4º ESO – The Veldt – Extra credit

Hello students,

Here’s the extra credit assignment for the short story we’ve been reading and listening to in class. If you do a good job, you can raise your grade by 0,5.

Answer these questions about the text as completely and correctly as possible.

  1. What do you think author’s opinion of technology is? Is it a blessing or a curse? Why?
  2. How is “abandonment” a theme in this story? Who is abandoned? Is there more than one abandoned character?
  3. Which aspects of the story do you think seem far-fetched and which seem realistic? Explain your opinion.
  4. Have your parents ever taken something away from you as a punishment? How did it make you feel?
  5. What concerns do parents have today about their children and technology? Are these concerns legitimate?

The Veldt-Ray Bradbury 1950

Good luck!

Contact me at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org if you have any questions.

4º ESO – Charlie Hebdo: Contrasting opinions (Salman Rushdie and Pope Francis)

Compare these two articles and their points of view. Consider the issue, discuss the most critical points and make your own assessment. Don’t forget to check your spelling and grammar.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/15/salman-rushdie-on-charlie-hebdo-freedom-of-speech-can-only-be-absolute

http://time.com/3668875/pope-francis-charlie-hebdo/

Write me at christianperez at colegioarturosoria dot org if you have any questions…

This work is due next week when we have class.

Good Luck!

Christian