Monday, April 21, 2014

Period 8 Blog Post- Due 4/25

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/

Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The Atlantic.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 7 Blog Post- Due 4/25

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/
Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The Atlantic.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 6 Blog Post- Due 4/25


http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/

Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The Atlantic.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 3 Blog Post due 4/25

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/

Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The Atlantic.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Period 2 Blog Post Due 4/25

http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2014/02/the-dark-power-of-fraternities/357580/

Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The Atlantic.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Extra Credit Post- Due 4/11

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/opinion/the-things-she-carried.html
Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Blog Post - Due 4/9: Our Guest Speaker---Dennis Mannion---All Classes Post Here

Despite the ongoing issues with lights and power, thankfully the show went on, and we were able to gain a greater understanding of an American soldier's perspective of serving in Vietnam.  I hope you were able to make connections between what Dennis Mannion shared and our reading of The Things They Carried.  Please take a moment to comment on the presentation, ask questions, or make connections between the presentation and the text.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Article of the Week- Period 8

Read the op-ed.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

Article of the Week- Period 7- Due 4/4

Read the op-ed.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

Article of the Week- Period 6

Read the op-ed.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

Article of the Week- Period 3- Due 4/4

Read the op-ed.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

Article of the Week- Period 2- Due 4/4

Read the op-ed.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use a minimum of one quote in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/science/earth/panels-warning-on-climate-risk-worst-is-yet-to-come.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

Monday, March 17, 2014

Article of the Week- Period 2

"Fans and Foes they Love to Hate" Is there any reason for fans to care about rivalries anymore?http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/16/fans-and-the-foes-they-love-to-hate

 Read the opinions.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one opinion more persuasive than the other? Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use two quotes in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Article of the Week- Period 3- Due 2/21

"Fans and Foes they Love to Hate" Is there any reason for fans to care about rivalries anymore?http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/16/fans-and-the-foes-they-love-to-hate

 Read the opinions.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one opinion more persuasive than the other? Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use two quotes in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Article of the Week- Period 6- Due 2/21

"Fans and Foes they Love to Hate" Is there any reason for fans to care about rivalries anymore?http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/16/fans-and-the-foes-they-love-to-hate

 Read the opinions.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one opinion more persuasive than the other? Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use two quotes in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Article of the Week- Per. 7 Due 3/21

"Fans and Foes they Love to Hate" Is there any reason for fans to care about rivalries anymore?http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/16/fans-and-the-foes-they-love-to-hate

 Read the opinions.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one opinion more persuasive than the other? Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use two quotes in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

Article of the Week- Period 8 Post Here- Due 3/22

"Fans and Foes they Love to Hate" Is there any reason for fans to care about rivalries anymore?http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2014/03/16/fans-and-the-foes-they-love-to-hate

 Read the opinions.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one opinion more persuasive than the other? Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 5 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to use two quotes in your response.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Articles of the Week- All classes post here. Due 3/14

CHANGES TO THE SAT--Thanks to the students who suggested this weeks topic!

1.  Read both articles.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.  Is one article more persuasive than the other?  Why?  
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked articles from The New York Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from both.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/magazine/the-story-behind-the-sat-overhaul.html?action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/opinion/save-us-from-the-sat.html?emc=eta1&_r=0&referrer=


Monday, March 03, 2014

Honors---Post PPoints on Edmodo---instead of the blog---Thanks!

Article of the Week: All Classes Post Here- Due 3/7

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/magazine/the-mammoth-cometh.html?_r=0

This week's article is a little lengthy, but interesting.  Should we bring extinct animals back to life?  What are the pros and cons?  Be sure to reference at least one quote from the article.  Extra credit for commenting on a classmate's post.  You may want to type in MSWord, and then copy/ paste/ post on the blog.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Nonfiction article of the week. ALL CLASSES POST HERE

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/health/a-hot-debate-over-e-cigarettes-as-a-path-to-tobacco-or-from-it.html?_r=1

1.  Read the article.  Consider the author's tone, structure of the article, validity of evidence, persuasive techniques, and your personal reaction.
2. Please add an intelligent comment (minimum 3 sentences) in response to the linked article from The New York Times.  Be sure to reference specifics from the article.
3. Optional: Comment on a classmates post in a second post (minimum 3 sentences)
*Use only your first name, last initial and class period.