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.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your Blogs!

Most of you have already worked with your blogs for class and have completed Post #1. (Remember? That was due by Sunday, the 10th, at midnight) Please double check (in settings/email) that you have nwhite@hpregional.org in the blogsend spot...so when you get your post done and it is published, I get an email. If you currently have another teacher's email in that spot, he/she is going to get the email that you posted your work! Please change that. Thanks! Have a great day. (Oh, it's a great day to be a Jets fan, and a Wildcat! 4 - 1!!)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Controversial Issues in BRAVE NEW WORLD

Refer back to the material distributed last week re controversial issues, and the articles on the cute little kitty and puppy that were cloned. Write up one paragraph or so on all of the controversial issues that Huxley explores in BNW. Incorporate textual support. (10 pts, due by Friday, 4/23).

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Post #7: Utopia??

What comes to mind when you think of utopia? Describe your own view of a utopian world - enjoy and have fun :). 2 paragraphs or so; 15 pts; due Sat., March 27th.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Post #6: Personal Reaction - Reading of Memoir

For Post #6, please describe your experience reading the memoir you have chosen. Have you enjoyed the read thus far? What makes it powerful, or not? What is the writer's purpose? Incorporate at least one textual passage. Length: 1 - 2 paragraphs; 15 pts; due by Sunday, Feb. 21.