Paraphrasing + New Books!

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1. “The Antarctic is the vast source of cold on our planet, just as the sun is the source of our heat, and it exerts tremendous control on our climate,” [Jacques] Cousteau told the camera. “The cold ocean water around Antarctica flows north to mix with warmer water from the tropics, and its upwellings help to cool both the surface water and our atmosphere. Yet the fragility of this regulating system is now threatened by human activity.” From “Captain Cousteau,” Audubon (May 1990):17.

2. “The twenties were the years when drinking was against the law, and the law was a bad joke because everyone knew of a local bar where liquor could be had. They were the years when organized crime ruled the cities, and the police seemed powerless to do anything against it. Classical music was forgotten while jazz spread throughout the land, and men like Bix Beiderbecke, Louis Armstrong, and Count Basie became the heroes of the young. The flapper was born in the twenties, and with her bobbed hair and short skirts, she symbolized, perhaps more than anyone or anything else, America’s break with the past.” From Kathleen Yancey,English 102 Supplemental Guide (1989): 25.

3. “Of the more than 1000 bicycling deaths each year, three-fourths are caused by head injuries. Half of those killed are school-age children. One study concluded that wearing a bike helmet can reduce the risk of head injury by 85 percent. In an accident, a bike helmet absorbs the shock and cushions the head.” From “Bike Helmets: Unused Lifesavers,” Consumer Reports(May 1990): 348.

4. “Matisse is the best painter ever at putting the viewer at the scene. He’s the most realistic of all modern artists, if you admit the feel of the breeze as necessary to a landscape and the smell of oranges as essential to a still life. “The Casbah Gate” depicts the well-known gateway Bab el Aassa, which pierces the southern wall of the city near the sultan’s palace. With scrubby coats of ivory, aqua, blue, and rose delicately fenced by the liveliest gray outline in art history, Matisse gets the essence of a Tangier afternoon, including the subtle presence of the bowaab, the sentry who sits and surveys those who pass through the gate.” From Peter Plagens, “Bright Lights.” Newsweek (26 March 1990): 50.

5. “While the Sears Tower is arguably the greatest achievement in skyscraper engineering so far, it’s unlikely that architects and engineers have abandoned the quest for the world’s tallest building. The question is: Just how high can a building go? Structural engineer William LeMessurier has designed a skyscraper nearly one-half mile high, twice as tall as the Sears Tower. And architect Robert Sobel claims that existing technology could produce a 500-story building.” From Ron Bachman, “Reaching for the Sky.” Dial (May 1990): 15.

 

 

Practice paraphrasing these articles:

http://school.ebonline.com/levels/middle/article/311098

http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/junior/pdfs/JUNIOR-092010-COVERSTORY.pdf

http://www.economist.com/node/347120

 

17 comments for “Paraphrasing + New Books!

  1. IG
    January 17, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Jarques says that cold water from Antartica mixes with north water and cools the surface water and atmosphere. But human activities are destroying this system.

    Twenties were the years when laws and police were powerless and crimes were engulfing the cities. Classical music was vanished from people’s minds, and jazz players became popular like Louis Amstrong.

    Wearing helmets during bicycling is important.

    Matisse is the most modernized and realistic painter.

  2. Kelsey
    January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    “The sun is our source of heat and the Antarctic is our source of cool and humans destroy that.”

    “Times are changing”

    Bikes kill

    “Matisse’s art captures realism”

  3. Ewan Pratt
    January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The antarctic cools the water from the north and cools the atmosphere. But because of recent human activities this global coolant might not last.

    The twenties were much different from prohibition to jazz. The time could be summed up simply by the flapper

    bike helmets save your brain.

    many people think

    Matisse’s paintings are so realistic that they can put you in the painting

  4. Duncan
    January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    1. Antartica is the source of cold as the sun is our source of warm. The Antartic’s upwellings control the temperature of the surface of the oceans to our atmosphere. Yet the Artics are threatened by the activity of us humans.
    2. In the 20s, there was basically no control over crime and the police were helpless. The old came in with the new and jazz jazzed up the land.
    3. Helmets are good for your head.
    4. Matisse is a realistic painter who makes realistic paintings.

  5. Boye
    January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    The antartic is a huge pRt of our life. The cool wind ans streams from the nirth help us regulate our environment. It is the source that balances the cool with the waemth of the sun to keep the temperature liveable. But the people of the earth is thrateing this fragile sustem.

    The twenties was a crazy era. The young and bad controlled the cities.

    Helmets can save lifes.

    Matisse was a great atrist.

  6. Vijay
    January 17, 2014 at 9:13 am

    1. The Antarctic is our planet’s cold source like the sun; our heat source. The cold ocean water in Antartica flows and mixes with other water in the tropics. The keeps the atmosphere cool in the water and the atmosphere.
    2. During the twenties drinking was illegal and people broke this law like a joke. That was the time when crime took place in America and when jazz was spread throughout the country.
    3. Wearing bike helmets save lives of many.
    4. Matisse’s paintings express art in a unique way.

  7. Vikram
    January 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    1. According to Jacque Costeau, the cold Antarctic water flowing north, cools our planet and atmosphere like the sun warms it, but this system is endangered by human activity.

    2. the 1920s was screwed up. criminals ruled, the police were a joke, and America was disconnected from the past.

    3. Helmetless, headless.

    4. Matisse made realistic paintings.

  8. Nobody
    January 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Jack Cousteau said that Antarctic is like the sun and is our source of cold. The cold water mixes with the warm from the tropics. It is getting killed by the human

    Drinking was against the law in the 20 but people still drank. Jazz begun, classical died
    People found life
    New life

    Wearing bike helmets protects your heads
    Heads splat

    Matisse is a realistic painter

    • vikram
      January 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

      Nobody=Sam

  9. Arnav Gulati
    January 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Paraphrase #1
    The Antarctic is the most important source of water on our planet, and has a large effect on temperatures. It mixes with the warmer water in the north, and acts as some sort of regulating system. This system is slowly being destroyed due to human activity.
    Paraphrase #2
    The twenties was a time where culture was developed and changed. Many people participated in this change.
    Paraphrase #3
    Using a bike helmet saves lives.
    Paraphrase #4
    Matisse creates intriguing scenery.

  10. Karl
    January 17, 2014 at 9:14 am

    Accorind to Jack Cousteau, the sun is the heat in our world and antarcticica is the cold that controls our climate by the mixing of it’s and tropical water. However, human activity is hurtful to this process.
    Humans hurting climate.
    The 20s were the years where through attempted control, society developed pop culture.
    20s Law Change
    Wear bike helmets!
    Matisse paints realisticly.

  11. Muahahahahahaha
    January 17, 2014 at 9:15 am

    The Antarctic is a huge source of coldness, and it has a lot of control over our climate. The cold ocean water around Antarctica mixes with warmer water from the tropics, and it helps cool the surface water and our atmosphere. But this fragile system is now in danger from humans.

    Drinking was against the law in the twenties, and the law was a bad joke because everyone knew where liquor was found. Police seemed powerless. Classical music was forgotten while jazz spread across the land. The flapper was born in the twenties, had bobbed hair and short skirts, and was said to symbolize America’s break with the past.

    Head injuries kids bike helmets reduce injury absorb shock to head…summary in very little words……dead heads! Helmet equals no splat! Wear helmets!

    Matisse realistic.
    He paints so well that you feel the breeze he paints…

  12. 18yjhong
    January 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    1. According to Jaques Cousteau, as the sun being our source of heat, the Antartic is the humongous source of coldness, affecting our climate. The cold water around the Antartica mixes with the warm water from north, however, humans threaten this system.

    2. (Culture)In the twenties, nobody kept the law, not to drink. While that has been going on, classics were forgotten and the jazz music took over. Just along this trend, as the crazy flapper was born, she symbolized more than anything, America’s break with the past.

    3. Helmets save 85 heads of 100.

    4. Matisse paints real world.

  13. 18jkang
    January 17, 2014 at 9:16 am

    Antarctica regulates water temperature but human activities gives a hard time for them.

    In the twenties, lots of changes happened such as types of preferred music, hair style and fashion styles etc.

    Helmets can reduce serious bicycle deaths.

    Matisse’s realistic pictures were loved by everybody.

  14. Steve
    January 17, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Jacques Cousteau was interviewed to explain about the threat of humans to the Antarctic was the foundation of the coldness on earth and can resist the heat of sun.

    The 1920’s generation, in Kathreen’s opinion, were being very dis fictional disengaged to the past because they were now favoring liquor stores which were against the law and also jazz music.

    Bicycles without helmets are like guns without safety

    Matesse expresses art in a very brilliant way.

  15. X
    January 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    The oceans are starting to get destroyed by humans. The natural cycles of life are getting destroyed.
    Water are starting to become hot and glaciers are melting said Jaques Cousteau.

    2) traditions are getting lost, classical to jazz London dresses to short skirts past is forgotten living in a new era. Police becomes un powerful against crime.
    3) 1000 death mostly children an Elmet can help
    4) Matisse is the most realistic of modern artists and the best at putting the viewer in the scene

  16. Chee Young
    January 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

    1. Antarctica’s regulating system is dangered by human activity.
    2. In America the twenties were the time of where many changes happened to the culture.
    3. Wearing bike helmets prevent bicycle injuries.
    4. Matisse is a realistic painter.

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