Thursday, October 4, 2007


Check out some of the books on Sophomore English page or at our Portaportal or at the Multnomah County Library Homework Center Holocaust Megalinks List
Write a creative response or an analysis and post it in the comments section.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Advertising the Truth (Director Cut)

Sandra Childs' Global Studies class must create their own anti-ads. Check out this video. And check out the assignment at Reading the Word & the World.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Vote for Franklin Reads 2007-2008

Which should be the 2007-2008 FHS Reads selction? Sammy & Juliana in Hollywood or A Long Way Gone? Check out the audio clips at the wordandworld website or check out the books from the FHS Library or Multnomah County Library. Then tell us why you chose that book. Or defend a different selection.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Summer Reading

Tell us the title and the author of what you read this summer for your FHS Summer Reading and Post a Review that includes the genre, the page length, the reading level (easy, average, hard), a brief summary,a quote from the book that reflects a theme or issue. what you got out of the story and if you enjoyed it or not and why. Be sure to include your first name, your last initial, your English teacher's name and your grade. See the Model Review & let your English teacher know you posted!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

The Things They Carried

If you read the The Things They Carried , tell other FHS community members if they should read it and why. Discuss a scene or chapter that impacted you. Or pick one of the following topics and respond:
1. What are the things YOU carry?
2. Why are people who haven't experienced war still fascinated with war stories?
3. Should war stories be true, or is it okay to fictionalize about war?
4. How does TTC show us that being at war changes one's perspective of the world?
(Remember to identify yourself with your first name, last initial and your English or Social Studies teacher)