Invisible Child: Dasani’s Homeless Life
Step One of Six: Annotate the five New York Times Dasani articles in NowComment
How to annotate the texts and images embedded below:
Log into NowComment, or Log into Gmail first, then sign in with Google.
Make notes on sentences
Make notes on a paragraph
Make notes on the writer's craft
Step Two of Six: Write about Dasani as if she were a character in a story using Lit Guides
2a: As you are reading stop at the end of sections (Each section is identified with a large capital letter.) and write about Dasani. Treat these narrative articles as stories, and respond to sections within them them as if they were a short story, using these Literature Response Guides and treating Dasani as a character in a story: Tracking the Characters, Character Traits and Relationships, Character Archetypes, Character Analysis Introduction
Step Three of Six: Record an interview with another student, people on the street, and experts about homelessness.
Write fifteen questions about homelessness: 5 for someone you know, 5 for a "Vox Pop" street/hallway interview, and 5 you would ask an expert. Record your interview using audio or video and post your recording (as an MP3 or MPEG4) with your reflections as a discussion on Youth Voices. See the mission, "Interviews for Documentaries."
Step Four of Six: Do more research into Dasani's story and homelessness
Annotate Two Podcasts and a Video (below)
Use Dialectical notes to keep track of your reading of
resources on The New York Times Index: Homelessness
Step Five of Six: Post responses to each of the five articles in this series as a Discussion on Youth Voices
5b: Write comments and replies in the Discussions posted on the left, using these Comment Guides.
Step Six of Six: Add more comments to "Invisible Child" posts, quoting from your research
Use your annotations and notes from the podcasts and the video (in Step Four) to add new comments on other students' "Invisible Child" discussion posts using the Commenting Guide: Quoting a Source in a Comment.