Sunday, April 7, 2013

More Topics to Discuss, More Writing to Share :)

Dear All,

This is now really the last post for this term - and your opportunity to add ANYTHING you would like to add to this blog. Feel free to include samples of your own writing that you have not submitted in your portfolio and/or share anything that you find interesting or important.

Have a great summer!


Friday, April 5, 2013

Some More Poems

Dear All,

Here a few more links to some poems that fit into the context of our class but that we haven't had time to read and talk about. Take a break from studying and read and enjoy them! Of course, you can also use them to practice a bit more textual analysis if you feel like it :)

Margaret Atwood

"The Moment"

"This is a Photograph of Me"


"Siren Song"

Langston Hughes

"Dream Deferred";postID=2814306957123428698

"Dream Variations"

"Let America Be America Again"

"I Continue to Dream"

"As I Grew Older"

This was the last post for now! Happy Summer!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Our Animal Relatives....

Today, April 4th, is World Stray Animal Day! I would like you to use this occasion to think about our Animal Relatives - and how poorly so many of them get treated by us humans. 

Please think in particular about the abuse of animals in present-day farming industries, research labs, and entertainment - and about what you can do, personally, to help stop the existing discrimination and violence against animals (e.g. by volunteering for animal shelters, by creating more awareness, by choosing cruelty-free products, by eating more vegan food, by getting politically active, etc).

Share your personal ideas of how you can help (or have helped) to create more happiness for animals. Feel also free to share pictures and/or stories and/or poems of/about your animal friends.

Some Informative Links about the Issues and how to Help:

About April 4th"

Cruelty-Free Cosmetics and Household Goods: