Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Last Long Way fishbowl

Big improvement on our last outer circle discussion!  It was great to see an abundance (like that vocab. use?) of comments from a variety of people.  Good work using  the threaded comments to organize the discussion.

Here are a few things I would like us to work on in our last outer circle discussion:

1.  Avoid question constructions that begin "do" or "does" and result in yes or no response.
2.  Remember, this is a formal writing assignment.  Capitalize, punctuate, etc.
3.  Do not link a Texans' picture to your profile; only Broncos' pictures are acceptable.
4.  Explain why you think what you do, i.e. "I think X because..."

Happy posting!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Fishbowl #3: Long Way Gone chapters 11-14

Happy fishbowl day!  Some great level 2, text-based, critical thinking questions yesterday, class.  Keep up the good work!  Good job using the threaded comments option to respond directly to one another's responses.  A few things to keep in mind for today's discussion:

1.  Aim for 5 thoughtful posts throughout discussion if you're using the blog to capture your thinking.
2.  Proofread your responses.
3.  Avoiding leading "do" and "does" question constructions that lead to "yes" or "no" responses.
4.  Provide the background that inspires your thinking, contextualizing your question in a sentence or two.