grammar: The Understood "You"
Touchcast: Part 1
Grammar: Complete Subject v Simple Subject
The above file is a powerpoint (I changed it to an older version of powerpoint so that it will work for more students. The file below is a PDF in case you do not have powerpoint.
Grammar: Subject of a Sentence
Coming to Conclusions and Making Inferences
Composing a Five Paragraph Essay
What is Plagiarism???
Types of Writing Assignments
Terms for the Writing Process
How to write a five paragraph essay
This is the graphic organizer that accompanies this video.
Reading Rainbow Book Review Sample
In your composition notebook, write a response (minimum of one paragraph) to the topic that has been presented.
1. What does the word "almost" mean in our society?
2. Explain the quote, "Go against the flow." Is this a negative or positive quote, and why?
3. Why do you think our society puts such a high value on professional athletes?
1. Why are people seldom content with what they have?
2. Why should the question not be "What did you learn today," but rather "What good questions did you ask today?"
3. Explain the quote: "Truth is the property of no individual, but is the treasure of all men." Do you agree or disagree with the quote and defend your stance with an example.
4. Why does the statement, "There is no absolute truth" not make sense, and what are the implications of an absolute truth?
5. What does it mean to be successful?
1. Why is it that you never really know how difficult something is until you have completed it? Give an example of when this statement was true for you.
2.Explain the quote, "Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I'll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things." -Lawrence D. Bell
3. Why do we pretend?
4. Everything that is real was once part of someone's imagination. Explain why this quote is true, and make sure to give examples. What would you like to see become real?
1. In English we have one word to describe a passionate emotion toward an object, Love. How would you describe the difference between, "I love my family, I love baseball, and I love my wife"?
2. If you were forced to spend the rest of your life in a library, a zoo, or a museum, which would you choose and why?
3.Write down 50 things that make you smile.
4. You have been give a box of magical sidewalk chalk. Anything you draw will become real. You can either tell me what you will do with the chalk or you can write rules for using the chalk.
5. Convince me that aliens either are or are not real. Use evidence.
1. Create a Columbus Day ceremony based on history rather than legend. Be thorough and explain why it is historical and not legendary.
2. How do you know that something is real? (keep in mind oxygen. You can not see it, feel it, touch it, or taste it, yet we know it is real)
3. Write a letter to someone you miss.
4. If you had an opportunity to be invisible for a whole day, what would you do?
5. What would you do if your doctor was covered in piercings and tattoos? Why do you think our society holds stereotypes against people with tattoos and piercings?
1. How would your daily life be different if dinosaurs still roamed the earth?
2. If dragons are a mythological creature, then explain how it is that cultures from China to Mexico created the same type of creature with similar characteristics.
3. If you saw someone commit a crime (major or minor) that did not affect you, what would you do and why?
4. Explain why doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.
5. Do you agree with the following quote, "It is nice to be important, but it is more important to be nice. Explain your reasoning.
1. Describe what it means to be beautiful.
2. Earl Nightingale said, "Never give up on a dream because of how long it will take to accomplish. The time will pass anyway." What is your greatest dream/ goal, and what is standing in your way of moving toward it?
3. Why do we say that some things are right for other people, but we would never do it because it is wrong for us?
4. Why do we fear failure?
5. What would you attempt if you knew failure was not an option?
1. What does it take to be "great"?
2. How would your life be different if you could only see in shades of grey?
3. Why do we yell when we get angry?
4. Create a card for someone.
5. Why do we sleep?
1. What does friendship look like?
2. Why is it important to pay attention to the words "if", "however", "but", and "when"?
3.If a color had a personality, which color would you be an why?
4. How do you know you have done something well?
5. What has been your greatest success this school year, and what do you still hope to achieve?
1. What makes someone a best friend?
2. What is the most valuable thing you own, and what makes it so valuable?
3. Explain the quote, "If you do not stand for something, then you will fall for anything.
4. Is your cup half empty or half full?
5. Will creativity ever cease to exist?
1. At what point does sound become music?
2. Why are some things appealing to some people and appalling to others?
3. How do words get their meaning?
4. Can talent be taught?
5. What is your earliest memory?
1. Do people who have been blind from birth dream in shapes and colors?
2. Why do people obey other people?
3. What is the purpose of education?
4. Do you believe in destiny?
5. Why do kids not want their parents to share their fashion sense?
1. If a doctor gave you five years to live, what would you try to accomplish?
2. Why do people not care how much you know until they know how much you care?
3. What do you think others think about you? What can you do to make them see you for who you really are?
4. If you only realize that you are dreaming when you wake up, how do you know that the life you are living is not a dream?
5. Where does thought go when it is forgotten?
1. What is defined as normal?
2. Why do people who want to be unique hang out with other unique people who have the same unique style and attitudes that they do?
3. Who do you look up to (not literally due to height) and why?
4. How do you handle stress?
5. If you could create an App, what would it do and why would people use it?
1. Explain why the following saying is true: Judging someone does not say anything about someone else, but is does say everything about you.
2.Hate has caused many problems in the world, but it has yet to solve one. Explain.
3. To be inspired is great, but to inspire is exceptional. Explain.
4. Why do we spend money on space if it does not impact how we live on earth?
5. Do you think that there are still dinosaurs that exist today (and I do not mean Kimodo Dragons) ie Mokele-mbembe?
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