In response to your fourth set of assigned pages in your book this week (January 6), write 3 paragraphs that inform your understanding of the issues that soldiers and their families face in times of war.
Paragraph One–You may use one of the writing sparks on the back of the Reader Response hand-out to get you started. Make sure that whichever one you choose informs your understanding of the soldier and his family. Identify the issue they face and all the elements involved.
Paragraph Two–Same directions as for Para One
Paragraph Three–Compose a lead-in for a quote from the pages you have read for today and type thequote with an MLA citation. The quote must relate to the soldier and his or her family. Explain how the quote helps you understand a specific issue they are facing. How do they cope with the issue?
On Friday, we watched Dateline NBC’s special, Winds of War. Take a few minutes to review the video and reflect on our viewing of it; you may rewatch any clips as needed.
In a multi-paragraph response, discuss:
- What ideas, information, or statements stood out to you from the video segments? Why?
- After your research on issues in Africa (and many of you focused on Sudan) and after watching these video segments, do you think the United States and President Obama should take a stronger stance on advocating for peace in Sudan (http://sudanactionnow.org/index)? Why or why not?
- If you could pose one “how” or “why” question to either George Clooney or journalist Ann Curry, what would you ask?
Your responses should be thoughtful and well developed (hint—3) paragraphs. Please ask for help if you need any clarification on the directions for thinking and writing or if you have any questions. Please post your response HERE in the comment field of this class blog.
This second reader response to your lit circle book must be posted by the beginning of class on Thursday, December 2, and you must bring a printed copy with you to class on Thursday for the lit circle meeting. Make sure you have a new recorder ready to take notes of the meeting.
Paragraph one–a well-developed paragraph in response to one of the sparks on your hand-out
Paragraoh two–a well-developed paragraph in response to another spark on your hand-out
Paragraph three–your eplanation of how a quote from your reading this week informs your understanding of military families and the challenges they face and the soldiers face