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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Weekly Reading: Tuesday, September 27th

Good Morning Everyone!

Today we will be practicing and preparing for the Reading OGT. This is the weekly reading for today. Please take your time on this and take it seriously!

Why Practice? Practice WILL help you for the OGT. Do yourself a favor and prepare for the test!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekly Reading: Thursday, September 22

Death penalty statistics: More than 3,200 inmates await execution

From CNN:
(CNN) -- The high-profile execution of Troy Davis in Georgia has brought the death penalty back into the spotlight. Here are some facts on the current state of the death penalty, the clemency process and statistics in Georgia.

What are your thoughts on the death penalty? Do you think it serves justice? Share your thoughts.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekly Reading: Tuesday, September 20th

Further Reflecting on September 11th: "I Was 11 on 9/11"

Just a little over a week ago, America grieved over the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. That was a day that Americans will never forget. Do you remember where you were on 9/11?

  • How old were you on 9/11? Did you know what was really going on?

  • Share your thoughts on how you felt on 9/11. Do you feel differently about it today? Explain.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Weekly Reading: Thursday, September 15th

Man Sues White Castle Claiming Seats Do Not Accommodate Larger Customers

Do you think White Castle is at fault here? Should they completely remodel the restaurant because of one man?

Or do you think the man is in the wrong for suing White Castle?

Share Your Voice-I want to know your thoughts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekly Reading: Tuesday, September 13th

Good Morning Students

The weekly reading today is OGT Prep dealing with context clues. The more you practice, the better off you will be! After completing the practice test, please tell me what you know about context clues.

After completing the practice test, what do you think a context clue is?

How can looking at the words around an unknown word help you better understand a sentence/passage?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weekly Reading: Thursday, September 8th

Hey Everyone. For today's reading assignment, you will be practicing for the Reading OGT. It is always helpful to practice to get better prepared. I encourage you to write on the blog about something you have difficulty in with the OGT and would like extra help on. You can mark you post as anonymous so your name will not be posted.

If you have passed the OGT already, find an article/issue you have read recently and let me know your thoughts.

Let me know if you have questions.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Weekly Reading: Thursday, September 1st

Depending on what article you chose to read, please answer the questions below. And as always, remember to Share Your Voice!

1. CNN Article: Mentally ill sisters
The family states, "All that we have in this place is be bound is better than to be killed." Do you agree with how the family confined the sisters? Or do you find them to be completely in the wrong?

2. Columbus Dispatch Article: Abortion vote in 2012?
This has been an ongoing debate for decades, but what do you think about the recent proposal of outlawing abortion?

3. Struck By Lightning: A teen's life changed in a flash!
Do you feel that your life would change if you experienced what Justin has? Would you start to view things differently? If so, what? Share your thoughts. 

*Make sure you include which article you read in your post! Thanks :)