Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Similarities to Your Nonfiction Book

What is similar to your nonfiction book?

What movie? What art? What song(s)? What other books or stories? And in what ways?

What other life experiences?

What makes you care about this nonfiction book over others?

Type 200+ words of your own to respond fully. Also, respond to others' comments, adding to what they wrote and giving compliments.


My book, Hello, I'm Special, is similar to the movie Gran Torino, because they both look at and expose problems in America. Hello, I'm Special looks at selfishness, "fame," power, greed, lust, depression, anorexia--big problems in our culture that we have created for ourselves. Gran Torino looks at prejudices like ageism, racism, sexism, and classism. Both Hello, I'm Special and Gran Torino want us to rethink our behavior so that we can live better, richer, longer lives.

Isn't it sad when people think they can get/be/have anything they want in America, just by working harder? Hard work unquestionably helps and can get you a better existences, but some opportunity, luck, chance, skill can make a big difference for some and not for others.
Isn't it sad when people prejudge you? Or when you prejudge others? We should judge people for what they can control, not for what they cannot control, right?

Monday, March 23, 2009

Meaningful Visual

Find a link to a picture online and include that link, so we can see the picture too, in your comment. Then, write 50+ words about how this picture adds meaning to your nonfiction experience.
See my sample comment about the picture to the right.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Nonfiction Book Project: In-Class Blog Exercise Monday, 3/23

Type a 200+ word section verbatim (word for word) from your book, then explain what is going on in this section. Also, tell why this section is important and interesting. Add 100+ words of your own.

This is a saddening image from/of Hiroshima. How do we work to prevent this sort of atrocity?