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Welcome back! Vocabulary books will be distributed in class, and we will begin using them in class immediately. Thank you.
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.
Please Note: Any student who does not satisfactorily complete the requirements of ELA I, ELA III, or Creative Writing/Film as Visual Literature course at the end of the year, will not be permitted to move to the next grade (Freshmen and Juniors) or graduate (Seniors) until the course is made up through Educere at the cost of the parent.
Classroom Expectations and Goals
Online Text Sign Up Instructions
Creative Writing Assignments
Due: by 6:00 pm on September 27 to Turnitin and to Bulbapp--Foundation Short Story--Type in MLA format for Turnitin. Feel free to be creative when turning in to Bulbapp. Grading for this assignment will be for grammar/usage/mechanics only.
Test and Quiz Information
Periods 1, 2, 5--Oct. 1--Vocab Quiz, Unit 1. Please study pronunciation (accent marks), parts of speech, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.
Period 7--Oct. 1--Vocab Quiz, Unit 1. Please study pronunciation (accent marks), parts of speech, definitions, synonyms and antonyms.
Periods1, 2, 5--Oct. 12--Literature test on "The Interlopers."
Period 7--Oct. 12--Literature test on the three Origin Myths and the Native American history.
PLEASE NOTE: Any homework assignment that is not turned in ontime, must be shown to me in class. No late assignments should be emailed to me or uploaded to Edmodo.
Period 6--Due: by your class period on Oct. 1--Read every short story from our class on bulbapp, then write a reflection on the story you like the most and explain why. Upload your reflection to Edmodo using Google docs, PDF, or type directly on the site.
Periods 1, 2, 5--Due: by your class period on Oct. 7--Write a well unified and coherent paragraph using any five (5) words from Unit 2 vocabulary. Paragraph must be a minimum of seven (7) sentences. Identify the vocabulary words used by underlining, highlighting, or typing in all caps. Upload to Edmodo using Googledocs, PDF, or type directly on the site.
Period 6--Due: by your class period on Oct. 9--Record and transcribe a conversation to focus on dialogue. Your transcription of the conversation must be typed and shared with me via Google Drive.
Period 6--Due: by your class period on Oct. 8--Read pgs. 131-133 in text. Then, make a list of 10 one sentence, one action. Upload to Edmodo using Googledocs, PDF, or type directly on the site.
SAT Essay Scoring Guide
Turnitin.com Class passwords and IDs
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
Junior Research Paper Topics
Junior Research Paper--Helpful Links
Online libraries to help with research:
--PSAT Review Booklet link--https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/psat-nmsqt-practice-test-1.pdf