Monthly Archives: October 2011

Writing Competitions!  Please see the tab on the left for links to writing competitions, and spend some time looking through for one that calls your name. Choose one and then brainstorm! At least four sentences.

Student work!  Please spend at least twenty minutes looking through your classmates’ published work, and write a response of no less than six sentences to one work of your choice. The response should be critical, expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of the chosen work.  Please have both these written responses ready for the beginning of class.





Launch of Site for Student Use – October 17, 2011!



Please read below post (October 5th) for instructions on how Homeroom will be used.

As you can see, not all of the student work is uploaded, but that should be finished this week – notice too that the Skype image may disappear and a blinking “New” icon will appear, guiding you to read new student work, topical student work, or other news items, such as an introduction to a new instructor.

Writing fiction has developed in me an abiding respect for the unknown in a human lifetime and a sense of where to look for the threads, how to follow, how to connect, find in the thick of the tangle what clear line persists.
Eudora Welty

Please analyze this quote by first, putting it into your own words, second, by making a statement about your understanding of the quote, and third, by relating it to one insight you have made through reading Welty’s works, with at least four sentences.

For those new or not reading Welty, please simply put the quotation into your own words.  Please have the response ready at the beginning of class.

Welcome to your homeroom!

This wall will be our blackboard – the place that you check into daily and the page that you navigate to in preparation for your lesson.  Here you will see prompts, often building off of a quotation from any number of authors, philosophers, poets, statesmen and women.  Your responses to the prompt will serve as a keynote for the lesson, and will be the first activity after greeting.

Select written responses will be published on this blackboard.