Sunday, October 26, 2008

Bye, bye Beatty

Think about Beatty’s death. Do you think it was suicide? Look back at the text. Make an argument that Beatty’s death was a suicide rather than a murder.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

School of the future...

Reread the description of Clarisse’s classes and classmates (29-30).

In your own words, describe Bradbury’s vision of teenagers and school in the future. Would you enjoy being a teenager at Clarisse’s school? Explain your answer. How has Bradbury’s vision come true?

4th hour Fahrenheit 451 Liveblog Discussion pgs. 23-40

3rd hour Fahrenheit 451 Liveblog Discussion pgs 24-40

Monday, October 13, 2008


Hi everyone. Do me a favor... read your peers blogs so that I don't have to read a bunch of redundant information. React to what your classmates say. Try to interact with each other through this blog. Here we go...

1. Describe the role of firemen today; how are they generally received by the public?

2. How did 9/11 affect our perceptions of firemen?

3. How are firemen perceived by the public in Fahrenheit 451? (page 7) Why do you think this is?

Friday, October 10, 2008


You can respond to all or pick just one...

1. Is it okay to have books on making bombs in the school library?
2. Will banning books keep people from reading them?
3. Television shows are censored, so are song lyrics—what makes books different?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Help, help. Our plane has crashed!

What is your initial reaction to Lord of the Flies? What do you expect will happen to the characters you've been introduced to? Ralph, Piggy, Simon, Jack? As you read, consider what each character could represent.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Welcome to Honors

Welcome to Mrs. Moritz's 9th Honors English class blog.
Please answer all of the following questions and respond to what your classmates post.

What are qualities of good teachers?
What are qualities of good students?
What expectations do you have of this class?
What expectations do you have of me as your teacher?