Please read EVERYTHING carefully. You have a lot to get done today:
A note on Journals: I will be collecting them tomorrow (March 13). By the end of the day today, you will have 10 entries! You are responsible for finding any missing entries you have. I know many of you were missing #5 so I re-posted it below this post.
1. Reading (30 minutes): You will start the period by reading silently for 30 minutes. You need to read to page 1113-129 of your F451 book. We will finish the book this week!
2. Journal Entry #10 (Should be done in your journal) (20 minutes): What does Beatty’s speech about Clarisse reveal about him—why does he speak about her so passionately?
3. Article Annotation (30 minutes): This Friday, you will be writing another in-class essay about Censorship. Below is the writing task you will complete on Friday:
Since America’s inception, the idea of what should be censored and what should not be censored has been hotly debated. Throughout history, people have sought to censor books, music, and film. With the rise of the internet, social media, the ease of access to adult material, and the medaling of foreign nations in our last presidential election, people are trying to decide if we should in someway be censoring the internet. Some believe that we must “protect children” and protect our nation from those that “seek to destroy it” while others believe that any type of censorship violates our basic rights to free speech and our freedoms in general.
Write an essay taking a stance on this issue. Be sure to cite evidence from at least two of the texts we have read this unit as well as any outside research you have done or your own personal experience.
Today, you will be reading the first article that you can draw from when constructing your argument on Friday. The article is entitled "What Children Need is Censorship." Read the article. When you read it, clearly annotate the article for the following information:
A. Highlight or underline the Thesis of the author.
B. Highlight in a different color or box in any claims the author makes to try and prove his thesis.
D. Highlight in a 3rd color or bracket in [these are brackets] the evidence he gives to support his claims.
E. In the margins, write your thoughts on his claims. Do you agree, or do you disagree and why.
Doing this work will earn you points toward the essay and will be valuable in helping to formulate your article on Friday.
In this section, you will find our daily work. I will outline what we will be going over, link documents when possible, and list our any homework. If you are absent minded, a concerned parent, or absent, you should check this page regularly.