In a previous class, we discussed the importance of knowing what the constructed or extended response question is really asking. We decided that the only way to know that is to read the question carefully. I really can't stress that enough. If you don't take the time to consider your answer, you're leaving valuable points … Continue reading How to Nail the Constructed Response (Short Answer) Question, Part 2
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1st and 4th Periods The Slot Machine In Your Pocket Questions: What is the main idea of Harris’s essay? What does the verb “hijack” mean? Why do you think Harris used it? Explain what Harris means by the following: “… when we change our main profile photo [,] Facebook knows that’s a moment when we’re … Continue reading Class Reading Assignments for October 18 – 19
In case you missed it (#ICYMI), here's the PowerPoint we used in class on Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17, 2017. If you were out, you'll have an extra day to make up the work missed. All exercises are in the presentation, which you can download by clicking the link below. Essay Introductions with … Continue reading The Thesis Sentence & Background: October 16-17
Note: This assignment is for students in periods 2, 3, and 5. The Mission: Assume you are stranded in the middle of Death Valley, California. It is very hot there. How hot is it? According to USA Today, Death Valley temperatures range from around 120 °F during the day to a chilly 90 °F during summer nights. … Continue reading Death Valley Survival Essay – October 4, 2017
UPDATE: This essay is due no later than Friday, November 3rd. Please note that this information is for students in 1st and 4th periods only. As promised, here is a link to a YouTube playlist I've titled, unsurprisingly, The Cold War. If you don't see a video on your topic, feel free to suggest one … Continue reading Cold War Essay Resources