ENG 2D 2016: What Do You Want to Write?

Today, we start the research process for our first pieces of writing. Remember that you can choose the form and style: a short story, a short graphic novella, a magazine-style article, or a piece of satire are just some of the options. Why do you have so much choice? Well, consider these expectations from our…

ENG 2D 2016: Flash Fiction

Ladies and gentlemen, We will have to postpone our independent writing tasks for today. I feel like I need to be there to provide some guidance; thus, we will return to them tomorrow. For now, let’s experiment with flash fiction. Though flash fiction has a few variations, we will work with the premise that the…

ENG 2D 2016: Start Your Engines

Here is a list of things we will do this semester. Become better communicators publish an anthology of student work online Read, watch, act, and reimagine Macbeth Learn about the consumption and production of media Use literature circles to delve deeply into one of four texts This semester, you will also write the OSSLT, or…

ENG 1D: Introductions

Mr. Pedrech: I would like you to work on introductions today. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Overly Enthusiastic Student: Oh boy! It sure does! Student Who Asks Too Many Questions: Introductions for what? Why are learning about introductions? Can’t we do something else? Mr. Pedrech:  You should learn how to introduce your ideas effectively. Remember, you have…

ENG 1D: Dramatic Irony and Subtext

Some things are best learned through conversation. So, let’s give this a try, shall we? Mr. Pedrech: Today, we will learn about Dramatic Irony and Subtext. Student Who Isn’t Listening: Sorry…what was that? I wasn’t listening. Mr. Pedrech: Dramatic Irony and Subtext. Student Who is Excited About Learning: Wow…that sounds exciting! Mr. Pedrech: It sure is.…

ENG 1D: Don’t Let Your Teacher Write Poetry

Before we begin, know this: The Bard is a nickname for William Shakespeare Sherlock Homes lived at 221 Baker St.   Since our first day with Shakespeare’s love-struck pair You noted that his narrative differs a hair From novels and stories you read before Though stories they’re still (at least at their core). Not annoyed, but curious,…