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, June 1, 2009

Post #11 - Ayn Rand Lexicon and Anthem

YAY!! Your final Post! - Maybe. :) Hopefully you have all enjoyed your extra days off (well, most of you) and have finished up Anthem. Please go to the Ayn Rand Institute link (to the left), click into the Ayn Rand Multimedia Library, peruse, and visit the Ayn Rand Lexicon (do you think it will be similar to your own Teenspeak Lexicons that you created??!). Read about the lexicon, pick any letter (they are along the top) to search for a topic, go there, and read any particular bit of Rand's philosophy/discussion/personal opinion of that topic. Based on your reading of Anthem (or Fountainhead, or any other Rand work), does it surprise you that Rand feels this way about this particular topic? Explain, using specific references to Anthem and the excerpt from the lexicon. 1 - 2 paragraphs, 15 pts., due by 6/5