Thursday, September 22, 2011

September 22

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh; "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole]
Sometimes we're so focused on improvement that we look at everything with a critic's eye and forget what's going right in our lives. What in your life is so consistently terrific that you can afford to forget about it and take it for granted? How can thinking about this put you in a better state of mind? Does your state of mind affect people who know you? Is there some truth to "the power of positive thinking"?

1. Journal/study & review vocab
2. Vocab quiz (surprise!)
3. Correct quiz and plan for Friday 9/23 & Monday 9/26

1. Read your partner's literature analysis blog and write a comment to their post in which you: a) Ask three questions that clarify or extend your understanding of the post; b) Make three comments that connect the literature analysis to the novel you read or something else you know
[NOTE: If your partner has not created his/her blog and posted the URL as a comment to Set Up Your Blog, it will be impossible for you do tonight's HW or receive credit. Time to harness the magical power of peer pressure...]




  3. Please post these as comments to the "Set Up Your Blog" post so everyone's blog URL is in the same place. Thanks!