We began class with a Quickwrite. This one dealt with the topic of human genetic engineering and the fears regarding its potential, which have been expressed in the field of science fiction since the early part of the 20th Century:
-Imagine what it would be like if everyone were perfectly equal and exactly the same in our society. Write a well-constructed paragraph about your vision. Make five predictions about this completely equitable society.
After the quickwrite, we viewed an episode of The Twilight Zone that expressed some of these fears. Students completed a worksheet of response questions. It is attached below.
Students turned in their News Article Assignment on human genetic engineering (see last week's post). Students then completed a Quickwrite.
The rest of the class was spent completing an AR test. This was a reading test to assess student progress. It was not a graded assignment.
Lastly, I handed out a Spelling Power assignment for homework. It is attached below and is due next class.