Rest of Q4

Agenda:

 

  • eddy story #2 – keeping working on your drafts – do not publish until you get the go ahead to do so. Make sure you have artwork for your article: let me know what it is BEFORE you upload to the Media Library.
  • Thinglink: Project is due next Friday, June 25 – use the class time wisely. Make sure you follow instructions for:
    • Privacy settings in Thinglink – Unlisted
    • posting to your blog correctly: brief intro for context, the TAG, Category – English 11
    • copying and pasting the published blog post link to the rubric and uploading to TEAMs.

Tuesday, June 15

Agenda:

 

  • read ‘How to break out of your confirmation bias’ article – link #5 on the Media’s role in increased polarization document
  • find the quotes from the article  that thematically connect with issues that we have been discussing – that the WAY we consume online content can contribute to either apathy or increased polarization OR as the quote from Hubert Humphrey states, moving away from freedom/ Democracy/ important issues being “hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent and debate.” To do the latter, we have to hear each other’s stories and perspectives.
  • final resources from the Media’s role document
  • Discuss the new project (all documents are in the New Media tab)

Monday, June 14

Agenda:

  • homework check for #2, #3 – Media’s Role in Polarization – discussion – take notes
  • Continue with some of the other links to videos/articles – continue with pulling a quote or two that supports links to the increase in apathy and polarization
  • work on your story – first drafts are due tomorrow

Thursday, June 10

Agenda:

 

 

  • Homework check for your deconstruction of Rebecca Thomas’ poem Etuaptmumk: Two-Eyed Seeing – take notes/annotate on the poem during the class discussion of the poem
  • Work on the parallels between the two – the document is in the New Media tab – under #5
  • Work on your story
  • Work on the quote assignment in the New Media Tab – under #6

Wednesday, June 9

Agenda:

 

  • Watch & Read Two-Eyed Seeing by Rebecca Thomas
    • Work on:
      • the explication of the poem using the 4-Square or the ‘How to Deconstruct a Poem’  document – all the documents are in the New Media tab
      • due tomorrow
    • Work on:
      • What connections or parallels can you find to Adichie’s Danger of the Single Story. Find quotes from both to support your thoughts.
      • you will have time tomorrow to work on this

Tuesday, June 8

Agenda:

 

  • Homework check for yesterday’s assignment: The Single Story of Canada’s First Nations: you should have some reflections/notes in the boxes
  • Discussion of recent event
    • Connections? common threads? take down some reflections as we listen to an a segment of the CBC’s morning edition
  • Review yesterday’s assignment – discuss
  • Poem – Two-eyed Seeing by Rebecca Thomas (in the New Media tab of the blog) – this poem is due Wednesday for explication (homework check mark)
  • work on your New Story

Monday, June 7

Agenda:

 

    • News story: who will you talk to? what are your questions for them? when can you speak with them? You will need to get that interview transcribed as soon as possible! What will your artwork be for your story? Staged photo? READ Eddy Document resources for organizing info in the Inverted Pyramid style of writing.
    • Feature: start the research; save the websites; figure out your angle; start thinking of your hook; what quotes from your sources will you attribute directly? Do not just regurgitate online materials! Think about the angle and News Values for your audience. READ Eddy Document resources on how to write the Feature story.New Story – discussion:
    • Interviews and research completed, and then the organizing of information into drafts will be due this week!!
    • New Media Assignment: The Single Story of Canada’s First Nations (in the New Media Tab) – the notes you take are worth formative assessment marks

Friday, June 4

Agenda:

 

  • Finish our discussion of the Danger of the Single Story questions
  • review the stories:
    • using the Work Log – start thinking of your angle for your story
    • School based Hard News – who do you need to interview? What open-ended questions can you ask? When will you make contact? What will your artwork be for your story? Will you take the photo? live action shot or a staged photo? DO NOT LET THIS PROCESS LAG!!
      • get started on the questions etc.
    • Feature – what is your angle? What balanced research will you do? What websites will help you in the process? Start the research. What do you want your take-away to be for your reader? Have and end in mind. What online photos will you use for your artwork? Use the Work Log to keep track of everything you use.
    • review the How-to documents in BOTH the New Media and Eddy Document tabs – the writing is different for each style of story
  • Review the Parallelism test