This post is part two of the sage advice from multiple writers regarding "On Becoming a Writer" from The Writing Life. My strategy in commentating on this book is to merely read each short piece, annotate the takeaways, and share the most vital portions of gold I can pan from the riverbed. John Keegan: The … Continue reading More on Becoming: The Writing Life
Reading, Grammar, Short Story Unit, Pre-ACT, Teacher Conferences, and Travel. Read on! CLASSROOM BOOK FUNDRAISER: Looking ahead to our Romeo and Juliet unit, we currently have a very poor set of destroyed books that have suffered years of abuse. Unfortunately, there is little money to go around in funding a new classroom set. 😦 Therefore, … Continue reading October Conferences, Travel Fair, and Pre-ACT
This post and the next will be the sage advice of multiple writers regarding "On Becoming a Writer." My strategy in commentating on this book is to merely read each short piece, annotate the takeaways, and share the most vital portions of gold I can pan from the riverbed. Francine Du Plessix Gray: The Seduction … Continue reading The Process of Becoming: The Writing Life
Homecoming Week was a blast! There was a ton of school spirit and the spirit days were full of excitement dressing up for 'Merica Monday, Through The Ages Tuesday, Meme Wednesday, Fondy Pride Thursday, and Seasons Friday. During this busy and hectic week, freshmen in English 9 were able to accomplish quite a bit: Reading: … Continue reading Finding the Meaning in Eng 9
My Writer's Workshop class is now in full swing and the seniors have been refining their blogging skills as they respond to a number of short articles on the craft of writing. This week, they begin reading Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and will post a response once per week (for the next 9-10 … Continue reading Creating the Magic Formula: The Writing Life
Another couple of weeks have come and gone, and the freshmen continue to learn a lot! They have practiced using Goodreads.com to track their reading progress and should feel very comfortable with this by now! We read twice per week in class, which students have agreed (in their student surveys) is one of their favorite … Continue reading Down Came The Rain. Hello, October.
Fond du Lac High School Japan 2022 Group Leader: Ms. Elaine Jorque-Augustine, FHS English Teacher, Room 2625 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information! WHEN? July 5-14, 2022 WHERE? Osaka, Kyoto, Takayama, Kanazawa, and Tokyo WHO? Any Fond du Lac High School student wishing to explore the world on a larger scale! Parents can also sign up … Continue reading Join us in Japan July 2022!
Finding my voice. Now, that is a tricky subject. I'm not even sure I quite have found it yet, if I am being painfully honest, but then again, perhaps I have. Let's keep the mystery alive. At any rate, are you reading closely? Reflecting on my history as a writer, I am compelled to bring … Continue reading Are You Reading Closely?
It's always nice to have something to look forward to! Luckily for us, in ten more months, we will be setting foot in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Before we arrive there though, I will share information and resources for each location so we are all as prepared as we can be for this adventure! After landing … Continue reading First Stop: Guanacaste!
Lucerne, Switzerland Travel is the bridge between YOU and EVERYTHING.Rumi After touching down at Zurich Flughafen (ZRH), we meet our EF Tour Director, make our way to the bus, and enjoy a scenic Swiss drive for 45 minutes to the city of Lucerne. While visiting this spectacular city, nestled in the Swiss Alps and carved … Continue reading Meet the Swiss in Lucerne!