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Article posted April 16, 2014 at 05:42 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 416

Using either "The Sunflower" excerpt or the follow-up articles in your textbook, answer the Writing Prompt question on page 553: Identify an important life lesson you learned from reading about different Jewish families' experiences during the Holocaust.

Article posted April 16, 2014 at 05:42 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 416



Article posted April 10, 2014 at 04:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 2152

To forgive or not to forgive...that is the question. What are your thoughts on forgiveness?

Article posted April 10, 2014 at 04:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 2152



Article posted March 31, 2014 at 04:36 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 207

Since the dawn of history mankind has been asking "Am I my brother's keeper?" Still today we humans wrestle with the idea of collective responsibility. What responsibilities, if any, do you feel you have to your family, friends, and the world in general? Explain!

Article posted March 31, 2014 at 04:36 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 207



Article posted February 18, 2014 at 04:19 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 41

What do you think is the purpose of poetry? Does it fulfill its purpose? Do you think it is valuable to study poetry? Why or why not?

Article posted February 18, 2014 at 04:19 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 41



Article posted February 4, 2014 at 09:15 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 43

Share your original sonnet! Reflect on what was most enjoyable and/or difficult about writing it.

Article posted February 4, 2014 at 09:15 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 43



Article posted January 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 118

Think of a historical event that has two "sides."  Describe the perspective of each.

Article posted January 27, 2014 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 118



Article posted January 14, 2014 at 03:23 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 147

Often song lyrics are poetry set to music.  Select 5-10 lines of your favorite, appropriate song.  Type or copy them into your blog, and then explain why you like them.  Remember, your explanations must be five sentences for full credit.

Article posted January 14, 2014 at 03:23 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 147



Article posted December 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 169

What groups of people in today's society might be considered "mockingbirds"?  Who does nothing wrong but is often persecuted or harmed anyway?

Article posted December 2, 2013 at 10:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 169



Article posted November 12, 2013 at 04:08 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 142

What obscure "thing" (right, privilege, prerogative, etc.) are you thankful for?  I hope you are thankful for you family and friends and all of that, but dig deeper.  Tell us all what else you are really grateful for when you stop to think about it.

Article posted November 12, 2013 at 04:08 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 142



Article posted November 6, 2013 at 06:12 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 39

In To Kill a Mockingbird we have seen that labels can be very dangerous because they are incomplete.  What label in the world or in our school do you think needs to be done away with right now?  Why?

Article posted November 6, 2013 at 06:12 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 39



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