Immediately after sitting at a computer, students are expected to work on the following:
Step #1 4 Steps: Type/Save/Post Latest
Newbies to the 4 Steps start with 4 Steps: Phase #1
Then students watch the “latest news summary from BBC World News: international news updated 24 hours a day.” Then write a Summary Paragraph of one or more of the headlines.
Step #3 Next Story in Textbook:
The Names, by Billy Collins, in Red McDougal Littel Literature Text pages 550-551
Next, students read this poem about September 11, 2001. Then they write a Summary Paragraph of what they read.
Halfway through the computer lab period, or as soon as a majority of students start getting fidgety,restless, or sleepy in class do these 4 exercises “for mental clarity from fitness expert Joel Kirsch.”
After exercise, students look at a designated work of fine art or a photo. Then write a Summary Paragraph of what they read.
Students read the blogs of other students and leave HELPFUL and/or RELEVANT comments on each others pages.