Week 27–Censorship or Apologetics?

Definition of censorship 1a:  the institution, system, or practice of censoring They oppose government censorship.b:  the actions or practices of censors; especially:censorial control exercised repressively censorship that has … permitted a very limited dispersion of facts — Philip Wylie Do you think censorship is a good idea? What books/materials should be censored? Mein Kampf? The Origin … More Week 27–Censorship or Apologetics?

Critical Thinking Unit

Think Like a Christian This is a Christian Homeschool English class. So why do we read literature that isn’t Christian? Well, part of that is because while your parents want you to learn about the world from a Christian point of view, they also want you to be educated. You read non-Christian literature, so you … More Critical Thinking Unit

Week 26-Free Verse Poetry Pat Mora, Li-Young Lee, and T.S. Eliot

This week is going to be much lighter, as we are just wrapping things up. I would like you to try your hand at writing poetry. You can try a ballad, or an ode, or a sonnet, or you can try a great form of poetry that I enjoy reading and writing, called “free verse” … More Week 26-Free Verse Poetry Pat Mora, Li-Young Lee, and T.S. Eliot

Week 19–Sonnets

W This past week and weekend was crazy, so I was late posting your work. I am so sorry!!! I had sick kids, 2 baby showers, soccer game, a sick husband, a Bible study to write for girl’s discipleship last night, and a crazy busy week last week. I am still up on Monday night typing out … More Week 19–Sonnets

Week 15- Further Discuss Our Morrissey and Oscar Wilde Unit Projects :)

Today we are going to talk about two things: your Oscar Wilde Projects/Essays and your “Morrissey Unit” Analysis Papers. First, let’s talk about the Morrissey unit. Is it hard for you to pick songs? I know his style is not something you young kids are used to. So you will have to get past that. … More Week 15- Further Discuss Our Morrissey and Oscar Wilde Unit Projects 🙂

Week 11-Picture of Dorian Gray (For Students Not Allowed to Read the Locked Lesson)

This week we have a lesson that is locked. That is okay. Your parents know what that is about and if they unlock it for you, then you can read that. If they don’t, that is okay! You can still just go ahead and watch the movie below during the Thanksgiving break. Here is a … More Week 11-Picture of Dorian Gray (For Students Not Allowed to Read the Locked Lesson)

Week 9–Review Literary Terms and Read “A Sound of Thunder” by Bradbury :)

In Class: Community Service Project Presentations Group Project–Review Literary Terms Review For Test next week on “Thank You M’am,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” and “The Necklace” Review Literary Terms: Group Work–Work together to demonstrate mastery of these following concepts: Plot Diagram–create and properly label a plot diagram for “The Cask of Amontillado” Point of View–describe … More Week 9–Review Literary Terms and Read “A Sound of Thunder” by Bradbury 🙂

Buy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, by Oscar Wilde and Come to the Reader’s Theater :)

Announcement We are going to be starting The Importance of Being Earnest soon. I am going to be ordering your books soon. Please leave a comment below telling me that you would like a book, and if you have a brother or sister in the class, let me know if you would each like your … More Buy THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, by Oscar Wilde and Come to the Reader’s Theater 🙂

Week 5–“Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes

“Thank You M’am,” by Langston Hughes If you have been in my American Literature class, you are no stranger to Langston Hughes. I love that guy! This week we are going to look at one of his short stories. I want you to pay attention to the dialogue in the story. What do the characters reveal about … More Week 5–“Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes

Week Four-“Marigolds” and Coming of Age Literature

This is the work for Week Four (October 3-6). Please make sure you do Week Three‘s work first (September 26-29) If you were absent last Friday, please make sure that you finished reading “The Most Dangerous Game” (last 6 pages) last week. I posted a link to a pdf of the story in Week 3’s … More Week Four-“Marigolds” and Coming of Age Literature

Week 3–Literary Analysis and “Alternate Ending” Essay

IF YOU WERE ABSENT FRIDAY– First we missed you! Second, go ahead and finish the last six pages of the story at this link– “The Most Dangerous Game” (we had left off around page 9) So this week we finished “The Most Dangerous Game,” by Richard Connell. It is such a great short story!!! I … More Week 3–Literary Analysis and “Alternate Ending” Essay

Test Two “Thank You M’am,” “The Cask of Amontillado” “The Necklace,” and “A Sound of Thunder” Name:_________________________________ Part One: Literary Terms Put the letter of the correct definition next to the literary term.   1. Protagonist A. The process of revealing the personality of a character in a story is called characterization. A writer can … More