First Six Weeks Honors English I Extra Credit 2018 In 1971, the Coca-Cola ad featuring the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” became arguably the “world’s most famous ad” (Washington Post, 2016). The message of peace and hope is unsullied by its commercial use because of the story of its conception. Bill… Read More I’d Like To Teach the World To Sing
Honors English I Third Six Weeks Extra Credit We’ve been reading literature this semester and exploring such themes as loss of innocence, good versus evil, duality, obsession, humankind’s tendency to abuse power, and personal responsibility versus societal expectations, among others. The classic literature we read is not the only place you can find these themes.… Read More Exploring Pop Culture
Honors English I Extra Credit 2017 Is Hollywood running out of original ideas? It might be hard to argue that this isn’t the case given the number of films in recent years based on novels and comic books. The Marvel Avengers franchise has earned $4,938,269,569 in the US market and $12,500,929,951 worldwide. One might… Read More Watch a Book on the Big Screen
I’m beyond excited to be teaching the AP US Government and Politics course in 2018! This may come as a surprise to some of you who know that American history and government have never been my strong suits. While I have always been fascinated by European history, and the history of the ancient Middle East,… Read More We the People
First, if you have not already read the material here on Logophiles Unleashed, go to the page on duality, and read this material. Next, hop on over to the BBC’s site on Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. They have some excellent background material to help you understand the novel including some great videos. After… Read More Exploring Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
The Dreaded Run On Sentence! On your first papers, I noted an unfortunate number of Commas Splices and Run On Sentences. You need to understand that a sentence is a group of words with a subject and a verb that conveys a complete thought. That is ONE complete thought, not two, not three, not an… Read More That’s my sentence, I wrote it it’s good!
Loss of Innocence As we discussed in the introduction to the novel, loss of innocence is dominant theme in To Kill a Mockingbird. To review, loss of innocence goes hand in hand with coming of age. Coming of age is generally a more positive term, often accompanied by some ritual. For a good discussion of… Read More Honors English I Extra Credit 2016-17 First Six Weeks
I will be meeting my new Honors English I students in just a few hours, and I’m very excited! I just wanted to share some information with you. First, you can sign up for text reminders for important updates through the Remind text service (formerly Remind 101). Next, if you visit the page created especially… Read More Welcome 2016 Freshmen!
Students in the 2016 Honors English I class have spent the last six weeks honing their research and writing skills creating a website from scratch. They worked on every aspect of the site from design, creating hypertext, organization, finding images, and of course, researching and writing articles. Students delved into Thornton Wilder’s 1927 classic novel… Read More Students Author a Website!
Letter writing used to be a very important part of our culture. A part of what we study when we study history and literature is personal correspondence. Would your personal correspondence be anything posterity could learn from? If your answer is no, you are not alone. Fewer and fewer people are writing personal letters today.… Read More The Lost Art of Letter Writing