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 Class: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

Maybe you didn't know just how much your teachers plan over the weekend, but every detail matters.

I’ve finally planted Phase One of my new lawn, tweeted my love for Coach Marinelli on win number 300 (though I’ve yet to congratulate him on his new granddaughter, born this weekend), and picked out my outfits for the week (Monday’s red for NCFB, Tuesday’s black for the WPHS swim…

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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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