[lit-ideas] Re: "education"

**That may be risky.  Teachers often have a tendency to deal harshly 
with non-conforming students...

TC,


JulieReneB@xxxxxxx wrote:

> I'm thinking this is somehow a result of "No Child Left Behind"......no to 
> the reality show, as to "Language Arts" it is a separate subject from 
> "Reading" 
> and seems to be comprised of exceedingly rudimentary grammar (underline the 
> verb and tell whether it is past, present, or future) and learning to 
> recognize 
> appropriate sequencing.  Frankly, I'm thinking of printing off all of the 
> lit-id's responses to this assignment, stapling them together, and turning 
> them in 
> to the teacher for her <g>.
> Julie
> 
> 
> 
> ========Original Message========
> Subj:[lit-ideas] Re: "education"
> Date:3/16/2004 12:33:19 PM Central Standard Time
> From:teme17@xxxxxxxxx
> To:lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent on:    
> 
> For the first time in quite a while I'm absolutely
> speachless. Is that a learning experience?
> 
> Is your family on some reality TV show?
> 
> And what is/are "Language Arts"?
> 
> 
> Cheers,
> Teemu
> Helsinki, Finland
> 
> --- JulieReneB@xxxxxxx wrote:
> 
>>My 6th grade daughter has an assignment for
>>"Language Arts".  It's one of 
>>those instances of "there is absolutely no way to
>>appropriately complete the 
>>assignment".  Things like this just baffle me --
>>what exactly is she supposed to 
>>be learning from this?? I have replicated the
>>assignment below.   Maybe some 
>>mind-altering substance would help...
>>~~~~~~~~~
>>Explain why each of the following is not a correct
>>cause and effect sequence 
>>of events.  Then, on the back or a separate sheet of
>>paper write a correct 
>>cause and effect sequence using the same starting
>>event.
>>
>>1.    Event 1:  Mr. Wartbat discovers his house is
>>infested with rats.
>>
>>       Event 2:  The rats laugh at Mr. Wartbat
>>behind his back.
>>
>>       Event 3:  Mr. Wartbat has no idea he is being
>>mocked.
>>
>>       Event 4:  The rats wait until he is asleep
>>and paint a false mustache 
>>on Mr. Wartbat.
>>
>>
>>2.    Event 1:  Millie the dog scratches all day.
>>
>>       Event 2:  Millie has hundreds of fleas.
>>
>>       Event 3:  The fleas form a circus.
>>
>>       Event 4:  Millie watches the fleas for hours
>>as they practice their 
>>trapeze act.
>>
>>
>>3.    Event 1:  Detective Burton finds hair and
>>glass at the crime scene.
>>
>>       Event 2:  Detective Burton hates his job.
>>
>>       Event 3:  Detective Burton applies for early
>>retirement
>>
>>       Event 4:  The hair belongs to the first
>>suspect.
>>
>>~~~~~~~
>>
>>Some could make sense -- like Millie the dog has
>>hundreds of fleas causes 
>>Millie the dog scratches all day (however, in that
>>one, the first event is 
>>supposed to stay the same which makes it impossible
>>to .....oh never mind).  
>>
>>
>>
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