2020 Reading Challenge

2020 Reading Challenge

2020 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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Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

English and Debate Teacher

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Senior woman looking at recipe book in kitchen

The details of the extra credit piece about Jonathan Swift and recipe bloggers are available here. If you’d like to submit the piece, get it to me by Friday, January 17, 2020.

Police car on the street

Your revision of the essay on American policing will be due in class on Friday, January 10. Please make sure to follow the items on the checklist and carefully review the comments I left on your first draft. While we have some work to do, I was impressed with a lot of the first drafts, which […]

Alaskan Malamute Playing Outdoor In Snow, Winter Season. Playful

Essays: revisions of your Into the Wild and Coddling essays are due on Friday. Remember to attach previous drafts and bold changes. For Wednesday, make sure to to read “Marshland Elegy.” For Thursday, read “Polemic: Industrial Tourism.” For both, make sure to read carefully, looking for rhetorical and literary devices as well as the arguments the […]

Police car on the street

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 […]

Oatmeal with blueberries

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 […]

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