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I heart Technology

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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

What Makes a Good Leader? An Effective Leader?

Published on: Author: Ms. Allesandrine Leave a comment 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

English 12H: Death of a Salesman background

Published on: Author: Ms. Allesandrine 1 Comment 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.

Sophomores—To Kill a Mockingbird—TEST info

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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