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Day 135 English

English teacher Katherine Meyers teaches a lesson on essay writing. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 127 Rough Drafts

Rough drafts for an essay on the topic of hope lay on the students’ desks. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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A double-edged sword

Though texting is a quick mode of communication, it is often used in place of face-to-face interactions, affecting the quality of our conversations and how we form relationships  It’s everywhere. It’s aboard buses and in cafes. You see it when you’re walking down the pavement. You even see it in …

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Day 108 Chapter Illustrations

Chapter illustrations reflect the most recent readings of The Great Gatsby during English class. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 102 The Great Gatsby

English classes take a closer look at The Great Gatsby cover by drawing their own versions of it. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Why do we tell stories?

Sharing human experience Storytelling is an age-old tradition that teaches all of us about ourselves and one another through the mixture of imagination and relatability After attending a writers’ workshop at the University of Iowa in 2011, English teacher Katherine Myers was convinced by a friend to participate in a …

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Day 100 The 1920’s

English students reading the Great Gatsby play an online game to get familiar with the 1920’s. Photo by Maddie Binning.  

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Day 92 Martin Luther King Jr.

AP English students view a multi-person reading of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Day 53 Literary Devices

English students create presentations about literary devices. Photo by Maddie Binning.

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Perfecting the balancing act of summer homework

“It’s vital that students imagine, wonder, daydream, are bored, solve problems and all of that,” said English teacher Katherine Myers. “If I could assign that as a summer assignment, I would.” Summer homework has been a part of nearly every high school student’s education, but whether or not it should …

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