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Freshman English - February 6, 2017

-Continue The Tragedy Of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

*Follow along as we listen to the play on CD

*Be prepared to answer questions and participate in discussion… 148 more words

Freshmen English

Young and Brave and Naive and Amazingly Stupid... but Successful

A long time ago, when I was young and brave,* I herded about forty ninth-grade students onto a school bus and took them to San Antonio, thirty miles away, to a matinée performance of Franco Zeffirelli’s… 915 more words

Gaia’s Homely Sapiens

Gaia’s homely sapiens we all have got to move
Hard to find homo homelier than I, still I’ve found my groove
The sky is clear, the air is bright, here in F-L-A… 290 more words


A little bedtime Shakespeare: Mabel and the Queen of Dreams

Mabel and the Queen of Dreams, by Henry, Joshua, & Harrison Herz, (July 2016, Schiffer), $16.99, ISBN: 9780764351372

Recommended for ages 4-8

Little Mabel is an expert at not going to sleep. 707 more words

Preschool Reads

Shelley, Wish You Were Here

Vegetarian or vegan statements in literature are rare, just as they are rare in everyday life (which does not include Facebook where like-minded people seek each other out). 699 more words

Queen Mab

Read Mercutio’s Queen Mab speech in Act I, Scene 4.

You may want  to  watch this version from Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 version as well.

According to Mercutio’s vivid description, Queen Mab is a tiny fairy that rides around in a coach made out of an “empty hazelnut” with spider’s “legs” for wheel spokes (1.4.72, 64). 247 more words


New Fairytale-Type Story Blends Vampire Lore with Arthurian Legend

Picus the Thief, translated by Robin Bennett, is an original book that takes several traditional storytelling motifs and gives them new life through multiple reimaginings of legends and traditions. 1,277 more words