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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
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Mr. Pogreba

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Criticism of Between the World and Me

Read both of the following articles about Between the World and Me and identify the two best and two worst arguments from each. The Toxic World-View of Ta-Nehisi Coates by Rich Lowry A Caricature of Black Reality by Randall Kennedy

AP Language: Research Paper Revisions

After a serious amount of deliberation, I’ve decided to let you all of those who turned in a research paper have one more revision on the paper, including the people who did not submit papers for the first draft. I’m not excited about this, but it’s important that you learn the skills necessary to write […]

AP Language Essay: Reparations for Slavery

Your first essay of 2018 will be another synthesis essay, this time on the topic of reparations for slavery. It will be due on Sunday, January 7th at noon. You can download the prompt here.

English II Essay and Makeup Extravaganza Parties

For those of you who are behind on essays or other work, we’ll have a couple of sessions over break where you can get yourself caught up. There might even be pizza there. December 27: 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. December 29: 1:00 p.m -3:00 p.m. The door by the history hallway will be open. If you […]

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English II: Outliers Exam Questions

On the test, you will be asked to answer three of the questions below, each in a well-developed paragraph of at least six sentences. Your answer should include specific detail from the text and our class discussions. There will also be a short answer portion of the test. What is the Matthew Effect and how does it […]