Monday, December 10, 2012

POS: Top Song Assignment

This assignment requires you to: a) examine and understand the use of ethos, pathos, and logos to defend claims, b) peruse and understand existing lists of credible top song lists and c) compose and defend your own list of top songs. Next week, you will share the audio and annotated lyric versions of your top pick.

1. Read and comprehend the explanation of ethos, pathos, and logos. (7 min.)

2. First, utilize several Bolean operators to peruse existing list of "top" or "best" "song" or "songwriters." Defend your selection for the most substantiated list (25 min.) Start here.

3. Develop your own "countdown style" list. Defend each claim with ethos, pathos, and logos.

4. Click here. Sign up for next week's list defense. On your day, you must have a playable version of your top track, copies of annotated lyrics (30) and a prepared defense including ethos, pathos, and logos. If you find yourself with extra time, begin to develop this or turn your attention to your fiction draft (due Thursday as hard copy for peer editing). Your teacher and your peers will evaluate your persuasion for a double quiz grade.

Juniors: Voicethread Links

Friday, December 7, 2012

G Block: Friday Classwork

Happy Friday, G Block. Your responses to the following directives are due by the end of class today (as a comment to this post).

1. Click here to visit a site that hosts a Learning Style Test. Take the test, honestly and carefully, and analyze the results (the colorful graph). Compose a paragraph that communicates the results (strengths, weaknessses, etc.) and your feelings regarding their accuracy and/or inaccuracy.

2. Visit Edline and open the documant named "Paragraph Revision." Correct the paragraph's grammar, punctuation, spelling, and formatting.