“Heart of the Game”

“Heart of the Game”

“The Heart of the Game” Here are several resources for you about this fantastic documentary. THOTG_DIRECTORS_COMMENTS Heart of the Game 3 Heart of the Game 4 In the years since these compelling stories were captured on film, much has transpired – some good news and...
Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn”

Spike Lee’s “Crooklyn”

In this 1994 release, director Spike Lee takes us on a trip to Brooklyn, New York in the early 1970s. Co-written by Lee and his sister Joie and youngest brother Cinqué, this is a quasi-autobiographical snapshot of the richly diverse environment of one of America’s...
Juan Rulfo’s “No Dogs Bark”

Juan Rulfo’s “No Dogs Bark”

This story by Juan Rulfo – “No Dogs Bark” – is simple and short, but don’t let that fool you. Like a great piece of music or an abstract painting, much of what you take away from reading Rulfo’s work depends upon what you bring to it. For more information about Rulfo...
“Antigone” by Sophocles

“Antigone” by Sophocles

Overview One of the world’s greatest plays of all time, “Antigone” has endured for more than 2450 years. Written by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, this play is the final installment of his “Oedipus” cycle, which includes “Oedipus Rex,” “Oedipus at Colonus”...
First Semester Info

First Semester Info

Here we go! As we sail into the first semester, here is some information you’re going to need from Mr. DeMiero and Ms. Lewis: • E9H Syllabus 2016-2017 • English 9 Honors Initial Survey Each of these documents is a .pdf file, so all you need is Adobe Reader to...
“Breaking Away”

“Breaking Away”

Although this film was nominated for five Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Original Score, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and won for its screenplay, it was overshadowed by a host of box-office winners in 1979, including “All...
Feed and learn

Feed and learn

How would like to help feed people around the world who might otherwise go hungry? And how would you like to improve your English skills at the same time? Well, thanks to this innovative website from the United Nations, you can do both. That’s right, all you have to...
First Semester Info

Socratic Seminar Preparation

Here’s the information you’ll need to prepare for the upcoming (and future) Socratic Seminars. Remember that the key to any successful seminar is the degree to which each of you dig into the text and are prepared to discuss it and make meaning from it. Click on the...
First Semester Info

Independent Reading Project – Book No. 1

Part of your responsibilities as an English 9 Honors student is to do some serious reading outside the classroom. We’ve decided this year to have you read at least three books of your choosing from the College Board’s list of 101 books for college-bound students, or...