The Wisdom of the Children

My students are about 8,000 times more creative than I.  They amaze and thrill me every single day.  Special thanks to administration for letting us write in our books for this project. 


Task: Use your bananagrams to describe Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.  Such a pleasant old gal.

More Beautiful Words


Martinet n. a strict disciplinarian; taskmaster

Beauty of the Words

Dickens gave us some beautiful writing.  What can you find within his pages?

GRP Update – 11/16

Hello.  As I mentioned in class, there are new options for the GRP.  You may do a one-for-one substitution using the rhetorical devices listed below as alternates for your project.  So, for example, if you can’t find litotes in your source, despite Herculean efforts, then you may substitute one of the four new options for litotes.

The new options: enumeratio, polyoptoton, allusion, and synecdoche.