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    • Back to School Night Freshman English by Mr. Balmaseda
    • My Objectives as a Teacher
      • * Incite to Think
      • * Incite to Question
      • * To challenge students' to adapt and overcome
      • * To challenge students'
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      • assumptions of themselves, 
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      • others and their surroundings.
    • Student Objectives of this Course
      • * Apply Critical Thinking and Critical literary analysis to works reviewed in the course.
      • * Improve Vocabulary
      • * Improve Writing skills
      • * Utilize the available technology to teach the class a new way of seeing the material.
    • Course Highlights
      • * "Romeo and Juliet" animations
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      • * "A Separate Peace" Years Later paper
      • * Read a work of fiction that is not recommended reading
      • * Student Written Fiction Publishing Party
    • "Romeo and Juliet" Animations
      • * Students will work in groups to use a podcast to animate a 
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      • short but critical scene from Romeo and Juliet and lead a short 
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      • class discussion as to its importance in its portrayal of Italian 
      •  
      • society and the importance of this structure to the plot.
    • "A Separate Peace" Years Later paper
      • Students will complete a paper that continues the plot of this 
      • novel when Gene returns to school years later.
    • Unrecommended Reading
      • Read a work of fiction that is recommended reading in its  
      •  
      • country of origin, preferably for your age group. Students will 
      • use the school's electronic authoring tool to receive feedback 
      • from students in the book's country of origin.
    • Student Written Fiction Publishing Party
      • Students will write a short fiction story of 1000+ words and 
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      • post it in a personal blog. Students will then comment on the 
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      • stories of three other students in a positive and constructive  
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      • manner.