The School-wide Poetry Out Loud Contest is coming up this Wednesday, on December 10th, from 7-9 pm in the Chapel. I hope you all will attend. To give you a taste of what you might see, I've included some videos below from my classroom contests. Enjoy!
Ethan F, reciting "Powwow at the End of the World"
by Sherman Alexie.
Sean S, reciting "Abandoned Farmhouse" by Ted
Megan C, reciting "Advice to a Prophet"
by Richard Wilbur.
David K, reciting "Hysteria" by Dionisio D.
Riki L, reciting "And Soul" by
And here's another kind of video...
Here's an article on the value of literature.
Here's an article about how to get more out of your reading by using an idea index (I think this would be helpful for English 12 students).
Here's a good article about Creative Commons.
Here's an article about how curiosity can help you learn.
Here's a video that I want all seniors to watch, for two reasons. First, it's an important response to the death of Eric Garner and the recent protests that erupted after the grand jury decision not to indict Officer Pantaleo. Second, it's one of the best flash mobs I've ever seen, and during our Random Acts of Shakespeare unit, you'll be doing flash-mob-like activities. Here it is.
Also, and this is long overdue, the links to the senior blogs are up on the Student Portal, so faculty can navigate there pretty easily. The screenshots below may help. I know the students would love to have you read and comment on their work!