Thursday, January 27, 2011

Act I of Romeo and Juliet: outer circle responses

While your classmates discuss Act I in the inner circle, post your wonderings and responses.  Consider your writing prompt:  what questions are you left with, comprehension or otherwise?  What do you want to know more about?  Also, use your classmates' inner circle responses and questions for discussion fodder, responding to one another's questions and ideas.

Some ground rules:
This is for English class, not a Facebook post.  It is also attached to my name as well as Arapahoe's.  I expect, then, school appropriate, grammatically correct, proofread responses.  I also expect that you'll be respectful as you speak to one another.  I expect that you'll contribute on at least a few occasions as well.

Helpful hints:
Refresh your screen every few minutes.
Address a person if you're responding to anyone in particular, i.e. "Todd, I thought..."

Happy blogging to you!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What is love?

As we study Romeo and Juliet, we'll focus on the relationship between love and violence, the 2 predominant motifs on which we'll focus our study. Let's consider just the former...

What is love? Do opposite genders think of love differently? Why or why not? How do you know? Can teenagers be in love? To what extent is true love possible in this day and age?

Choose one or multiple questions to respond to in a paragraph, employing effective writing skills (beginning with a topic sentence, supporting your ideas, proofreading, etc.) Consider, as you post, the advantages of blogs: this is a discussion outside of class. Read each other's ideas and respond to them, challenging yourself to even turn back to the blog later in the evening to see where the conversation went and to respond a second time.