, and how they lead fulfilling happy lives despite these mental and physical challenges.

As you watch, take notes on the parking lot hand out provided to you. What do you observe in each clip and in which ways are these individuals similar or different.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Grudges and Feuds - Who is Right and Who is Wrong?

After reading, annotating, and discussing one of the two articles regarding grudges and feuds, write a one paragraph blog post that answers one of the two following questions. Be sure to:

1. Answer the question
2. Use and cite a piece of evidence from the text
3. Ensure you use the proper paragraph structure
4. You edit your work.

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Question 1 -

In the Jackson Family article, what is the feud over and how do you think it should be resolved?

Question 2 -

Do you agree with what the author of this article is saying about grudges? Should we always forgive or is it sometimes ok to hold on to a grudge?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Feed's Use of Language

In connection with the mini language research assignment we are completing in class, what do you think about Anderson’s writing style and use of language within this novel—"his futurespeak vocabulary—his ad/jingle story interruptions" and his stream of consciousness narrative? Did your opinion about his style change? Be specific about what works and what doesn't using examples from the text. Post your answer on your blog in a well developed response that includes a unique title.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Evolution of the Word Cool

Click on the link below for an example infographic that shows some of the ways the word cool has evolved. Based on the definitions, what cultural factors might have contributed to the evolution?

Cool - An Evolution Link

(Photo Credit) -

Syko Beats

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Said No Teenager Ever Blog Response

Comment on something positive you see on each team's use of satire in their video.

In your praise, make sure you discuss how they achieved success. What specific details contribute the satirical message or impact?

- Verbal
- Location
- Facial expressions
- Soundtrack
- Body language

Overall, what message would a viewer take away from this set of videos about what it means to be a teenager?