October 1st Issue of The Chieftain

Journalism class has been hard at work this year learning about news media and producing The Chieftain, Cuyahoga Heights High School’s newspaper. We’ve just arranged to post every issue on the CHHS website, but I’m going to post our first issue (from last month) here, too, so as many people as possible can see it. The next issue is slated to be published December 1st, so stay tuned!

Click here to view the October 1 issue of The Chieftain: october_2016_chieftain

November Assignment Schedules

Here are downloadable versions of November’s assignment schedules in case you misplace your copy.

AP Literature: ap-lit-november-2016-assignment-schedule

Honors English II: he2-november-2016-assignment-schedule

English IV: e4-november-2016-assignment-schedule

 

UPDATED English IV Assignment Schedule for October 2016

On the original English IV October assignment schedule, I somehow managed to make assignments due on days you do not have school. Here is the corrected schedule, with my apologies for the confusion.

updated-october-eng-4-assignment-schedule

Exploring Opinions on Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize

In Journalism class, we are currently working on a project that requires students to read and analyze opinion pieces from the news. One component of this project is to find multiple columns written on the same topic. Interestingly, this week Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize in Literature has generated a great deal of opinion writing — some writers praising the Nobel committee members for choosing Dylan, others chastising them. Here is a sampling of what journalists have to say:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/15/bob-dylan-deserves-nobel-laureate-literature-singular-talent

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/why-bob-dylan-deserves-his-nobel-prize-w444799

Bob Dylan is a legend, but he doesn’t deserve his Nobel Prize

October 2016 Assignment Schedules

These assignment schedules cover September 26-October 29, 2016.

AP Literature & Composition: ap-lit-assignment-schedule-october-2016

English IV: e4-assignment-schedule-october-2016

Honors English II: he2-assignment-schedule-october-2016

Journalism: Follow assignment dates listed on the whiteboard.

 

September Assignment Schedules

Here are the assignment schedules for all of my core classes for the next month. Please remember that this schedule is also hanging on the bulletin board near the door, and you have been given a hard copy of the schedule. You are always held responsible for knowing what is due when!

SEPTEMBER AP LITERATURE & COMPOSITION ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE 

SEPTEMBER ENGLISH IV ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

SEPTEMBER HONORS ENGLISH II ASSIGNMENT SCHEDULE

Journalism students: Your assignment due dates will be written on the board.

Summer Reading 2016

Wow, did this year go by fast — it’s already time to think about summer reading!

I will be in Mrs. Siley’s and Mr. D’s classes next week to pass out copies of the assignments for students taking English IV, Honors English II, and AP Literature & Composition next year. If you’d like a sneak peak, however, you can click on the “Summer/Independent Reading” Tab in the top right corner of this website. Please note that there is also a list of suggested summer reading for those students who enrolled in Journalism for next year.