Clarence High School

Together We Make Learning A Way Of Life

logo TEACHER:  Kevin Starr
PHONE: 716-407-9020
EMAIL: kstarr@clarenceschools.org

About the Teacher:  I have been a teacher for 39 years; 2017-2018 is my 29th year at Clarence High School.  I am also the boys' varsity volleyball coach and the Student Council advisor.
 
ALL DAILY AND WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE POSTED ON SCHOOLOGY RATHER THAN ON THIS WEBSITE.  PLEASE CHECK SCHOOLOGY REGULARLY.
 
 
Attention A.P English Language and Composition students  Once you receive your final class schedule, you'll be able to enroll in your class (each class period has a different ID number) and submit your paper to turnitin.com.  Be careful - be sure that you enroll in the correct class period.  The deadline for submitting the assignment is 12:00 midnight on Monday, September 4th.  Please send me an email (the address is above) if you have any questions.  Here is the information for each class:
 
Period 3 - Class ID 15746186; enrollment key - Starrman
Period 4 - Class ID 15746195; enrollment key - Starrman
Period 5 - Class ID 15746203; enrollment key - Starrman
 
 
PLEASE SEE THE "COURSE INFORMATION" PAGE FOR CLASS SUPPLY LISTS.
 
 QUOTES ABOUT READING AND WRITING

Pat Conroy

“’Tell me a story’ still comprise four of the most powerful words in English.”

“There is enormous power in stating something simply and well.”

“I take infinite care in how a sentence sounds to me.”


Tim O'Brien

 

"You take your material where you find it, which is in your life, at the intersection of past and present. The memory-traffic feeds into a rotary up on your head, where it goes in circles for a while, then pretty soon imagination flows in and the traffic merges and shoots off down a thousand different streets. As a writer, all you can do is pick a street and go for the ride, putting things down as they come at you."


Donald M. Murray

 

“Writing breeds writing.”


O. Henry

 

“Write what makes you happy.”


Peter Catalanotto

 

"I believe a good book doesn't explain everything. It's a springboard, an open door. It gives readers some space to make their own choices and connections."


Jerry Murphy


"You get that feeling sometimes when you read something that gets deep inside of you and shakes you up, because every word is just right, and you read it a second time and wish you could have written it."


Anne Frank

 

"When I write, I can shake off all my cares."


William Faulkner

“If a story is in you, it has got to come out.”


Mark Twain

“To get the right word in the right place is a rare achievement.”

Stephen King

 

“What I didn't realize is how many doors the act of writing unlocks…”

Katherine Paterson

“My writing comes from ideas that make a sound in my heart.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Look, then, into thine heart and write!”

 
 
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