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Too Much Television: Part 2; Writing
January 28, 2005
Last week, we had a very interesting
discussion, especially about what it was like for us while we
were children. Many of us enjoyed talking about the games we
had played when we were young. Today, we will work to make
sure we understand our reading and begin to write a paragraph.
With your group,
read the reading “Too Much Television and Your Child’s Ability
Find any difficult
vocabulary. Make sure you understand each word.
Discuss the meaning
of the reading together and make sure that each group member is
All students will take a short,
10-question, quiz. We will go over the answers together.
Think about your childhood and
the games you played. Now think about today’s children.
Write down your thoughts. Don’t
worry about spelling, punctuation or sentence structure.
Do you think your childhood was
better or worse than the childhood of children living in 2005?
Do children today play the same
games together? Why or why not?
Is there anything we can do to
make childhood better for today’s children?
Write your ideas in a paragraph
(about 125 words). Use a good topic and concluding sentence.
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