TODAY IS THE DISTRICT-TWELFTH GRADE WRITING ASSESSMENT
IF ABSENT YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE IT UP DURING ADVISORY BY WEDNESDAY MARCH 18TH.
option 1: write a proposal to the end of traffic at PVHS.
option 2: write a letter to someone you admire(from afar who doesnt know yet)
option 3: You are moving out, you can only take 10 things with you what are they and why did u choose them?”
Option 4: Write about your dream 18th or 21st birthday
option 5: You fell in love with his or her scent, now you follow them around (they dont know)
Watch Chocolate- write 1pg of character notes.
bring data usb full of poetry and images for digital poetry project due next week.
-Dialectel Journal on either reading you have(Beowulf or Iliad)
No Reading Responses today!
Instead: 1. Get out a #2 pencil
2. Put everything away
3. Wait quietly for instructions
Watch: The Man Who Planted Trees
follow allong in reading-you will need this later.
300 points possible for attending an all day event in SF (applicable to CW or English)
On April 11th
A museum TBD, lunch and
The Finals at the SF Opera House.
GRAND SLAM FINALS: 7PM : $6 Youth (24 & under) & $18 General
$50 VIP tickets include reception & box seating
Featuring Emcee: Marc Bamuthi Joseph
April 11: San Francisco Opera House-
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA
The 13th Annual
Over 500 poets from across the Bay Area participate in the annual celebration of youth voice, literacy, and lyricism.
Join the movement – sign up now!
The Slam begins with preliminary rounds in San Francisco and the East Bay from March 12-21.
It all leads up to the Grand Slam Finals at the San Francisco Opera House on Saturday, April 11.
The Greater Cause
Some Good Reasons for Doing Good With all that takes place in our lives, it can sometimes be easy to overlook the fact that we’re part of something greater than ourselves—a collective consciousness, the Universe, a greater cause. Because of our tendency to forget this, we might make decisions in our lives that don’t reflect that responsibility that comes with this belonging. All too often, we focus just on the short-term, tangible gain to ourselves without worrying about its consequences. Other times, we may discard the greater cause because it seems like “hard work.” The challenge is to expand our minds so that we transcend the distinction between self and others, so we are aware of how our choices and actions can impact a greater cause.
Respond to the Daily Om above. What does it mean to your life?
Ms.T goes over Dialectic Journals and Vocabulary requirements for Beowulf and Iliad.
PPT presentation on how to read an Epic Poem.
Students take notes and will receive credit later for these notes.
The following are examples for the reading of “Greener Diet”
Reading Response #15
TS: It appears that cows are bad(harmful) for the world(environment). CD: According to Stephen Ornes, if Americans eat less beef, then there would be less greenhouse gases emitted into the atmosphere(Ornes).CM: Then perhaps the threat of Global Warming would not be such a threat to the people and animals of this world.CM: …….. CS: I know Americans what a bright future but I am not sure they will be able to give up eating beef.
TS:Did you know that the food we eat effects the environment? CD: Specifically cows are contributing to the abundance (massive amounts) of greenhouse gases that cause Global Warming (Ornes) Cm:Wow! I can’t believe that the meat I eat contributes (adds to) the warming of the world. CM: It is sad to think that Americans care more about their stomachs than the state of the environment. CS Therefore, Americans should change the way they eat so the world can survive.
READING RESPONSE #15
WE WILL REVIEW THE PROCESS OF “CHUNK PARAGRAPHS”
READING= Greener Diet BY Stephen Ornes
Read Article- Choose 2 words you don’t know write in Margin of your journal RR#15
By the time a hamburger finally lands on a dinner plate, it has taken a heavy toll on the environment. According to Swedish scientist Ulf Sonesson, the process of making a one half-pound all-beef burger adds the equivalent (made up of other greenhouse gases) of about 19 times that hamburger’s weight in carbon dioxide.
GROUP ASSIGNMENT DUE AT THE END OF THE PERIOD.