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         Welcome to Mr. Gordon's
           Generally Luminescent
                      (2019-2020 Edition™) 
    Mr. Gordon is located in lovely downtown Room C1.
    He teaches the Noble Arts of the English Language.
    He may be reached through the electronic highways and byways at:            

    Reading Journal Requirements

    English I Syllabus

    English II Syllabus

    A.P. Language and Composition Syllabus

    Class Rules Addendum  


    This is my 4th year teaching at Graham High School, and my 12th year teaching secondary English overall.  Please email any questions or concerns!



    When I Heard the Learned Astronomer (An Ode to Data)

                     Walt Whitman, 1819 - 1892

    When I heard the learn’d astronomer, 
    When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, 
    When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, 
       and measure them,
    When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with much applause in the lecture-room, How soon unaccountable I became tired and sick, Till rising and gliding out I wander’d off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look’d up in perfect silence at the stars.