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
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
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by Racles Bogdan There have been times in our lives when we’ve heard the expression ‘if your friends jumped off a cliff, would you do the same?’ from our parents or our teachers. We answered with ‘no’ most of the times. The sad fact is that, every now and then, without…
You can find literally hundreds of websites dedicated to To Kill a Mockingbird. I have picked out my favorites and put them in the literature resources on the right side of the page. For your extra credit this six weeks, surf around and find some interesting information that will be useful for students studying To… Read More To Kill a Mockingbird and Extra Credit for Honors English I