Objective: Assign importance to new information and justify your decision using good reasons and text evidence.

This is secretly about how readers combine their own knowledge about the world with new facts. People notice what’s surprising, ask questions, decide what matters, and look at things from new points of view.

Together, we’ll begin by watching CNN 10 for February 15th. (http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/14/studentnews/ten-content-weds/index.html)

  1. What’s Important (JF 750+): Rank the top three stories in today’s news and justify your top choice using evidence from the transcript.
  2. Surprise Surprise (JF 500+): What surprised you today, and why?
  3. Curiosity (JF 500+): What do you want to learn more about, and why?
  4. Korean Perspective (JF 500+):  How do you think Kim Jong-un thinks and feels about his country’s missile program and the reaction of the world.