Category Archives: Teaching
When I was a kid – perhaps about ten or eleven -I remember something happening with one of my parents’ friends. And because I was supposed to be too young to understand, they kept me in the dark. With that, I could only imagine the worst possible scenario – You see, Ms. B. – has always had a fantastical imagination.
I do not want you all to imagine the worst possible thing. So you should know– I am okay. I will be okay. The messages and emails you have been sending, are so lovely, so sweet, and so kind. The make me smile – they remind why for ten years I have believed that Hadley grows not just the world’s most fantastic asparagus, but the most fantastic children, who turn into the most fantastic young adults.
I promise that I will return to my classroom as soon as I am able to do so. I promise – I will bring back lessons, and stories, and advice about writing, and reading, and school, and life.
Be well my dears, I promise, everything is going to be okay.
ps – it was Kai’s idea to send this — because he’s awesome.
Open/ Free Response questions
— Define Mass Media —
–How are you exposed to mass media in your daily life?–
How much time do you spend interacting with mass media on a daily basis?
What do you think is the responsibility of the student press?
Scavenger hunt questions–
Explain the historical significance of the following: Publick Occurrences, The Boston News-Letter, John Peter Zenger’s trial, the penny press, Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Yellow Journalism
Gatsby Due Dates —
Chapter Five – Monday
Chapter Six – Wednesday
Chapter Seven – Friday