Ms. Gokturk's English

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"A caterpillar is letting itself down on a thread, twirling slowly like a rope artist, spiralling towards his chest. Itís a luscious, unreal green, like a gumdrop, and covered with tiny bright hairs. Watching it, he feels a sudden, inexplicable surge of tenderness and joy. Unique, he thinks. There will never be another caterpillar just like this one. There will never be another such moment of time, another such conjunction." -- Snowman, Oryx and Crake

Some of the novels taught in my classes include: Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, George Stewart's Earth Abides, HG Wells' The Time Machine, JD Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, William Golding's The Lord of the Flies, Sophocles' Antigone, Albert Camus' The Stranger & The Misunderstanding, and many other works. Some short stories taught include: Isacc Asimov's "Nightfall," Arthur C. Clarke's "The Star," Pamela Zoline's "The heat death of the Universe," HG Wells' "The Star," JD Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish," Patricia Highsmith's collection of short stories, "Noah's Flood," and a growing menu of other short works. Students and parents, go to your class calendar for handouts, resources, fun stuff, and due dates.

SPRING 2014 CALENDARS


Foundations 168 & 170
Foundations 169
Foundations 175
Advanced Composition
Honors Option

General Information, Silly Stuff & Archives


Breakfast at Ms. G's House / Fun with Food
You Went to School Here? [Class of '87]
Some Shots From Ms. G's 2005 Beach Wedding
Ms. G's Absence Policy
Composition Homework & Handouts
Foundations Homework & Handouts
End of the World Homework and Handouts
Advanced Composition Handouts
Journalism Handouts
Mythology Handouts
Writing for the 21st Century Handouts
Visit Old Cyber English Classes
Student Web Portfolios


Resources specific to your class may found with your class calendar & HW pages


MYTHOLOGY 50 | MYTHOLOGY 51 | COMPOSITION | TRENDS IN LIT 37 | TRENDS IN LIT 38 | TRENDS IN LIT 39 |

Schreiber Class of '87

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