How have I changed as a writer

Over the past school year, I think my writing has changed a little bit.  For every book we read, we have to write a blog post, and now at the end of the year, I find them very easy to write.  I have notice that almost all of the books I read are very [...]

How have I changed as a reader

At the beginning of the year, I was put in Mr. Macknight’s English class.  As part of the homework we were given, we were “supposed” to be reading fifteen minutes everyday.  When I first started reading, I would read every now and then.  Now I read almost every day and am way faster.  At [...]

Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

734 pages

In Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, one of the main characters and also one of Harry’s best friends is Hermione Granger.  Harry first met Hermione on the train the first year coming to Hogwarts.  During Hermione’s school years, she was [...]

Names and Faces

While doing this project, ‘Names and Faces,’ we ran into many problems.  Some being communicating the questions we had over to the person we were interviewing, but our biggest difficulty and problem we ran into at the end, was Mr. Macknight.  He told us that another group had picked the exact same person as [...]

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban

435 pages

One of the main characters in the book, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, is Ron Weasley. Ron is one of Harry’s best friends, Hermione being Harry’s other best friend. All of Ron’s family are wizards, his dad working at the [...]

Harry Potter

J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

341 pages

One of the main characters in the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is Harry Potter. While Harry Potter was young, a powerful wizard named Lord Voldemort killed his parents.  Harry Potter didn’t die because of a charm that his [...]

SNAKEHEAD

Anthony Horowitz

SNAKEHEAD

414 pages

One of the major themes in the book, SNAKEHEAD, was the way Alex Rider, one of the main character, would fight.  Through out the book and all of the other Alex Rider books, Alex has never been really given a weapon to use against his enemies.  Alex has only [...]

Love Poems

My personal thought of the love poems were that they weren’t that bad.  At times it felt like it would never end, not to mention that parts of some poems were kind of, weird.  From the poems, I was also able to learn about some of the conventions for poems.  I found it interesting [...]

WinterHawk

Craig Thomas WinterHawk 521 pages

One of the main characters in the book, WinterHawk, is President Calvin.  Through out the book, the soviets have created a laser weapon, which they call by Linchpin.  The soviets had planed on testing the weapon on the American.  Near the end of the book, we can see how [...]

Shylock's Speech

For the past few weeks, we have been working on memorizing a speech from the Merchant of Venice.  I’ve memorized and performed Shylock’s speech, and from it began to understand Shylock’s character a little better. When we first watched the Merchant of Venice, I thought it was just some drunken man that didn’t know [...]

‘Names & Faces’ Now Online!

Have a look at our Names & Faces project, where we introduce members of the SSIS support staff to the school community.

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