journal entry #1 - Kenston Local Schools

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Journal Entries should be in the proper order, properly headed, and most importantly,
they must be representative of your best effort. You were given at least 15-20 minutes to
respond to all of these; therefore, they should be more than 3-4 sentence responses. The
comment I use most on journal entries is “more”; don’t give up points because you are too
lazy/careless to do your best work.
These are free form responses, so you will not be penalized for M.U.G.S. or organizational
errors.
Journal #1:
We all get frustrated at times. Write about a time you were frustrated: What
happened? How did you handle it? Did you learn anything from how you handled it?
Was it worth being upset about?
Journal #2:
 What is your opinion of Romeo and Juliet’s love? Are they truly in love or is it just
infatuation?
Journal #3:
 Has there ever been a time in your life when you disagreed with an adult (parent,
teacher, coach, etc.)? Did they respect your opinion or dismiss it? Looking back, were
you right or wrong? Can you learn anything from this experience?
 As usual, you may respond in any manner you see fit [response, short story, poem, song
lyrics, etc.]. Just be sure to address the prompt fully.
Journal #4:
 Do you like the modernized setting of the ’96 version of Romeo and Juliet? Explain.
Journal #5:
 Pick any story we’ve read this year:
 “The Most Dangerous Game”
 “The Cask of Amontillado”
 “The Utterly Perfect Murder”
 “Wasps’ Nest”
 “The Scarlet Ibis”
 To Kill a Mockingbird
 Don’t remember these? Pick a movie or another novel/story.
 How would the story have been different if it was told from a different point of
view? [ex: “MDG” from Zaroff’s POV]
 You can identify the POV used, list at least 3-4 differences and then explain
how they would affect the story in your response. OR write a creative
response where you retell the story from the new perspective.
JOURNAL #6
What can we take away from the book?
Cisneros is sending you a message about what it is like
for people growing up in the world. Sometimes she wants
to narrow some of the ideas down to a specific culture
and a specific type of person, but she also wants you to
see that much of what she wants to show you is
universal. She wants you to see some of yourself in this
book. To understand the lives of others is to gain
understanding of one's own life.
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JOURNAL #7
Write a story about one of the people pictured in the above yearbook photos…
Journal Entry #8:
 Does the use of Native American images and names in professional, collegiate, and high
school sports teams reinforce and perpetuate stereotypes or are they harmless graphics that
honor Native Americans?
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