Article of the Week
We will begin every week with an Article of the Week. You will receive a copy of the article on Monday and your assignment for the week will have to be posted on your blog by following Monday. As growing readers, we need to read variety of materials, not just what is found in our literature textbook. I hope that these articles will generate discussions in class and online about relevant topics that impact our everyday experiences in the world. One week out of the month will be a “wild week” and you can choose your own article but be sure to provide a link to it in your post so others can see it too.
Once you open the article document, you will be able to read the article and see the specific directions for your response. Your article response should be posted by 8 AM every Monday morning on your blog. You will also comment on 2 other students’ posts. Your article is due even if school is not in session due to a holiday. Remember to provide link to your article for the “wild week” where you get to choose your own article. I look forward to reading with you this year! Some of these article have been borrowed from Kelly Gallagher’s website.
Sept 20 – Your Brain on Computers
Sept 27 – The Future of the Electric Car
Oct 4 – Devastation in Pakistan
Oct 11 – How to make American Teens Smarter
Oct 18 – Five Years Later Katrina
Oct 25 – Your Choice
Nov 1 – Sagging Jeans? Go Directly to Jail
Nov 8 – Is Soda the new Tobacco?
Nov 15 – Ten Reasons to be Thankful
Nov 22 – Peace Talks in Middle East
Nov 29 – Your Choice
Dec 6 – From Dr. King to Mr. Beck
Dec 13 – Reshaping Global Economy
Dec 20 – The Twitter Revolution
Dec 27 – Your Choice
Jan 3 – American Students Abroad
Jan 10 – The 99ers
Jan 17 – The Barefoot Bandit
Jan 24 – Easy Grades Failing Grads
Jan 31 – Your Choice