Mrs. Hogan-McLean's LA Class
Syllabus & Starters
Start-Up: Materials List
Unit 6: Multi-Genre Project
Unit 5: Investigative Reporting
Unit 4: Persuasion
Unit 3: Book Clubs & The Literary Essay
Unit 1: Short Stories & Signposts
Unit 2: Hometown Hero Documentary
First Week Handouts
1. First, see if you can ace this online quiz by mastering the
are writer's dilemma! Click here to try your hand:
2. Click the links below to watch a series of videos -- each, in a way, about real-life "downsiders." After each viewing, write your thoughts as mini-quick writes in your Writer's Notebooks.
Tales from the Deep with New York Sandhog (3:23)
What is a sandhog? What are the pros and cons of working as a sandhog in NYC? Would you ever consider doing this kind of work? Why or why not?
Las Vegas Tunnel People (3.01).
What connections do you see with
Wasteland, Part I (3.52).
Wasteland, Part II (8.07).
What were the benefits and drawbacks of this project for the people who participated?
Landfill Harmonic Orchestra (11.44).
What surprised you? What did you learn? What connections do you see with
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