The Guardian has published an excellent and provocative list of the 100 greatest nonfiction books of all time. I’m a nonfiction addict – the creative essay, persuasion in all its guises, academic study, education research, society & culture, the arts, history. I have just finished The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson and am currently reading The Information . . . → Read More: Read Some Nonfiction – A List from The Guardian
Please gather in groups of four to share and discuss your responses to “Birches” and “Mannahatta.” Once you’ve discussed a poem, click on the link to a Google doc below, make a single copy at “File > Make a Copy,” share it with each other and me, and all take part in annotating the text . . . → Read More: Classwork: English 10 D & E – Poetry Discussion & Annotation
So, here’s a great podcast on poetry featuring the poetry critic from The New York Times to tide you over until either our English 10 course begins again in May or until the AP Lit exam. This podcast does a great job of exploring the ambiguity of poetry, and of the experience of reading poetry. . . . → Read More: “Demystifying Poetry” – A Podcast
Please follow the link below and fill out the survey. Thanks!
English 10 D Survey
All, please see the handout for the Photostory and the directions for producing one in Windows Movie Maker shared with you in Google docs and linked below:
Photostory Handout and Rubric
Photostory Technical Directions
Here are the notes from our commentary lecture & discussion today in preparation for a commentary passage in Thursday’s class. Please find the notes at the link below to a Google document.
Commentary, Pt. 2
Your sheet for review in preparation for the exam is linked below.
Final Exam Review
An interesting piece has been published today in The New York Times covering empty, or what Holden may call “phony” speech. Stanley Fish is a famous and well-respected professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, and his piece covers “words uttered largely for the purpose of ritual performance or cheerleading or letting off . . . → Read More: English 10 – A Professor Addresses “Phony” Speech
Please find the poems for this week linked below.
We Real Cool – Gwendolyn Brooks
The Golden Shovel – Terrance Hayes
Read both poems and note any similarities and major differences during your reading on this Venn Diagram, which has also been shared with you in Google docs. D and E blocks, answer the following . . . → Read More: English 10: Poetry Readings Week Ending 1/4
Please find the notes from the MLA Formatting lecture linked below and shared with you in Google docs.
D – MLA Notes
E – MLA Notes