Last Updated: Jan 9, 2017
In this box you will find all the descriptions, information and scoring guides for your summer assignments.
During the National Writing Project's 2009 Annual Meeting, Poet Laureate Billy Collins introduces and reads some of his poetry including On Turning Ten.
President Ronald Reagan's gives a speech after the Space Shuttle Challenger's Explosion.
- Robert F. Kennedy's Remarks Upon the Death of Martin Luther King 1968
The full text of the remarks and an audio version of the brief speech is available on this site.
- President Ronald Reagan's Speech on the Challenger Disaster
This is the full text of the speech the President gave after the space shuttle Challenger, that included Teacher in Space, Christa McAuliffe, exploded after its launch.
- Anna Quindlen's Commencement Speech Mount Holyoke College May 23, 1999
- I Am Writing Blindly - by Roger Rosenblatt
This piece originally appeared as an essay in TIME Magazine, November 6, 2000.
- This I Believe
"Based on a 1950s radio program of the same name, Americans from all walks of life share the personal philosophies and core values that guide their daily lives. Hear previous features and read more from the archives below." NPR
- Speech of the Week
"Database of and index to 5000+ full text, audio and video versions of public speeches, sermons, legal proceedings, lectures, debates, interviews, other recorded media events, and a declaration or two."
- Author Anna Quindlen
Read Ms. Quindlen's Newsweek columns.
News columnists categorized by news segments
- Comprehensive List of Essayists and Columnists
Although this list is older and there is a newer list this one still has many writers who have blogs and who archive their writing. Many are still archived right where they have said they would be. You may have to do a little looking if you want some one specific.
- David Sedaris
Here are some articles/essays from David Sedaris that were published in the New Yorker. The newest one is next week! If for some reason they don't load you can always access them through Ebsco host... THE LIBRARY TREE. :)
- Ursula Le Guin
I have always liked Ms. Le Guin's writing even though I am not a fantasy reader. She is wonderful with words and sentences. Take a look at her blog. Choose your writings from here if you like.