Hello, Seniors. Review each of these three current, thematically-related essays from The New York Times. Select the one you find most interesting. Write a response of at least 300 words in which you state, in your own words, the central claim–the thesis–of the essay, and then respond to it. Quoting the text is essential. Be attentive… Continue reading
http://projects.nytimes.com/corner-office Welcome to your fist post on Cupcake English Blog. When you click on the above link, you will arrive at the “Corner Office” page of The New York Times. This weekly feature offers highlights from interviews with business leaders about leadership and management. Hundreds of interviews are stored; scroll down to see the name,… Continue reading
Hello, Students! Sophomores: *Complete your writing about “American History” for Wed/Thurs, 9/18-19. Seniors: *Read Deaath of a Salesman in its entirety by 9/19. *Final interview reports are due on 9/25. *Sign up on the calendar if you wish.
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/03/01/theater/201203-death-of-a-salesman-interactive.html Seniors. Hello. The above link is to an extensive page on the New York Times website about Miller’s Death of a Salesman. There’s a listing of topics on the left side. The posters are especially interesting to consider once you get deep into the play.
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Back by semi-popular demand for all sophomores… Seven different stories! Below are seven different options. Review them all and select the one that most interests you. Write a response of at least 350 words. Your response—AND one meaningful comment to a classmate—are both due by 9 PM, Friday, May 17. WRITE WELL. Please write the… Continue reading
Sophomores, here is a sample of how an essay may look. Examine this to gain inspiration for your own work. Fear of judgment or punishment may inspire a person to conceal the truth from others. However, most truths will eventually be revealed, no matter how deeply they are buried. In To Kill a Mockingbird by… Continue reading
Our test on To Kill a Mockingbird will be on Wednesday/Thursday, May 8/9. You will write ONE well-developed, detailed, organized essay in response to ONE of the following THREE prompts: *Although he is not without flaws, Atticus Finch is a noble man who teaches his children and the town of Maycomb valuable lessons. While acknowledging his flaws, write… Continue reading
Hello, sophomores. Below are the SEVEN options from which you may select for this writing assignment. Your writing must be at least 300 words. All work is due by Wednesday, May 1, at 8 PM. Please do not submit late work. Be sure you submit your work here ONLY AFTER you have read each sentence… Continue reading
A five-minute video to watch, if you wish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4jgUcxMezM I hope you’ll consider watching this video to its conclusion. It has a great message for us all. Feel free to share your thoughts in response, too. -Ms. A