Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Huck and ROAR

As you are working on the Rough Draft tonight, be sure to remember the other homework this week:

1) ROAR book due by Thursday (a coming of age story)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Working on the essay...

Tonight, get into the book...

be sure to have examples from the text to prove your arguments about the book.

Come in with super questions about your outline.

Friday, September 26, 2008

10 Hours?

That's right. 10 hours is a good target for this essay. You have too many areas to investigate to put this paper off until the last night.

-the rough outline should include:
1) thesis statement
2) introduction idea/hook
3) main idea for at least three paragraphs that RASH on Huck Finn
4) suggestion for teaching (or not) teaching the book
5) conclusion that brings topic to a global level (censorship, protecting children, racism)

Be sure to visit the library on Saturday. The ROAR book must be brought to school on Thursday.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Huck Finn paper

get thinking about assembling research material...

You will need to begin outlining the essay tomorrow.

Plan to visit a library this weekend, for Huck material and for ROAR book

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Action Research?

hope you were inspired with the action research jump off, and that the pizza was nice.

-Vocab quiz #2

-find your ROAR book for next Thursday (10/2)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ROAR book recomendations

Krik? Krak!
by Edwidge Danticat

The Catcher in the Rye
by J.D. Salinger

Staircase of a Thousand Steps
by Masha Hamilton

The Chosen
by Chaim Potok

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight
by Alexandra Fuller

This Boy's Life
by Tobias Wolff

Daughter of the River
by Hong Ying

Huck Finn Article


Electronic Resources


Select JSTOR and Gale databases


bring an actively read article pertaining to Huck Finn

Monday, September 22, 2008

Huck Satire

-look for 5 places of Southern Satire in Huck Finn

give chapter and quick summary

-vocab quiz on Lesson 2

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Enjoying some Culture Vulture action at a neighborhood Jazz BBQ and farmer's market. Hope the rest and work of the weekend is fine for you.

-Active reading of "Was Jim Free?"
-Vocab quiz on Thursday
-think about hitting the library for the ROAR book

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


-Vocab quiz #1

-active reading of the Twain article "Only a N" and Professor Kennedy's view on its use

motivated students, check this links:


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Welcome to the blog...

Here you go:

a place for homework, discussions, and even some fun.

Homework 9/16
-active reading of Southwestern Humor and Minstrels
-vocab quiz lesson 1 on Thursday