DISCUSSION #1 – 4th Block – Fall 2017

Directions:
1. Read these directions and the prompt below.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. In the “Name” field, type in your first name and last initial, using standard capitalization. (Do not use your full name here! Example: Jo H.)
4. Type in your DPS Gmail email address in the “Email” field. (This will not be posted.)
5. Leave the “Website” field blank.
6. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt.
7. Click “Post Comment.” I will need to approve it before it posts, so don’t panic if you don’t see it show up, and don’t try to post it again. (You may want to write your response in Google Docs and copy/paste it here.)

Prompt:
What is the number-one problem in our city today? Write at least a paragraph (five or more sentences) explaining the problem and why you believe it is the biggest problem we have here.

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DISCUSSION #1 – 2nd Block – Fall 2017

Directions:
1. Read these directions and the prompt below.
2. Scroll down to the comment section.
3. In the “Name” field, type in your first name and last initial, using standard capitalization. (Do not use your full name here! Example: Jo H.)
4. Type in your DPS Gmail email address in the “Email” field. (This will not be posted.)
5. Leave the “Website” field blank.
6. In the comment box, type in your response to the prompt.
7. Click “Post Comment.” I will need to approve it before it posts, so don’t panic if you don’t see it show up, and don’t try to post it again. (You may want to write your response in Google Docs and copy/paste it here.)

Prompt:
What is the number-one problem in our city today? Write at least a paragraph (five or more sentences) explaining the problem and why you believe it is the biggest problem we have here.

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3rd Block – Discussion #2 – Spring 2017

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This is the post for my 3rd Block English 10 class’ Discussion #2.

You will receive two separate assignments: Website Comment and Website Reply. Read and follow the directions carefully. :)

YOUR PROMPT:
In our society, is it better to be a boy or a girl? State your position, then defend it with reasons and examples. (Check the assignment sheet for specific requirements.)

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1st Block – Discussion #2 – Spring 2017

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This is the post for my 1st Block English 10 class’ Discussion #2.

You will receive two separate assignments: Website Comment and Website Reply. Read and follow the directions carefully. :)

YOUR PROMPT:
In our society, is it better to be a boy or a girl? State your position, then defend it with reasons and examples. (Check the assignment sheet for specific requirements.)

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2014-15 Symbols Board

For many years, I’ve been asking my students to share themselves with me and their classmates through a collage activity that I make into a bulletin board. They make the card with at least one symbol that represents themselves, then present the card to the class as an introduction. A lot of them get very colorful and creative!

If you’d like to see older versions, here are a few:
2009-10
2008-09 (and the most creative card winners that year)
2007-08

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Symbols of Us: The 2009-10 Edition!

I’ve been using this activity for several years, and they just keep getting more and more creative!!

One reason for this is probably that, every year, I have more samples to share, both here on my website and inside my magical symbols-card box. The day that I assigned these I spread my previous students’ cards all across a table and let everyone take some time ooh-ing and aah-ing over them.

You can see the last couple of years’ boards here and here. (As you can see, I’ve recycled the letters and the border from room to room and year to year.)

And, without further ado, I present you C106’s Symbols of Us board:

Symbols Board overall
Symbols Board top left
Symbols Board top right
Symbols Board bottom left
Symbols Board bottom right

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