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2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Don has read 14 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
Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

AP Language, Debate, and Word Clues

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The end is in sight. The exam is on Wednesday, May 16, and you only have a few things left before we finish up. Essays (All outside of class, due at the start of class) May 10: Analysis 5 May 11: Synthesis 1 May 14: Persuasion 3 Reviews May 12 (noon): Three Essay Review May […]

Check out these AP samples for the Marquardt essay here.

Atticus Finch is an unconventional father. How does his relationship with his children differ from many families and how does his style of parenting encourage his children to see the world and those around them? What does the visit to the black church teach Scout and Jem about black people in Maycomb? How is their culture […]

You have two major deadlines this week: Tuesday (in class): To Kill a Mockingbird exam Thursday by 3:30 Confederate Flag revision (with 5 properly embedded quotes in the text)  

The resources you will need for the Confederate flag essay are all located here. The essay is due at noon on Sunday, March 25. Use your class time wisely. Assignment The prompt Topic Sentence and Thesis Worksheet Sources of Information New York Times Room for Debate White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Why Do We […]