Mr. Met

Mr. Met

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Final Catch 22 papers and READING!

Please remember that although you have a major major major major paper due this week that you should still be completing your reading at home!  As usual you should be emailing me or coming in with any questions or concerns you have PRIOR to long term deadlines.


Monday, March 9, 2015

Catch 22 essay

I have adjusted the deadline for the Catch 22 essay once again.  The new deadline for period 3 is Wed. March 25th and the new deadline for periods 2 & 4 is Thursday March 26th.  We will be starting our new book Slaughterhouse Five on March 23rd so please do not leave this essay until the last minute!

I have also added a link on the handouts section of the website that will take you to a group of about 10-15 scholarly articles.  Between these outside sources, the essays in the back of your texts and the articles in your packet you should not have too much trouble connecting the outside source material to your thesis.

Please communicate any concerns you may have


Friday, March 6, 2015

Oh no! Another Snow Day

Ok so we find ourselves in a similar spot-  Please KEEP READING and sending those emails with your questions.

It looks like period 3 will meet on Monday- Make sure you have gotten through page 368!  We will cover this section in full.  (you will need to be done with the book by Friday)

PERIOD 2: Will meet on Tuesday.  Make sure you have gotten through page 368! We will cover that section in full.  (you should finish the book by class on Thurs)

Period 4:  Please stick to our schedule from class.  Make sure you've finished the text by Wed!
(and work on your essay!)

Email me with any questions


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Satire Videos and What to do!!!

Ok so another snow day is upon us!  I will not get into my feelings on the matter as I think you are all aware.  But, take an opportunity to use this day to 'Catch' up on some of your class reading.

Here are the upcoming dates and deadlines you need to be aware of:

PERIOD 2:  Read up to page 368 for Monday's super long class (this is about 20 pages a night)

PERIOD 4:  Read up to page 368 for Wednesday's super long class

*MAKE SURE YOU ARE TAKING CAREFUL NOTES--- if you have any questions on the readings email me ASAP so I can answer them before you move on

PERIOD 3:  Complete your assigned HW reading as planned- you should be through chapter 19 by tomorrow

*I have also started posting some of your Satire Videos on the website (look under media; satire videos)



Monday, February 23, 2015

On the fly

Hey everyone

  Between the snow day, the shortened classes due to 2 hour delays and the PARCC testing next week please make sure that you are paying attention to the adjusted Homework calendars.  I have been updating your calendars a few times a day because of all of the changes.  I will be trying to get a handle on a more concrete timeline by the end of the week.

  I have also posted the final Catch 22 essay prompt so you can see where your focus should be while reading.

 As usual please email me with any questions that you might have.


Thursday, February 5, 2015

Create Your Own Satire Project

Please remember that the project deadline for period 3 is Thursday Feb. 12 and periods 2 & 4 is Friday Feb. 13.  As this is a long term assignment no late work will be accepted.

I have added some examples of creative writing pieces in the handouts section of the website and there are videos in the media section.

GET TO WORK ON THIS!  You don't have much time and there is a lot of reading coming next week.

As usual contact me with any questions you might have

Enjoy the weekend


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Welcome to Stelzner Online!

This website will be your one stop to find all of the most important information for English class this semester. If you look on the right hand side of the page you will find numerous links to assist you. Homework calendars, assignments, handouts from class, information on drafting college essays, links to college writing centers and various pieces of former student work are frequently posted for your reference.

All major writing pieces will be required to be submitted to  The classroom login information is included below.

Period 2:     ID: 9311543
                   PASS: period2

Period 3:    ID: 9311533
                   PASS: period3

Period 4:    ID: 9311554
                  PASS: period4

 If you need any further aid from me, my email address is and I check this email throughout the evening and on weekends until around 10 p.m.  I am also in 158/ 165 during 5th and 6th period or around in the English office (141) after school by appointment.

PS-  Bethesda Magazine is still taking entries for their 2015 WRITING CONTEST

Top prize is publication + $500 --- the link for entry is posted below (deadline for submission is January 23rd)

I am incredibly excited to the semester underway and get to know each and every one of you.  Please let me know if there is anything you need.