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Mr. Pogreba

Mr. Pogreba

English and Debate Teacher

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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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The revision of your Sanders essay will be due on Friday. Please print it and attach it to your previous draft. Make sure that all changes are bolded on your second draft. The revision guide is available here. Please attach the checklist from it to your revision. The CRISPING handout is available here.  

We will have a test over Letter from a Birmingham Jail on Monday. Completing the study guide is an optional assignment, but doing it will almost certainly improve your score on the exam.

These are the templates you can use for the rhetorical device assignment: Word Google Docs  

Speeches Pericles’ Funeral Oration MLK Speech Against the Vietnam War Richard Nixon Address to the Nation John Kerry Speech to Congress Readings from The Things They Carried The Things They Carried, Love Spin, On the Rainy River Enemies, Friends, How to Tell a True War Story The Dentist, Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong, Stockings, […]

All of the work for the AP Seminar class needs to be submitted to the College Board by April 30, 2019. That means you can continue to work on your papers after the due dates listed below, but they will need to be submitted to me for grading by these dates. Team Project and Presentation […]