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Posted: September 30, 2017

Complete questions 1-4 for the story Rich for One Day

Posted: September 30, 2017

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Posted: September 25, 2017

Complete reading for Thursday

Posted: September 25, 2017

Due Friday

Posted: September 24, 2017

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Posted: September 22, 2017

Due Monday

Typed.  Two columns.  Include title, by line, and photo with descriptor

Posted: September 20, 2017

In-class novella assignment tomorrow (September 21) on The Pearl

Posted: September 18, 2017

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Posted: September 11, 2017

Complete your novella before September 21.  Bring your novella to class to complete the in-class assignment.

Posted: September 11, 2017

Complete your novel before October 3rd.  Bring your novel to class to complete the in-class assignment.

Posted: September 11, 2017


“You can learn more about people by listening to their songs than any other way, for into the songs go all the hopes and hurts, the angers, fears, and the wants and aspirations.”


                                           - John Steinbeck




What do you think this song is saying about life?  What is the theme?   On your copy of the song, HIGHLIGHT words/phrases that support the theme you have chosen.




What emotion/s do you feel while listening to this song?




 What events in your life, if any, does this song make you think about?




What lyrics stand out to you?




What is the message the artist is trying to convey in this song?




Are there any symbols or metaphors in your song?    What do they represent?




Due Friday.  Minimum 250 words - Maximum 400


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Posted: September 11, 2017

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Review all class notes and terms.