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Wednesday, September 13

  1. page Five paragraph essay Q1 edited The five paragraph essay is one of the standard essay formats you need to master. It means you wri…
    The five paragraph essay is one of the standard essay formats you need to master. It means you write an introduction, followed by three supporting paragraphs, and finishing with a conclusion.
    Please choose one of the topics below and use the process described here to complete a five-paragraph essay.
    Map out your ideas in an outline.
    Find a quote related to your topic. This could be from an article online or from someone you know. You're going to incorporate this quote into your
    The Choices
    Adventures and Risk
    Why are people willing to take great risks for the sake of adventure? And/or why are others so excited to read about and watch the exploits of such adventures? Consider, for example, Felix Baumgartner's jump from the stratosphere, the jump where Baumgartner broke the sound barrier without an aircraft. Or consider the climbing of Alex Honnold, a man who has solo-free-climbed some of the most difficult rock climbing routes in America. The list goes on and on: Ben Saunders tried to walk across the North Pole, Danny Macaskill rides his bike in places you shouldn't, and JP Auclair does things on skis most of us wouldn't dream about. Before the contemporary era you can consider Charles Lindburgh, Ernest Shackleton, or Edmund Hillary.
    Please explore these questions in a traditional five paragraph essay format and hand in a written map or outline of your pre-writing thinking along with your essay.
    The Greatest Hero
    What is a hero? What makes one hero better than another? Please consider a range of individuals who commonly wear the title, "hero" and choose who you think should wear the title Greatest Hero of All Time. Chances are your peers would not automatically choose the same hero if we took a vote, so you'll need to convince them why yours is the best. Please convince your class who the greatest hero is (and WHY) in a five-paragraph essay.

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  4. page Journalism edited Hello, my journalistic people. Please ask if you have questions about where something is. Most of t…
    Hello, my journalistic people. Please ask if you have questions about where something is. Most of the links below will help you find what you need.
    Current Unit
    AP News Stories
    Breaking News Analysis
    Reading the Pine Needle Survey
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Tuesday, September 12

  1. page Article Summary edited To summarize well is a valuable skill. You'll need to decide which information is most relevant an…
    To summarize well is a valuable skill. You'll need to decide which information is most relevant and interesting and you'll need to share it in a compelling manner.
    For this assignment, I'd like you to share, in writing, the gist of an article you've read. Tell us what is going on in the world by reading about a current event and summarizing its content.
    Steps
    Use the handout I gave you to jot notes for your summary. You'll put a summary, a couple quotes, and your opinion on the paper.
    Use those notes to write a 200-300 word summary of the event (typed, MLA format--which means it will be a 3/4 to 1 page article).
    In your summary, embed a quote from the article somewhere. Use one of these sentence starters to help you embed the quote:
    According to X, "______________."
    X writes, "______________."
    X says, "______________."
    Example
    In the country of Myanmar, also known as Burma, hundreds of thousands of ethnic minorities are fleeing the country, suggesting that those in power in the country have begun, or are allowing, a kind of ethnic cleansing. The people--now numbering around 370,000--are headed to Bangladesh, which borders Myanmar to the west. Representatives from the United Nations are saying the event is "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing." Those who have fled have said their homes are being destroyed and many of their relatives have been killed violently, most likely in an attempt to drive out these Rohingya ethnic people. Other countries are issuing condemnations but do not appear willing to intervene. Bangladesh, for example, has made it clear they expect Myanmar to take the refugees back.
    I was not surprised to hear that this kind of violence is taking place because it seems like every few years we hear about this kind of thing going on in various parts of the world. It was a bit discouraging, however, to sense that the response from other countries to the difficulty is not going to be effective. It feels inevitable that the 370,000 number will balloon, maybe even hitting a million, and that is frustrating.

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Thursday, September 7

  1. page Helping Verb edited ... Definition A helping verb is attached to a main verb to create slightly different meanings. …
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    Definition
    A helping verb is attached to a main verb to create slightly different meanings.
    It is sometimes called an "auxiliary verb."
    Spotting It
    A helping verb always comes before the main verb
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    Examples: be been being am is are was were
    Example
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    of candy.
    The word "eaten" cannot stand on its own as a verb and thus the word "has" helps it out by creating the sense of the time.
    The boy may eat the entire pile of candy.
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Tuesday, September 5

  1. page Journalism edited Hello, my journalistic people. Please ask if you have questions about where something is. Most of t…
    Hello, my journalistic people. Please ask if you have questions about where something is. Most of the links below will help you find what you need.
    Current Unit
    Breaking News Analysis
    Reading the Pine Needle Survey
    Story ideas and assignments
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  2. page Breaking News Analysis edited ... look through at least two series last year's Pulitzer Prize winner for the category of bre…
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    look through at least two serieslast year's Pulitzer Prize winner for the category of breaking newsnews. Read through the work presented on that won a Pulitzer Prize. Look at one that happened recently (in the last four years)page, reading some if it closely and one that happenedskimming other parts of it.
    When you finish, please answer these questions in
    a while ago (one of the last four or five entries).reflection (you can write by hand).
    Reflection
    I'd like you to write a fairly simple reflection where you consider these kinds of questions.
    What kinds of ways did the news outlet report on the news?
    What made the news reporting so noteworthy?
    How has the reporting of breaking news changed over the course of the last decade?
    What was the emphasis of the news?
    How was the news presented? (What did it look like on the page--what kind of page was it presented on?)
    What kinds of media were used to report the news--that is, what tools were used to tell folks about the news?
    What did the reporters do to get their information? Was that clear?
    What kinds of ways did the news outlet report on the news?
    When did they use each type, and how did the various ways compliment each other?
    What kinds of stories did the paper emphasize?
    For follow-up stories, how did the paper refrain from simply repeating themselves?
    Consider the style of the stories. What are they like, stylistically?
    In what ways might a school paper like ours learn from news like this?
    Said another way, how might we realistically implement elements we see these reporters doing?

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