• You can find all the vocabulary lists here: https://www.vocabulary.com/profiles/B06N0Q6ZXQMOEF

    Please note that there are (many) more lists than you are responsible for for the midterm.

     

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  • Please note that I have stopped updating this website regularly. All of the assignments and files are now on my two Google Classroom sites. I found it difficult to maintain two sites at the same time, and because most students seemed to be using the Google sites more often than not, I decided to use it.

    Please note that you can always request information via email or speak to me in person.

     

    Thanks!

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Wake Up!
Name: Peter Nowakoski
School: UCVTS Magnet High School
Subject: English
Classroom/Bldg.: MHS, Room # 116
Phone Ext: 908-889-8288 x. 208
Email: pnowakoski@ucvts.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • New school year

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 9/2/2016 11:30:00 AM

    Hello and welcome to the new school year.

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  • Teaher memes

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 11/25/2015 8:00:00 AM

    On Thanksgiving eve, a little taste of what it means to be a teacher in the 21st century... with memes!

    http://www.dpaki.com/stories/61-best-teacher-memes-on-the-internet/

    Have a safe and happy holiday!

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  • File under "People Can Still Do It Better"

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 11/18/2015 7:45:00 AM

     

    http://www.vice.com/read/robots-are-writing-clickbait-articles-now-so-you-dont-have-to-vgtrn-859?utm_source=vicetwitterus

     

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  • No judgement (but...)

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 11/18/2015 7:30:00 AM

    The OED released its "word of the year" yesterday. How do you feel about it?

    http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/11/word-of-the-year-2015-emoji/

     

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  • More maps and literature...

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 11/12/2015 7:45:00 AM

    ... now with more Hunger Games!! 

    http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2015/nov/11/putting-childrens-literature-on-the-map-young-adult

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  • Weekend Links

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 10/26/2015 7:00:00 AM

    Here, in no apparent order are a bunch of links I ran across this weekend. What is apparent is that I procrastinated researched several topics of interest. There's something for everyone... #listgeeks

    Ten Untranslatable Words from around the world.

    David Mitchell on a great Literary Wizard-- the equal of Harry Potter, Gandalf, et al..

    The Value of Daydreaming.

    Syllabi for Fun Courses I'd love to have taken, taught by famous authors...

    More for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien.

    Food in Literature.

    ... and finally, one list of the Top 1000 Cookboks. Many I agree with; some I don't. What do you think?

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  • Aaaaaaaand while we're on the subject of maps, here's a map of the interwebs...

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 10/23/2015 7:30:00 AM

    http://www.halcyonmaps.com/map-of-the-internet-2-0-2/

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  • Notes from a faculty meeting...

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 10/20/2015 3:30:00 AM

    Shhhhhh... don't tell anybody, but while I keep one ear on the goings on in this week's faculty meeting, let me point out a couple of neat links we'll be look at this week-- mapping literature. Take a look at these:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/krystieyandoli/heres-a-look-inside-this-awesome-new-book-of-literary-maps#.uvYKNk10q

    http://ebookfriendly.com/literary-maps-to-explore/

    Pretty neat, huh?

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  • While we're on the subject...

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 10/13/2015 3:05:00 PM

    ... of allusions, here's a great article on them and a quiz. I love quizzes!

     

    http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/its-all-an-allusion-identifying-allusions-in-literature-and-in-life/?_r=0

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  • A couple of weekend links

    Posted by Peter Nowakoski at 10/5/2015 11:45:00 AM

    Two interesting articles I read this weekend--

     

    One about the Don form a linguistic point of view ...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/05/opinion/how-a-new-york-accent-can-help-you-get-ahead.html?ref=opinion

    ... and one about an interesting poet with less than interesting poems...

    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/10/05/something-borrowed-wilkinson?mbid=social_facebook

     

    Along with a poem: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poem/237062

     

    and an essay: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/article/237176

    Enjoy!

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