Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Poetry Out Loud presentations!

Period 1

Lyssa City of Sleep Henya Beautiful Wreckage
Ricky It Couldn't Be Done Zachareah Love Lives Beyond the Tomb
Gabriel After Working for 60 Hours Dariana Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
Mikalah Stopping By Woods Thomas Chord
Brandell Arrow and the Song Wilson Discrimination
Shadea ??? Vivian Arrow and the Song
Abraham Invictus Gabriel After Working for 60 Hours
Richard Across the Bay Jeanette Self Help
Aislinn My Papa's Waltz Kevin Silence
Elaina Arrow and the Song Mauricio A Farmer Remembers Lincoln
Nisa I'm  a Fool to Love You Dayshon Invictus
Dwonya Caged Bird Virginia April Midnight
Adele Pied Beauty
Justin Saturday's Child
Joel ???

Period 3
Thursday Friday
Lukasz Hunger Moon Angel The Waking
Elsy Waving Goodbye Juleen When I was Fair and Young
Nina The Obligation to Be Happy Grabiela ???
Laucilene At the Vietnam Memorial Ana Let it be Forgotten
Jolie The Blues Don't Change Cassandra The Legend
Edward In a Dark Time Angela Abandoned Farmhouse
My Nguyen Experience Isamar 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
Keena April Love Jaedah Domestic Situation
Ethan If Mama Could See Jacques Lazy
Aaliyah Deliberate Theyana All this and More
Jonathan Hope is the thing with Feathers Emmanuel After Working 60 Hours
Lucy Beginning Cristian The War in the Air
Isaiah Caged Bird
Tiarra Enough
Duy Four Portraits of Fire

Period 4
Thursday Friday
Nicolas A Poison Tree Valeria Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night
Braxton I Am Jalen Days Gone By
Monica ??? Emily The Cities Inside Us
Vangjel They Flee From Me Kianna The Enpty Dance Shoes
Nhon Plaint in a Major Key Steven What to Say Upon Being Asked to be Friends
Nicolas A Poison Tree Jason Not Guilty
Cristiano When I Consider Victoria The Bad Old Days
Brian Lazy Diem My Winter Remembered
Aaija Alone Fong Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter
Eric The Road Not Taken Amanda I, Too
Molly ??? Ford The Uniform
Carlos April Midnight Stephanie The Road Not Taken
Vanessa The Kiss Yunling Two Guitars
Brian The Man He Killed Jehry Solitude
Kevin Corn Maze
Monica ???

Period 5
Thursday Friday
Jonathan Eating Poetry Jocelyn Self Portrait
Stevelyn Saturday's Child Karen A Thank You Note
Megan ??? Stephen The Waking
John We Wear the Mask Julia The World is Too Much With Us
Tamia I am the People, the Mob Steven Their Bodies
Allison The End of the World Alexa Sanctuary
Eric April Love Linh Be Music, Night
Holly Broken Promises Wendy Enough
Samantha ??? Jessica Spring
Nickson I Felt a Funeral in my Brain
Vicky My Grandmother's Love Letters

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Memorizing your POL poem

Now that you have selected a poem for our Poetry Out Loud recitation, time to get memorizing. Here are three ways to help with the memorization:

1) record you saying the poem. Listen to it. Listen again. And again. Repeat.

2) watch a youtube performance of your poem (ideal) or a student video (not as ideal). Hopefully, someone uploaded an actual POL performance. Watch and see how the student becomes the speaker of the poem.

3) use Quizlet to enter your poem as a series of lines. Scatter. Done.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Meme Elements 
-a direct quote from To Kill a Mockingbird
-a phrase employing the argot of teenagers, or allusion to a meme
-an image from the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird 
-skillful composition of text and image

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

11/12 Can you read? Dual narrative voice & humor

Can you read?

Today's class asked this question of material previously "read" for homework. However, our struggle to even summarize two pages of To Kill A Mockingbird so challenged us that it seems that we can't read.

The good news: identifying dual narrative voice helps us understand our "job" as a reader

The bad news: reading is hard

Be honest with your reading. When you get to the bottom of a page, and you have not understood what was said, stop and go back. Break down sentences into meaning chunks; build from what you know, and ask strong questions when confused.

Be honest. You can't read.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

11/7 child and adult world

Expanding our discussion of the dual narrative voice in To Kill a Mockingbird we are looking at how there are places where Scout and Jem struggle to understand adult topics:

  • race separation
  • class separation
  • poverty
  • education
  • family
  • religion

Often, it is Atticus or Miss Maudie who clues in the children on what is going on. We also notice that Jem is starting to understand more than Scout.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

11/5 TKAM Thematic topics and Film reading

The first chapter of To Kill a Mockingbird introduces us to how Harper Lee uses five thematic topics in the novel:
  • decorum
  • traumatic violence
  • race & class separation
  • dialect
  • ancestry
In starting our reading of the film, we wondered how the film could adapt "dual narrative voice." While the book switches between older and younger Scout, the film focuses on younger Scout with a voice-over of older Scout.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10/23 (R)eader RASH on "Everyday Use" + instagram

Solid, solid, solid work with the critical reader passages today! Alice Walker's story is layered, and our RASHing unpacked lots of interesting and unexpected ideas. We introduced five Thematic Elements of Southern Literature (decorum, dialect, traumatic violence, ancestry, race+class separation) and will print images related to these topics for making posters tomorrow.

Here is my original photo of "The Museum of Bad Art" (visit as a Culture Vulture!)

and here is the photo "instagramed"

even without the filter, the image is "filtered" by my selecting what to put inside the frame

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10/22 Everyday Use

After some weeks at sea, we head into the world of Southern Literature. Our introduction comes from Alice Walker in her story "Everyday Use." After a pop quiz, we started to RASH on the story to find connections between Walker's biography, historical context, and critical readings.

Sports Illustrated & Paradox of Memory

Here's the link to Thomas Lake's story of a high school football player killed in a play that brings up questions of sport violence and racial animosity.

Give it a read, and let Thomas know what you think about his conclusions!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Boston Book Festival!

This weekend is a bibliophiles' dream come true! Copley Square and the Boston Public Library are hosting a mega festival to celebrate authors and readers.

Here are three highlights:

Poetry: Spoken Word: Regie Gibson and Jose Olivarez
Regie Gibson (Courtesy photo)
Two celebrated Massachusetts poets — Gibson, winner of the 1998 National Poetry Slam, and Olivarez, author of the forthcoming poetry collection “Home Court” — perform their texts alongside their students.1:15 p.m. Saturday, Loews Boston Hotel Cuffs Bar, 350 Stuart St., Boston.

Art and Technology: Abelardo Morell and Clifford Ross
Featured in the current touring museum retrospective “The Universe Next Door,” Brookline artist Morell has astonished with his photos that turn rooms into pinhole cameras — or camera obscuras — projecting the outside world across the inside walls. Ross’s 2013 book, “Through the Looking Glass,” documents his use of digital imaging combined with traditional craftsmanship to create a monumental stained glass wall for the US Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas.
2:15 p.m. Saturday, Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston.

BBF Unbound: The Boston Marathon — Telling Tragedy’s Story: Carlos Arredondo, Kristen Daly, Sean Flynn, Scott Helman, Charles Krupa, Jenna Russell
The Boston Marathon bombing as told by people who were there — veteran reporters and photographers as well as Arredondo, the iconic “man in the cowboy hat” photographed helping rescue victims of the attack (above).
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Boston Common Hancock, 40 Trinity Place, Boston.

10/17+18 Three "Old Man and the Sea" Adaptations

We are reading three film adaptations of The Old Man and the Sea. Using our Film Terms Handout, we have read frames and shots to see how the director composed each film.

For Tuesday, please read Alice Walker's Everyday Use. SQR notes are expected!

The Old Man and the Sea Adaptations
86 minutes
Director John Sturges
Santiago Spencer Tracy

93 minutes
Director Jud Taylor
Santiago Anthony Quinn

20 minutes
Director Aleksandr Petrov

Friday, October 11, 2013

10/11 Old Man and the Sea Question Round Table

As we finished our reading of The Old Man and the Sea, it was time to share our thoughts and questions in a Round Table discussion. It was a great chance to have lots of voices heard, and to review for the test on Tuesday.

As you study, here is an outline of the test:

Multiple Guess
-50 questions
-20 minutes
-plot, Hemingway biography, literary elements

Open Response
-4 questions
-pick 1 of 2 passages to RASH (Author & Reader)
-pick 2 of 4 passages for RASH (Style)

Monday, October 7, 2013

RASH on Hemingway 10/7

We paused our discussion of the book to RASH on the author. In small groups, we read 1/8 of a Hemingway biographical sketch and presented our findings to the class.

click for Hemingway biography

Tonight, return to the sea: page 89 for tomorrow. SQR notes: one big note or break into the audiobook sections.

Vocab on Thursday will be a mega review quiz on lessons 1-4. All multiple guess for part of speech and definitions.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

10/2 Old Man and the Sea pt1 & Calling out sentence fragments

For our DO NOW, we called out those sentence fragments that front like they are real sentences. They are fake, and should be treated as such.

Our reading of The Old Man and the Sea commenced! Now that we have 1) judged the cover, 2) made connections with the title, and 3) met the narrator, get reading!

SQR NOTES! Only 2 sentences needed for summary and reaction (S+R) sections

Audiobook Link

October 2
Part 1 (9-22)
“I wanted to take him fishing but I was too timid to ask him. Then I asked you to ask him and you were too timid.” 

October 3
Part 2 (22-36)
The iridescent bubbles were beautiful. But they were the falsest thing in the sea and the old man loved to see the big sea turtles eating them. 
October 4
Part 3 (36-50)
When once, through my treachery, it had been necessary to him to make a choice, the old man thought. His choice had been to stay in the deep dark water far out beyond all snares and traps and treacheries. 

October 8
Part 4 (50-62) Part 5 (62-75) Part 6 (75-89)
If the boy were here he could rub it for me and loosen it down from the forearm, he thought. But it will loosen up.

Then he was sorry for the great fish that had nothing to eat and his determination to kill him never relaxed in his sorrow for him.

The sea had risen considerably. But it was a fair-weather breeze and he had to have it to get home. “I’ll just steer south and west,” he said. “A man is never lost at sea and it is a long island.” 

October 9
Part 7 (89-101)
Sometimes he lost the scent. But he would pick it up again, or have just a trace of it, and he swam fast and hard on the course. 

October 10
Part 8 (101-114)
“Come on, galano,” the old man said. “Come in again.” The shark came in a rush and the old man hit him as he shut his jaws. 
October 11
Part 9 (114-end)
The end.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Culture Vulture this weekend! (10/5 and 10/6)

What You’ll Find at the Festival

  • Freshly harvested produce and seafood from farmers and fishermen
  • Scrumptious, $6 servings, featuring locally grown foods
  • Entertaining demonstrations and competitions by chefs and other food experts
  • Lively local music of many cultural tastes
  • Engaging exhibitions and playful activities for the kid in all of us
  • Interactive workshops featuring local food leaders
  • Food-inspired arts and crafts
  • Recycling and sustainable practices for minimal waste

October 5-6

All eyes on Roxbury Open Studios! This annual event is an opportunity for Roxbury's visual artists to welcome the public to view and purchase paintings, drawings, sculptures, textiles, jewelry and other studio crafts. 

Saturday, October 5, 11am-6pm
  Artists on display at various locations.
1-2pmWriting workshops with Grub Street
    Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street

Sunday, October 6, 11am-6pm
  Artists on display at various locations.
    1-2pmWriting workshops with Grub Street
    Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street

Monday, September 30, 2013

9/30 RASH

Lots of paperwork today: Culture Vulture response sheets, signed ROAR and syllabus, vocab quiz #3

We also introduced the acronym RASH, and how we will RASH on literature throughout the year. We start with The Old Man and the Sea, and will get you ready for a research paper where you RASH on your own!

9/27 Paradox of Memory pt.3

Our DO NOW asked us to reflect on how we and/or our families have dealt with the events of the past. For some, there is a rawness to our hurt and anger. For others, there is an amnesia in dealing with trauma.

We shared our Paradox of Memory posters, briefly introducing those places where we have a responsibility to remember and forget.

Revise your MCAS "pressure to succeed" essay for Tuesday (10/1) by 10pm

  • Content
    • thesis sentence at the end of first paragraph
    • three mentions of topic (pressure) in each paragraph
  • Formatting
    • 12 pt, Times New Roman font
    • double space (no extra space between paragraphs)
    • 1 inch margin, on all sides
    • indent new paragraphs (tab, 1/2 inch)
    • book titles

Thursday, September 19, 2013

9/19 Paradox of Memory pt.2

We started to unpack some places of memory that can become uncomfortable quite quickly. Continue to think how there have been perpetrators and victims in your past cultural, religious, and political history. Tomorrow we delve into the personal places of pain where we need to have a paradox of memory.

Remembering the past, Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd addresses the "Stolen Generation"

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

9/17 Paradox of Memory pt. 1

Revise your Forgotten Fire paragraph, upload to by 10pm 9/19

  • 1) avoid "I, you, my"
  • 2) introduce quotes with context- no stand alone quote sentences
  • 3) use author's last name- Bagdasarian describes/writes/shows/depicts
  • 4) last sentence should connect to theme/main idea in the book
  • 5) MLA formatting- double space, parenthetical citations, Forgotten Fire

Our mini unit on the Paradox of Memory started with watching an interview with Desmond Tutu and his work with the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission 

Armenian Genocide Extra Credit

To honor the memory of Vahan and the Armenian Genocide, take a pilgrimage to the Boston memorial to the atrocities of 1915.

1) Find it

2) Go there

3) take a picture!

9/16 Culture Vulture/ROAR/The Real Me

After reading a selection from The House on Mango Street, we wrote about the places unseen by teachers and students.

Culture Vulture!
-be sure to propose an activity before heading out

-find your biography by 9/24

Thursday, September 12, 2013

9/12 1st Vocab Quiz/Literary Analysis paragraph

Best wishes to all who studied well; best of luck to those who did not for the 1st vocab quiz. Use today's quiz to guide your work for the quiz next week.

For the literary element paragraph, please follow the following guidelines:
  1. direct quote from Forgotten Fire 
  2. parenthetical citation 
  3. mention of book title 
  4. mention of author’s name 
  5. two sentences of plot context 
  6. one sentence of literary element description 
  7. one sentence of literary element effect 
  8. one sentence of connection between quote and the book’s overall theme/message
  9. clear handwriting + skip lines, or double spaced typed

Remember to bring your Forgotten Fire graphic organizer for the test tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

9/11 Spiraling into Genocide

After watching the PBS documentary "The Armenian Genocide," we traced 3 reasons for the sudden shift from reform under the Young Turks into killings.

Here is the Forgotten Fire literary analysis handout for homework

Thursday, September 5, 2013

9/5 We and They: roots of the Armenian Genocide

Guiding Questions:

  • Who are the Armenians? 
  • What is the Ottoman Empire? 
  • What rights did Armenians have in the Ottoman Empire?
  • How did the Ottoman government respond to Armenian political demands? 
  • What challenges do minorities face when they demand for more rights? 
  • How is religion & nationality used to create distinctions of "we" and "they"?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Welcome to ELA 10

Thanks for visiting the blog!

1) Your Vocabulary Words are linked here, and also on the right column
2) Click "Lesson 1" and make your flashcards for Friday: word, definition, part of speech (you may need to use a dictionary)
3) If you wish, play some of the Quizlet games and start studying

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sub Plan for 6/25 and 6/26

Good morning/afternoon students,

please enjoy a period to engage in scintillating conversations with each other (at a modest volume), and also please enjoy the use of our classroom checker, chess, and connect 4 games. Play fair, and play hard.


Mr. Doreian

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ada Grace Doreian!

I am proud to share the news of the happy and healthy arrival of baby Ada Grace Doreian. Mama is doing very well, and we are savoring these first days together. Thank you for your prayers and warm wishes, and I'll see you on Tuesday!

peace, much peace.

Mr. Doreian

btw: sorry we didn't go with any of your name suggestions for baby Ada. Her name is a powerful one, meaning "she who is adorned with God's favor." Ironically, it also means "first daughter" in Ibo.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Final EXAM info

Final Exam Dates
Tuesday, June 18 (Period 5)
Wednesday, June 19 (Periods 3+4)
Thursday, June 20 (Period 1)

200 Multiple Guess questions
50 Things Fall Apart
30 Othello
30 Power Plus Vocab lessons 1-19
20 Literary/Poetry Terms
15 To Kill a Mockingbird
15 Huck Finn/Satire
10 Grammar
10 Antigone
10 Idioms

1 RASH open response on Things Fall Apart
-read p185-196 in preparation 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Satire Prezi notes

Tools of Satire
Huck and Satire

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Homework for Friday

For Friday, please have a "general" knowledge of the plot/characters of Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckelberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Suggested Resources:


Thursday, April 11, 2013

Animated Othello

If you have 30 minutes to look at this video, it will give you a great overview of the plot and language. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Online Othello

Here are a few great online resources for reading Othello

Folger Electronic Edition
(beautiful layout, easy search)

No Fear Shakespeare
(modern prose adaptation w/original text)

3/26 Notes

3/27 Notes
4/2 Notes 4/9 Notes

Friday, March 15, 2013

Guess the MCAS long composition prompt!

For the 10th consecutive year, I am holding a contest to predict this year's MCAS long composition prompt.

Please add a comment with your best guess, and the closest response wins a lunch!

Here is my guess:

Select a character whose relationship with a family member had a big effect on themselves.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ELA 10 Survey

Here is an anonymous, on-line version of the survey you may have taken today. 

Thanks for taking the time to give some honest, and very valuable feedback.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Colo(u)r Blind

Don't mind the British spelling of color, and see whether you can find the "hidden" numbers inside the colored dots. No matter how many times I look at these plates, I still believe there is a massive conspiracy where you all are just pretending to see the numbers...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Term IV ROAR: The History of _______________.

Term IV ROAR: The History of _______________.

Proposal Due: March 7

No biographies, think about reading a history of a topic that interests you. Please talk with librarians, use Amazon research, and maybe talk with your teachers for suggestions!

-math (the history of zero)
-chem (the discovery of an element)
-history (the Doner Party)
-ELA (history of curse words)

Here are some choice selections from past years:

This book was about the war of chocolate. It started off telling about these two men who wanted to pursue a career in creating the best chocolates. The two men were Forrest Mars, and Milton Hershey.

Blue: The History of a Color By Michel Pastoureau
Certain colors were forbidden outside certain social groups. The moral issue was not the actual color, but the product used to create it. This became part of how people distinguished social outcasts. "The crippled, the deformed, lepers, the 'weak bodied,' and those who were 'cretins and funny in the head' were often to wear bright colors" (Pastoureau 91).

Chewing Gum By Michael Redclift
Michael Redclift shows a history of how gum was created. Thomas Adams introduced chicle to the Americans but Wrigley offered baking powder to customers who would buy two packs of gum. He convinced millions of Americans to buy his gum.

As the 1918 season ended it was a significant moment for the Red Sox. Unfortunately, it was the last moment worth mentioning for the next 86 years. That year was full of controversy due to the player strike, threat of government shutting down the season, and the lack of players on rosters.

Beer, spirits, wine, cola, coffee, and tea are six beverages that were each the most influential drinks at particular eras in history. These six beverages form a chain of drinks that were important to many people because they were used for important events.

The book takes you back to when ice cream first came to be, and what an interesting history it is. Marilyn Powell did a great in writing this book. She sure knew how to draw her readers in by intriguing stories, myths, and facts about ice cream.

Chocolate, referred to as "the gods' breakfast" is "just about everyone's drug of choice." In the book Chocolate, Mort Rosenblum describes the history and the processes that make chocolate. Based on history, it is said that one hundred beans of cacao was worth one slave.

The book Can't Stop Won’t Stop was about the hip-hop generation and how it started. Hip Hop was a very popular type of music in the 1979 when it started. It appealed to people because it was a type of music like no other. Hip Hop originated from the Bronx, New York when DJs began isolating the percussion break from funk and disco songs.

In the book the idea of “teenager” was discussed. Amazingly, this word did not always exist. According to Thomas Hine and many other people, teens were invented. "The word was coined during the early 1940's by some anonymous writer or editor to describe an age group that had suddenly become a great interest to marketers and social reformers."

Heroin By Humberto Fernandez
Heroin, the notorious drug known for its addiction and devastation, dates back over 7,000 years ago as the Sumerians made the discovery of opium. One of the main cereal crops that the Sumerians grew was the poppy flower, in which they referred to as "hul gil", or "the plant of joy."

The two men were very alike in physical features, but had different careers. One is an architect, while the other is a killer. Burnham, the architect, was well known for many of his like the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington. H. H. Holmes was at first a doctor who then built a hotel called "World's Fair Hotel” where the guests were brutally murdered.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Office Hours at Copley Library (2/22) 10-1pm

Remember to send an e-mail RSVP if you are planning to visit during office hours on Friday. Enjoy the time off!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February Break Culture Vulture/Extra Credit

Museum of African American History

Touré on Movies: Lincoln, Django 
and the Portrayal of Blacks in Period Films

Saturday, February 23 at 5:00pm
MAAH Boston Campus:  46 Joy Street, Beacon Hill

Free and open to the public
Book signing and reception follow
A Lowell Lecture Series Presentation
Boston's own Touré now hosts The Cycle, weekdays on MSNBC. He is a columnist for, popular culture critic, and author of four books including the critically acclaimed Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?  His latest work, I Would Die 4 U: Why Prince Became an Icon, will be released March 2013. Touré will share his insights into two of today's most talked about period films.

Space is limited ~

Central Library in Copley Square

Art & Architecture Tours

The Boston Public Library offers public tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The free tours last about an hour and are given by volunteer guides. No appointment is necessary. Tours meet in the lobby of the McKim Building (Dartmouth Street entrance).

  • Tuesday 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m.
  • Thursday 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 p.m. (October through May)

Free Concerts at Berklee's Cafe 939

Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 1:00 pm

Bacha Mdzinarashvili's Recital
Bacha Mdzinarashvili and his trio present a concert of standards (including Monk and Avishai Cohen) as well as originals.

Thursday, February 21, 2013, 1:00 pm
Bryan Lazar's Senior Recital
Guitarist and vocalist Bryan Lazar presents his last show at Berklee. Bryan and his band will perform new material from his upcoming album, Research of a Heartache, available online this spring.

Free Concerts at New England Conservatory of Music

8:00 PM  
Qianwen Shen
NEC student violin recital   
Keller Room

Trio Cleonice presents a recital in the popular lunchtime series at the Old South Meeting House.
Date: February 22, 2013 - 12:15:PM
Price: Free
Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street, Boston 02108

Harvard Book Store

Karen Russell  reads from  Vampires in the Lemon Grove: Stories
February 21, 2013
7:00 PM

Brookline Booksmith

Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm
Manil Suri
The City of Devi

Friday, February 22 at 7pm
Ayana Mathis
Twelve Tribes of Hattie

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Sunday 2/17 11am

Monday, February 11, 2013

revised, revised snow day work schedule

-ROAR note/reading will be due on Wednesday
-Root Words (pater) on Thursday

-(S)tyle section will be due on Friday (just printed, no

-Culture Vulture proposal on Friday

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Change in due dates (snow?)

Here's the deal. Snow or no snow, there is some work that needs to go on.

Sure, sled and drink copious cups of cocoa, but we also need to read, research, and write.

ROAR notes on 2nd half of book- Monday (2/11)
(S)tyle section of research paper- Tuesday (2/12)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Poetry Out Loud Poets Laureates

Period 1
Candice Cole
Anita Le
Judy Sifra

Period 3
Evan McLean
Wendy Moscat
Oliver Prudent

Period 4
Megan Laboy
Querby Janvier
Joel Romero

Period 5
Julie Mae Murphy
Daniel Sheen
Shontelle Trotman

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Video Distraction #5

here's a great little exercise in the general limits of translation, especially electronic linguistic shifts.