Saturday, March 13, 2010

Skyping and Blogging your Way through Literary Themes

Thank you for attending our session at the 2010 Region IV Mini-LACUE Conference!

Differentiated Instruction Lesson Plan handout and PowerPoint can be found here: http://chiassonenglish.wikispaces.com/Handouts

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Hot Zone Question 4

Using your knowledge of The Hot Zone, write a letter to either the author or to a character in the true story. Be clear which person you are referring to in your Salutation line (Dear ___,).

Post your letter by Friday, Feb. 5.

The Hot Zone Question 3

The Hot Zone encompasses several issues for thought. Is there an issue that you agree with? Disagree with? In your first line, identify which issue you are referencing (ex. animal rights, containment, animal research, protocols for biocontainment, etc.).

Respond by Friday, Feb. 5.

The Hot Zone Question 2

Using your knoweldge of The Hot Zone and your understanding of society today, answer the following three questions by Thursday, Feb. 4:


If a person has an infectious disease, what are their rights and responsibilities? Should their freedom be limited to protect the general public? Does the public have a right to know when there is a deadly virus nearby?

Respond to two posts by your classmates by Friday, Feb. 5.

Please remember that you are writing to a public audience and, therefore, should use your best grammar and spelling skills.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Hot Zone Question 1 for Parts I and II

Now that you've read the first two parts of The Hot Zone, (1) what is your impression of Ebola, the scientists, and the repercussions of an outbreak? (2) What possible ramifications, situations, or scenarios could you envision with another disease or virus today? In other words, why is this issue important today?

Your first posted response is due Friday, Jan. 29. In addition to each of your reponses, respond to at least two of your classmates in a thoughtful manner by Tuesday, Feb. 2. Do not respond to anyone until after Jan. 30 to allow everyone time to post an initial response.

To reply, click on the # Comments link at the end of blog entry, type your response in the Leave A Comment box, and under Choose Your Identity choose the Name/URL option, and type only your first name in the space provided.