Report to Lab 200 Tuesday through Friday.
Target: I can organize my reserach into cohesive analytical paragraphs.
- Tues: Examine the feedback on your intro/outline… apply lessons from yesterday about transforming your outline to paragraphs.
- Weds: Skill Drill – Cohesiveness; Workshop Sign-ups
- Thurs: Entry Write – What have you decided about your topic?
- Fri: Last in-class day for paper work!
HW: Your paper must be completed, edited, and represent your VERY BEST WORK before you arrive at your conference.
Example Paragraph from 6th period… a first draft!
Throughout this generation, kids and teens have used the internet for several different things, such as videos, social media and online shopping. Yet social media has caught the eye of most teens. What social media is meant for is to communicate with friends and family when not face to face. Today, teens are using social media to bully and inflict emotional duress from others. Online interactions are different than face to face interactions because of the way people naturally, and subconsciously read nonverbal cues from one another and shift their behavior (Martin). When talking online, people are blind to the “subtle and not so subtle signs of disapproval or indifference [that] can inhibit what people are willing to express” (Suler). Bullies feel justified with their actions because they are disconnected from the real person behind the screen (Bethune). Because we are not able to read the nonverbal cues we rely upon in face to face interactions, there is nothing to inhibit what is expressed online. Further, because we do not form interpersonal connections face to face, we feel disconnected from the other people as real people. Bullies are not able to sense and subconsciously read the cues that tell them their behavior is inappropriate, and therefore there is no social mechanism to motivate them to change their bullying behavior.
Notice that the commentary (still in draft form) draws from the key concepts within the evidence and connects those ideas. It might feel like you are repeating yourself at first, but it's the right way to start!