Schedule
Today:R6
Wed:R1
Thu:D2 - Jason Everett Assembly
Fri:M3
Mon:R4
Tue:R5
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Denise Donofrio

Contact Information:   ddonofrio@cohs.com

Welcome back!  smiley Please be sure that you purchase your vocabulary book.  Freshmen should puchase Vocabulary Workshop, Level E.  Juniors should purchase Vocabulary Workshop, Level G.  We will begin using the books the first full week of school, so please be sure that you have purchased the vocabulary book in a timely fashion.  Thank you.

My Philosophy

Learning should be fun!  I believe strongly that while my students learn from me, I too learn from my students.  Come in with a great attitude, ready to work hard, laugh a lot, get involved in class discussions, and learn every day.

Syllabus

Junior, ELA III, Track 1 Syllabus

Freshman, ELA I, Track 1 Syllabus

Freshman, ELA I, Track 2 Syllabus

Freshman, ELA I, Track 3 Syllabus

Classroom Expectations and Goals

Classroom Expectations and Goals

Online Text Sign Up Instructions

Period 2

Period 5

Period 7

Projects

My Belief Project--Juniors--Due: Dec. 1, 2014

Freshman--A Christmas Carol Project--Due: Jan. 7, 2015 by 6:00 pm to Edmodo

A Christmas Carol (full text)

Junior 2nd Quarter Project--Due: January 14, 2015 by 6:00 pm to Turnitin

Test and Quiz Information

Periods 2,3,6,7--Thursday, Jan. 15--Vocab Assessment, Units 1-6.

Period 5--Thursday, Jan. 15--Vocab Assessment, Units 1-4.

Periods 2, 3, 6, 7--Wednesday, Feb. 4--Vocab Quiz, Unit 7.

Period 5--Wednesday, Feb. 4--Vocab Quiz, Unit 4, all words (definitions only)

Periods 2, 3, 7--Wednesday, Feb. 18--Literature Test--Acts I and II of Romeo and Juliet, plus the notes on Tragedy, Stage Directions, and the vocabulary prior to the Acts.

Powerpoint notes on Drama

Period 5--Wednesday, Feb. 18--Literature Test--Act I of Romeo and Juliet, plus the notes on Tragedy and Stage Directions.

Period 6--Wednesday, Feb. 18--Literature Test--Acts I and II of Macbeth, plus any additional notes on drama.

Homework

Period 6--Macbeth Questions for Literature Groups

1. Compare and contrast Banquo's and Macbeth's reactions to the witches.

2. Why is Macbeth indecisive about killing the king?

3. How does Lady Macbeth's understanding of her husband's character help her to convince him that the murder plot should be carried out?

4. Identify someone in history who is similar to a character in Macbeth. Explain your choice.

Periods 2, 3, 6, 7--Due: Feb. 25 by your class period--Write a paragaph using five words from Unit 8. You must have a minimum of seven sentences in your paragraph.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Period 5--Due: Feb. 25 by your class period--Write a paragaph using three words from Unit 5. You must have a minimum of seven sentences in your paragraph.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Archived Homework

September

October

November/December

January

SAT Essay Scoring Guide

http://sat.collegeboard.org/scores/sat-essay-scoring-guide

Turnitin.com Class passwords and IDs

Blog...

Blogging Information Sheet (given out in class the first week of school)

All posts must be completed by 6:00 pm the Thursday after the video is shown in class.  For example, if a video was shown on Friday, December 2, your post is due by 6:00 pm on Thursday, December 8.

Freshman Blog link  http://livelearnblog.edublogs.org/

Junior Blog link http://thejourneybegins.edublogs.org/

Please be aware that it is your responsibility to check your post each week to see that it has been accepted and posted on the blog.  If it has not been accepted and posted in a timely manner, relevant to the date you submitted it, then there is an issue with it in terms of format or content as discussed in class. 

You can always update your post and resubmit it for approval, provided you get it in by the due date. 

Romeo and Juliet Link

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/full.html

Macbeth Link

http://shakespeare.mit.edu/macbeth/full.html

Junior Research Paper Topics

Research Topics

Junior Research Paper--Helpful Links

Outline Presentation from Class

Evaluating Web Pages (video shown in class)

What is an Annotated Bibliography?

Annotated Bibliography Example

Annotated Bibliography Example (Excellent resource for FORMAT)

How to Outline

Types of Outlines and Sample Outlines

MLA Citation

Easy Reference for MLA Citation (Scroll down page for examples)

Format of Research Paper  DO NOT USE SECTION HEADINGS

Works Cited Format

Sample Research Paper DO NOT USE SECTION HEADINGS

Paranthetical Citations/In-Text Citations