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
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
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
Fond du Lac High School Japan 2022 Group Leader: Ms. Elaine Jorque-Augustine, FHS English Teacher, Room 2625 Contact email@example.com 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?
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!
These first few weeks of school have flown by fast, and the freshmen have been learning quite a lot! They have learned to use Goodreads.com to track their reading progress, rate short stories/books they have read, find new reading suggestions, and respond to discussion posts. They use this site every time they read to record … Continue reading Reading, Writing, and Grammar. Oh My!
Why Tell Me... Happiness is only real when shared.Chris McCandless (Into the Wild) Working as camp store manager in the Many Glacier Valley of Glacier National Park, Montana, I literally lived the dream. An idealistic young adult just out of college, I was torn between the decision to settle into a career or take my … Continue reading Take Me With You!
Fond du Lac High School London, Paris, & Barcelona 2021 Group Leader: Mrs. McClyman, FHS English Teacher, Room 1270 Contact firstname.lastname@example.org To sign up! WHEN? June 15-24, 2020 WHERE? London, Paris, Versailles, and Barcelona WHO? Any Fond du Lac High School student wishing to explore the world on a larger scale! Parents can also sign … Continue reading Join us in London, Paris, & Barcelona June 2021!
There are so many things I can spend my time doing rather than reading. So why do I do it? What led me to being such a voracious reader and why do I continue to make it a priority in my everyday life? Let me start by saying that I wasn't always a reader. My … Continue reading A Pretty Worthwhile Place To Be – A Reading Journey