Sunday, July 26, 2015

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

faculty book club

Find a member of the faculty bookclub, and discuss Finn with him/her. They read it for their summer selection.

Comment on your discussion by clicking on the link below.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ernie's Ark by Monica Wood

Blog about these nine stories by former WHS guidance counselor and noted novelist.

Finn by Jon Clinch

Blog your insights into this version of Huckleberry Finn, from pap's perspective.

The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

Blog your reactions to this multiple POV novel here.

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Blog your thoughts on this post-apocalyptic thriller here.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

selected student blogs

on Graham Greene's Power and the Glory.

selected student blogs

on Muriel Barbery's Elegance of the Hedgehog

Summer Reading 2011

Welcome to your senior summer! You can celebrate by reading and writing!

Make sure to submit your blog in the right place, by clicking on the title of the book you are discussing, and then clicking "Post a Comment." When your blog comes to me, I will read it and respond to you individually with comments on grammar and usage (for your first few entries, anyway). Then I will post your blog to the site for your classmates to read.

Be sure to respond to each other's comments, as well as to the text.

Feel free to email me questions or comments throughout the summer.

Monday, June 1, 2009

AP Summer Assignment

For each novel, students will submit weekly reading blogs. Students must submit AT LEAST one blog a week, throughout the summer, or a MINIMUM of 8 total. These submissions must be a response to passages, but they should be mainly critical, not personal.

Students should:

1. Quote the passage from the text that they are discussing. (Quote it verbatim, and cite it properly – title, author, page #) KEEP QUOTATIONS SHORT

2. Note and comment on the author’s use of literary devices (e.g. metaphor, symbol, irony, etc.)

3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the literary devices, in terms of author’s probable intentions and the resulting relative success.

4. Discuss how the passage (and your analysis of it) fits into the novel’s larger themes.

Students should have several entries in their notes for each novel, submitting blog entries at least once a week.