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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 purchase 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

Freshmen, Periods 2,5,7--4th Quarter Found Poem Project--DUE: MONDAY, JUNE 1 BY 6:00 PM TO EDMODO--10 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATENESS ON JUNE 1 AND AN ADDITIONAL 10 POINTS FOR EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS LATE.

Freshmen, Period 3--4th Quarter Found Poem Video Project--DUE: MONDAY, JUNE 1 BY 6:00 PM TO EDMODO--10 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATENESS ON JUNE 1 AND AN ADDITIONAL 10 POINTS FOR EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS LATE.

Junior--Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Project--Due: Friday, May 29 by 7:00 am. 10 POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED FOR LATENESS ON MAY 29 AND AN ADDITIONAL 10 POINTS FOR EACH DAY THE PROJECT IS LATE.

Junior Research Paper Project--Due: Thursday, 4/30

Research Paper Rubric

Test and Quiz Information

All Classes--Wednesday, May 27--Final Mastery Vocab Test--Test will cover all units completed--Units 1-15 for Periods 2,3,6,7 and Units 1-9 for Period 5.

Periods 2,3,6,7--Tuesday, April 28--Vocab Quiz--Unit 11

Period 5--Tuesday, April 28--Vocab Quiz--Unit 7, all words

Periods 2,3,6,7--Monday, April 13--Vocab Quiz--Unit 10

Period 5--Monday, April 13--Vocab Quiz--Unit 6, all words

Homework

Periods 2,3,7--Due: Monday, May 18--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 7-9.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all synonyms and antonyms on back.  You should have 60 flash cards.

Period 5--Due: Monday, May 18--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 7-9.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all synonyms and antonyms on back.  You should have 40 flash cards.

Period 6--Due: Monday, May 18--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 4-6.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; the appropriate sentence from choosing the right word section with the choice of words in parentheses.  You should have 60 flash cards.

Period 5--Due: Wednesday, May 13 by your class period--Answer the following question regarding "Rocking."  Be sure to type the question and the answer and upload it to Edmodo directly on the site, via PDF, or Google doc.

"Rocking"

1. In "Rocking," what natural sight does the speaker describe?  How does this sight affect the speaker?

Periods 2,7--Due: Wednesday, May 13 by your class period--Answer the following questions regarding "Rocking" and "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud."  Be sure to type the question and the answer and upload it to Edmodo directly on the site, via PDF, or Google doc.

1. In "I Wandered...," what natural sight does the speaker describe?

2. In "Rocking," what natural sight does the speaker describe?

3. How do the natural sights and sounds affect each of the speakers? Explain how EACH poem reveals this.

I have attached links to both poems:

"I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"

"Rocking"

Periods 2,3,7--Due: Monday, May 11--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 4-6.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; choose one of the sentences from the definition section or completing the sentence section with a blank line in place where the vocab word should be inserted.  You should have 60 flash cards.

Period 5--Due: Monday, May 11--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 4-6.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; the appropriate sentence from choosing the right word section with the choice of words in parentheses.  You should have 40 flash cards.

Period 6--Due: Monday, May 11--Per the instructions in class, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 1-3.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all synonyms and antonyms on back.  You should have 60 flash cards.

Periods 2,3,7--Due: Monday, May 4--Per the instructions in class today, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 1-3.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all synonyms and antonyms on back.  You should have 60 flash cards.

Period 5----Due: Monday, May 4--Per the instructions in class today, create two sets of flash cards for your words for Units 1-3.  First set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all definitions on the back.  Second set: word on front and part(s) of speech underneath word; all synonyms and antonyms on back.  You should have 40 flash cards.

Period 6--Due: Friday, April 24 by your class period--Please see Edmodo for the homework assignment.  Remember to upload your response to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google Doc, or via PDF.

Archived Homework

September

October

November/December

January

February

March

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

Online libraries to help with research:

         http://www.ipl.org/

         http://www.thefreelibrary.com/

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