Daily Paragraph


Daily Paragraph #1
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor/videos &
http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-history/videos/uss-arizona-under-attack-at-pearl-harbor &
http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-attacks &
What happened on September 11, 2001? Expain the events of that morning.Who was responsible for the attacks? What effect did these attacks have on our country?

Daily Paragraph #2
Summarize The Necklace in at least 5 sentences. Who is the protagonist and what type of life was she born into? What does she borrow from her friend and why does she borrow it? What happens to the item that changes her life for the next decade? What does the protagonist do to resolve the situation? Explain the ironic twist at the end of the story.

Daily Paragraph #3
What is your initial of these studying tips? According to the video, what is an excellent memory reinforcement tool? Why is staying up too late a flawed study plan? Do you think you would do better if you were told that you had to take a test on something or if you were told you would have to teach it to others? Why? How should you prepare to study (hint: what should you have with you, where should it be and when should it be)? What should you do with your phone when you are sitting down to study?

Daily Paragraph #4
Summarize The Sniper in at least 5 sentences. Who is the protagonist and what is he doing? How do we know he is not an experienced soldier? How do the varios people get killed in the story? Explain the ironic twist at the end of the story. What do you think happens next (what would happen in a sequel)?

Daily Paragraph #5
What is your initial impression of this video? Did the woman have any right to do what she did? Did the man make good descisions? Explain. Do you think you would be able to stay calm in that situation? If he did not stay calm, would the lady still seem so foolish? Explain.

Daily Paragraph #6
What do you think Of Mice and Men will be about? Look at the cover, flip through the pages, use what you may already know. Guess and do not be afraid to be wrong. Use your imagination! (5 sentences minimum)

Daily Paragraph #7
What is your initial impression of the origins of Halloween? What are the most interesting customs from throughout history? Why was Halloween such a threat to communities (what sorts of things were young people doing to worry adults?)? What is your favorite or least favorite memory of Halloween? What are some of the ways that businesses make so much money from this holiday? What is your plan for this evening (be smart and be careful!)?

Daily Paragraph #8
http://www.biography.com/people/john-steinbeck-9493358/videos/john-steinbeck-mini-biography-2174100661 &
Based on what you know of John Steinbeck, what do you think Of Mice and Men will be about? Use your imagination... it does not matter if you are wrong but be thoughtful!

Daily Paragraph #9
In at least five sentences, summarize Ch. 5 in Of Mice and Men.What happened and how do you think the book will end?

Daily Paragraph #10
What is your initial impression of the Easy Essay Writing video? What is the rule of 3? Why is the 5 paragraph essay sometimes refered to as the "1-3-1" Essay? How can you use this information to write your essay?

Grading Rubric
1 point
Assignment has been completed in a thoughtful and sophisticated manner.
1/2 point
Question has not been fully answered, only partially addressed or not long enough to convey a complete answer.
0 points
Question has not been answered, answer demonstrates little or no thought and effort is minimal.

Any questions or concerns should be discussed with Mr. McCluskey no later than three class meetings after assignment has been returned to students.
Mr. McCluskey wants you to earn the most possible points and wants you to ask questions about why points may have been deducted.