Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Go to your blog and FREEWRITE about something having to do with Christmas. You can make up a story, write about a family tradition, tell about your favorite Christmas present, etc…Make sure you write at least ONE full paragraphs and I will grade on correct spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, so check carefully for those things! ALSO, before you publish, add a picture to your post that relates to your writing in some way. Happy Writing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hink Pinks-6th period only

Hink pinks are riddles that have two rhyming words in the answer. Below are word pairs. You must find another word for each word in the pair and the resulting new pair must rhyme. Go to your blog and post your answers!

Example: A naughty father
Answer: A bad dad

1.) A sushi plate

2.) A fast elevator (in England)

3.) An antelope drink

4.) A warm bed

5.) A lawful bird

6.) An Orca prison (Google what an Orca is if you don't know)

7.) A salamander shoe

8.) A sham cobra

9.) A depressed boy

10.) A large stick

For the next two, I want you to come up with your own. We will all visit your blog and see if we can figure them out by leaving comments with our guesses! (Hint: Think of two words that rhyme FIRST, and then come up with the alternate seems to be easier that way).



Friday, November 7, 2008


Today is FREE FRIDAY! Therefore, I am letting you write about whatever you choose. The only rules are it must be school appropriate, so no violence, cursing, or putting other people down. Also, I will specifically be grading you for capitalization (especially when you are referring to yourself as "I"). I am also looking for run-ons and fragments. You should avoid these altogether! Lastly, you must write at least five complete sentences.

So, start thinking about what you would like to write about. It can be anything...your weekend plans, your life plans, the car you want to buy, the boy you like, the girl you dislike, etc...

YOU CHOOSE...but choose WISELY!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween controversy

You are going to read an article about a high school that banned Halloween because one of it's students chose to wear an Adolph Hitler costume. We all know who Hitler is and what he did during World War II, killing all people who were not white, blonde-haired, and blue-eyed. This included anyone not of Christian heritage, most of all people of the Jewish faith.

So, go HERE and read the article. Then, go to your blog and answer the question the article poses at the end.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Invisibility Cloak

I've always wondered what it would be like to be invisible. Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to just slip into Harry Potter's invisibility cloak and know others couldn't see you? What would you do? Where would you go?

We are approaching Halloween, and the most famous of all invisible beings, ghosts, will be out in full force! So, I want you to write a paragraph about what you would do if you were invisible!

What would the advantages of being invisible be? What would the disadvantages be?

Open your mind and be creative! Imagine yourself in this situation and then write about it!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Memories are said to be one of the few things no person can take away from you. That's a nice thought, don't you think? It is especially sweet when we remember those who aren't with us anymore and are able to keep them here because we can think of a time when we were really happy with them.

Think of how many songs there are about memories. One that comes to mind is, "Memories, like the corners of my mind. Misty, water-colored memories, of the way we were."

Or how about Fall Out Boy's "Thanks for the Memories?"

"One night yeah, and one more time, thanks for the memories, thanks for the memories..."

I'm sure you can think of some more.

So, today, I want you to write AT LEAST A PARAGRAPH about a memory you have from your past. It can be good or bad, but I want you to tell me about it and give enough information so your reader feels like they were there and experienced it with you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I took this blog idea from Mrs. Kirkpatrick.

I am sure you have heard by now that there will be no bonfire this year. In case you don't know, it was not necessarily a local decision. The Supreme Court actually made a ruling this summer that would hold school districts completely liable for any injuries related to a bonfire. Now that may not seem like a big deal until you consider how many ways people could get injured...and of course, how eager our society is to sue someone. Our local officials decided it would be in the best interest of all involved to do away with the bonfire all together rather than take chances on someone getting really hurt. Now, to seniors this really seems unfair--especially since it is their senior year!! And one day, you WILL be a senior! Rather than fight a losing battle, though, how about if you guys come up with an alternative that would become the new tradition!?! Just think, y'all could be the ones that start something that your grand kids will be doing years from now!! You might even start a trend around the know with the recent rulings there are other cities and schools that will no longer participate in this tradition. So blog about how you feel about no more bonfire...and throw out some ideas of alternatives!! Oh, and remember that ANYONE can read your posts, so KEEP THEM SCHOOL APPROPRIATE!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

I wish...

Finish the sentence below and then continue writing a paragraph (remember that is AT LEAST five complete sentences, no less) explaining your thoughts.

Title your post "I wish."

"I wish there were a law that said _____________. This would be a good law because______...

Monday, September 29, 2008

6th Period ONLY!!

Today we will begin reading, Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston. The novel discusses several themes, including that of racial division. The main character, Janie, is part black and part white. She finds it difficult to blend in with either of the cultures and is often torn between the two. Think about this situation and comment on what life might be like if you didn't fit anywhere in particular, you just existed. It doesn't have to be a matter of black/white. What other categories do we fit/not fit in? Talk about what this means for individuals as well as for groups of people. If there are any groups you are on the border between, talk about what they are and where you think you fit in the category and where you think others perceive you fitting.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Beauty vs. Wealth

If you had to choose between being WEALTHY and UGLY or POOR and BEAUITFUL/HANDSOME, which would you choose and WHY? Be sure to explain your answer in at least one full paragraph or more. Give a detailed explanation for your answer!

Monday, September 15, 2008


Think about your life in 10 years. That will be the year 2018. Where do you think you will be? What do you think you will be doing? What do you hope your life will be like? Include details about your personal, family and career life. Explain in a paragraph or more.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thursday Journal


In your blog, answer the following journal prompt in at least one full paragraph (that is 5 complete sentences) or more.

Today is the 7th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Write about where you were when the attack happened. Do you remember what adults were doing or saying around you? What was the feeling you remember having?
If you could do something to help commemorate (remember or memorialize) the people who died, what would you do? Do you think our country is safe from terrorism? Discuss all of these topics in your paragraph.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Journal for Today

Log in to your blog and write a paragraph (at least), to answer the following question.

If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be and why?

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

You have successfully found the blog for English 2 at CHS. We will use this blog in class to do things such as reader's response, writing journals and taking directions.

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