English 2 This course is designed to build on previously acquired literary, grammatical, and critical thinking skills. Additionally, students will improve upon comprehension and collaborative skills while beginning to evaluate themselves from a global perspective.
11/7 Journal 2 What do you expect from the main character and the events in the novel based on the background info you received yesterday? What do you think will be the character's main issue? 11/5 Journal 1 What is a prejudice? Everyone has them. Are you aware of your own? What is a prejudice you see in someone you know? Should there be a fix for this? Expound.
Journal Set 2 4 September 2018
10/30 Journal 15 Here is your chance to re-write the basic tenents of MLA 8th addition. Explain what you know.
10/29 Journal 14 What does it mean to be enlightened? What deeper connotation does this word carry? Apply it to your own life and explain your thoughts.
10/25 Journal 13 Reflect on the trial processes and the outcomes. What do those things suggest about a real world trial? What do you think is meant by proving 'the burden of truth'? How does that thought apply to Oedipus? 10/16 Journal 12 Reflect back on your research paper draft. How do you feel you did on it? What do you expect may be a problem? Explain. What do you think went well? 10/11 Journal 11 Take this time to write a review of Oedipus Rex so far. In several sentences, cover everything up to scene one in summary. With additional time, read scene one to yourself as you will be responsible for that information even if it is not the focus of your group.
10/8 Journal 10 Reflect on what you know about Oedipus. Based on this information, what do you anticipate will happen to him? How might it occur? 10/4 Journal 9 Review some of the big ideas that were presented through the poetry offered in the last two days. Choose one that you think provides a valuable message and create a statement that would make it clear for a whole society.
10/1 Journal 8 Reflect on the four examples we watched on Friday. Which was most memorable for you and why? Also, explain the least successful for you and explain your reasoning. 9/27 Journal 7 Identify concerns you have about presenting material to a group.. Do those concerns change when you are grouped instead of solo? What is the best process for successful implementation in this kind of work? 9/26 Journal 6 Describe your experience with the recent hurricane. What community concerns did you see arise as a result? What could you do as an individual to address any of these concerns? Would you? Explain. 9/11 Journal 5 Today is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 incidents. Reflect on what you know about those events. How have they changed the climate of the U.S.? How do you feel about the security of your environment? 9/10 Journal 4 Decide on an idea that you think is worth spreading, especially to those closest to you. How would you work to make sure your idea is not only heard, but also not forgotten and even easily spread? 9/6 Journal 3 Think of someone close to you. What are their personality traits that draw you? Compile a list of specific words that define them through imagery by using words that appeal to the five senses. Explain your choices. 9/5 Journal 2 What role does self-determination play in your life? Do you feel you must follow a path put in place by another or that your choices are your own? Expound. 9/4 Journal 1 According to Plato, an unexamined life is not worth living. What is an unexamined life? Is yours? Offer examples to support your ideas.
Journal Set 1 7 August 2o18
8/29 Journal 10 Without looking, recall the relevant details about all the information from the Ancient Middle East Unit. What aspects do you feel were most important and why? 8/28 Journal 9 Recall an important lesson you have learned about life. What are the details of that lesson? How would you teach it to someone else? 8/27 Journal 8 Convey a strong emotion through alliteration, imagery, personification, etc without actually stating it. (put the emotion at bottom of entry)
8/23 Journal 7 Choose a lyric to a love song you have heard. Describe the feeling , situation and word choices that caught your attention. What do you think the overt message is? What might the subtext describe? Explain. 8/22 Journal 6 Free write. Vent about something or present any topic you would like. Shoot for quality. 8/21 Journal 5 How do you share with another person those events or beliefs that are most important to you? What types of words, gestures, techniques would you use to convey a particularly m;eaninginful event to someone? 8/20 Journal 4 Your brain processes with or without your permission. Think about a book or movie you experienced recently. Other than the main storyline, what other messages (and social definitions) might have been processed at the same time? Why is it important to be aware of these messages? 8/10 Journal 3 What defines a hero for you? Identify both a fictional and non-fictional person and explain why you feel they are heroic. 8/9 Journal 2 Reflecting on communication processes, what would you do to improve our current one? How would you change the alphabet to make it more effective? Explain. Should there be only one universal language? Expound.
8/8 Journal 1 Relationships grow with effective communication. Reflect on how communication has changed over time. Identify what you see as the pros and cons of this development.