Quote of the Day
"Adventure should be 80 percent, 'I think this is manageable.' But it's good to have that last 20 percent where you're right outside your comfort zone. Still safe, but outside your comfort zone."
- Bear Grylls
Word of the Day
contrite - adj
feeling or showing sorrow and remorse for a sin or shortcoming
STARTER: Listen to Shankar Vedantam briefly investigate "multi-tasking" and illustrate your responses on a piece of paper that you'll hand in to me. (remember Name, Date, Class Section...)
Four Corners "Solitude"
- Thoreau's use of breathless, romantic language distracts from his thesis.
- Solitude that is no more than a mile away from a neighbor, and a short distance from a highway is not solitude at all.
- Nature is a substitute for society.
- Like Thoreau, I feel refreshed by nature in a way that cannot be duplicated by friends or companionship.
- I can be solitary and still use technology.
- Illustrating my annotations made the reading quicker, more engaging, and more understandable.
- I didn't give up on illustrating my annotations.
- Looking at my illustrated annotations immediately jogs my memory and I can remember with clarity what each of them means.
- I was surprised at how easy it was to turn simple shapes into characterizations of a text.
- I made different connections in the text illustrating than I would have underlining/writing notes/etc.
Personal Response Essay:
Prompt: In your opinion, is Thoreau correct to think that nature and solitude are a suitable replacement for society? Why or why not?
Things To Note: