The written portion

Hers are some more online resources that will help you with your outline and paper.   Research Outline sheets In text Citations Writing a conclusion MLA Style Sample Paper  

Film Review

Write a movie review for The Secret Life of Bees. Use your filled out film analysis sheet to help you write a movie review. Analyze the extent to which the film production of the story stays faithful to or departs from the text. You must also evaluate the choices made by the director and actors.


  (for 8A) From time to time we will be getting “IF” questions for you to contemplate and answer. Please link your post here.

Memoir Monday

  Memoir Monday    What is a memoir anyway? The memoir tries to capture certain highlights or meaningful moments in one’s past, often including a contemplation of the meaning of that event at the time of the writing of the memoir. The memoir explores an event or series of related events that remain lodged in…

Travel blog

Let us journey with you for the next 30 days. Take us on your adventures and your jaunts both near and far. You do not need to post every day, only when you have done something interesting that is worth sharing. Post your photos, links, and description of your trip on your blog.  Link only…

Photo Montage

  For art, you were asked to create a photo montage of a social issue that you are passionate about. Please link your photo and an explanation to this blog. Wikipedia explains: Photomontage is the process and the result of making a composite photograph by cutting and joining two or more photographs into an illusion…

Summer Reading

What better time to grab a book, prop your feet up, and delve into a great story. Here is a list of some books to accompany you on your travels, to join you on the beach, or to curl up with in the comfort of your own home. The Fault in our Stars by  John…

Book Review: If You Kiss a Boy

If you Kiss a Boy is a short story in the anthology 13: Thirteen Stories That Capture the Agony and Ecstasy of Being Thirteen edited by James Howe. This book of bildungsromans is a must read for Middle School Students.

Book Review: Uprooted

Uprooted is a short story in the anthology Fifteen Candles:15 Tales of Taffeta, Hairspray, Drunk Uncles, and other Quinceanera Stories.  This peak into Being a displaced teen is written by Nanette Guadiano-Campos.

The Struggle

Depict how a character faces the “struggle between being an individual and being a member of the community.” You may choose Arnold Spirit from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian or you may choose another character from this unit (including House on Mango Street). Create a piece of artwork that expresses the particular…