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Assignments, Projects & Due Dates The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail ~Charles Swindoll POST YOUR ESSAY ASAP!!! I am grading on Saturday. If I already graded your essay, make any needed changes, and email me when completed. If you have not posted your essay,... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 2020 Grade 8
Create, Collate & Curate Make your blog a compelling digital portfolio Avoid digital damnation by creating, collating, and curating an informed, powerful and positive digital footprint in an increasingly connected world. Someone is not just looking for you; they are searching for you, and you are only one one regrettable... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Freshman English
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Assignments, Projects & Resources “You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.” ― Henry David Thoreau Making... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Freshman English
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How to be a Writer “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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How to be a Writer “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2018 at Freshman English
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Download Fitz's Top Ten Comma Rules No matter how you slice it, learning how to use (and when not to use) commas in confident and capable ways is an ongoing journey of persistence. Teaching comma usage is a mixed bag because all of you have widely divergent skill levels; hence,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Assignments, Projects & Due Dates The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail ~Charles Swindoll Weekend Homework: Work on Tom Sawyer Essay. Due Thursday 11/15. You will have time in class on Wednesday, next week, to work on the final touches of your essay. Use the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Getting through and learning from a hard time... Many days I have lingered beside the cabin door; Oh, hard times come again no more. -Hard Times, by Steven Foster Download Design Writing Prompt: The Power of Hard Times Success polishes character; hardship builds character. The true measure of a person... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Freshman English
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Assignments, Resources & Class Work Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on. ~Louis L'Amour You must have your Power of Place and Power of Hard Times Posted to your blog. I have already started grading them. Click on the extended entry... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Freshman English
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Give a damn about something... Download Design Writing: Narrative Paragraph Download A-Maker: Narrative Paragraph Passion is the fuel that drives the engine of our potential. It ignites the fire in our belly and polishes the lens of our imagination; it enables us to see who we are, what captures the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2018 at Freshman English
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Assignments, Projects & Due Dates The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail ~Charles Swindoll Class Work & Assignments Due Dates Literary Reflection Essay: Due before Class on Wednesday Literary Reflection Commenting: Due before class on Friday. Literary Analysis Paragraph #1: Due at the end-of-class on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Assignments & Class Work I learn about how stories work for the same reason that soldiers learn how to strip a rifle. You should, too. ― Mike Carey Remember to post revised Essay for The Call of the Wild Weekend Homework: Read and comment classmate's Power of Passion or Power... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2018 at Freshman English
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Design Writing Literary Analysis Paragraph A-Maker Sometimes the shortest path is the longest trail ~Fitz Really, who doesn’t like an A on an essay that has been painstakingly crafted and wrought in thoughtful, meticulous ways over the course of many precious hours stolen from from the larger tablet of time?... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Freshman English
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Assignments, Projects & Due Dates The difference between something good and something great is attention to detail ~Charles Swindoll UPDATE! Our current version messes up on Chapter 25. If you have this issue, download the better version here: Better Version!!! The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Class Work & Assignments Class... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Assignments & Class Work Weekend Homework: Work on final revisions of your essay. Read my latest post Who Likes an A? Download the "A-Maker" and be sure your body paragraphs are created correctly. If you can get your paragraphs to fit perfectly in the boxes, you will get an A... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2018 at Freshman English
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Imitate Excellence Good writers borrow. Great writers steal ~Oscar Wilde Sometimes a picture is worth at thousand words, and so it is with writing. Below are a couple of literary analysis paragraphs, written by students last year, to give you an idea of the content and flow of an effective... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Imitate Excellence Good writers borrow. Great writers steal ~Oscar Wilde Sometimes a picture is worth at thousand words, and so it is with writing. Below are a couple of literary analysis paragraphs, written by students last year, to give you an idea of the content and flow of an effective... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2018 at Freshman English
The Pentatonic Minor Scale The Five Pentatonic Scale Shapes Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Fitz Music
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Assignments, Projects & Due Dates Don't let school interfere with your education ~Mark Twain Friday: Format Literary Analysis as a Pages Doc. Format and post your Literary Analysis to your blog. Weekend Homework: Just be sure to have read "THROUGH" Chapter 15--"AND" be sure to proofread your literary analysis and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Assignments & Class Work Here is a Design Writing Plan to help you write your Reflection Paragraph! Download Design Writing: Literary Analysis Paragraph Weekend Homework Format and edit essay. Create a 250-350 word "Reflection" paragraph. The Design Writing Plan should be helpful. Much of your reflection might already be written... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Freshman English
Doing Something Right “We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like work” ― Thomas A. Edison My son EJ has been restoring that old blue bus you might have seen up at Windsor Mountain. He has been at it for a couple of years. We laugh... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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Posted Oct 9, 2018 at The Daily Fenn
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Finding Truth in Words “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain I am constantly asking my students (and myself) to reflect on the literature they, and I, read. As I have grown older—and not necessarily wiser—I find myself only reading literature that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Freshman English
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Finding Truth in Words “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.” ― Mark Twain I am constantly asking my students (and myself) to reflect on the literature they, and I, read. As I have grown older—and not necessarily wiser—I find myself only reading literature that I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at 2020 Grade 8
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