Category: English 10

  • So I have been thinking about technology … and invisible gorillas

    At some point in this post I wanted you to watch a video demonstrations called simply, “The Monkey Business Illusion.” But instead of risking you scrolling down, playing right away, and missing whatever else I’ve written between here and there, let’s get the video out of the way now. But come back and read what […]

  • ELA 10 Final Essay Topics

    English Language Arts 10 Final Essay Topics ELA 10-1 Your response can be in the form of a narrative or essay. In Julius Caesar, we have many people working together for various reasons and with varying degrees of success. Most of the relationships have tension in them and all are marked with conflicting pressures, values, […]

  • ELA 10 Midterm Assignment

    When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice. -William James Read carefully the two short stories, The Sniper by O’Flaherty and Araby by James Joyce. Write a post in response to one of these stories in which you discuss the idea(s) the author suggests to you […]

  • ELA 10 Short Story Critical Response Essay

    Write an essay about the choices people make and about how they make their decisions. Hint: Be sure to take into account 9-25 particular details from one story to develop your argument. Your essay should be in the form of a Five Paragraph Essay. Focus your main idea and subtopics on Decisions.

  • 2010 English 10 Final Exam

    Consider the “Equality–Pain and Pride” focus questions. He drew a circle that shut me out — Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout. But Love and I had the wit to win: We drew a circle that took him in. – Edwin Markham We want to be judged by who we are–our words and actions–not by […]

  • Video Advertisement Group Project

    “Rocks are metaphors.” – D. Sader “They are just piles of rocks.” – K. Lumayko In ELA 10 we have been discussing gender inequality: particularly as inequalities are portrayed in advertisements. We think it would be interesting to create our own TV advertisements. So here is what we are going to do: write a script […]

  • Gender role reinforcement in children’s toys

    I have three boys aged 9, 7, and 4. It should be no surprise that we all like Star Wars. Well, we were all watching another episode of “Clone Wars” last week when all three of us reacted to a couple of toy commercials. The first commercial we reacted to was for a Mommy Look […]

  • 2009 English 10 Final Exam

    Consider the “Decisions–Action or Apathy” focus questions. Focus your discussion on a book(s) you have read this term. What ideas(s) does the author of your chosen text(s) reveal to you about values, beliefs, and pressures that surround decision making? Pingback/comment your final post here.

  • Poetry Contest for Grades 9 and 10

    A while back I received the following invitation: “A Panacea of Poetry East Central is having a poetry contest! It will be positively poetic and panoptic! The first phase we undertook in Grades 9 and 10 was to explore Ladders to the Dark. The first poem was published, April 21, 2009. And today 38 students […]

  • English 10 Final Exam Poll

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