September 26

Hero Narrative

In the box below, transform your chart from the movie into a summary of how your character demonstrates his/her heroism.

Start each paragraph with “My character, _____________ acts heroically…

Finish the paragraph by writing, “This is an example of how my character, ____________, acts heroically.

Copy the entire entry once you finish. Type in your email address and the spam filter. Then click submit.

September 21

Respond to Speeches

As an audience member, I want you to think of yourself as a “low information” voter. You do not watch much news. You work at night in a factory, have two kids getting ready to go to college. You make a decent living, but are a little worried about your retirement and your health insurance costs.

Watch both videos as this “low information” voter. You have to vote in November and haven’t made up your mind about either candidate. You are going to watch the speeches with an open mind.

First, explain the most notable ways each candidate appeals to you as a voter. Does he use any of the language devices we just learned about to appeal to logos, ethos, pathos? Then, decide who will get your vote. Next, justify your decision. Once you finish writing, I should see a clear argument that supports your decision. If you like what another student says, quote them and add to his/her statement. (As an aside–I hope you noticed I didn’t have to use he/she because they are both men:) Due Monday morning.

September 5

Reponse to Ascher’s “On Compassion”

In 50 Essays, read the essay “On Compassion.”  Once you finish, answer numbers 1 and 2 on page 37.  Submit your response here by clicking the post title, scrolling to the bottom of the page, answering the question, copying your work, entering an email address and typing in the spam filter.  Do not forget to copy your work before you submit it!  Sometimes work gets lost when students don’t take that extra step.  Good luck.