Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PreReading activities

Sorry guys, I cannot make it the full day... 

Today you will complete the activities below.

1. Read the titles of the articles we are reading and answer the writing prompt.

Readings for this Unit:

Garinger, Gail. “Juveniles Don’t Deserve Life Sentences.” New York Times 15 Mar. 2012, New York
ed.: A35. Print.
Jenkins, Jennifer Bishop. “On Punishment and Teen Killers.” Juvenile Justice Information Exchange.
2 Aug. 2011. Web. 11 June 2012. <
Lundstrom, Marjie. “Kids Are Kids—Until They Commit Crimes.” Sacramento Bee 1 Mar. 2001:
A3. Print.
Thompson, Paul. “Startling Finds on Teenage Brains.” Sacramento Bee 25 May 2001: B7. Print.

Additional Reading Selection:
Anderson, Scott. “Greg Ousley Is Sorry for Killing His Parents. Is That Enough?” New York Times
Magazine. 19 July 2012. Web. 11 June 2012.

Based on the titles of the reading above, make a prediction about what you expect to read in this unit. How does this relate to you and your life? Why do you think this topic is present in this course?

2. Complete the Vocabulary Chart, yes you must have it done by tomorrow.

Vocabulary Chart

On the right side of the chart, put a check in the correct place for each marking whether you know the word, have heard it before, or have no idea what the word means. Then define the words using your peers first, and then if you still need assistance you may use your devices.

Know it Well
Heard it Before
verdicts (2)


impulsive (4)

erratic (4)

purged (7)

inhibit (7)

diminished (9)

accountability (11)

homicidal (11)

inconsistency (6)

quandary (7)

heinous (14)

coddling (14)

perpetuated (20)

3. Complete the Graphic Organizer.


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