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09/07/2010 21:16

The First Week Back- Handouts and Lesson Plans (September 7-10)

Greetings everyone! We have a lot going this week in terms of getting organized. Let me fill you in if you missed the first few days. Click on the link highlighted in blue to go to a Word Document that you can print, or type on and attach in an email to me! On Tuesday, we filled out our Student...


04/29/2010 17:03

5 Vignettes

The assignment is easy. 5 short 5 second clips.  A vignette is a short sketch or a brief literary description.  Check out a FlipVideo camera from Ms. H, use your own camera, or use a cell phone to record your neighborhood in action. 5 clips, 5 seconds each. No music.  After you...


04/28/2010 22:40

Power and Language Essay

The goal of the assignment is to create an essay about language and power. Use your metaphorical drawing to think about what you want to say about language and power. Think about the following questions... What are your understandings about language?  What patterns do you see from the examples...


04/28/2010 22:35

Metaphorical Drawing

We don't know each other very well yet. Let me preface this assignment by saying this: I don't care if you aren't the best artist who ever walked the earth. When I look at your visualizations, I'm always looking at your ideas, not your stick figures. Now. Back to the assignment... Create a visual...


04/28/2010 22:13

School and You Assignment

School and You: Persuasive Writing The purpose of this assignment is for you to think about school and your schooling so far. What are you thinking about school after what we've read, viewed, and listened to? What are you thinking about school after researching the best public high schools in the...


04/28/2010 12:55

Illuminated Text Final Assessment

The task: The goal of this final is the create an illuminated text on any text we've read this trimester. You may use Flash or PowerPoint to create this text. While you may work with a partner, keep in mind that a lot of this will be worked on outside of school and that each of you will also...


04/26/2010 19:21

Testing, testing...

Hello. This blog is for finding a more detailed description of the coursework we do from day to day. If you are absent, (physically OR mentally) use this blog to find online and class assignments that you missed in class. 


04/25/2010 11:16

A Glogger Response

 Hello students, Below is a response to my former post about glogger and your assignment. It just so happens that on the day I created this assignment, a community member voiced his perception of students at Kalamazoo Central. While it does not include a poem or song lyrics, I would like...


04/24/2010 15:39

Assignment: Glogster Response

I created a poster at to voice how I feel about the youth violence in the community and at our school. What is Gwendolyn Brooks trying to say in her poem? How does her poem link to the lyrics from Thuggin' by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony? What can we do to address these issues in our school...


04/23/2010 22:25

Beyond the Lines in Real Time

 First post. What up.