Category Archives: English IV Class

My Senior Speech

To my students in the class of 2013: Congratulations!  You have just about finished your high school careers.  Your airplane has landed, and we’re on the runway, making the taxi to the terminal.  You may turn on your electronic devices … Continue reading

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Mr. Parsons’ senior speech

To my students in the class of 2012: Congratulations!  You have reached the last class of your High School English careers.  I hope that you have found our year together rewarding and fun… and above all, I hope that you … Continue reading

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Presentation on “In the Field” and “Field Trip”

Today Allie, Amanda, Stephany, and Mallory presented the stories “In the Field” and “Field Trip.” Amanda gave a summary of the two stories, and Steph and Allie led the class in a series of questions about the two stories. Mallory … Continue reading

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Presentation on “Speaking of Courage” and “Notes”

The students have asked the class to write a blog post respondig to the followig questio: “Think of a time when you felt you had to use a lot of courage in your life. Here I go: For me, the … Continue reading

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Student presentation on “The Man I Killed”

In C period, Robert composed a great Prezi for this story, and he focused on the theme of guilt. He selected some very significant statistics, including the fact that over 1.5 million Vietnamese died during the war, and the fact … Continue reading

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Text and Subtext in Act I Scene 5

In this scene Macbeth’s wife talks to him.  She has read his letter, telling her about the good news that he heard from the witches, and she wants to make sure that he acts quickly in order to become king. … Continue reading

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Macbeth’s Ambition — and what we might learn from it.

Over the past twenty years or so, I’ve thought a lot about… well, myself.  Sometimes, as I think about the man in the mirror, I consider this question:  What are my ambitions?  To what extent am I willing to work … Continue reading

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