Media Response: We Are All Daniel Cui

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 04/09/2013

 

After watching this video, think about the following:
1) What is the theme of this story? What lesson do you learn from it?
2) In many ways we are using social media today to stop cyber-bullying, but how can we use it to prevent bullying or to discourage people to become bullies? What do you think could be more effective?

How can you combine Repetition and Tone to create a particular Mood when you give a speech?

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Reader's Response | Posted on 02/19/2013

While reading about Martin Luther King and his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, we noticed how he used repetition during his speech when addressing the audience. In the prezi below, we’ll look at more examples to discuss how and why this techniques is used.

So for this post, you will watch this video again, and determine the tone and mood and how this student’s use of repetition contributes to the mood of this particular speech.Remember to provide evidence from the speech when you describe the tone!

You can also go back to review the difference between Tone and Mood by clicking here.

Media Response: Kid President Pep Talk

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 02/16/2013

In this unit, we have been learning about author’s technique. We have read, listened to and analyzed different sources to determine the tone and mood. So, for this post you will be watching and listening to the following video. After watching, you will answer the following questions:

1) Based on this video, what do you infer a “Pep Talk” is and what is the purpose of it?

2) Determine the tone used by the speaker and provide evidence from the source.

3) What is the mood from his pep talk and why?

I Have a Dream

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Reader's Response | Posted on 01/15/2013

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. spoke before a crowd of 250,000 people in Washington, D.C. His “I Have a Dream” speech became famous that day. On that speech he mentioned the similarities between his dream and the American dream. After reading, thinking and discussing in class about your personal dream and your dream for the future of this country, your task is to finish the following sentence.

I have a dream that one day…

                                                                                 

The Trail of Tears

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Reader's Response, Writing | Posted on 01/12/2013


Here are the Gloster rubric and the gloster checklist. Make sure you refer to them before publishing your glog.

Coolest Inventions of 2012

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Reader's Response, Tutorials, Writing | Posted on 12/18/2012


In class, we have read and discussed the article from TIME for Kids about the coolest inventions in 2012. For this post, you will watch the “Google Glass” in action by a user wearing them. After watching the video you will combine the information from both sources – the article and the video- to create a “tutorial” describing/explaining how these glasses work. Your audience will be people that never heard, seen or read anything about these glasses.

Landfill Harmonic

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response | Posted on 12/12/2012

After watching this video, think about the following:
1) What message is the producer trying to convey?
2) One of the students said that she feels “butterflies in her stomach” when she plays her violin, what does she mean by that?
3) What could you design to recycle trash?

“Firework” by Katy Perry

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Media Response, Reader's Response | Posted on 11/27/2012

Here’s more inspiration for your glog. I created one to model for you the process.

Media Response: Malala Speaks up

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Critical Thinking, Media Response, Writing | Posted on 10/15/2012

In class, we have read and analyzed articles and videos about Malala and her blog posts about living under the Taliban threats. So now, it’s your time to create a media response to this informational content.
If you were Malala, what would you write about that day? How would you feel after being attacked?
For this task, you are going to write a blog entry about the day Malala was attacked: October 12, 2012.
Write a diary entry expressing Malala’s feelings, fears, thoughts and hopes. Make sure to include the date and title for your post.

Informational Text Response

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Posted by Mrs. Wells | Posted in Media Response | Posted on 09/26/2012

When we read and analyzed “The Recess Queen” we discussed a fictional story about Mean Jean and the fact that she was a bully at school. The actions and events in the story affected the character’s feelings and actions from the beginning to the end. You have also learned about character traits recently. Now it’s time to analyze an informational text about bullying. Your task is to look at the data about bullying in U.S in the info-graphic below. Specifically, look at the numbers below the playground picture. Only 4% of students actually “do” something when they see someone being bullied.Why do you think this happens? Why 85% of people that witness or see bullying don’t stand up for the victim? So, for this response you are going to analyze the data displayed and think about what character traits are needed in students like you to prevent and stop bullying in America.

Student Bullying

 

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