A place to write and talk about writing.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Kite Runner and Splendid Suns Lovers - Look at This!!!

If you loved The Kite Runner and/or A Thousand Splendid Suns then you will love that you can email Khaled Hosseini this month and he will write answers to questions back on his blog!! I know that I love it. I am going to ask him if he is available - only kidding!!!!
Please e-mail him. I would love to see some of our questions "published." Again, the link is http://www.khaledhosseini.com/ .
-Ms. Feole

Thursday, April 3, 2008

In response to Cassie's prose poetry on the left

I wept when I read this. The language, the images. I am impressed, astounded, envious, of your words. I think that we can all be inspired to write by each other. I have been bragging all week about you, my seniors. You are so enthusiastic, so alive. You have given me a great gift this year, when there are so many influences local, state, and federal banging at my temple to remove the personal, the creative, the individual that is me from the equation of my teaching. I fill out forms and I use templates and I give standardized tests, the same to everyone. The great equalizeducation. And then Cassie, after a quick conversation after school sends me something so personal, so lovely, so beyond the expectations and frankly the comprehension of those in charge of all this square pegging, and I melt. I want to be your teacher. I want to inspire you the way you inspire me to work harder; not to get students to achieve test scores and digital portfolio and performance tasks. This here, this is performance- based success, the kind that isn't put into a template or on a computer screen and displayed in a graphically pleasing manner. Organic, natural, personal, inspiring - education - my performance enhancing drug.
GO Periods 6&7!!! Poetry Slam '08!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


CONTEMPORA's ? Annual Poetry Slam is Next Friday, April 4, periods 6&7. Be there or be a round peg! Anyone want to contribute? Attend?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Check it out! Everyone!

Look to the left. I will be featuring student work here from now on. Come on, challenge me to pick yours!

Friday, March 7, 2008

I am so excited about photo poems!

Seniors - please send me your photo poems on here so we can #1 share them, and #2 - get them in Contempora magazine. You have to do it ASAP to meet the deadline! So, JUST DO IT!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

To everyone!

Thanks so much for participating in the blogging experiment. It is going well for some classes, and not so well for others. I am trying to figure out wikis so we can help each other edit each others' work. I am working on it. I will keep you informed. For now, please just let me know how you are doing with this blogging thing, and if you have any suggestions.
Ms. Feole

Friday, February 29, 2008

For Writing Lab students eyes only!!!

Okay - it is time for you to tell me about what you will be presenting next week. Send me a comment back that explains what you have done, how you did it, and what you think about your final product. Do you think I will be impressed? How does it incorporate your own voice?
I can't wait to hear from you!!
Ms. Feole