Welcome, 2016!


A new year has begun.

What will we do with it?  How will we grow?

The answers to those questions as they pertain to English class are partly determined by the Texas TEKS, but also by teacher and student choice.  We as individuals can decide a lot about how we want to stretch ourselves and develop our abilities as writers and readers.

What do we want to know more about?  Let’s explore!  We each have the tools:  curiosity, ability, resources…and time.  That’s the key, isn’t it?  We have to make the time to learn what we want to learn, to do what we want to do.

Here a few places to visit to get started on some individual inquiry:

What are some of your favorite resources for learning?  Leave us a link in the comments!

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Last Post of 2015 due Friday…What to Write About?


The approach of a new year can be a great opportunity for reflection. Who are we, and who are we becoming? What have we accomplished, and what do we want to make of our lives going forward? What do we value about ourselves and our lives?

The suggested topics above encourage such reflection. As 2015 comes to a close and we prepare for 2016, think about these questions. Consider choosing one and writing about it for your final post of the year.

We look forward to learning more about what makes YOU you!