Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Today we read part of Jamaica Kincaid’s acclaimed novel, Annie John. The last chapter is titled “A Walk to the Jetty” and is about a young woman leaving home for the first time. Annie experiences many emotions to which seniors … Continue reading

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September 28, 2015

It has been a disrupted couple of weeks in the ELA 12 class. Due to the excellent news that so many students did well on the writing portion of the Smarter Balance exam, fewer seniors needed to take Writing Composition. … Continue reading

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September 18 , 2015

We have spent the last couple of days in class discussing two different ideas for how to improve educational outcomes in US schools and how to make schools more successful. We looked at case studies of two young women with … Continue reading

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September 10

Welcome back to school! Today we reviewed course and department procedures through the syllabus. We also talked about the two ideas of Grit and Community. These will be guiding principles in our English 12 class this year. We viewed this … Continue reading

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