Please follow this link for an introduction and link to the summer reading assignment documents for the 2012-2013 school year. AP Literature and Composition will read Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried. IB Lang/Lit HL Year 2 will read Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms. Enjoy!
Here are the notes from our first discussion of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. We’ll continue the discussion on Wednesday.
Check out this excellent examination of what it means to know, or not, what we know, or not. I’m open to any and all discussion of this!
Please read this post, follow the directions, and complete your journal before Wednesday, your responses to groupmates before Friday. Thanks!
Please read and analyze this poem for Monday.
Check out this piece by Georgetown University freshman Darryl Robinson on his experience as a writer and student in a world-class school. It’s eye opening!
First, read Q2 & analyze. Next, read these example essay responses to Q2 and consider what works, what doesn’t, and what you can learn as a result.
Check out this link for Seamus Heaney’s brilliant “Death of a Naturalist.” We will discuss this poem in class, paying close attention to the role of tone in shaping the poem’s meaning.
Here is a poem from the National Book Award winner Lighthead by Terrance Hayes entitled “Shafro.” Please read it and fill in the third circle of your 3-Way Venn diagram on the subject of “Black male mentality,” comparing the handling of this subject with Giovanni’s. By way of context, check out the trailer for Shaft, the . . . → Read More: Reading: IB L&L – Poetry: “Shafro” by Terrance Hayes
Please read this report and answer the following questions for discussion on Monday. This example is called a “case,” and this practice is a case study, something we will engage in for the rest of the year from time to time.
How did the newspaper in this case lie to get the truth? What truth . . . → Read More: Classwork/Homework: Digital Journalism – Ethics Case Study