Month: May 2021

  • The Veldt

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury. In Ray Bradbury’s short story “The Veldt,” Mr. and Mrs. Hadley become concerned when they realize how dependent their children are on the technology in their futuristic home. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Friendship & Family and Technology, Progress […]

  • Excerpt from “Where Lovers Dream”

    Excerpt from “Where Lovers Dream”

    This week in class, we’re reading “Excerpt from “Where Lovers Dream”” by Anzia Yezierska. In “Excerpt from ‘Where Lovers Dream’” Anzia Yezierska tells the story of a woman who runs into someone she used to know at a wedding. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Loneliness & Isolation and Love as […]

  • Expository Literary Essay: Compare Characters Who Fails to See Truths

    DIRECTIONS: Write a well-organized composition on the topic below. In many works of literature, a character may have a false sense of reality or a lack of insight into what is actually happening around him or her. Swayed by false beliefs, strong emotions, or irrational fear this character may fail to realize truths that seem […]

  • All Summer in a Day

    All Summer in a Day

    This week in class, we’re reading “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury. In this classic Ray Bradbury short story, the children on planet Venus wait to see the sun for the first time in seven years. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Fear & Paranoia, Honor & Courage, and […]

  • The Kohlberg Dilemmas

    The Kohlberg Dilemmas

    This week in class, we’re reading “The Kohlberg Dilemmas” by Lawrence Kohlberg. Lawrence Kohlberg was an American psychologist best known for his theories of moral development. Kohlberg explains there are six distinct stages of human moral development, and that a person may go through these stages throughout his or her life. As we read, we […]

  • God Sees the Truth, But Waits

    God Sees the Truth, But Waits

    This week in class, we’re reading “God Sees the Truth, But Waits” by Leo Tolstoy translated by Aylmer Maude. In Leo Tolstoy’s short story, “God Sees the Truth, But Waits”, a man is convicted of a crime that he didn’t commit. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Justice, Freedom & Equality […]