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
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
I have published a poll on Twitter and here where you can vote on whom you feel is the most responsible for the deaths in Romeo and Juliet. Click here to take the poll! Comment below to discuss your take on the tragedy. I’ll get you started by saying that I definitely believe Friar Laurence should… Read More Who did it?
Here is your opportunity to do extra credit this six weeks! It’s the easiest it has ever been! There’s more than one way to get excited about books. Many books are translated to the Big Screen! Right now, everyone is anxiously waiting for the film version of Andy Weir’s The Martian, and we all… Read More CP English I Extra Credit: Books on the Big Screen
Here is your opportunity to do extra credit this six weeks! It’s the easiest it has ever been! Let’s get excited about reading. This is a great way to share your favorite books with your classmates…and the rest of the blogosphere! Comment here on this post, and tell everyone a little about the book of… Read More Honors English I Extra Credit: Recommend a book