Welcome to our class blog, seniors!! Please visit here to check out some reminders (which will be up top, just below these notes) and then any Posts that you may be required to read, follow, use for reflection, pondering, writing, screaming, laughing, etc...these Posts will be further down. The most current ones will be first - always check the dates. There may be times where I may ask you to visit an older Post.

Remember to always converse with the author - use post-its and take notes -annotate- be active readers! Happy reading and writing.

I hope to have a wonderful last year of high school with you! Fight off that horrid senioritis!

Bulldogs Bulldogs Bow Wow Wow (that's for my Yalie son, Kyle...check out his football pic on the link to the left!)

**HP has created a Google account just for you - so check it out at the HP website. Click on the link for student Google accounts**

Happy Spring! March Madness begins...

1. Continue to actively read the memoir that you chose, and complete the open-ended/reflection questions (packet). Keep in mind the characteristics of a memoir. I hope that you are enjoying your choice! Please bring your memoir book with you to class. Have about 3/4 done for 3/24...try!

2. Over the next few days, we will be presenting the "Impact of the Written Word" PowerPts/Prezis that you created. Nice job! Enjoy.

3. See below for the Memoir packet to work on and bring with you over the next week or so...just in case you misplace it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

"Who's the bull goose looney around here?"

Continue to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and converse with Mr. Kesey. Comment, question, argue, discuss!! Use post-its or paper! Read actively!! Be through page 101 for Wednesday, Sept. 17th; be through 122 for Monday, Sept. 22nd. Check out the link below - peruse info about Kesey; click on the links within the site - the Merry Pranksters, The Beat Culture, the 1960s...you might also want to Google mental institutions in the 1950s.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Please click on the link to the left, "Why I Write" by George Orwell, and print up your own copy of Mr. Orwell's essay. Read it over, and have a conversation with Orwell! Highlight, underline, comment, question, react. If you come across any unfamiliar vocabulary, define them.

Due Wednesday, Sept. 10