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Sep 18

I would love to see more discussions about this among parents and students, though I don’t know that some parents completely understand how the technology works…

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Sep 18

And post them in all classrooms and all schools across the country?

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Sep 18

Even thinking about the people in Alabama that I grew up with; they don’t want to do or even strive toward these bullet points… Their mindset is self-centric and small, as well as fearful and aggressive.

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Sep 18

And I have to question whether the “world” actually demands this, or perhaps the educated and forward-thinking world… There are so many communities even within our own country that are actively fighting against education and literacy.

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Sep 18

…it would be a great conversation to instigate with students at the beginning of the school year to have conversations about what literacy means. I know I never got that question, and it would also help educators understand the ever-evolving potential of digital literacy…

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Sep 18

Lincoln believed until the very end that the Union could be saved without war. Unfortunately, he was wrong.

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Sep 18

Although Lincoln recognizes and addressees the threat of the rising confederacy to the nation, he makes it clear that he is not actively seeking violence.

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Sep 18

He uses powerful diction to show how the civil war developed.

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Sep 18

the greater scope of the passage he quotes is actually about the temptation of sin. So if I had to guess Lincoln is trying to say like heyyyy the confederacy gave into their sin and now are being punished/reprimanded for their actions. That would also make since because the entire passage is about him saying god is justifying the union’s side.

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Sep 18

Why use this argument?

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Sep 18

He won’t force you them to fight unless they have to

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Sep 18

Why use this comparison? Explore his choice here.

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Sep 18

Lincoln uses HE and HIS quite a bit. He uses this to show that it is God’s rules and domain and that he has the ability to punish you.

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Sep 18

Many people in the southern states fought against the Union purely out of loyalty to their state/family. Those who were torn between their country and their community were the targets of this line in the speech.

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Sep 18

He means he thinks discussing other administrative plans doesn’t matter right now since there is a much bigger issue happening.

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Sep 18

He uses words like Almighty to show that god is over man

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Sep 18

Since we can, I wonder if looking deeper into his choice of Matthew might reveal some interesting connections.

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Sep 18

Now, identify some specific language he is using that is especially powerful/impactful and unpack why it is so.

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Sep 18

They are saying that it is more to address with this speech because we just had the civil war.

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Sep 18

This sentence about coming out to stand in the mud puts emphasis on the amount of respect Lincoln had and that his supporters would come in that nasty weather just to hear him speak.

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Sep 18

He knows that this is the way to tell them that slavery is a terrible thing. He invokes the name of God to almost scare the people. He knows that they’re devote followers of god and are scared of god’s wrath.

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Sep 18

Like David said this is exigence. It also is diction. It’s an interesting word choice but it fits very well. The word anxiously

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Sep 18

He basically saying that you know why ask for something you didn’t work(talking about the slaves)

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Sep 18

Lincoln quotes Matthew which at the time would’ve been more of an allusion than today because of more religiouosity back then.

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Sep 18

Comments that everyone knows that the country has just been to war and that he doesn’t have to go over it or recap it because everyone knows about it.

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Sep 18

I also think Anzaldua refers to her home tongues as the language she is able to speak and uses amongst her family and friends. I also agree with your statement that she has a set of the plan when it comes to using specific language with specific people.

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Sep 18

Anzaldua refers her home tongues as the languages she speaks with her family like her mom, sister, brother, or other relatives or people. She highlighted the last 5 on the list as her home tongues were 6 and 7 being the closest to her heart. She also mentioned other languages which she uses depending upon the people or the surrounding she is present in like she uses standard and working-class English while she is in a job situation or in the media or school. Whereas as uses Chicano Texas while she is around her family.

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Sep 18

I really like how you explained the fact that in many cultures people expect more from women than men. Women have more restrictions that don’t applies to men.

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Sep 18

Anzaldua learned not to talk back to her elders especially to her mother and father because that’s what ill-bred girls do. She also mentioned a saying that she used to hear as a child “Flies don’t enter a closed mouth” which taught her not to speak back, gossip, and lie. Also, she mentioned that these sorts of statements were applied to women only.

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Sep 17

I definitely agree with this, and I’m curious how different dialects and modes of language can be used in writing and creating. It sounds like an equitable and exciting notion, though!

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Sep 17

These conversations are always happening, especially now. Issues of plagiarism became so complicated because of the overwhelming access to knowledge and writing that we have. It is definitely necessary to have learners weigh in on these issues and learn how to make sure that their writing and creating is adhering to these rules. So many students in my college tutoring sessions were confused about these things!

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Sep 17

I aim in my own instruction to talk about how language and writing interact with power structures, bias, and privilege. I think this is a necessary part of instruction.

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