(Reading Standard) In your novel, find 2 examples of a metaphor/simile/analogy. Quote, cite, and thoroughly explain them. Discuss these examples in class first:
1. He’s become a shell of a man. METAPHOR
2. I am going to be toast when I get home. METAPHOR 3. Your short-term memory is like the RAM on a computer. Some of what you experience evaporates--like words that go missing when you don’t hit “save”. But other short-term memories go through a molecular process called consolidation: they're downloaded onto the hard drive. ANALOGY
4. How could someone work bad magic against me? NOTHING
5. A long exhale escapes from my belly. NOTHING
6. The relationship between them began to thaw. METAPHOR
7. The voices wash over me. METAPHOR
8. Think of your body as an old-fashioned steam engine. You need to feed the fire with coal. When there is no coal available, the stoker slows down so that all the fuel is not consumed. Likewise, your metabolism slows down for the rest of the day when you don’t eat breakfast. ANALOGY
Should the blood alcohol limit be lowered?
MADD Lukewarm, Don't Lower BAC, CNN, States Urged to Cut Limit,
Areli, Tasfia, Ramon, Tyrell, Deionte, Kayla, Casey, Jackie
Should Miley Cyrus be ashamed of her MTV performance?
Miley & Racial Condenscension, Dear Daughter, Dear Son
Tyler, Yahtil, Javon, Brent, Jesse, Cameron, Celia, Kanani
Should schools expel students who make violent threats or actions even if they were accidental or joking?
School Hostile to Boys,
Yohanes, Juliana, Jalen, Sergio, Alexis, Mariama, Antonio
If a person commits suicide after being cyberbullied, should the cyberbully be tried for murder/manslaughter?
Saratoga Girl, Dr. Phil Tweet
Ade, Chelsea, Alli, Jennifer, Mohammad, O’Ronde, Alexis, Adelaide
Are violent video games harmless entertainment?
Building Strong Boys, Renewed National Debate
BJ, Andrea, Chris, Brayan, Caxavier, Julia, Isaiah, Anthony
Should music artists be able to write similar songs without paying the artist that they are similar to?
Music Plagiarism, Heard This Before
Deamond, Hoa, Amina, Deamond, Stephen
Should professional athletes who use performance enhancing drugs
be banned from their sport forever?
Dumb Hysteria Over PEDs, ARod Finally Accountable
Malik , Calvin, Yoselin
A. Team Debate Structure
1. Affirmative Opening
2. Negative Opening
3. Affirmative Rebuttal
4. Negative Rebuttal
B1. Essay Structure Requirements for Opening
2. Background (rebuttal does not have to do this part)
6. Conclusion: Bigger, Circle, or Aphorism
C. Additional Style Requirements
1. Two Vocabulary Words
2. Rhetorical Question
D. Public Speaking Requirements
3. Eye Contact/Audience Interaction