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 25, 2011

Post #2: It creates a major 1975 Oscar sweep, but Mr. Kesey does not approve??

Hopefully you have reflected on why Ken Kesey never approved/endorsed/enjoyed the Hollywood interpretation of his famous novel while actively viewing the film in class. Now, please type up your thoughts on this, incorporating at least one quote from the film, one quoted passage from the text, and one quoted passage from an outside source on Ken Kesey. Be sure to cite correctly - use the director's last name in parentheses (Forman) after a film quote; use Kesey's last name and page number for the novel, and use the author's last name OR if there is no author, then the title of the outside source. Please give the rest of the source info for your outside source at the bottom of your post. Length: two paragraphs; 15 pts - due by Wed., Nov. 2

Please check out my first post below - click on the Kesey link to read up on Kesey's life, the Beat Movement, his bus Further, and more interesting hippie info!!

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