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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.”

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Joseph Conrad

“To a teacher of languages there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.”

Joseph Conrad
Richard Yates

“Never say anything that doesn’t improve on silence.”

Richard Yates
Louise Erdrich

“We do know that no one gets wise enough to really understand the heart of another, though it is the task of our life to try.”

Louise Erdrich
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Mr. Pogreba

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Weeks of Moderate Discomfort

The complete schedule for the Weeks of Moderate Discomfort is posted, including review sessions for ACT English, review sessions for AP Multiple Choice, and due dates for essays. Only three of them will be written in class. The full, three-essay practice test will take place on May 6 at 9:00 a.m.  

MLK Letter from a B’ham Jail PIR Work

Materials from the Letter from a Birmingham Jail PIR workshop will be available here. Resources My Pilgrimage to Non-Violence King Encyclopedia at Stanford University Dr. King’s Righteous Fury King Center Archive (Atlanta) Early Draft and Audio of King Reading the Letter Letter from a Birmingham Jail Memes (and Adobe Spark) Genius Annotation of the Letter […]

Satire Test: AP Language

The Satire test will cover the following readings and notes: notes on satire terms, forms, weapons notes on parody The Damned Human Race The War Prayer A Modest Proposal The Space Traders Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Ticket to the Fair Dr Strangelove

Abbey Analysis Revisions Due Monday!

Don’t forget your Abbey revisions are due Monday in class. Please remember to include three parts: your original draft the revision checklist, with the elements you included highlighted your new draft The quality of these revisions is very important if you’d like to avoid an essay being due over spring break. Please make sure to […]

AP Language Week of March 06: So Many Due Dates

Since we have so many assignments dates this week, a brief list of what you’ve got due: Wednesday: Read Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Thursday: Read The Chronicle of the Space Traders Friday: Vocab Quiz 18 and 2 Rhetorical Devices (printed, brought to class) Sunday: Grammar on Contractions and Passive Voice Monday: Abbey 2.0 Essay Due (Revision Guide […]