Gravity Glue: Michael Grab Meditations

 

Pay careful attention to this image, breathing gently as you reflect on its progression.  What thoughts come to mind as you observe? What mood does the image inspire in you?  Describe what you observed. Replay and describe how you reacted to  the image at 28 seconds.  At Join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see.

In your journal, analyze this video using the visual thinking, bulleted lists, connections, questions:
1. What is going on in this video?

2. Why do you say that?

3. What else is going on?

4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.

5. Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.

8. At the end of this Blog post, Click LEAVE A COMMENT or REPLY:  Reply by writing your journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to or changed your opinion.

What’s going on in this pic? [vts] 16 March 2020

Objective: Use visual thinking strategies to describe the meaning of a visual text.  Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, on a numbered page, or on looseleaf, date the page 16 March 2020. Using your best descriptive writing, answer these questions:

 1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.

5. Access Google docs or other text editor
6. Transcribe your journal comments to Google doc or editor.
7. Review your comments and check for mistakes
8. Return to English is My Thinglish
 9. Click LEAVE A COMMENT below the image
10. Paste your comment into the comments section
11.  Submit your comments.
12. Review 3 other PACE students’ comments about this image.
13. Review 3 comments on the New York Times Web site.
14. If you can, paste your comment on the New York Times Web site.
15.  Review at least five student comments and respond to three students’ comments.

 

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Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

 

Critical Lens: “The measure . . .” :: 18 Feb. 2020

Look closely at this image, and read its message carefully. Join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, analyze this message using the critical lens process:
1. Who is the author, and what is the quotation?
2. Paraphrase (put into your own words) the quotation.
3.  Interpret the quotation (what does the author mean?).
4. Agree or disagree with the quotation.
5. Explain in a few sentences why you agree or disagree.
6. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
7. Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.

8. At the end of this Blog post, Click LEAVE A COMMENT or REPLY:  Reply by writing your critical lens journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

“The Migration Series” :: Jacob Lawrence

View this video to learn about Jacob Lawrence, historical and cultural events that influenced his thinking, and what inspired his art.  In the comments section, post your answers to four questions about Lawrence, “The Migration Series,” and African-American migration north.

 

  1. Who was migrating in The Migration Series.  Where were they going?
  2. Why were they leaving the South?
  3. What type of jobs had African Americans traditionally done in the South?
  4. What type of jobs were many migrants hoping to find in the North?

 

What’s going on ..? [vts] 3 February 2020

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the moderated conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]

In your journal, answer these questions:
1. What is going on in this picture?
2. Why do you say that?
3.  What else do you see?
4. Count your words, fill in your table of contents.
Turn and talk to a neighbor about your perceptions.
Click LEAVE A COMMENT:  Reply to this post by writing your journal entry here, including any comments from other students that may have added to your opinion.

What is going on in the picture?

Look closely at this image, stripped of its caption, and join the P[E]ACE conversation about what you and other students see. [Click on image to see larger version.]