I totally understand the idea of getting students to talk about and see how many different things tie into English. However, is this social networking site a useless burden to some…Continue
Over the summer, I read Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War, which is an account of the Battle of Mogadishu, Somalia, taking place in late October of 1993. Mark Bowden wrote Black Hawk Down six years after the conflict and as a journalist that gathered evidence through primary sources such as interviews and personal accounts, audio and radio recordings, and observation footage.
Set in the mid-19th century just before the Civil War, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a novel that follows the story of Huck Finn, a schoolboy from Mississippi, who teams up with a runaway slave, Jim, and their escape from St. Petersburg, Mississippi. Huck Finn was one of the early American novels to be written in the respective vernacular of the characters and because of this, it is considered to be one of the greater American classic…Continue
What is it that gets us all hyped up and nervous about giving speeches? We've known our classmates for a while, and don't get excited about casually answering a question or contributing to a discussion, but when formality is created, everybody loses their cool. Sweaty palms, fidgeting, blanking on subjects, saying "um...", and talking too fast all contribute to an awkward delivery.
Could it be that we fear what others are thinking of our speeches? Or could it be that we…Continue
The way J.D. Salinger wrote the thoughts of consciousness from Holden really captures the inner monologues of the American teenager. He writes in an uncensored way that realistically captures the thoughts and mannerisms of a teenager with problems. How Holden acts, reacts, and thinks is very applicable to many teenagers' lives, even though it was written over sixty years ago. The vocabulary and setting could be different, but Holden could just as well be a teenager in…Continue