Entries by dpogreba

Honors 2 Essay 4: Racism in Policing

Our fourth process essay will be a synthesis persuasive essay about racism in American law enforcement. Your final draft will be due on December 20, the last day of school before break. Key Resources The prompt Sources (scroll down a bit) Notes on Synthesis Writing We’ll be working on the essay in parts over the […]

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Write Boldly. Write with Flavor. Write with Edge

From an essay I wrote in 2014: Our kids need to be reminded, early and often, that to effectively write an argument is to stake out new ground. To challenge the reader and even threaten her worldview. Tomorrow, when I tell my students (in the nicest possible way) that their papers bored me, I suspect […]

Honors 2: Between the World and Me

Our next unit in Honors English II will be reading and writing associated with Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. You can find resources for the novel and the essay we’ll be writing on its page.

Honors English 2 Due Dates

A reminder about the last two days before Thanksgiving. On Monday, you will take the Latin Roots 10 quiz. On Tuesday, you will take the No Red Ink FANBOYS quiz. Practice for the latter is available here for Period 1 and here for Period 6. After each quiz is completed, you will have time in […]

AP Language Due Dates and More

Just a couple of reminders over the next week as we have a short school week and an absent teacher. Make sure to complete your research paper by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday. If you have already shared the document with me, please rename the file FINAL so I can find it in Google Docs. Make […]