Lit and Comp: We began reading Ch. 3 ("Beauty") from Emerson's essay "Nature." Students formed groups of three, and each group member read one of the remaining three subdivisions of the rest of the chapter. Groups need to respond to the questions posted on the web page under the link to "Nature" by the end of class tomorrow. Also, you need to respond to the "Connecting with Transcendentalism" blog by Monday (don't forget, your response should be a paragraph containing a topic sentence, support, and a clincher sentence).
Hi-Lights I: We discussed choices for arranging the details in the plane crash story. Students submitted their plane crash stories. Everyone began working on the "What is news?" video assignment. You'll get more time to work on this assignment on Monday - remember, you'll play the news game tomorrow!