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Day 44: The One With Slope Triangles

Fresh off the college trip, we come back to a reading guide on slope and slope triangles. It really hits me this time that slope triangles are a more visual way to see slope, a way to break down what growth means, and to look at unit slope in order to compare slopes. 17 more words


Reading Response: Why Academics' Writing Stinks

1) What’s the popular explanation outside universities for why academics suck at writing? What’s the popular answer within universities? In Pinker’s opinion, however, what are the two major contributors to the poor quality of academics’ writing? 46 more words

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Day 32: The One with the Who Can Vote? Reading Guide

We’re still building schema about what it means to vote in the United States. So many of our kiddos come from countries where voting is mandatory that the idea that people can’t vote or choose not to vote can be tricky. 61 more words


Reading Response: Dirk's "Navigating Genres"

1) Before having read Dirk’s essay, how would you have defined “genre” and what examples of “genre” could you offer? Did you ever think of genre as something useful? 49 more words

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Reading Response: "The Future of Food Production" and "What's Eating America"

  1. In what ways do these authors create an ethos of reliability in their reporting?
  2. What genre features of reports do you see at work in these essays?
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Reading Response: "Plagiarism: A Misplaced Emphasis?"

Besides 1 and 5, the questions below are basic comprehension questions. I think you can answer nearly all of them in 300 words total.

1) What have you previously learned about plagiarism? 65 more words

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Day 19: The One with the Windows

I keep forgetting (or just denying) that Afternoon Me is the Worst Me (as the cool kids say).

We did a reading guide, which went slowly in some classes, just right in some classes/groups, and was a struggle in others. 117 more words