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Monday, October 5, 2015


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Sunday, October 4, 2015

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Community Journal for Monday, October 5, 2015 [English 12 Honors]

Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

“The rest, with very little exaggeration, was books. Meant-to-be-picked up books. Permanently-left-behind books. Uncertain-what-to-do-with books" (180).

Please comment on one student entry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Reading Franny and Zooey, pages 119-134 [English 12]

This section of the novel begins with a set change from the bathroom to the Glass' living room where Franny is sleeping on the couch. As Zooey enters the room, he pokes Franny and the family's "altered" tomcat, Bloomberg. The brother-sister duo converse about Franny's dream, Zooey's new script, and Franny's current state of being.

Please review the section questions below. Thinking carefully about the text, respond thoughtfully to one of the questions. Also, please comment on one student post.

  1. Explain Zooey’s statement to Bes, “Some exit lines you give yourself, buddy” (119).
  2. What is the purpose of the literary device known as catalog employed at the beginning of this section?
  3. What do the Glass’ furnishings reveal about their family’s beliefs, values, and interactions?
  4. What is the irony of Franny resting on the couch while Zooey speaks to her? What does this interaction reveal about their relationship?
  5. Why does the motif of sunlight shift from the beginning of this section to the end?
  6. Explain the allusion to Brother Anselmo.
  7. What does Zooey mean when he says, “Second, he knows I was born in New York and that if there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s atmosphere.”
  8. Dick Hess tells Zooey that the Glass family is “a family of psychotics and psychopathic prodigies.” Do you agree or disagree with Hess’ statement. Explain your position.
  9. Provide a character sketch of Franny.
  10. Provide a character sketch of Zooey.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Reading Bradbury [English 11]

"Let's become a paperless classroom!" As we read Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451, we will post our Reading Response Journals here.

BLOGGING PURPOSE:  Please write a paragraph that aims to enrich the reading of a fellow student who is both intelligent and attentive to this week’s assigned reading and to the academic expectations of this course.
  • Your typed response should be between 175 and 300 words.
  • Your paragraph should focus on the assigned reading; the subject may be any literary matter that you studied in the reading: plot, style, theme, structure, imagery, allusion, character development, narrator reliability, rhetorical stance, and so on. 
  • A well-developed response always includes textual evidence (direct support) from the reading itself.
  • Title your post and include your word count.
  • Respond to two other posts.
T     When commenting on a student's post, use our "Form" and "Content" rubric.