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. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 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?