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2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
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Deep Thoughts

“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

“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

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

Richard Yates

“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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

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Your next synthesis essay is about the value of college. The prompt and source materials are available here on pages 2-8. The essay is due on Sunday, December 30 via Google Docs. Assignment requirements: Your response should be at least 900 words and demonstrate a clear understanding of the thesis and topic sentence structure we […]

The wilderness unit exam will cover these readings: Thoreau: Walden Dillard: Living Like Weasels Leopold: Thinking Like a Mountain and Marshland Elegy Williams: Clan of the One-Breasted Women Abbey: Serpents of Paradise Chief Seattle: Letter to President Pierce All of the readings not in the Norton Reader are available here. You will also be expected […]

These are the potential questions for the Homegoing exam. On the test itself, there will be five options to choose from and you will write four paragraphs, each a well-developed response that demonstrates an understanding of the text and our discussion of it. It’s hard to imagine that you could answer these questions in less […]

Your seventh essay is due on Sunday, December 9 at noon. Please submit via Google Doc and review the notes about Synthesis writing before working on the task. The essay prompt is available in the normal downloads folder. In particular, pay attention to: well-developed paragraph structure (with sub-topics when possible). use of evidence to support […]

ome of you have expressed a desire to read and learn more about Chris McCandless after reading Into the Wild. These links are some of the most interesting pieces/resources I have come across. The Cult of Chris McCandless Once More to the Bus The Chris McCandless Example, 20 Years Later Into the Wild Debunked New […]