The end is nigh..

Here it is…your last blog of the year…of HIGH SCHOOL! wills

So, no restrictions (other than the obvious of being polite, modest, appropriate Lancers in your speech) on this one.  No length requirement, no style requirement.  Write a paragraph, write a letter, write a poem…but say your final blog words on how you feel about graduating, moving on, leaving people or things behind, and starting a new life.  Remember, everything you’ve done so far has just been preparation for the next stage in your life.

I will miss you, Class of 2015 and my life will never be the same for having taught you. You are kind and filled with love and creative and funny and you sometimes drove me crazy and ALL OF THIS has made me a better teacher. Thank you.

Due Thursday June 4 (the day before graduation!)


Lord of the Files? Of Mice and Ben? Rodeo and Juliet?

Whilst grading many an essay on the classic British novel, Lord of the Flies, I ran across plenty of typos entitling the book Lord of the Files.  My friends and I had fun coming up with various scenarios in which such a title would work.  The result?  We decided it should be a punk rock musical about working in an office.  That got me thinking…What new twists could be employed by taking the title of a classic novel and, thanks to a typo, creating a whole new work?  Your new book could be a musical, a movie, another novel of a different genre (Catcher in the Eye becomes an upbeat sports memoir, rather than an angsty teen novel), or a music album.

So go ahead — make a few typos of classic novels and see what works best for you.  Give us the old and new title, and your best pitch to sell this new twist to the studios (or publishers or…you get it).  Be sure to give a summary of your new work, the genre, the medium, and of course — the new title!
Due Sunday 5/17/15