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2020 at-home Reading Response #A

April 2, 2020

Brainpickings is an online publication, technically a blog of one person, Maria Popova, who reads extensively, and publishes essays on her blog in order to capture the connections between art & science.  Her writing takes some time to get used to, and you should expect it to feel slow.  There are lots of hyperlinks within her post that would take you to other posts she has written, or sometimes an outside source that she wants to make available; you don’t need to go down those rabbit-holes for now.  One or two sentences often unlock a great deal of meaning, and the piece as a whole will be gratifying to those who have the motivation and patience to read entirely through.

Read the post that I’ve linked here, “An Antidote to Hopelessness and Disorientation,” then

1. Comment on the article.  Your response should focus on different parts of the reading by using a quote to springboard your own thoughts, connections, feelings, agreements, and judgments, etc. of the reading.  Shoot for 500 words.

2. Comment on someone’s response, after I’ve had a few days to review them an allow them up on this site. Shoot for 250 words.

Honors 11th – Final Independent Reading Posting

May 31, 2016

Your posting for this grading period must be completed by June 10th.

Find an article of any length that relates to a topic being studied in class, i.e. Modernism, or any of the post WWII decades arts & culture in America.  Your posting must include:

  • A link to the article
  • An explanation of why you chose this article/ how it relates to what you’re studying in English class at the moment (~50-100 words)
  • A summary of the article (~200-250 words)
  • Your personal thoughts on the article, for example whether you agree or disagree, how interesting it was, or how well it helped you understand a the topic from class. (~200-250 words)
  • This is meant to  be an academic extension of what you do in class, so your source must have some level of professional or academic credibility.  No tabloids, please

Seminar – Final Independent Reading Posting

May 31, 2016

Your posting for this grading period must be completed by June 10th.

Find an article of any length that relates to a topic being studied in class, i.e. Dante’s Inferno.  Your posting must include:

  • A link to the article
  • An explanation of why you chose this article/ how it relates to what you’re studying in English class at the moment (~50-100 words)
  • A summary of the article (~200-250 words)
  • Your personal thoughts on the article, for example whether you agree or disagree, how interesting it was, or how well it helped you understand a the topic from class. (~200-250 words)
  • This is meant to  be an academic extension of what you do in class, so your source must have some level of professional or academic credibility.  No tabloids, please.

11th Grade Honors Independent Reading & Research Assignment #2

April 13, 2016

Your posting for this grading period must be completed by April 19th at midnight, so that we can use it for a follow-up assignment in class on Wednesday.

Find an article of any length that relates to a topic being studied in class.  Your posting must include:

  • A link to the article
  • An explanation of why you chose this article/ how it relates to what you’re studying in English class at the moment (~50-100 words)
  • A summary of the article (~200-250 words)
  • Your personal thoughts on the article, for example whether you agree or disagree, how interesting it was, or how well it helped you understand a the topic from class. (~200-250 words)
  • This is meant to  be an academic extension of what you do in class, so your source must have some level of professional or academic credibility.  No tabloids, please.

9th Grade Seminar Independent Reading & Research Assignment #2

April 13, 2016

Your posting for this grading period must be completed by April 17th at midnight, so that we can use it for a follow-up assignment in class that Monday.

Find an article of any length that relates to a topic being studied in class.  Your posting must include:

  • A link to the article
  • An explanation of why you chose this article/ how it relates to what you’re studying in English class at the moment (~50-100 words)
  • A summary of the article (~200-250 words)
  • Your personal thoughts on the article, for example whether you agree or disagree, how interesting it was, or how well it helped you understand a the topic from class. (~200-250 words)
  • This is meant to  be an academic extension of what you do in class, so your source must have some level of professional or academic credibility.  No tabloids, please.

AFTER you have posted the above response, wait until your comment has been approved to do a follow-up assignment: read a posting that someone else has created for this assignment, check their article out, and respond to their posting by addressing their opinion. (~150 words)

Independent Reading/ Research

February 1, 2016

Find an article of any length that relates to a topic being studied in class.  Your posting must include:

  • A link to the article
  • An explanation of why you chose this article/ how it relates to what you’re studying in English class at the moment (~50-100 words)
  • A summary of the article (~200-250 words)
  • Your personal thoughts on the article, for example whether you agree or disagree, how interesting it was, or how well it helped you understand a the topic from class. (~200-250 words)
  • This is meant to  be an academic extension of what you do in class, so your source must have some level of professional or academic credibility.  No tabloids, please.