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  1. page Summer School Week 4 Tasks edited ... Today's goal: begin thinking about your opinions about poetry. Instruction: Poetry terms Fil…
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    Today's goal: begin thinking about your opinions about poetry.
    Instruction: Poetry terms
    Film: Watch The Truman Show
    Day 14
    Daily Writing: One living arrangement that has grown popular in recent years is the tiny house. These homes are smaller than many RVs but are permanent locations, and a couple are planned for Rapid City, near the Civic Center. Please read about the tiny house movement here to get a sense for why people do it, and then try googling "tiny house" and see what comes up for photos--look at exterior and interior pictures. Then, please respond by sharing your thinking about the tiny house movement. Does it sound interesting to you? What is intriguing or not intriguing about the idea of living in a tiny house? Write a 250-300 word post
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    Read aloud: True Grit
    Essay of the week: Having looked at a lot of poems, now consider further your ideas about what makes a great poem.
    Film: Watch The Truman Show
    Day 15
    Daily Writing:
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    Essay of the week: Continue working to assemble your poetry essay
    Instruction:
    Film: Watch The Truman Show
    Day 16
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    need to recognierecognize how the
    So for this essay, please write a 300 word article on your bog discussing in what ways The Truman Show is true to life. What does the movie reveal about life in the world as we know it? I have given you two reviews of the movie that interact with these elements of the movie, and I'd like you to include at least one quote from one of the articles in your article.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
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    Essay of the week: Complete your Great Poetry Project
    Instruction:
    Film: Watch ?
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  2. page Summer School Week 6 Tasks edited ... Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper I Film: Watch 3:10 to Yuma Day 21 …
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    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    I
    Film: Watch 3:10 to Yuma
    Day 21
    Daily Writing:Magazines and newspaper columnists often like to create articles made out of lists: the 25 best sports movies, 10 rules of wearing sports jerseys, the 5 must eat restaurant dives, the 10 greatest excuses for not turning your paper in on time, etc.
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    Test: Read the stories from the three eras and explain how they belong to each.
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film:
    Film: Watch 3:10 to Yuma
    Day 22
    Daily Writing:Consider your own favorite hobby or activity. Think about what makes that activity interesting, and how you and others have come to participate in it. Write a minimum 300 word article about how you have come to love your favorite leisure activity.
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    four double entry journals
    Read aloud: from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film:
    Film: Watch 3:10 to Yuma
    Day 23
    Daily Writing: Choose a significant quote that you agree with its insight. Write about what makes that quote important or insightful. 300 words. See the quotations page for quotes.
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    four double entry journals
    Read aloud: from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Test: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film:
    Film: Watch The Crucible
    Day 24
    Daily Writing: Please reflect on your summer school experience. What has been good about it? What has been not so good? What do you think you have done well with? Are there areas you have not done well? Have you learned anything? Would you do anything differently if you could do it again? Give me 250 words.
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    four double entry journals
    Read aloud: from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film:
    Film: Watch The Crucible
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  3. page Summer School Week 6 Tasks edited Day 20 Daily Writing:Many of you have heard Writing:American culture is marked by sports; thus…

    Day 20
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heardWriting:American culture is marked by sports; thus, Americans expect to win at the sayingOlympics and are genuinely surprised that moneywe are not very good at soccer. What, however, is the rootpurpose of all evil. In a book I readsports? Questions you might consider further include, why do we play them? Why do parents encourage their kids to play? Why are we so obsessed with watching them?
    If writing
    about sports does not excite you, consider inserting another activity into the question. What is the historypurpose of America before emancipation,theatre? for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money isexample. Or, what was behind muchis the purpose of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is]art? Of music? Of school?
    Writing tip: You'll be explaining your opinion but
    more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show
    centrally you'll be convincing us to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Useyou. Come up with good, clear reasons and support them with examples from life, history, or even literatureevidence. Also, to explainmake your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In
    case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actuallystronger, consider at least one time a common misquotation ofcounter-argument (that's a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the lovepoint someone would make against your opinion, and you state it and try to rebuff it).
    This article, like most
    of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)others, should be at least 300 words.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please"The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (note: alternate plays are available if you've read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"this one)
    four question / comment responsedouble entry journals
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil
    from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Test prep: You'll read three stories from the three literary eras
    and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    explain how they belong to each, so today we'll practice with some.
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    I
    Film: Watch
    Day 21
    Daily Writing:ManyWriting:Magazines and newspaper columnists often like to create articles made out of you have heardlists: the saying that money is the root25 best sports movies, 10 rules of all evil. In a book I read aboutwearing sports jerseys, the history of America before emancipation,5 must eat restaurant dives, the 10 greatest excuses for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slaverynot turning your paper in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show
    on time, etc.
    For this last article, I'd like
    to what degreechallenge you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explaincreate your opinion.own list-column. Try to make it interesting, insightful, amusing. Most importantly, have fun with it. Make it 300200 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)

    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
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    Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"Crucible" by Arthur Miller
    four question / comment responsedouble entry journals
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading:
    from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Test:
    Read Washington Irving's "The Devilthe stories from the three eras and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    explain how they belong to each.
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
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    Film: Watch
    Day 22
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I readWriting:Consider your own favorite hobby or activity. Think about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howewhat makes an observation that highlightsactivity interesting, and how money is what was behind much of slaveryyou and others have come to participate in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. Soit. Write a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-lawminimum 300 word article about how you have come to love your favorite leisure activity.
    Writing tip: To write this well you'll both explain how you came to participate
    in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable thanyour activity and evoke for the best manreader a sense of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show
    why it's great.
    An example: In his book Summer of '98, Mike Lupica writes about how he learned
    to what degree you agreelove baseball from his father and how he then shared that love with the statementhis own children:
    Baseball is something
    that money is passed on. . . . I go to all the root ofsports events with my children, all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literaturethe time, and I would always rather take them to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where
    the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotationballpark, and they would rather be there than anywhere else. I hope that one of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of moneyreasons is because they are there with me.
    I cannot tell you for sure why baseball is passed on the way it is. . . . It was something I shared with my father, and still share today. It was
    a rootspecial language we had . . . A love that fits inside of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better knowna bigger love, like a ball in our culture than the original.)a mitt.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
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    Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"Crucible" by Arthur Miller
    four question / comment responsedouble entry journals
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
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    Film: Watch
    Day 23
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. InWriting: Choose a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observationsignificant quote that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree
    you agree with the statementits insight. Write about what makes that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history,quote important or even literature to explain your opinion. Make itinsightful. 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where
    See the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)quotations page for quotes.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
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    Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"Crucible" by Arthur Miller
    four question / comment responsedouble entry journals
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading:
    from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Test:
    Read Washington
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
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    Film: Watch
    Day 24
    Daily Writing:Many ofWriting: Please reflect on your summer school experience. What has been good about it? What has been not so good? What do you think you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree
    done well with? Are there areas you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Makehave not done well? Have you learned anything? Would you do anything differently if you could do it 300again? Give me 250 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)

    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe'sfinish "The Pit and the Pendulum"Crucible" by Arthur Miller
    four question / comment responsedouble entry journals
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"from Harrison Scott Key's The World's Largest Man
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
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  4. page Summer School Week 5 Tasks edited ... Today's goal: choose a topic. Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature Film: …
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    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch The Count of Monte Cristo
    Day 18
    Daily Writing: Please read the following opinion article from the Los Angeles Times regarding cursive handwriting. After reading it, write a 200 word response sharing your own opinion about cursive handwriting and whether it should be taught in schools. Summarize the article's thoughts with a they say summary and include in your summary a quote, using the framing (quote sandwich) that we discussed in class. After your summary, be sure to include your own thoughts in an "I say" response. Like last week, please put in bold font where you have used a template from the book.
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    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: Realism era of American literature
    Film: Watch The Count of Monte Cristo
    Day 19
    Daily Writing: In today's article, please explain what you believe is the best music and why. In your article, please also consider two other kinds of music and explain why you think they're not as good as the kind you're calling the best. Make this, as usual, 300 words.
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    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Instruction: Modernism era of American literature
    Film: Watch The Count of Monte Cristo
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  5. page Summer School Week 4 Tasks edited Day 13 Daily Writing: Please think back to your childhood and tell a story about a particular o…

    Day 13
    Daily Writing: Please think back to your childhood and tell a story about a particular occasion or series of occasions. HelpConsider the reader be there with you and then understand the significancefilm The Princess Bride by reading Roger Ebert's review of what it wasit. Then, in a 300 word article, respond to be there.
    Stories about our lives can be interesting in and of themselves, but usually they’re better if we include
    some kindelement of angle—that “So what?” answer. Try to show your reader whatEbert's review (quote him at least once) and share your story showsown thoughts about childhood,the quality of the film. What works about life,it, or about you. Make this article 400 words.
    Writing tip: This article will combine descriptive elements with narrative ones. Try to tell the story in a way that builds some suspense or humor and keeps the reader’s attention throughout the article. Also remember to include that angle—an element that enters in nicely at the beginning and/or the end.
    what doesn't?
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 176-198)
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    Film: Watch
    Day 15
    Daily Writing: Choose
    Please think back to your childhood and tell
    a significant quote that you agreestory about a particular occasion or series of occasions. Help the reader be there with its insight. Writeyou and then understand the significance of what it was to be there.
    Stories
    about our lives can be interesting in and of themselves, but usually they’re better if we include some kind of angle—that “So what?” answer. Try to show your reader what makes that quote importantyour story shows about childhood, about life, or insightful. 300about you. Make this article 400 words. See
    Writing tip: This article will combine descriptive elements with narrative ones. Try to tell the story in a way that builds some suspense or humor and keeps the reader’s attention throughout the article. Also remember to include that angle—an element that enters in nicely at the beginning and/or
    the quotations page for quotes.end.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 222-250)
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    Film: Watch
    Day 16
    Daily Writing:Writing:Similar to Wall-E, the makers of The Truman Show were creating a satire of our culture in making the movie. For a satire to be effective, it has to be true to life. That means the readers (or, as in this case, the viewers) need to recognie how the story is similar to life so they can capture the connection and see how the critique applies to reality. Thus, for The Truman Show, I'd like us to look how the details of the movie review/responseare true to life in some way.
    So for this essay, please write a 300 word article on your bog discussing in what ways The Truman Show is true to life. What does the movie reveal about life in the world as we know it? I have given you two reviews of the movie that interact with these elements of the movie, and I'd like you to include at least one quote from one of the articles in your article.

    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 222-287, the end)
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Tuesday, June 20

  1. page Summer School Week 6 Tasks edited Day 20 Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a…

    Day 20
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch
    Day 21
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch
    Day 22
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch
    Day 23
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch
    Day 24
    Daily Writing:Many of you have heard the saying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what was behind much of slavery in America: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of the farm.’”
    Please explain or show to what degree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or even literature to explain your opinion. Make it 300 words.
    (In case you’re wondering where the quote comes from, it is actually a common misquotation of a verse from the Bible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the misquote has become better known in our culture than the original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements
    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    Instruction: The romanticism era of American Literature
    Film: Watch

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  2. page Summer School Week 5 Tasks edited Day 17 Daily Writing: Please think back to your childhood and tell a story about a particular o…

    Day 17
    Daily Writing: Please think back to your childhood and tell a story about a particular occasion or seriesWriting:Many of occasions. Help the reader be there with you and then understandhave heard the significancesaying that money is the root of all evil. In a book I read about the history of America before emancipation, for example, Daniel Walker Howe makes an observation that highlights how money is what it was to be there.
    Stories about our lives can be interesting
    behind much of slavery in andAmerica: “Slave children represented capital gains. So a respected Virginia planter could advise his son-in-law in 1820, ‘A woman who brings a child every two years [is] more valuable than the best man of themselves, but usually they’re better if we include some kind of angle—that “So what?” answer. Try tothe farm.’”
    Please explain or
    show your readerto what your story shows about childhood, aboutdegree you agree with the statement that money is the root of all evil. Use examples from life, history, or about you.even literature to explain your opinion. Make this article 400it 300 words.
    Writing tip: This article will combine descriptive elements with narrative ones. Try to tell

    (In case you’re wondering where
    the story inquote comes from, it is actually a way that builds some suspense or humor and keepscommon misquotation of a verse from the reader’s attention throughoutBible--1Timothy 6.10, which says “the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils,” but the article. Also remember to include that angle—an element that entersmisquote has become better known in nicely at the beginning and/orour culture than the end.original.)
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Please read Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum"
    four question / comment response
    Read aloud: Edgar Allan Poe's "Hop Frog"
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a topic.
    ...
    Reminder: For your they say summary, use the templates from pp. 23-26 as well as the verbs on pp. 39-40. For your I say response, see pp. 60, 62, and 65. The quote templates are on pp. 46-47.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Read Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker"Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"
    five-seven summary statements

    Read aloud: True GritKate Chopin's "A Pair of Silk Stockings"
    Reading: Read Jack London's "To Build a Fire"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: What is the greatest movie ever? Please see this page for full instructions.Contemporary History research paper
    Today's goal: choose a movie and find the reviews you'd like to use.topic.
    Instruction: Reading chapter 3 in They Say, I SayRealism era of American literature
    Film: Watch
    Day 19
    Daily Writing: Please think back toIn today's article, please explain what you believe is the best music and why. In your childhoodarticle, please also consider two other kinds of music and tell a story about a particular occasion or series of occasions. Help the reader be there withexplain why you and then understandthink they're not as good as the significance of what it was to be there.
    Stories about our lives can be interesting in and of themselves, but usually they’re better if we include some
    kind of angle—that “So what?” answer. Try to show your reader what your story shows about childhood, about life, or about you.you're calling the best. Make this article 400this, as usual, 300 words.
    Writing tip: This article will combine descriptive elements with narrative ones. Try to tell the story in a way that builds some suspense or humor and keeps the reader’s attention throughout the article. Also remember to include that angle—an element that enters in nicely at the beginning and/or the end.

    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 176-199)
    Four double entry journal entries
    Read William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily"
    five-seven summary statements

    Read aloud: True GritErnest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"
    Reading: Read Flannery O'Connor's "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
    five-seven summary statements

    Essay of the week: What is the greatest movie ever? Please see this page for full instructions.
    Today's goal: choose a movie and find the reviews you'd like to use.
    Contemporary History research paper
    Instruction: Reading chapter 3 in They Say, I SayModernism era of American literature
    Film: Watch
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    10:20 am
  3. page Summer School Week 4 Tasks edited ... Film: Watch Day 15 Daily Writing: Choose a significant quote that you agree with its insigh…
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    Film: Watch
    Day 15
    Daily Writing: Choose a significant quote that you agree with its insight. Write about what makes that quote important or insightful. 300 words. See the quotations page for quotes.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 222-250)
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    Read aloud: True Grit
    Essay of the week: Continue working to assemble your poetry essay
    Instruction: Reading chapter 3 in They Say, I Say
    Film: Watch
    Day 16
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    Four double entry journal entries
    Read aloud: True Grit
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    the week: Attempt to completeComplete your Great
    Instruction:
    Film: Watch
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  4. page Summer School Week 3 Tasks edited ... Instruction: Works cited pages Do your works cited page for your movie paper. Film: Watch T…
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    Instruction: Works cited pages
    Do your works cited page for your movie paper.
    Film: Watch The Princess Bride
    Day 12
    Daily Writing: Please share in a blog post what your discoveries are from the trip downtown yesterday. What did you learn about owning a business? What is it like? What are its advantages and disadvantages? Share with us what the people you talked with had in common and what they said that was different from one another. Share your thoughts too about whether you'd ever be interested in owning your own business. Make this entry 300 words.
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    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 156-175)
    Four double entry journal entries
    Essay of the week: What is the greatest movie ever?
    Goal: finish it.

    Read aloud: True Grit
    Essay of the week: What is the greatest movie ever?
    Today's goal: finish it!
    Film: Watch The Princess Bride
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  5. page Summer School Week 3 Tasks edited ... Film: Watch Wall-E Day 11 Daily Writing: One living arrangement that has grown popular Whe…
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    Film: Watch Wall-E
    Day 11
    Daily Writing: One living arrangement that has grown popularWhen we watched Wall-E, I asked you to view it as a satire. Now, in recent years isa 300 word article on your blog, please write an essay discussing the tiny house. These homes are smaller than many RVs but are permanent locations,movie and how it is a couple are planned for Rapid City, near the Civic Center. Please read about the tiny house movement heresatire. To accomplish this, you'll need to get a sense for why people do it, and then try googling "tiny house" and seeconsider what comes up for photos--look at exterior and interior pictures. Then, please respond by sharing your thinking about the tiny house movement. Doesmovie is criticizing and what aspects of our world it sound interestingsuggests need to you? What is intriguing or not intriguingbe improved.
    I have given you two critics' opinions
    about the ideamovie and both mention elements of living inthe satirical focus with the movie. In your article, please include a tiny house? Write a 250-300 word post.quote from at least one of the critics, using their observations to help support your ideas about what the movie is criticizing.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 131-156)
    Four double entry journal entries
    Field Trip:Today, in a pair or group of three (or one, if that's your style this summer), please head downtown and try to discover what it is like to own a business. Maybe you're interested in owning your own business someday, or maybe you have never considered it, but I'd like you to find out about it. Please speak to at least four businesses about what it is like to own a business. Most preferable is to head in to a store and ask to talk to the owner--if you explain what you're doing, you'll find most of them will be happy to talk with you.
    I'd like you to prepare a set of questions to ask before you go. What is it like to own a business? What are the good parts? What parts are difficult or challenging? What does it take to get started owning a business? What kind of business is the best to own? (Those kinds of things.)
    Then, please take notes--you won't remember everything everyone says, and if you jot things down, the people you're interviewing will know that 1) you were just messing around when you said you were doing a project for school, and 2) that you care enough about what they're saying that you're taking notes (so it'll be a sign of respect).

    Read aloud: True Grit
    Essay of the week: What is the greatest movie ever?
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    Film: Watch
    Day 12
    Daily Writing: When we watched Wall-E, I asked you to view it as a satire. Now,Please share in a 300 word article onblog post what your blog, please write an essay discussingdiscoveries are from the movie and how it istrip downtown yesterday. What did you learn about owning a satire. To accomplish this, you'll need to consider what the moviebusiness? What is criticizingit like? What are its advantages and disadvantages? Share with us what aspects of our world it suggests need to be improved.
    I have given
    the people you two critics' opinions about the movietalked with had in common and both mention elements of the satirical focus with the movie. In your article, please include a quotewhat they said that was different from at least one of the critics, using their observations to help supportanother. Share your ideasthoughts too about what the movie is criticizing.whether you'd ever be interested in owning your own business. Make this entry 300 words.
    News reading and response (30 min) - read and post response to blog
    Reading: Continue reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road (pp. 156-175)
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    8:28 am

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