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Black flame

Exemplary student work being celebrated by English 10 teacher Matt Skoby this month includes “A Black Flame in a Dying Ocean,” a narrative essay by Concord High School sophomore Paige St. Peter.

St. Peter submitted the piece as part of a blog project related to a class study of The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore. The blog also includes informative and argumentative elements, including a discussion of how the memoir relates to the Langston Hughes poem, “What Happens to a Dream Deferred?”

“In The Other Wes Moore, Wes’s mother imparts the value that we should protect and stand up for women as a result of her physical abuse she endured in her first marriage,” Skoby explained. “Students were asked to think about a value that has been instilled in them and to write a narrative that shows the specific value.”

To view St. Peter’s narrative essay, click here: https://sites.google.com/sau8.org/paige/narrativepersonal-values

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