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Thursday, May 29th and Friday, May 30th "I always know the ending, that's where I start." --Toni Morrison Writing into the Day: Your Final Writing into the Day!!!! Make it a good one! Reflect on this year. What were your favorite moments from this class? What were your favorite assignments/texts? What would you change for next year? Parting words of wisdom to Mrs. Cintra? Please share!
May 29th and May 30th Quote: "I always know the ending, that's where I start." --Toni Morrison Writing into the Day: This is your LAST Writing into the Day! Make it a good one! Share your thoughts with me. Reflect on this class. Your experiences in here. Your likes. Your dislikes. Anything you want to tell me...go for it!
Friday, May 21st Quote: "I was thinking, we all learn by experience, but some of us have to go to summer school." --Peter de Vires Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT!
Monday, May 19th Quote: "I think we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb." --Robert Downey Jr. Writing into the Day: What part do you think you would play in the society of Beowulf's time? Who would you be? What would be your role?
Tuesday, May 6th Quote: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a type writer and open a vein." --Ernest Hemingway Writing into the Day: Write a story by finishing the following sentence and developing your story for 7 minutes.
The cool wind blew and the sound, that inevitable sound, grew louder as....
Monday, May 5th Quote: "What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness?" --John Steinbeck Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! Write for you 7 minutes straight! Perhaps about your plans for the summer...
Friday, May 2 Quote: "Others have seen and ask why; I have seen what could be and asked why not." --Pablo Picasso Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES STRAIGHT! DO NOT STOP WRITING!
Friday, April 25 Quote: "It doesn't matter where you go and what you study, what matters most is what you share with yourself and the world." --Santosh Kalwar Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! GET ON IT! 7 MINUTES
Tuesday, April 22 Quote: "One who finishes, lasts." --Jeffrey Fry Writing into the Day: What are your biggest fears/concerns about taking this EOC test next week?
Wednesday, April 16th Quote: "If one reads enough, one has a fighting chance. Or better, one's chances of survival increase with each book one reads." --Sherman Alexie Writing into the Day: WACKY WEDNESDAY!!! FREE WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES IN SILENCE!!!!
Monday, April 14th Quote: "Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality; it's a way of understanding it." --Andrew Lloyd Weber Writing into the Day: Manic Monday: What's your escape from reality...Or Write! Writing for 7 minutes!
Friday, April 11th Quote: "The measure of a man is not how much he suffers through the test, but how he comes out in the end." --Neal Shusterman Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!! What's up today homies? Write for 7 minutes!
Quote: "A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies; the man who never reads lives only one." --George R.R. Martin Writing into the Day: If you could read any book, story, article, paper, whatever, in the world, what would it be about?
Monday, April 7th Quote: "No man needs a vacation so much as the man who just had one." --Elbert Hubbard Writing into the Day: Manic Monday!!! Welcome back! Get at it! 7 minutes!
Tuesday, March 25th Quote: "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightening and a lightening bug." --Mark Twain Writing into the Day: What is the hardest part about writing for you? Why do you think that is?
Monday, March 24th Quote: "I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by." --Douglas Adams Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! FREE WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Wednesday, March 12th Quote: "The way to do research is to attack the facts at the point of astonishment." --Ceila Green Writing into the Day: What are your biggest concerns about this research project? Have you found anything yet that is really interesting?
Tuesday, March 11th Quote: "What we find changes who we become." --Peter Morville Writing into the Day: What idea or question about genocide, human suffering, inhumanity are you thinking about exploring with this research project? Why do you want to explore that idea?
Monday, March 10th Quote:
Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! I've missed your free writes tremendously! Hit me with your best shot! Write for 7 minutes!
Monday, February 24th Quote: "For the dead and the living we must bear witness." --Elie Wiesel Writing into the Day: Manic Monday!!! Write for 7 minutes!
Wednesday, February 19th Quote: "You do not belong to you. You belong to the universe." --Richard Buckminster Fuller Writing into the Day: Think about this quote. Like really think about it. What are your thoughts on this idea? Do you think you do your part? How does this relate to Night? (Answer ALL of these questions).
Monday, February 17th Quote: "Where there is love, there is life." --Ghandi Writing into the Day: How was your Valentine's Day? What did you do? What would be your most perfect Valentine's Day dream?
Quote: "It is not power that corrupts, but fear." --Aung San Suu Kyi Writing into the Day: Think about the quote above. Do you agree with this? What do you think it means?
Quote: "One more stab to the heart. One more reason to hate. One less reason to live." --Elie Wiesel, Night Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Quote: "Those who kept silent yesterday will keep silent tomorrow." --Elie Wiesel, Night Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 7 MINUTES!
Thursday, January 30th Quote: "I told him that I did not believe they could burn people in our age, that humanity would never tolerate it..." --Night, Elie Wiesel Writing into the Day: The pictures in these photographs were taken in 2013, in Darfur, Sudan where a genocide is occurring. Write your personal response to these images.
Monday, January 27th Quote: "Never shall I forget..." --Night, Elie Wiesel Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! Free Write for 7 minutes! Welcome back!
Wednesday, January 15th Quote: "To forget the dead would be akin to killing them again for the second time." --Night, Elie Wiesel Writing into the Day: If you were a Jew in Europe during WWII, what do you think you would've done?
Wednesday, January 8th Quote: "Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere." --Night, Elie Wiesel Writing into the Day: Welcome back! To ease us back into the swing of things, let's do a little writing! Wacky Wednesday peeps! Free write for 7 minutes!
Wednesday, December 18th Quote: "Madness in great ones must not unwatched go." --Hamlet Writing into the Day: What do you think the biggest problem with Hamlet's character is? If you were in Hamlet's shoes, how would you handle things?
Monday, December 16th Quote: "My words fly up, my thoughts remain below, Words without thoughts, never to heaven go." --King Claudius, Hamlet Writing into the Day: Manic Monday: Free write for 10 minutes!
Friday, December 13th Quote: Elena: "Wow! That dog looks like a wolf!" William: "Or a wild Canadian." --The Cintra Children Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE FOR 10 MINUTES WITHOUT STOPPING!
Wednesday, December 11th (loved that snow day!!!) Quote: "To be or not to be, that is the question!" --Hamlet Writing into the Day: What's the biggest question that you have that you don't feel like you have a solid answer for? Why is this question so interesting or confusing or annoying to you?
Monday, December 9th Quote: "The play's the thing, wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king." --Hamlet Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! Write for 10 minutes!
Monday, November 25 Quote: "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. Focus on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." --Oprah Winfrey Writing into the Day: What are you thankful for?
Friday, November 22nd Quote: "May the odds be forever in your favor." -President Snow, Hunger Games Writing into the Day: Free Write Friday: Write for 7 minutes
Thursday, November 21st Quote: "What we say is important, for in most cases the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." --Jim Beggs Writing into the Day: In watching this film, The Great Debaters, write a brief summary about what's happened thus far.
Tuesday, November 19th Quote: "It ain't whatcha write, it's the way atcha write it." --Jack Kerouac Writing into the Day: Complete the following and write for 7 minutes: It was that smell, the smell that lingered in her mind, that whenever briefly encountered by her senses, took her back to .....
Monday, November 18th Quote: "There is no greater agony than bearing the untold story inside of you." --Maya Angelou Writing into the Day: Manic Monday: Free Write for 10 minutes
Friday, November 15th Quote: "People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them." --George Bernard Shaw Writing into the Day: Free Write Friday! Write for 10 minutes without talking!!!
Monday, November 11th Do for Tuesday since I was unexpectedly absent! Quote: "Substitute the word 'damn' every time you're inclined to write the word 'very.' Your editor will delete it and your writing will be as it should be." --Mark Twain Writing into the Day: Manic Monday! Free Write for 7 minutes!
Friday, November 8th Quote: "Everything in life is theater." --Margo Jones Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!
Thursday, November 7th Quote: "Vision is the art of seeing things invisible." --Jonathan Swift Writing into the Day: Think about something recent that's happened in your life. Then, think back to the very moment that started this event in motion.
Example: my high school boyfriend (not recent, I know): specific moment it started was when my best friend was coming over to my house and a boy had asked for her number at school. She gave him mine because she would be there that night. He called before she got there and then called back when he was at his cousins house. I talked to his cousin until my friend got there. His cousin became the high school boyfriend.
Wednesday, November 6th Quote: "All words are begs to hang ideas on." --Henry Ward Beecher Writing into the Day: What ideas do you have today?
Monday, November 4th Quote: "So yes, I say things I regret constantly and I just can't help it." --Kathy Griffin Writing into the Day: What was the last thing you said that you regret? What were the circumstances for you saying it?
Tuesday, October 29 Quote: "If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle." --Rita Mae Brown Writing into the Day: Based on your homework from last night and reviewing the logical fallacies, what logical fallacy is at play in the above mentioned quote?
Monday, October 28 Quote: "There are three types of lies--lies, damn lies, and statistics." --Benjamin Desrali Writing into the Day: MANIC MONDAY!!!
Wednesday, October 23 Quote: "We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced." --Malala Yousafzai Writing into the Day: Given the above quote, why do American's not realize the importance of our voices? Or do we?
Monday, October 21 Quote: "Honestly, if everyone likes what you're say something is wrong with your message." --Ashley Ormon Writing into the Day: Manic Monday: WRITE WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND FOR 10 MINUTES STRAIGHT!
Thursday, October 17 Quote: "Everything is in the way the material is composed." --Joseph O'Connor Writing into the Day: What are you thoughts on the media being so biased?
Wednesday, October 16 Quote: "We all see that which we are trained to see." --Robert Anton Wilson Writing into the Day: Look around this classroom. Look at the people in it. What do you not see yet effects each individual differently? What's the importance of being aware of this?
Tuesday, October 15 Quote: "The more I see, the less I know for sure." --John Lenon Writing into the Day:
Monday, October 14 Quote: "When you feel like throwing rocks, make sure they're ones no one can throw back." --Rebecca McKinsey Writing into the Day: Manic Monday: Write for 7 minutes today...whatever's on your mind...go!
Friday, October 10 Quote: "Our true nationality is mankind." --H.G. Wells Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!!
Wednesday, October 9 Quote: "Everything is in the way the material is composed." --Joseph O'Connor Writing into the Day: Write a news headline for the following image:
Tuesday, October 8 Quote: "Not brute force, only persuasion and faith are the kings of this world." --Thomas Carlyle Writing into the Day: If you could say one thing that EVERYONE HAD TO LISTEN TO, what would it be?
Monday, October 7 Quote: "I once watched several criminals engage in an organized argument, while an audience of supporters cheered them on, but I was so disgusted I had to turn off the political debate." --Jarod Kintz Writing into the Day: What do you think about this quote? What are your thoughts on our current political situation?
Monday, September 23 Quote: "To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe." --Marilyn Vos Savant Writing into the Day: What did you observe in your sneak attack video homework assignment? How were the people you were observing acting?
Friday, September 20 Quote: "The aim of argument, or discussion, should not be victory, but progress." --Joseph Joubert Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY! WRITE FOR 10 MINUTES STRAIGHT...DO NOT STOP AT ALL. Then start DGP.
Wednesday, September 18 Quote: "The course of true love never did run smooth." --William Shakespeare Writing into the Day: What do you think true love is? Have you ever been in love? How do you think you'll know when or if you are in love?
Tuesday, September 17 Quote: "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." --Robert Heinlein Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts on Antigone thus far?
Monday, September 16 Quote: "The test of whether or not you should hold a job should not be in the arrangement of your chromosomes." --Bella Azbug Writing into the Day: Do you believe that males and females are created equal, meaning they can do everything with equal ability? Explain your answer.
Wednesday, September 11 Quote: "You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy." --Collin Powell Writing into the Day: Unload all your thoughts on September 11th. What do you remember? What are your thoughts? Where are we now?
Tuesday, September 10 Quote: "Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent." --Victor Hugo Writing into the Day: Really read the above quote and think about it. Then answer this: What is poetry?
Monday, September 9 Quote: "Only the very weak minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry." --Cassandra Clare Writing into the Day: What's your favorite song and why is it your favorite song? Be specific with your response!
Friday, September 6 Quote: "The scariest moment [in writing] is just before you start." --Stephen King Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY! WRITE FOR 10 MINUTES NON STOP!!!
Thursday, September 5 Quote: "After nourishment, shelter, and companionship, stories are the things we need most in the world." --Phillip Pullman Writing into the Day: What do you find the most difficult about writing for you?
Wednesday, September 4 Quote: "Organize, don't agonize." --Nancy Pelosi Writing into the Day: Who is Nancy Pelosi? What's her significance in the world?
Tuesday, September 3 Quote: "Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it." --Alexandre Dumas Writing into the Day: When you think of fairy tales, what comes to mind?
Friday, August 30 Quote: "Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men rarely ever shoot." --Konrad Lorenz Writing into the Day: FREE WRITE FRIDAY!!! WRITE NON STOP FOR 5 MINUTES!!!
Thursday, August 29 Quote: "I never killed anybody, I never raped anybody, I never committed no crimes that weren't honorable." --Tupac Shakur Writing into the Day: Do you agree with this quote? Are there any crimes that could be considered "honorable"? What might one be?
Wednesday, August 28 Quote: "The real ornament of woman is her character, her purity." --Ghandi Writing into the Day: What are some characteristics of the perfect housewife?
Tuesday, August 27 NOTE: 6TH PERIOD DO NOT COMPLETE THIS, GO STRAIGHT TO THE DIGITAL DRIVER'S LICENSE AND COMPLETE YOUR WORK WITH IT TODAY!
Quote: "Much can be inferred about a man from his mistress; in her one beholds his weaknesses and his dreams." --Georg Christoph Lictenburg Writing into the Day: Why is the following picture funny?
Monday, August 26 NO BELL WORK TODAY: GO TO THE DIGITAL DRIVERS LICENSE PAGE, LOG IN, AND START WORKING. THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BY THE END OF CLASS!
Friday, August 23 Quote: "Friday: The golden child of the weekdays. The superhero of the workweek. The welcome wagon to the weekend. The F word we are thankful for every week." --Unknown Writing into the Day: BYPASS THIS FOR TODAY AND START WORK ON YOUR DIGITAL DRIVER'S LICENSE! YOU HAVE THE WHOLE CLASS TO WORK ON THIS TODAY.
Thursday, August 22 Quote: "One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man." --Elbert Hubbard Writing into the Day: What do you think the quote means? Work it out in your writing.
Wednesday, August 21 Quote: "Most people do not want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility and most people are frightened of responsibility." --Sigmund Freud Writing into the Day: How would you respond to this quote? Are you frightened of responsibility?
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Quote: "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." --Arthur C. Clarke Writing into the Day: What are your thoughts about the technology use in this class? What are you looking forward to and what are you nervous about?
Monday, August 19, 2013 Quote: "Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it." --Stevie Wonder Writing into the Day: Write about a memory you have that you think of every time you hear a certain song. What is that song? Why does it remind you of this memory?
Wednesday, August 14, 2013: Read the quote and respond to the question in the box provided below:***Note: You may do this by going to www.cintrasclass.weebly.com on your smart phone or writing your answer on a piece of paper to turn in at the end of the class.
Quote: "Becoming is superior to being." --Paul Klee Writing into the Day What do you want to "become" at school this year? What are do you want to get from this class or what do you feel like you need help with in English, reading, or writing?