This year, I was lucky enough to be put in a class that had the opportunity to go paperless and get iPads. Some people who also got this opportunity, including those who got it for a class other than English like I did, liked it, while others did not. From my experience, I loved it!
Having an iPad for English class was one of the best things ever and I definitely would rather have that than have a typical English class that uses paper. It had so many…Continue
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Nervous. Terrified. Dread. These were all word that I heard about our first speeches this year. I wasn't too nervous about it, considering my speech was about twins, an easy topic for me to talk about given I am one. The speeches were pretty interesting to listen to, with the plethora of topics from personal experiences to scientific information. All in all, the speeches were informative, well thought, and a pleasure to listen to. I would like to tell you…Continue
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Out of the numerous enchanting and heart-warming love stories, The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks is by far my favorite. This fascinating novel takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, with each page leaving you with curiousity. This also wasn't a predictable novel, you never knew what could happen next. The story is told by an old man reading to a old woman with Alzheimer's in a nursing home. It tells how young lovers Allie Hamilton and Noah…Continue
Added by Lauren Haman on October 18, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
What is independent reading? I believe that independent reading is when any student reads a book that they choose. If it weren’t required in my English class to read an independent book, I wouldn't take the time to find a book to read and then actually read it. I would tell myself that I was too busy and that I'll never have time. I thank my English teacher…Continue
feelings: emotional side of someone's character
These certain somethings have some input to our every move, breath, and spoken word. A smile can be tugged by the hands of joy, sorrow, or contained anger. Tears may accompany this very smile or choose to stay near a frown. Our emotions are affected by these somethings. That same smile shows up because of the somethings, and so does that frown. Our somethings can help us get through the day.
However, our feelings…Continue
I love this book, this is a book that has you zoned out of the real world and into afganistan. In this book it makes you feel like you can smell the gun powder, hear the noises, and make it seem like you are part of the army. This book took reading to a whole other level in details. I thought this book was just about shooting and killing but its not its about trying to survive the war and to survive on the inside and out. War also brings you closer together, its…Continue
The creation of the Fremd High School English Ning, in my opinion, was a great success. How awesome is it that Fremd has a website where all these English students can contribute their own personal opinions and ideas about anything they want and other students get to comment and share their ideas? I think it's pretty cool. I feel as if the Ning not only helps students find a fun book to read, but I feel as if it brings the entire English Department closer.
Students get the chance to…Continue
The past few weeks our English class has been reading The Joy Luck Club and I’ve certainly had mixed feelings on it. For one, it’s significantly better than My Antonia (although that’s not really saying anything, if it’s worse than My Antonia no one should EVER have to read it) and I’d say that I’m enjoying it more than The Taming of the Shrew. However, I am what I call a “visceral reader” or someone who looks at everything at face value…Continue
Whenever my English class finds out we’ll be reading a new book together such as My Antonia, Catcher in the Rye, or A Midsummer Night’s Dream, I usually hear a few groans and complaints. I also hear they would rather be able to have a say in the books we read in class. I don’t blame them because some of the books I’ve had to read in high school aren’t usually books I would choose to read. I agree with them, and…Continue
At the end of English class today, Mr. Anderson announced that the District 211 Board of Education had made the decision to eliminate class rank. I didn’t know what to say. My fellow classmates and I have spent countless sleepless nights…Continue
I personally and strongly affirm that there is no student who dislikes Mr. Gary Anderson’s English class. I am in his third hour and of course Mr. Anderson is super nice. However, there is no more need to say that his class is great because of no home works and enjoyment. To offer a sneak-peek for the people who are not in Mr. Anderson’s class, I would…Continue
Added by Rachel Lee on December 8, 2011 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Call (English) Of Duty
It Doesn't Fit Right?
Cameron J. Parker
As you sit in your seat and read this blog you probably…Continue
Is it easier for you guys to understand The Taming of the Shrew in class, rather than by yourselves?
Everyday I seem to look forward to my next English…Continue
The other week, I spent a couple hours with my great-grandparents, whom I love a lot but I barely ever get to see lately. I pretty much grew up at their house over the summer along with my cousins, burning to a crisp in their pool when we refused to wear sunscreen and annoying the heck out of our…Continue
At the very beginning of this school year, my English teacher played a little game with the class called Molly and Ned. In order to win the game, you must figure out the rule of the game by asking yes or no questions. My English teacher knew the rule of the game but the class didn't. The fact that we had lots of brains to work with was an advantage for us. If only one person was trying to figure out the rule, it could take a really, really long time. Together, we worked to correctly guess…Continue
Over the summer I read three handpicked books, The Red Pyramid, the Throne of Fire, (both written by Rick Riordan) and Against All Enemies (by Tom Clancy).
I chose to represent my books with this image as it represents a recurring theme in all of my books; human life is fragile, easily broken, easily ended. While this may not be the…Continue
Added by Kyle Erickson on September 5, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments