Thinking I drive myself crazy One of the qualities of the Cento that makes this a must do warm up or writing experiment is the opportunity it provides for students to revisit writing, to look at it with new eyes, to experience how they can manipulate it, and to realize that writing begets other writing. Students must think strategically for Centos to work. Plus, it privileges surprises through juxtaposition — a move that energizes writing.
Flip through the story below to see my take. Jeff tracked a few key data elements for what turned out to be a very interesting week: This week I was juicing.
My first postcard on steroids. I was supposed to go to the Tapestry conference in Colorado. I arrived at the airport for my flight, which was scheduled early in the morning.
The plane was delayed hour after hour and ultimately canceled. By the end of the day I had to make a quick decision. Am I going to fly out to Tapestry later, missing the opening night and then turn around and come home the following night on a red eye?
After 7 hours in the airport and not positive on when I would get there, I ended up giving up on the trip and going home. I was looking forward to the conference, so this was really depressing. However, it turned out to be a good decision.
I ended up in urgent care that morning followed by 3 other doctor visits over the next 2 days for various tests. They ruled out all kinds of things, but they never figured out what the problem was.
I ended up on steroids and over the course of a few days things started to get better. It was also my birthday, which I spent with various doctors and then sitting on my couch in pain with my legs up.
For the postcard, I decided to simply list a few key data points.
When I thought of data, I thought of binary. So the postcard simply lists the following data points for the week. There are so many different ways to create this one in Tableau, but I kept it super simple. I placed a text box on a dashboard and put the binary code in a text box.
Then I colored the text to match the postcard and I made sure I picked a clean mono-spaced font so the numbers showed up equally spaced Times New Roman did the trick.
Only three more weeks to post. Next week we look at our phones. Jeff examined the hours of sleep this week: It actually looks more "normal" than I expected.
At least there was some consistency. Had I tracked another week it probably would have looked much worse. I simply tracked what time I went to bed and when I woke up.
There was only one night where I went to bed right around midnight. The other nights it was later. Also, the older I get, the less I "sleep in". This week was pretty steady around 7am I visualized the time on a clock.
It only shows 12 hours of a day and therefore does not represent a percent of the day. Creating in Tableau was pretty easy since I had already done a post at the end of last year about visualizing time on a clock here.Dec 01, · 8 Fun Creative Writing Lesson Plans for High School Students.
Updated on February 24, Saffron more. Short Stories for Middle and High School Students to Read Online. by Howard Allen Literature. Top 7 Most Famous Names That Are Actually Pen Names. by Blake Atkinson kaja-net.coms: 2. For example, imagine you're writing a postcard to the principal and write their name on the first line of the address.
Label this as 'Recipient.' Next, write the school's address and label this as. Marilyn Pryle (@MPryle) is a National Board Certified teacher and the author of five books with Scholastic, including Writing Workshop in Middle School and Easy and Effective Writing Lessons for English Language Learners.
She has taught both middle and high school language arts and currently teaches 10th grade English at Abington Heights HS in. Sep 01, · Reader Approved How to Write a Postcard. Four Parts: Formatting Your Postcard Writing the Postcard Avoiding Common Mistakes Using Sample Postcards Community Q&A Sending postcards to friends, family, or loved ones during travel can be a great way to show your affection, as well as giving people an idea of where you are%(91).
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