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Values Reflection 1

1) In your own words, explain what a value is:
2) What is one value that you share with your family? How is this reflected in your family?
3) What is one individual value that you have, that makes you unique from your family? McCormick's Sample Response for #2: One value I share with my family is the idea of service. Though my parents, my brother, and I all went to fancy schools, we chose careers that allow us to help others. My mom was a first-grade teacher. My dad was a librarian. My brother is a lawyer who defends people who can't afford their own lawyer. I'm a teacher too.

Reasoning Activity Reflection

1) How were you feeling about your reasoning before this activity? 2) What new understanding do you have after this activity? 3) What changes will you make to your writing after the activity?
Before the activity I wasn't really sure if I was achieving the standard. I had quotes and I thought I explained them but I wasn't sure if I analyzed them. Now I understand that I could do a better job analyzing them. I had connected my quotes to my claim but I didn't say what in the quotes made me think what I think. I will go back and fix my reasoning.

Reasoning Activity Reflection

1) How were you feeling about your reasoning before this activity? 2) What new understanding do you have after this activity? 3) What changes will you make to your writing after the activity?
1) Before I did this activity I thought that my reasoning was achieving the standard.
2) Now I have a better idea of what it means to "analyze" a quote. I also have a better understanding of what it takes to exceed the standard.
3) I still think that my reasoning is achieving the standard. Now I might try to exceed the standard. I don't know if the quotes I chose will work but Ill check.

Reasoning Activity Reflection

1) How were you feeling about your reasoning before this activity? 2) What new understanding do you have after this activity? 3) What changes will you make to your writing after the activity?
When I started this activity I thought I had achieved the target because I had included sentences after my quote. Now I understand that I wasn't really connecting my quotes to my claim. I was kind of just summarizing it. So now I will go back and fix my reasoning so that I show how my quotes support my claim.

Working Conditions Report

One ethical concern about cell phones is that in some ways they are helping to fuel deadly conflicts in Africa. This is especially true in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which is a major producer of tin, gold, tungsten, and other metals important to the creation of a cell phone. According to the article “The Price of Precious,” the Congo has been in a near-constant state of war since the 1990s. Different rebel groups have seized different parts of the country. Once in control, they often force locals to work for them in the mines. The rebel groups then use the money they receive for the metals from the mines to fund their fight against the government. They often use brutal tactics, killing civilians indiscriminately, raping women, burning villages, and forcing children to become soldiers. According to the United Nations, about 5 million Congolese have died since the beginning of the conflict. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF-sJgcoY20
Another concern is that many people who wor…

Warm Up Quote

“The early apples were now ripening, and the grass of the orchard was littered with windfalls. The animals had assumed as a matter of course that these would be shared out equally; one day, however, the order went forth that all the windfalls were to be collected and brought to the harness-room for the use of the pigs. At this some of the other animals murmured, but it was no use. All the pigs were in full agreement on this point, even Snowball and Napoleon.”(P. 35)

Mr. McCormick's Diigo Annotation Model

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