Wednesday, August 22, 2012

*August 23

JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "You Talk Too Much" by Run-D.M.C.; "Communication Breakdown" by Led Zeppelin]

So many phrases say the same thing: Talk is cheap. A picture's worth a thousand words. It's not what you said, it's how you said it. Since words are so easy to create, we tend to mistrust them. We use our intuition to "read between the lines" and figure out what someone means. Using what you learned in lecture yesterday, describe 2-3 ways we can listen, read, and learn-- without depending on words.

1. Journal
2. Discuss Paul Auster piece
3. Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"

1. Finish reading "Young Goodman Brown" and create a post for your blog with three questions and/or observations from your reading
2. Study for vocabulary quiz (which will also include questions from class on communication, literary elements and "Young Goodman Brown")


  1. What do you mean when you say describe ways we can read without depending on words? Don't you have to depend on words when you are reading? Because I don't think that words have body language. :)

  2. What were we supposed to post on our blog again for tonight's homework?

    1. Three observations or questions from "Young Goodman Brown"-- I'll update the post to reflect what I said in class (oops)

  3. Are We Posting 2 Things Tonight ?? ( Hack To School Night Questions?, And The Three Observations?? ) :)

  4. You can post the hack to school night Q&A but it isn't due tomorrow-- I just posted so you can think about it ahead of time. We'll discuss in class tomorrow. Please do post the three questions/observations. :)