Category Archive: English

Dec 11

VFW Honors Magnet Sophomore

Magnet sophomore Duy Vuong rose to the challenge (like he always does) when presented with the extra credit opportunity Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) audio/essay contest.  In this national competition about “40,000 high school students from across the country enter to win a share of the $2 million in educational …

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Sep 04

Ashland Itinerary Finalized

Ashland Shakespeare Field Trip What: Field trip to see productions of Guys and Dolls and Much Ado about Nothing, participate in a “prologue” workshop for Much Ado and another workshop the following morning covering the plays we see. Where:  Ashland, Oregon, site of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  We have booked the entire Ashland Commons youth …

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Dec 11

Magnet Sophomore Places in VFW Essay Contest

Magnet sophomore Nathan Chillian debated the effort to reward ratio when he considered the extra credit writing assignment Mr. Greene offered in early November via the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) essay contest.  In the end, Chillian decided it was worth it. Little did he know when he submitted his essay that (besides getting …

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Apr 29

MST 9 Romeo and Juliet

Students in Mr. MacGowan’s MST English class performed their scenes from William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the delight of their instructor. He raved over their performances which were rendered with uninhibited spirit and passion. Mac said of their efforts, ”These students were wonderful to work with. To see the kids in this element and …

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Mar 26

Adventures in Non-Fiction

Sophomore Pre-AP English students in the Magnet read Malcom Gladwell’s book Outliers, in which he explores the hidden factors that play into achievement and success. For our study of the book, students are assigned sections of the book to teach the class. They design lessons tied to the Common Core standards, develop learning targets and …

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Nov 26

Caesar Videos!

Sophomore Magnet students worked to interpret scenes from Julius Caesar and update it with a new theme while retaining basic plot and tone.  In the process they learned about storyboarding, screen play writing, and working with a team to make/edit a video:  Bill and Ted’s Gotham Problem / Inception Caesar , High School Musical Caesar, and Hunger Games …

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Nov 13

“Table Reading” of Julius Caesar Video Project Script!

Sophomore magnet students use Chromebooks to do a table reading of a draft of a shared screenplay they’ve written together for the Julius Caesar video assignment.  As they read through the document, they digitally dialogue and make edits via the shared Drive document they’ve created.

Mar 12

Outliers

Magnet students attempt to pick up with chopsticks as many jelly beans as possible in 30 seconds to unpack Malcolm Gladwell’s ideas about practice and opportunity in his chapter on The 10000 Hour Rule. Student designed and taught lesson.

Mar 07

Samsung Tablets

Sophomore magnet students study for a grammar quiz using the new CHS Samsung Galaxy Tab cart.

Feb 20

Sophomore magnetos deep in thought in their English class

Lord of the Flies …

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