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    Mr. Jorge Rodriguez, M.A.E.E.
    Department English Language Arts
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    Updated: September 13, 2016 
     
    Special Notifications
     
    • The Things the Carried Summer Reading Assignment Due Friday, September 16, 2016. Send to: jorgerodriguez@paps.net
    • The Things They Carried by 

      Tim O’Brien

       

    • “The Things They Carried,”
    • “On the Rainy River”
    •  “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”
    • “Ghost Soldiers”

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Start of Year Announcement 
    Dear Students and Parents:
     
    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to a new year at Perth Amboy High School. I am looking forward to getting to know you throughout the coming year, which surely promises to bring with it many new experiences and challenges. In order to make the year a successful one, teamwork and cooperation will be required by all. As your teacher, it is my goal to help you become a confident learner and I will do my best to help make this year a positive experience for you.
     
    This is my fourth year at Perth Amboy High School and I am excited to be here. I have been teaching English abroad for sixteen years.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature with a concentration in Education at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and also have a Master’s Degree in English Education at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.  
     
     My research and academic interests are Medieval literature, literature of the First World War, Semiotics, Literary Theory and Criticism, Postcolonial Theory and Criticism, Victorian era literature and criticism, Gothic literature and criticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy literature and criticism, New Historicism, Geography, and World History.
     
    I have included an outline of the routines and expectations for this year. Please read through the information and keep it for future reference. 
     
    Here is a link to Turn it in on online tool that helps focus student rigor and and academic integrity. 
     
    I look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the coming year and I am confident that together we can achieve excellence. If you have any questions now or at anytime in the future, don’t hesitate to contact me at the school email or contact the school for an appointment.
     
     
    Updated September 13, 2016
     
  • The Things They Carried Tim O’Brien

    Read the following chapters:

    “The Things They Carried,”

    “On the Rainy River”

     “Sweetheart of the Song Tra Bong”

    “Ghost Soldiers”

    You can find a version of the text here:

    http://www.sachem.edu/schools/east/singlepages/summerassignments/englishdepartment/They%20Things%20They%20Carried%20Full%20Text.pdf

    Due Friday, September 16, 2016

    Email: Send to: jorgerodriguez@paps.net

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  • Updated: April 18, 2016

    The Create your own Creation/Deity Myth for Mythology is Due for Friday, April 27, 2016 You MUST submit your paper through the Turn it in website http://turnitin.com/. No late submissions will be accepted and it is worth 100 points of a test grade.

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  • Updated: April 18, 2015

    The Utopian, Dystopian, Apocalyptic and Post-apocalyptic short story for the Science Fiction class is due April 27, 2016. You MUST submit your paper through the Turn it in website http://turnitin.com/. No late submissions will be accepted and it is worth 100 points of a test grade.

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