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Tuesday, February 14

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    Daily Announcements and Homework
    Tuesday, February 14, 2017; Day 6
    ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):
    Today we formed opinions about the topic of violent role-playing games (perilous or diverting?), gathering evidence by looking at several sources from the Text Set. We also discussed expectations for the Argument Essay that we will be writing for this unit.
    Homework:
    1) Argument Essay due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 03/07
    2) Write a solid, specific thesis statement (claim) that includes either "perilous" or "diverting" (see the Course Pack Section 4, p. 26-29 for help!) due 02/15
    3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
    4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27
    SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
    Today we continued forming the Group Script for the Short Story Movie Trailer Project. We also started to think about filming.
    Homework:
    1) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
    2) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
    3) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/27

    Wednesday, February 8, 2017; Day 4
    ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):
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Friday, February 10

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    ENGLISH 8 (Periods 3, 5, 7, 8):
    Two-week calendar for 02/13/17-02/24/17:
    {1 Eng 8 2-Week Calendar 021317.pdf}

    Two-week calendar for 01/30/17-02/09/17:
    {1 Eng 8 2-Week Calendar 013017.pdf}
    Two-week calendar for 01/17/17-01/27/17:
    {1 Eng 8 2-Week Calendar 011617.pdf}

    ENGLISH 9SP (Period 1):
    Two-week calendar for 02/13/17-02/24/17:
    {1 Eng 9SP 2-Week Calendar 021317.pdf}

    Two-week calendar for 01/30/17-02/09/17:
    {1 Eng 9SP 2-Week Calendar 013017.pdf}
    Two-week calendar for 01/17/17-01/27/17:
    {1 Eng 9SP 2-Week Calendar 011617.pdf}

    The "HELP GUIDE" to explain how the Two-Week Calendar system works:
    {2-Week Calendar Help Guide.pdf}
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Wednesday, February 8

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    Text Set - Choose 2 "Perilous" and 2 "Diverting" Sources for your Argument Essay:
    {Works Cited List for Text Set.docx}
    1. "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
    2, "Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Violence"
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    Daily Announcements and Homework
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017; Day 4
    ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):
    Today we analyzed a sample piece of Argument Writing for its claim, evidence, counterclaims, rebuttals, and structure.
    Homework:
    1) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
    2) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13
    SP ENGLISH 9 (period 1)
    Today we shared our Individual Scripts and began forming the Group Script for the Short Story Movie Trailer Project.
    Homework:
    1) Portfolio # 2 Submission (Critical Lens Essay from Short Story Unit) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 2/9
    2) Hiroshima reading/packet work due 3/7
    3) Spring Fiction Independent Reading Book Report (all 7 sections) due on turnitin.com by 7:00 PM 4/26
    4) Two-Week Calendar is due with signatures on both sides 2/13

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017; Day 3
    ENGLISH 8A (periods 3, 5, 7, 8):
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Tuesday, February 7

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    Works Cited
    Bailey, Ronald. "Kill Pixels, Not People: Exploding the Fake Scientific Consensus on Violent Video Games." Reason, Feb. 2015, p. 16+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A396430960/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=02c2fea6. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    Charity Nerds, Heath. “Video Games: What Parents Need to Know.” Charity Nerds, West Designs, 17 Nov. 2016, charitynerds.org/video-games-parents-need-know/?
    gclid=COi9xr6DmtECFYQ9gQoduRcCbw.
    Chicago Tribune. “Game On! New Study Says Video Games Could Be Good for You.”Newsela: Health, Newsela, 4 Feb. 2015, newsela.com/articles/videogames-health/id/7123/.
    Drinka, George. "Violent Video Games Can Desensitize Players and Increase Aggression." Violent Video Games, edited by Roman Espejo, Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue.
    Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010926203/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=1cc4c20c. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017. Originally published as "Violent
    Video Games and Adam Lanza's Inner World, Part 1 and Violent Video Games and Adam Lanza's Inner World, Part 2," Psychology Today, 7 Mar. 2013.
    "Firefight: Should Teens Play Violent Video Games?" Current Events, a Weekly Reader publication, 5 Sept. 2011, p. 7. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A266562412/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=4a1830a1. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    Flanagan, Jack. "Violent Video Games Promote Antisocial Behaviors." Violent Video Games, edited by Roman Espejo, Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in
    Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010926206/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=fe638622. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017. Originally published as "It's True: Violent Video Games Turn
    You Into a Jerk," The Kernel, 30 Jan. 2014.
    "Freedom of Speech." American Law Yearbook 2006, Gale, 2006, pp. 91-92. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/CX2586600047/OVIC?
    u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=fb7078e4. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    Grant, Joyce. “Playing Video Games Can Make You A Better Searcher.” Teaching Kids News, Teaching Kids News, 21 Mar. 2013, teachingkidsnews.com/2013/03/21/1-playing-
    video-games-can-help-people-find-things-more-easily/.
    "It's A Duel: How Do Violent Video Games Affect Kids?" Morning Edition, 7 July 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A260810372/OVIC?
    u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=bbf03f59. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    Kain, Eric. “Do Games Like 'Grand Theft Auto V' Cause Real-World Violence?”Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 12 June 2014, www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2013/09/18/do-games-like-
    grand-theft-auto-v-cause-real-world-violence/#644afaa5332a.
    Kain, Eric. "Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Violence." Violent Video Games, edited by Roman Espejo, Greenhaven Press, 2015. At Issue. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ3010926204/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=d6096878. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017. Originally published as "The Truth About Video Games and Gun
    Violence," Mother Jones, 11 June 2013.
    Keim, Brandon. “What Science Knows About Video Games and Violence.” PBS, PBS, 28 Feb. 2013, www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/what-science-knows-about-video-games-
    and-violence/.
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Educational Gaming Is Catching on, Especially in Science Class.” Newsela: Science, Newsela, 4 Sept. 2015, newsela.com/articles/gaming-
    learning/id/11278/.
    O'Brien, Dan, and Betty Stanton. "Gun Control: Exploring the Issues." Inside Homeland Security, vol. 11, no. 2, 2013, p. 70+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A352232966/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=4ccb693e. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Good with a Joystick? One University Gives Scholarships to Video Gamers.” Newsela: Kids, Newsela, 11 Dec. 2014, newsela.com/articles/videogames-
    scholarships/id/6258/.
    "Playing Violent Video Games Makes a Hostile Difference." Video Games, edited by Laurie Willis, Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/EJ2210099117/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=755144b9. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.
    ProCon.org. “Issue Overview: Do Video Games Cause Violence?” Newsela: Arts & Culture, Newsela, newsela.com/articles/lib-procon-video-game-violence/id/23654/.
    ProCon.org. “Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?” Violent Video Games, ProCon.org, 3 June 2016, videogames.procon.org/?
    gclid=CMKZ2K7_mdECFZQbgQod5dIIsA.
    Suellentrop, Chris. "Playing with Our Minds: Violent Video Games Teach Our Kids to Point and Shoot, say their Critics. The Truth may be Every Bit as Frightening to Members of a
    Generation Raised to Believe They're Thinking Outside the Box." The Wilson Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 3, 2006, p. 14+. Opposing Viewpoints in Context,
    link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A149071030/OVIC?u=nysl_sc_vms&xid=523b832d. Accessed 7 Feb. 2017.


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