We will be reading The Bridge of San Luis Rey! A few weeks ago, I posted a request for funding through Donors Choose, a website that helps schools fund educational projects, so that we could have enough books to read this lovely novel. I just received word that we have received funding! Our books will… Read More Thank you!
Write for The New York Times The New York Times is holding a contest for student writers. This is your chance to write for the big times! So, if you’ve ever wanted someone other than your teachers to read your writing, now is your chance! “Between now and Nov. 24, 2015, [The New York Times]… Read More Calling All Critics
As everyone knows education is always underfunded, and my school is no exception. We do the best with what we have, but our schedule changed this year, and where I formerly only had a maximum of 30 students who would read a novel at one time, I now have 64. This means that we need… Read More We Want to Read The Bridge of San Luis Rey
In Romeo and Juliet, Juliet became so very desperate about love when her parents tried to force her into marrying Paris. As we discussed, Paris seemed like a nice guy. He didn’t know that Juliet didn’t want to marry him because arranged marriages were normal in that society. “Renaissance marriages were not simply personal matters;… Read More Honors English Extra Credit: If Your Parents Chose
As you begin your first essay for this class, I’ve spoken to you about the editing process. I’ve tried to impress on you that while getting those ideas out on paper or computer screen may seem like a monumental task, that’s where the really tough work of editing tour work begins. I ran across this… Read More The Importance of Editing: With Thanks to Chuck Wendig and John Adamus
The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is all about the duality that exists between the public and private, and nowhere was this more typified than in Victorian England, named in honor of Queen Victoria. You can read about Jekyll and Hyde and its theme of dualities on Dualism & Dualities, an excellent… Read More Duality