Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wunderkinder of AP Lang…this one’s for you!

Mr. Klein's Online Classroom

So, I’ve been grading a lot over this break.  A lot, a lot.  Too much even.  But, there’s a silver lining.  Sometimes when I’m thinking a lot about student writing, a good idea emerges.  You’re all thinking, “So, tell us! We need to know!”  Well, shh…if you’re quiet for a second, I will tell you.  Why do you think I turned on this confounded, light producing box and am typing all of these Latin characters in mutually agreed upon linguistic patterns for?  Sheesh.

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I have to build a little context first though, so keep your shoes and socks on.  For those in a hurry, you can skip the next section (though your life will be greatly impoverished as it’s really entertaining).

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O.K. picture this.  I’m lecturing my 9th period magnet 10th grade honors class on the value of titling their essays.  They had just handed me a stack of…

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A joke

“Why do you lie to me saying you’re going to Cracow so I should believe you’re going to Lemberg, when in reality you are going to Cracow?”
-Joke quoted as an epigraph in Johnson by Lacan after Freud

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