Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Dear Junior English Kids,

If you missed class, we completed the following:

1. We completed your first journal entry. From now you will experience a journal entry on a more frequent basis.

JOURNAL ENTRY #1 entitled "Boy, 12, faces grown up murder charges"/ Article #1

Please use your annotated article to respond to the following journal prompt.

After reading and annotating the article, identify two points of interest from the article. In addition, indicate two points that you found confusing, and then two points that you found emotional. Tell me about those "colors." Basically, why were you interested, confused, and emotionally connected to the text?

Next, justify your opinion regarding the prosecution of minors as adults.
I look forward to your response.

2. Next we completed the "triangle" that we started on Monday, August 29th, and then we wrote a paragraph using the triangle as our guide. This is the paragraph that we wrote together.

Due to hectic schedules, many teenagers fail to eat a healthy breakfast.
One reason for this pertains to the fact that young people wake-up late. Late nights spent on homework can cause exhaustion, and therefore a lack of desire to eat. In addition, teens must work to pay for expenses and to assist their families. This, of course, adds to the fact that they are tired, and therefore not interested in eating a healthy meal. A second reason involves laziness on the teen's part. Lack of motivation to complete responsibilities takes place because students don't see a purpose with their "jobs." Therefore, laziness kicks in and teenagers fail to eat. The above points illustrate why teenagers struggle with eating a healthy breakfast.

1. Complete a colored body paragraph choosing from the list below. Your paragraph needs to include the "triangle" and appear in color. You may hand write your paragraph!

  • Divorce
  • Uniforms in secondary schools
  • Marrying young
  • Taking the ACT
  • Liposuction
  • Freedom
  • Racism
  • Year-Round school
  • Cell Phone Policy
  • ARC