Tuesday, January 17, 2012

January 17

JOURNAL TOPICS: [today's tunes: "A Boy Named Sue" by Johnny Cash; "The Name of the Game" by Abba; "My Real Name" by Steve Martin (Honorable-mention-but-didn't-dare: "Name of the Game" by Crystal Method, "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine, and "Who Am I (What's My Name)?" by Snoop Dogg)]

What's in a name? Thanks to those of you who contributed ideas to the blog discussion (and got QUADRUPLE the credit for your efforts!) over the weekend. The task remains: how can we describe what we're doing in a word or two? Dedicate the next few minutes to brainstorming something that captures the essence of our work in a catchy way. Instead of listing possibilities, describe what we're doing in a few short paragraphs and jot name ideas in the margin as they occur to you.

1. Journal/collect essays
2. BQ status and calendar
3. Discussion: branding and brainstorming
4. Reportage: marketing your blog

1. Blog promotion (what you've done so far & what you're going to do next)
2. Notes on brainstorm
3. Collaborative working group you're in or want to join/create (title & description)

1. Read literature analysis book (next lit analysis is due on your blog 1/31)
2. Read this article and write a paragraph (on paper to bring to class tomorrow) explaining how you will reach out to help students in need
3. Don't wait: start studying your lit terms (do you need more of a hint about this week's quiz?)


  1. I can't get to the article:/ it keeps saying I have to sign in?

  2. Just tried it and it worked, but here is the link just in case: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/us/young-us-citizens-in-mexico-up-early-to-learn-in-the-us.html?_r=1