English 10 - 10/1/12 • Which is more important “peace” or “equal rights and justice”? Listen to Peter Tosh’s song before you respond • Why is it important to be on-time for work if you're a computer security specialist? • Portmanteau word – A word formed by blending two or more other words; e.g. twist + whirl = twirl. Goals – Discuss equal rights and justice versus peace. Take notes. Stereotyping. Discuss and vote on topic. Moving Debate. Homework – Do a brief free write on of equal rights and justice, or stereotyping. Don’t forget to study Vocabulary # 6 for quiz Friday.
English 10 - 10/2/12 • Is digital interaction with people as good as face to face interaction? Is online socializing or texting harming people in some way? • The early bird gets the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese! • Pasimology– the art of speaking Goals – Discuss virtual communication pluses and minuses. Take notes on middle class. Discuss and vote on topic. Moving Debate. Homework – Do a brief free write on virtual communication. You could also write about today’s video.
English 10 - 10/3/12 • Should everyone vote? Do voters have a responsibility to be informed? • Why did Mr. Went go to the Masseuse? • Paronomasia – punning, a playing on words. Goals – Discuss whether or not voting is important. Take notes on agricultural subsidies. Discuss and vote on topic. Moving Debate. Homework – Do a brief free write on voting. You could also write about today’s video.
English 10 - 10/4/12 • What is the difference between your opinions and a pro or con position for a statement of purpose? How will you keep your own views in check? • What does a pirate do when invited to a party? • Pathetic fallacy – Ascribing human passions to nature, cruel snows, caressing clouds, etc. Goals – Present argument and restate opponents’ argument. Academic controversy. Discuss personal opinions related to the issue. Homework –Write five conclusions of small groups from the debate to share in class tomorrow.
English 10 - 10/5/12 • Five minutes to study for Quiz #6. • Question: What type of specialist should you see if you have butterflies in your stomach? • Palindrome – a word or passage that reads the same forward or backwards. E.g. Dennis and Edna sinned. Goals – Complete Week 6 vocabulary study. Complete “Vote or Die” Academic Controversy. Homework – Select an issue that you think would be interesting to research and debate. Present on Monday.