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.

You will build your own blog in class, as well!

Here are some helpful websites for building your own blog:

Glad you are here and have fun blogging!