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Friday, March 11, 2016 7:46 AM

The Capulet Feast

If you had the opportunity to rewrite Shakespeare's Capulet Feast, where and when would you have it take place? 


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Monday, March 7, 2016 7:30 AM


1.  What is your greatest weakness – the tragic or fatal flaw – that always brings you down?  Where did it come from?  How do you cope with it?  Use examples to explore this concept fully.

OR

2. Do you believe in love at first sight?  Explain, including your description of what makes two people instantly attracted to each other (even if you don’t call that love).


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Monday, February 29, 2016 7:31 AM

Generational Behaviors

Activator:  
·      Do older people’s attitudes towards a subject influence younger people’s attitudes? For example, are you a democrat or republican simply because of your parent’s beliefs? OR do you research the subject/topic, gather facts, and formulate your own attitude?


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Thursday, February 25, 2016 9:13 AM

Young Love

In  paragraph form, answer ONE of the following questions:

1. What is the most you've ever done for love?

2. How far would you go to be with the one you love?

3. Are teens younger than 16 old enough to make decisions about relationships? Why or why not?

 

 

 


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Tuesday, December 15, 2015 7:13 AM

Setting

Describe the setting from your Myon Reader book selection. 


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 3:37 PM

Life Skills

Thursday

What do you think are the top three skills (of any kind) that every person should strive to develop in his or her lifetime? Why those particular skills? Justify your answer.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2015 1:25 PM

Lesson Learned

Wednesday

What is something (a skill, a life lesson) that your parents (or someone else in your life) taught you that you are very grateful for being taught? Why is that skill or lesson so important to you?


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 7:52 AM

Struggles Teens Face Today

What is a major struggle or problem that teens like you today face that is different from what teens in the past have to solve? 

Don't forget: No LESS than five sentences. Use RACE. 


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Monday, November 30, 2015 7:54 AM

Class Kickoff

Use R.A.C.E.

1. Restate the question in statement form   2. Answer the question    3. Cite evidence (example)      4. Explain your evidence (example)

Then be sure to sum it all up with a concluding sentence!

All of us have a “pet peeve,” that one thing that others do that frustrates us completely. What is your pet peeve? What do you do (or not do) when you notice this in others?


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Monday, November 30, 2015 7:54 AM

Class Kickoff

Use R.A.C.E.

1. Restate the question in statement form   2. Answer the question    3. Cite evidence (example)      4. Explain your evidence (example)

Then be sure to sum it all up with a concluding sentence!

All of us have a “pet peeve,” that one thing that others do that frustrates us completely. What is your pet peeve? What do you do (or not do) when you notice this in others?


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Monday, November 2, 2015 9:29 AM

Theme/Central Idea in "St. Lucy's"

What is the central idea of the passage we recently studied from "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves?" (227-229) How do you know? Use evidence

 

 


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Monday, September 14, 2015 7:40 AM

Climax in "The Scarlet Ibis"

What best represents the climax in "The Scarlet Ibis?" Use the information below to form a well-devised paragraph explaining your claim. Be sure to use R.A.C.E., and don't forget to CITE the text!

1. The definition of CLIMAX is: 

The turning point of the story; Excitement at its peak; A moment of realization or epiphany can occur. 

2. The narrator DOES experience a moment of realization, but at what point does that occur? 


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