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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NaPoWriMo #3

Our prompt for day number 3 of National Poetry Month:

Prompt #3: April 3rd

Write a dramatic poem — tell someone else’s story.

The Theatre Guild presented their spring production this morning, so my 1st and 2nd periods were pretty much empty. Then, 5th and 6th periods were working on a critical-thinking activity in teams.

So, although the prompt was on the board, not many students until seventh period (our last of the day) actually paid much attention to it. One student shared the beginnings of hers with me, so maybe she’ll finish it up and post it here. =)

I still haven’t decided about posting prompts on the off-days, and I haven’t written a poem yesterday or today. Hrm. I guess I’ll just wait and see how I feel about it tomorrow.


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NaPoWriMo #2

For the second day of National Poetry Month, I put a new prompt on the board:

Prompt #2: April 2nd

Create a strong metaphor in a poem.

Okay, it’s not nearly as easy as yesterday’s prompt. I haven’t written anything from it yet, but I’ve been working on something concerning God, a flashlight, and Thomas Jefferson. (See if you can figure that one out with me. :P)

To illustrate the idea of metaphor in poetry, I read “Music is love” from beyondbee.com, and we talked about some unusual metaphors that could be.

I realized today when I was writing #2 on the board that we obviously will not have a prompt a day for the entire month of April in my classroom, since we’re never here on Saturdays and Sundays (D’oh!),and Spring Break is coming up the week after Easter (YESSS!).

Sooo I haven’t decided yet whether I’ll post a prompt every day regardless in hopes that some of my students will come by here, write, and contribute, or just stick to the school days…


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