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  1. Jan 2019
    1. Januar

      If you would like to comment on the monkey post below, please reply to this annotation.

    2. MarjoryStonemanDouglasHighSchoolinFlorida

      This tragedy has been important in galvanizing many people to be more vocal about the necessity for gun control.

    3. Directions for this assignment: Read this article, then annotate at least once for every month's events. Some of your annotations may be replies to other group's annotations. Important: Your comments must be professional and positive in tone.

    1. Read this article. As you read, respond at least once for each month's events. You may want to post a question, comment on an event, or list an event that you think should have been listed. Remember that all posts should be professional and positive.

    1. Many of these students are traditional age

      What is traditional age for a college student? 18-22?

    2. I think it has given adult students more opportunities,” Mr. Soares said. “If done correctly, onlineeducation can create a robust learning experienc

      I think blending students' learning experience now, in high school, can also give students more opportunities. When I have used this type of technology with past classes, it has sparked more robust discussion and participation from students I had a hard time hearing in a traditional classroom setting, particularly the introverts.

    3. Choose a part of the article to highlight and annotate, then respond to two other annotations. One question you might consider: Would any of these ideas be useful in a high school classroom to help students prepare for distance learning in their future?

  2. Feb 2018
    1. If I get away I sha'n't be here,” I says, “to prove these rapscallions ain't your uncles, and I couldn't do it if I was here.  I could swear they was beats and bummers, that's all, though that's worth something. Well, there's others can do that better than what I can, and they're people that ain't going to be doubted as quick as I'd be.  I'll tell you how to find them.  Gimme a pencil and a piece of paper.  There—'Royal Nonesuch, Bricksville.'  Put it away, and don't lose it.  When the court wants to find out something about these two, let them send up to Bricksville and say they've got the men that played the Royal Nonesuch, and ask for some witnesses—why, you'll have that entire town down here before you can hardly wink, Miss Mary.  And they'll come a-biling, too.”

      What is the point of Huck's actions here? What theme is supported by these choices, and why do you think so?


      What causes Huck to change his plan here? What evidence helps you to see it?

    1. I have now reached a period of my life when I can give dates

      What does he mean by this statement? What is Douglass telling us about himself and his level of education at this point in the narrative?

    2. In this Chapter (Chapter 9), what evidence does Douglass give that supports one of the themes of the book?

  3. Jan 2018
    1. tolerable long, steep hill or ridge about forty foot high

      Why does Twain use tolerable along with a more accurate description in forty foot high? How does that tell us something about Huck?

    2. Looking at this text from Chapter 9 of Huckleberry Finn, think about voice and diction choices. Mark and comment on places where you see Twain building Huck's character through his observations and specific word choices. You might note a word that is unusual or particularly apt or a sentence that you think works or does not.

    1. our poor power to add or detract

      Lincoln is the President of the United States. Is his power here as poor as he claims? Why else might he state this sentiment in this way?

    2. dedicated

      Look how many times Lincoln repeats 'dedicate' or some form of the word in the speech. Do you think this was intentional? If so, why would he repeat it here?

    3. what we say here; while it can never forget what they did here

      When Lincoln took away the semicolon and replaced it with a comma and but above, how did it change the text?

    4. dedicate a portion of it, as a final resting place for those who died here, that the nation might live. This we may, in all propriety do.

      Look at the changes Lincoln made from this sentence to the 'final draft' above. What is one way you think he improved the text?

    5. so conceived, and so dedicated

      Why would Lincoln have removed this comma? Do you think it improved the text? Why or why not?

    6. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground

      What do you notice about this sentence? How is Lincoln using language to further his point?

    7. Four score and seven years ago

      To what does he refer here, and how do you know it?

    8. Liberty

      This capitalization is a change from the 'first draft' copy reproduced below. How does this change the idea being presented in the sentence?

    9. "The world noted at once what he said, and will never cease to remember it. The battle itself was less important than the speech."

      Was Sumner right? If so, why do you think so?