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.
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.
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