A Little Context for Things Fall Apart

Let’s explore some information that should give you a sense that the analysis you’re doing of this novel is relevant and that it makes sense. I’m going to tell you a few facts, and then use those facts to make an argument about the dialogical nature of this text, and…

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This Week in Mr. McAteer’s Classes: Sept. 23-27

We are getting ourselves to a few endings this week, as you sophomores and you poets will finish our first foray into learning’ ‘bout readin’ and writin’. In AP, we’ll jump from ancient Greece to nineteenth century Africa, which may at first seem like a hop, skip and jump across…

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This Week in Mr. McAteer’s Classes: Sept. 16-20

Oh, we’re in the swing of things now, aren’t we? This, my friends, is what they mean by full-contact reading and writing. Are you ready for some Englishing? I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME ENGLISHING?! AP English We finish Oedipus and turn the corner into Things Fall Apart, with…

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On Achebe’s Death, Will in the World and Contexts

Given that folks from period 3 and period 4 shared a little bit of inspiration arising from Chinua Achebe’s death late last week, I thought it might be useful to share this link with everyone. As I think about an email I received this weekend, I am reminded of two…

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