• meta~phor  
    change~carry 
    A metaphor carries a change from the literal world to
    the figurativworld.
     
                    But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
                    It is the east and Juliet is the sun!
                    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
                    Who is already sick and pale with grief
                    That thou her maid  art far more fair than she. 
                                                 Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, Act II, sc. ii, lines 2-6
     
    With this metaphor Juliet is no longer just a teenage girl; she is the brightest object known to man, the source of life, the center of existence, and the most beautiful woman in every sense of the word.  
    Welcome to the power of metaphor. 
     
    WELCOME TO WEST, ENGLISH I, AND ENGLISH III !
     
    To all parents and students,
     
    Welcome to my website for  High School English, English I and Honors English III.
     If you missed freshman orientation open house, the following link is to the document  I will distribute during the first day of class and contains more information than the abbreviated version I distributed during freshman orientation and open house. 
    Please print, read, sign, and return to me via your child.
     
      Please take the time to visit this website regularly and checkout some of the pages.  It is always a work in progress so you will notice changes as I find better images and put more content up.   I'm hoping that you'll be comfortable navigating through it to quickly find the information you need.  The Calendar will be the most useful page on a daily basis because that's where the HW (homework) and other assignments will be posted every day.
     
    I'm looking forward to meeting you, getting to know you better, and having another exceptional school year.

    Mr.  Naber
     
     Engagement in reading is absolutely crucial to future success in Honors and AP English.  Shortcuts will lead to frustration as expectations and requirements increase. 
     Please be sure your child is engaged in the current text and puts in an effort conducive to learning from the experience.
     
    - Mr. Naber
     TUTORING IS AVAILABLE ON TUESDAYS for Freshmen and THURSDAYS for Juniors AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30.  I AM ALWAYS AVAILABLE BEFORE FIRST PERIOD TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS OR HELP WITH HOMEWORK.  
     
     
    I added To Kill A Mockingbird  study guide questions for each chapter on my Classroom Documents page.  The TKAM seminar questions for the end of the novel are there also.  5/13/14
     
     
     
          It's through reading that we engage with the larger truths of being human.
          In books, we experience our private struggles as universal and come to realize  the value of compassion, which is the first step toward creating a more civil and culturally rich society.                                                                      
             Mary Gannon                                                                                                                      
             Editor of Poets and Writers                                                                                                 
             Poets and Writers,
    July/August 2008 ed.                                                                             
     
     
     
    Fiction is not fact, but fiction is fact selected and understood, fiction is fact arranged and charged with purpose. 
                                                                         

    Thomas Wolfe
     
    "To the Reader," Look Homeward Angel: A Story of the Buried Life                                 
     
    BRIEFLY
    Classroom Expectations: Like your parents were sitting behind you.
    Rules/Regulations: Respect others.
    Grading Policy: 50/25/25, (Test/Quiz/HW) 
    Attendance: Required.
    Discipline: Required.
    Effort: Required.
     
    meta~phor  
    change~carry

    This year we will be studying the stems, or roots,
    of words.  In doing so I hope to strengthen vocabularies and word deciphering abilities and reveal the poetic nature of many common words .
     
    Name: Mr. Naber
    Subject: High School English, English I, Honors English I
    712-4400  
     
     
     
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