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Protest and Rebellion Conjunctive Adverbs

Mentor Text: Below is a debate blog posted on the NY Times website. Read and annotate: think about real life connections, 1984 connections, and what you agree or disagree with

What Makes Protest Effective?

Reuters Protestors

gathered in front of the Russian Embassy in

Warsaw, on Aug. 17, to show support for the punk band Pussy Riot.

Its an interesting time for protest. In Russia, a punk band is jailed for an anti-government performance in a church. Across the United States, nuns ride a bus to call attention to social issues and illegal immigrants ride to bring focus to their cause. Meanwhile, Occupy Wall Street continues on city sidewalks and the Tea Party moves to the corridors of power. Soon the national party convention will attract all varieties of the angry and disenchanted. But what is the difference between a well-attended futile gesture and demonstrations that can lead to real change, like the Arab Spring protests? What makes protests effective?

Fight the System, but Know How to Make It Work

Michael Kazin, historian, Georgetown University You can call for new forms of democracy, but to have political impact quickly, know how to exploit the forms you already have.

Only Strong Organization Make Protests Work

Natasha Vargas-Cooper, former union organizer Political change comes through prolonged organizing, the sort of painstaking work that few protesters can be bothered with.

A Bit of Drama Stirs Attention, Without Anger

Sarah Seltzer, pop culture writer Civil disobedience disrupts our routines to create a 'crisis.' Artistic protest also intrigues us with provocative entertainment.

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Creative Nonviolence Can Defeat Repression

Erica Chenoweth, co-author, "Why Civil Resistance Works" Campaigns with substantial, diverse participation and shifting, resilient tactics can keep a regime off balance and, ultimately, topple it.

Internet and Attitude, a Powerful Combination

Spencer Ackerman, The mixture of confrontation, creativity and social media becomes a volatile cocktail for an authoritarian regime.

Move From the Streets to the Ballot Box

Claver T. Kamau-Imani, The Tea Party evolved from mere gatherings, to political action that could result in the grievances being eliminated.

Writers Notebook Response: Pick something from this mentor text to write about. You can answer the debate question yourself or any of the following prompts: What makes protest or rebellion effective? Which of these debaters do you agree or disagree with the most? Where have you seen (past or present) protest/rebellions that were effective and lifechanging? Why? How do you see protest/rebellion in 1984?

Semi-Colon Review: What I remember about Semi-Colons Create a sentence that uses a semi-colon

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Conjunctive Adverb Notes:

Tanning salons still create UV rays on your skin; therefore, tanning in a salon can still give you skin cancer.

accordingly also however incidentally

furthermore hence nevertheless next

moreover namely then thereafter

similarly still besides certainly

now instead
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likewise anyway

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Make your own:


DIRECTIONS: Combine the following sentences by using conjunctive adverbs as transitions. You will need to rewrite the sentence while also adding the semicolon (;), conjunctive adverb, and a comma. Look on the back for the conjunctive adverbs list. 1.) You need to work harder. You'll get fired.

2.) We wanted to go to Portugal. We went to Brazil.

3.) He is a very weak president. Most people support him.

4.) We wanted to go to the beach. It started to rain and we stayed at home.

5.) She is a very smart woman. It is not at all surprising that she got the job.

6.)He has a terrible voice. He will go down in history as the worst singer ever.

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7.) John has very little money. Brother Jacob is a millionaire.

8.) Roberta didn't have all the ingredients to bake a cake. She decided to prepare something else.

9.) He couldn't tell her the truth. He lied.

10.) I really don't know why he came. I would tell you.

Your Opinion: Think about protest and rebellion one more time. Do a paragraph response to one of the following prompts from page2 and use AT LEAST TWO CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS. Also consider using other grammar techniques or book quotes to strengthen your writing. Lastly, remember to highlight the grammar techniques you use! ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

4=Awesome The writer offers great, thorough, and complete discussion of their prompt (10pts). The writer explores and experiments with conjunctive adverbs in their paragraph and uses several other techniques to enhance their writing (10pts). The writer identifies the grammar technique by highlighting or circling (5pts).

3=Got It The writer offers clear and complete discussion of their prompt (8pts). The writer experiments with the conjunctive adverb twice in the passage, and uses it in a meaningful way. The grammar techniques are appropriate (8pts).

2=Almost The writer offers some discussion of their prompt, but it is basic and needs to be pushed more (uses I Statements!!) (6-7pts). The writer attempts to experiment with the conjunctive adverb, but there are errors, or one is missing (67pts).

1=Not Quite The writer fails to discuss their prompt and/or it is weak, confusing, incomplete (uses I statements!) (0-5pts). The writer fails to use the conjunctive adverb and/or there are many errors (05pts).


The writer may identify some of their grammar techniques by highlighting or circling (3pts).

The writer fails to identify the grammar techniques (0pts).

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