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Blues Music for the Crossroads Myth

Hi Seniors, Here are a few songs by Tommy Johnson and Robert Johnson, as well as a few notes about their lives. Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956) was a highly influential blues guitarist and singer who recorded for about … Continue reading

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If you lost your Holy Grail Extra Credit handout…

…Here’s what it said: Wednesday, October 14th, Cinemark is showing Monty Python’s Holy Grail in a “Quote-along” format.  This film relates to Mythology, as we are already discussing epic heroes, leadership, and the ways in which a culture’s values and … Continue reading

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Writing in the Real World

Next week, we will begin writing the Personal Essay. This essay will be something you use to help you reach your future goals, be they college and scholarships, or trade school and work. Regardless of where you plan to go, … Continue reading

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Open House

Hello parents and families! Welcome to Open House. Please feel free to check out my website: you’ll find syllabuses, class materials and supplementary information, as well as some information about me. Here is the presentation from tonight.

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Agenda Aug.27-28

Hi all–Welcome back to school!  I’m excited to have you in my class this year. We have a lot of events coming up in the next two weeks, from picture day to the Benchmark Writing Assessment, so in this class … Continue reading

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ACT Resources from Admin

Hi all, HHS Administrators have sent out some links to ACT resources that some of you may wish to make use of: Preparing for the ACT Full-Length Practice Tests, including: A writing test Information about the writing test Strategies to … Continue reading

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Discussion Questions for Secret Life of Bees

Hi Seniors, We have a big Graded Discussion on Monday to wrap up the Secret Life of Bees unit; don’t forget to bring your 3 questions! Remember:  We worked with a number of texts during this unit, so while one … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday

April 23rd marks William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Celebrate by talking like the bard, listening to the original pronunciation of his works, learn about his life and times, or visit the resources from the Birthplace Trust.   I plan to dress … Continue reading

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Transition Words

On Friday, 7th Period requested a list of Transition Words to help them craft more interesting, less repetitive transitions between ideas and between paragraphs.  I have added a link in the LOTF page to PurdueOWL’s list, and I am copying … Continue reading

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