Read and discuss, “COVID-19 Etiquette: 6 Common Conundrums”
In order to be an active reader, we need to:
· Pre-read. Look at the title and any illustrations. What can we learn?
· Read. Carefully read the entire article from start to finish. Turn off the TV and move your phone away while you read so that you are not distracted.
· Re-read. You don’t have to read the article again, but think about what you learned from it. What was the author trying to tell you?
Click the link to read the article and answer the discussion questions that follow. Remember, this is a writing course, so answer in complete sentences. Give thoughtful answers that demonstrate that you read the article closely.
https://www.npr.org/2020/07/28/896134292/covid-19-etiquette-6-common-conundrums-and-a-printable-pocket-guideLinks to an external site.
1. PRE-READING: Beneath the title, the author has provided a cartoon. What specific information do we learn from the cartoon? What does that tell us to expect from the article as a whole?
2. Who is Elaine Swann, and what does she do? (Don’t Google it! Only an answer from the article will be marked correct.)
3. After the introduction, the body of the article is structured as a question, an answer, and a “takeaway.”
(a) Do you like this structure? Why or why not?
(b) Name another topic you could use this same structure to write about.
(For example, I could write about how to teach English 099. I could make a list of questions that other English instructors might ask me, then write out the answer as a short paragraph, and finish each answer with a quick takeaway.)
(c) Name a topic that would NOT work for this structure.
4. The article provides six main pieces of advice. What is the best advice in the article? Why do you think so?
What is the worst advice in the article? Why?
5. Using this same structure (question, answer, takeaway), provide a piece of advice to a reader. (It does not have to be about COVID-19, but it can be.)
What was your biggest learning moment this week? Explain.
Remember to use specific details to add interest to your writing.
Week 6 Overview-4
· Lesson: Subject Verb Agreement
· Quiz: Subject Verb Agreement Quiz
· All in-class notes and activities
· (A) understand grammar concepts; and
· (B) compose well-developed, grammatically correct paragraphs and multi-paragraph essays.