color collective

Choose an OPI nail polish color, and let the name and/or the color inspire you to poetry. You must write a LOVE poem that includes line breaks, stanzas, enjambment, alliteration, refrain, metaphor, imagery, and simile.   Advertisements

Literature Circle

Now that we have come to the end of part one in our reading, we are going to work in literature circles to delve deeper  into the text.   Literature Circle Meetings: You will meet with your group at least two times per week. During group meetings you will:  Come prepared.  Sit so everyone can…

A New Chapter

Our new unit is Coming of Age Amidst LOVE.  In keeping with the unit, you are to create a new ending to The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. Your ending must have an epigraph, a plot line that has verisimilitude, and keeps in line with the setting.

The Semicolon

          Here’s what you need to know: A semicolon is like a period. Don’t capitalize the beginning of the next sentence. (A semicolon is like a period; don’t capitalize the beginning of the next sentence.) The semicolon The Colon

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.

Talk show segment

You are an expert in any inequality found in your reading. You have been asked to lend your expertise in your subject area as a panelist on the MSNBC Series focusing on Race and Inequality in the 21st Century. Your job is to speak and educate the audience in attendance on your issue. Please post…


  (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…

Vacation Reading

I hope that you are all enjoying your holiday. Some of you have emailed me about other books that you are reading and bookstores that you have visited, and I am delighted to see that you are pursuing literate lives. I just reread Malcolm Gladwell’s What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. The book is…

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…