Wednesday, October 10, 2018


 The 20TH Annual Holocaust Art & Writing  Contest
 sponsored by Chapman University the the 1939 Society is here.
2018-2019 Theme

Purposeful Telling: Through Memory to Action
We can never experience what the survivors and rescuers of the
Holocaust lived through. Our memories and theirs will never be the
same, but by listening to their memories, we can become witnesses to
their experiences. We can become their messengers of memory.
What will your message be? Come see me for details and help. This will be a required assignment for Honors language arts scholars.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Month 2 Week 4 Theme Due by October 19

Common Core Standards

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

Give this YouTube a watch...   How to find a theme.

Now that you have a better understanding of how to analyze a text and how themes are developed. Discuss and give rational for the theme in one of the stories you have read during month one in either Empathy or Destiny.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Month 2 Week 1

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Blogging rules: Blogging (click for a short video) 

1.  Use formal academic language.
2.  Do not ignore punctuation and grammar rules.  
3.  Posts should not be sarcastic or unfriendly.
4. Stay on topic. 
5. Write positive.

Discuss the importance of Blogging for home school students.  Please remember to reply to your colleagues.  

Month 2 Week 2

Review the information on this link Scholarly language. These terms and information will be useful and expected in class discussion and teacher meetings. Why is scholarly language important? 
Your assignment for this week is to find an educational quote that speaks to you; here's mine. Comment on your fellow scholars' quotes using examples from the lesson.

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think." Margaret Mead

Month 2 Week 3

Why Should You Cite?Image result for Student article to read on plagiarism
Citing identifies and credits sources used in a research paper or project, acknowledging their role in shaping your research. This also allows others to follow-up on or retrieve this material.
When you borrow from other sources to support your argument or research you must give proper credit. By crediting your sources, you avoid plagiarism. If you do not cite a source, you are guilty of plagiarism.
What to cite?

A summary (aka ‘abstract’) briefly captures the main ideas of your source
A paraphrase is a restatement of the text of your source in your own words
Quotations can be direct (using quotation marks) or indirect (no quotation marks and often introduced by ‘that’)

A noted scientist states, “A hundred years ago, the average temperature of the earth was about 13.7°C (56.5°F); today, it is closer to 14.4°C (57.9°F)” (Silver 11).
Note: the period follows the parentheses.
Plagiarism is a form of cheating or stealing. It is the unacknowledged use or appropriation of another person’s words or ideas.
Read the article below "How to Avoid Plagiarism"

Download or save these two documents for reference. 

MLA format
Sample MLA

Discussion assignment: What was an "Ah Ha" moment for you after reading the article. How will you put into your studies?


 The 20TH Annual Holocaust Art & Writing  Contest  sponsored by Chapman University the the 1939 Society is here. 2018-2019 Theme ...