Monday, January 28, 2013

Are we doing enough to sustain our environment?

For this assignment, I want you to write a paragraph making a connection to one of the ideas in the reading on pages 129-130. In fact, we did exercise 11 on page 138, and all I am asking you to do is to take one of those connections and expand on it by developing it as a paragraph.

You will need to post this in your blog by the end of the week (Friday, Feb. 1). Be sure to share it with me on Google-plus

Here is an example of how this could look. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Cause and Effect Speaking Assignment

For the spoken portion of your online portfolio (blog), you will create a spoken discussion of your Cause and Effect topic.  While this can be similar to the introduction of your essay, this has some different elements and serves a different purpose; thus, do not simply read your introduction for this assignment.

The purpose of recording an oral piece for your portfolio is to introduce yourself, your topic, and your ideas to your audience.  Because this will be a well-rehearsed recording, your grammar should be accurate as well as your pronunciation.  To be sure that you have used correct grammar, pronunciation and intonation, you will write your oral portion first.  We will practice reciting them in class and, perhaps, on Google Voice.  The final recording will count as a test grade.

This should be about 1 ½ to 2 mins and will be something we put into a video for your online portfolio. 

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Is American Education Failing or Innovative?

From the reading we did in class, I would like you to write a response to the ideas in the text and from class discussion.

This should be one to two paragraphs in length and should show the same qualities of focus, coherence and development we've discussed all quarter.

Address the following in your blog post and publish it by Aug. 1.
  1. Paraphrase the main idea from the reading. 
  2. Paraphrase another provocative idea from the reading -- this can be something that is interesting to you, confusing or overall just something that caught your attention. Explain why it was provocative!
  3. What did at least one of your classmates say about the question of America being innovative?
  4. Finally, what is your response to the text and your classmate(s)? Do you agree, disagree, something inbetween?