Heroes can inspire us all, so it is good to reflect on those we view as heroes. What makes heroes who they are and what characteristics do they all share? Our choice of heroes seems to vary through place and time.
Today the students brought in their writings about heroes. We had a range of heroes from Madeleine Albright to Jimmy, a boy who drives a remote control boat. Read these stories. I think you will see the improvements the students are making in their writing. Students, read each others work and think about the reasons your peers chose their heroes. Do you agree, disagree? Did they write clearly and were you able to form pictures in your head from their descriptive sentences?
Parents and others who are responding to all of our writing are so appreciated! I can't begin to tell you what it means to the students to read your posts. We have many who are responding but I do want to say a special thank-you to a Georgia State student, Julie Corey, who has faithfully written to not just one but many of our students. She is very busy with all of her course work and is working with students herself. However, she somehow manages to find time to write not once but several times each week. Accolades to Julie and everyone else who is mentoring these budding writers.
Remember, I will be at a Technology & Learning conference in Dallas, Texas next week. I will be checking in on this site so do a fantastic job with your homework assignment. Write three news briefs and then write a compelling question to ponder. This will certainly give us some interesting topics to discuss.
Plus, remember to design a NewsQuest logo. I've seen your artistic talents. Amazing!
You were really thinking today. Issues discussed ranged from political campaigns to the court case involving Winona Ryder. Try to include an interesting range of topics in your homework assignment.
Thanks to Jennifer for bringing in her idiom shirts! That's what gave us the great idea for a NewsQuest logo. We loved the shirts!
NewsQuest team, I like your ideas, your enthusiasm, and the effort you are putting into this class. Good writing is hard work but don't you feel great when you produce a good piece. Keep it up! Keep your"Eagle-Eye" on the news!