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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Don has read 14 books toward his goal of 75 books.
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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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

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AP Language: Propaganda Exam

Wednesday Quiz For the quiz over propaganda terms and techniques, use this Quizlet to review. Thursday Test There will be two sections on the propaganda exam this Thursday: one in which you match authors to their quotes and one in which you write massively well-developed responses to four paragraph-length questions taken from the list below. You should […]

AP Language: Queen Elizabeth Analysis Essay

Your final optional essay for Quarter 3 is a rhetorical analysis of a speech by Queen Elizabeth. The prompt is located in the Dropbox folder and the essay is due on Sunday, April 1 at noon. Enjoy!  

Rhetorical Devices 6/7 Details for AP Language

Rhetorical devices 6/7 are not due until Wednesday, March 14. In addition to the Vietnam pieces, you can use any from the list below as sources: Thoreau: Where I Lived and What I Lived For Carson: Excerpt from Silent Spring Abbey: Polemic 

Propaganda Videos and Posters

Since we probably won’t have time for a number of the propaganda videos and posters we normally discuss in this unit, I’ve posted a few for you to enjoy here: Education for Death Boys Beware Duck and Cover Tokio Jokio Ed We’re Coming for You Is This the New School Uniform? World War 2 Gallery […]

ACT Review Information

Each ACT review session will have one mini-lesson about grammar and usage, followed by practice sessions on the ACT English and Reading sessions. If you want to get the mini-lesson information, it will be available here as I create it. The next ACT review is Sunday, March 4 at 4:00 p.m.