What I’m Reading

2019 Reading Challenge

2019 Reading Challenge
Don has read 0 books toward his goal of 75 books.

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

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For AP Seminar, we have a slightly new end plan for the year. For each reading assignment, you will be expected to annotate (like a member of a high school AP class) and meaningfully discuss the article for class. If you miss a day of class or do not complete the annotation/discussion, the only way […]

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So many final assessments for the next two weeks: Synthesis Essay Writing (May 21-22) No Red Ink Grammar (May 30) Part A Practice (MLA/Clauses) and Part B Practice (FANBOYS, SWABIS, THAMOS) Greek and Latin Roots (May 31) Nature Project and Presentation (June 6) All the review material for the vocabulary and No Red Ink are […]

Our final project will be a research paper and a presentation about education reform. Its major components are due the day of the final, and they represent an opportunity to have a voice about the direction of our schools and to work collaboratively to solve some challenging issues. The assignment sheet is located here. Additional […]

Your collaborative review document is available here. It needs to be completed by the start of class on Tuesday. After that, others can claim your assignment for extra credit and you will receive a zero. Instructions are on the page right after the table of contents and my sample document (Walden) is a good guide […]

The test over environmental philosophy will be on Friday, April 19. You may bring a 3×5 notecard for the test. Please attach it to your completed response tomorrow. The test will cover: Traditional Objections to Environmentalism Thoreau Muir Leopold Carson Deep Ecology Ecofeminism Arguments Against Environmentalism