Category Archives: English

Some Thoughts from a Teaching Life

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by Brian Ford, faculty (a talk delivered at NENTS.2 on August 9, 2013) A few vignettes from my first year of high school teaching. First: In the narrow hallway of my dormitory second floor apartment, Peter Hamlin and I are … Continue reading

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A true Renaissance man, with a Pomfret twist. Pomfret’s Finest: Ben Morgan

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by Nate Kremer ’14 – “He just gave and gave and gave,” former colleague and current staff member Paul Smith said of Ben Morgan. “He was a very generous person with his time and resources.” Couldn’t decide where the best … Continue reading

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AP English: Eleven brave juniors boldly blazing forth

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by Maddy Hutchins ‘14 – In a year when the AP exam looms ominously over students’ shoulders, it would be easy to become imprisoned in drudgery in an AP English Language and Composition class; however, John Corrigan’s class of eleven … Continue reading

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Students in English I Class Enjoy Experiential Learning

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by An Hoang ’14 – While learning the book Silas Marner, students in Mrs. Davis’ English I class had a chance to experience the elements in the book in real life. Silas Marner by George Eliot is a novel about … Continue reading

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Discovering My Passion at Pomfret

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by An Hoang ’14 – Before going to Pomfret, I had never thought of creating any stories on my own. In my mind, writing a story was something completely impossible and for skilled writers only. Now and then, I would … Continue reading

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Pomfret Students Share their Work Through Creative Outlets

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by Alida Bernhart ’12 – Manuscripts is a creative outlet for Pomfret School students and a way for us to admire each other’s dedication in various artistic endeavors. The students here are truly amazing when it comes to expressing their … Continue reading

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“Don’t fall in love with what you’ve written. Fall in love with writing itself.”

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Esther Ahn ’12 – On January 17, Mr. Reed Farrel Coleman, author of 14 novels, including seven in the Moe Prager mystery series, visited Pomfret as a guest speaker. With the hope of new experience and learning, Pomfret invited him … Continue reading

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Reflections of Sophomore Honors English

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Alexa Luborsky ’14 – Since September, Mr. Rowe’s English II Honors class, comprised of 10 sophomores, has focused on enhancing our creative writing abilities, analytical skills of both poetry and books, and our overall vocabulary. Each week we write an … Continue reading

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Importance of Literature

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Dylan O’Hara ’13 – In my Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class this year, Mr. John Corrigan has introduced my class and I to the importance of the Advanced Placement Exam in the spring, but also the importance of … Continue reading

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A Student’s Perspective of Winter Journalism Elective

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Declan Brennan ’12 – We have spent the first couple weeks of this winter term elective looking at the effects that the media has on our society. We have read a few excerpts of articles from one of our class … Continue reading

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