Monthly Archives: October 2013

Class Agenda #25 – Conspiracy Theories

Group Juggle- 3.2

Class Reading-

Music Conspiracy Theories 

Pop Culture Conspiracy Theories 



In your notebook, comment one or several of the conspiracy theories. Summarize the theory, did you believe it or not?, and if you still do, then why?


Research- See if you can find your own Conspiracy Theory on the internet. Use Google, or another method.


Class Agenda #24- Start of the Week

Group Juggle- 3.2


  • Find 2 sources that report on what happened to Chris Brown last night.
  • Read them.
  • Compose a tweet stating your opinion on Chris Brown. Use any # you think is appropriate.


Start of The Week News Quiz

React in your notebook to the street art.

Class Agenda #23- Trend Report

Opening- Group Juggle 3.2

Typing test-

Class Work- 

New Assignment-

LT- I can present ideas, arguments, and evidence logically and formally in a way is appropriate to my purpose, audience, and task.

Use your research skills to find something that is trending now. Could be from the weekend. Could be from last week. Then, use your writing skills to draft an essay of about 250 words that does the following:

  • (NEW) You must use and cite MULTIPLE SOURCES in your essay.
  • Summarize the story.
  • Analyze the story- Ask yourself, why did this story trend?
  • Predict- What are the outcomes or implications of this story?
  • Cite- Credit your sources using our MLA Format
  • Tweet- Share your links with your twitter followers.

Class Agenda # 17 – Thinking of Examples-

Opening Circle- 

Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the message of the poem?

“There were people who went to sleep last night,
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.

And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.

So you watch yourself about complaining.

What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.”
― Maya Angelou

Generating Examples to talk about:

Think of making connections- Text to Self, Text to World, Text to Text

Text to self- You and those directly related to you. Stories that you are a part of.

  • How can this poem relate to aspects/parts of my life?
  • What are some experiences that I’ve had that relate to this poem?
  • Create a list of examples

Text to world- Your block, neighborhood, borough, city, state, country, planet, galaxy, universe, multiverse, google-verse, et, al 

  • How does this poem relate to the world around me?
  • Create a list of examples

Text to text- Other books, films, plays, or short stories.

  • What are some other texts that relate to this poem?
  • Create a list of examples

Class Work-

In your notebook, create a list of Text to Self, Text to World, and Text to Text connections with Maya Angelou’s poem.

Transition to Lumosity or Quizlet.