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Poems for 3/27

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Posted by on March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Poems for Week 6

 
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Posted by on March 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Multiple Intelligences

 

  

Discussion questions:

1. What combination of intelligences do you posses?  What proof (anecdotal) do you have?

2. Choose a narrator in one of the stories we’ve read and make a guess at the intelligence they possessed or struggled with.  Provide textual evidence.

3. What is your idea of intelligence?  Do you give higher or lower value to certain skills?  Does our society? Are creative people smart or just expressive?  Do athletes function mentally in their athletic abilities?

 

Interested in knowing for sure what kind of intelligences you posses?  Take this quiz: inventory

Recently, two more intelligences have been added!  nine_intelligences

 

 
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Posted by on March 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Movie Posters and Theme

Reference page 173 for tips how to determine the theme.

World War ZThor Movie Poster #5 - Internet Movie Poster Awards Gallery

Titanic (1997) A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Overdramatic Disney Movie Posters (click link for more!) | Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Wolf of Wall Street

EL PLANETA DE LOS SIMIOS (R) EVOLUCION -Rise of the planet of the apes- (USA. 2011) Direccion: Ruppert Wyatt. Guion: Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa basado en los caracteres creados por Pierre Boulle. Elenco: James Franco; Frida Pinto, John Lithgow; Tom Felton. (1-7)

 

Breaking Dawn Part 2 Poster. #breakingdawn #twilight

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Harrison Bergeron

Kurt Vonnegut quotes

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

“A Clean, Well-Lighted Place”

An old man turned ninety-eight
He won the lottery and died the next day
It’s a black fly in your Chardonnay
It’s a death row pardon two minutes too late
Isn’t it ironic
Don’t you think?

It’s like rain on your weddin’ day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought, it figures

Mr. Play It Safe was afraid to fly
He packed his suitcase and kissed his kids goodbye
He waited his whole damn life to take that flight
And as the plane crashed down he thought
Well, isn’t this nice
And isn’t it ironic
Don’t you think?

It’s like rain on your weddin’ day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought, it figures

Well life has a funny way of sneakin’ up on you
When you think everything’s okay and everything’s goin’ right, right
And life has a funny way nobody helpin’ you out when
You think everyhing’s gone wrong and everything blows up
In your face

A traffic jam when you’re already late
A no smoking sign on your cigarette break
It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife
It’s meetin’ the man of my dreams
And then meetin’ his beautiful wife, umm
And isn’t it ironic
Don’t you think?
A little too ironic
And yeah, I really do think

It’s like rain on your weddin’ day
It’s a free ride when you’ve already paid
It’s the good advice that you just didn’t take
And who would’ve thought, it figures

And well, life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
And life has a funny, funny way of helpin’ you out
Helpin’ you out

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Izzy in our Class

Writer Ismet Prcic was gracious enough to visit our ENG 101 class today at Santa Ana College. He read a short story based on scenes from a film and answered student questions, pulling on memories and experiences to talk about the writing process, the importance of grit, and that one time he fell into shit while fishing.

 
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Posted by on March 4, 2015 in Uncategorized