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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Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

English and Debate Teacher

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The calendar for our AP preparation is available on the calendar link at the top of the page and here. For many of you, these three and a half weeks represent the chance to hone your skills to become ready for the AP Exam. For others, they represent the chance to develop your score from […]

Your exam covering Fools Crow is due Thursday at the end of class. I would recommend that you work on it before Thursday, but be yourself. 🙂 For the assignment, choose one of the prompts listed here and write a response of at least 600 and no more than 1200 words. 800 great words could get you an […]

The revisions for the Confederate monument essay are due on Monday when we return from break. Don’t forget to bold changes! The revision guide is available here.

Your Lincoln revisions (and late first drafts) are due Friday in class. Please make sure to have them printed and attached to the revision guide and, if appropriate, your first draft. First Period Highlights Third Period Highlights Revision Guide    

These are the potential questions for the propaganda exam on Friday. Each should be answered in a thoughtful, specific paragraph of 6-10 sentences that demonstrates an understanding of the text, our discussion, and the notes. Construct an argument in which you prove Chomsky and Herman wrong. Why might their model not work? Be sure to […]