Guidebook Choice Time

5/2/13: Today we discussed the ‘blurbs’ you can find throughout guidebooks: brief descriptions focused on specific sculptures, fountains, parks, shops, restaurants, cafés, streets, neighborhoods or events. Together, we close read a blurb from a Portland guidebook about Pioneer Courthouse Square, where we ate lunch on Monday’s field trip:

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And then students had an hour to work on their guidebook articles:

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Some were revising their rough drafts and moving on to smooth drafts:

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Others were peer editing and publishing their final drafts:

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And a few even submitted their articles to be typed and printed:

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When students finish their main guidebook article, they are welcome to write blurbs. Students started claiming topics for blurbs today:

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And a few moved on to adding artwork to their blurbs, like this image of the Portlandia statue:

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