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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The World's Greatest Outside Reading Project - TIES for English Two and Honors English Two

In The World's Greatest English Class, we can't do things the same ways they do them in other English Classes. That wouldn't be great. Greatness is different than mediocrity, so those who would be great must do different things.

A case in point are the "outside reading" assignments so commonly made in the run-of-the-mill English classes. While reading outside of class is of great value in learning to read well, and critical to becoming an excellent reader, the World's Greatest English Teachers have found such assignments to be too vulnerable to cheating, too consuming of class time, and not as valuable in addressing the California Language Arts Standards as they could be.

Hence, we're going to fulfill the outside reading requirement in a different way the TIES way.

TIES is an acronym for Thematic Investigation, Exposition and Synthesis. The program is intended to get you to read an an extended written work, such as a novel, and use that as a launch pad to explore and relate the themes and subjects in that work to other works from other media films, audio files and webpages, for examples and from other authors. It's intended to be difficult to fake your way through.

When you click "read more" below, you'll find links to several files you need to fulfill this class requirement.

Due Dates

2036 days since TIES Assignment Due

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2139 days since the first day of school
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