Select a reading from The Conversation website. Use the categories at the top of the page or the search bar to find something that sounds interesting to you.
STEP 1: Answer the questions below about your reading. Post these questions along with the URL to the article you chose to the discussion forum.
- What type of reading is this? What genre is it?
- What is the rhetorical context of the article? Identify the writer, audience, topic, purpose, and context.
- What is a vocabulary word you learned or found interesting in this article? How was it used in the article, and what is its definition?
Finally, write a summary of your reading selection. This summary should be no longer than 1/3 the length of the original source. (For instance, if your reading selection is 15 paragraphs long, your summary will be no longer than 5 paragraphs long.)
STEP 2: Respond in two separate posts to two classmates (in at least 75 words). Explicitly address their examples and try to extend, complicate, or redirect their points in a substantive, knowledge-demonstrating way.
|Follows prompt directions||Follows the prompt instructions.||Somewhat follows the prompt instructions. Examples may incomplete.||Does not follow the instructions.||__/10|
|Responds to peers||Response is engaged with peer’s post. Posts on time.||Response is somewhat engaged with peer’s post. Post is short and/or late.||Does not follow the instructions.||__/10|