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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)

Test and Quiz Information

Periods 2, 3, 6, 7--Friday, Nov. 21--SAT Essays--Typed in MLA format. Title 1st essay prompt as Essay 1 and 2nd essay prompt as Essay 2.  Staple pages together.  Per the handout I gave you, the essays will count as a quiz grade.

Periods 2, 5, 7--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on Nonfiction will include the notes I gave you on Nonfiction as well as "A Celebration of Grandfathers" and "The Washwoman."

Period 3--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on Nonfiction will include the notes I gave you on Nonfiction as well as the excerpts from Survival in Auschwitz and Night.

Period 6--Tuesday, Dec. 9--Test on "Speech in the Virginia Convention," "Speech in the Convention," and "To His Excellency, General Washington."

Periods 2,3,6,7--Monday, Dec. 22--Vocab Quiz, Unit 5.

Period 5--Monday, Dec. 22--Vocab Quiz, Unit 3, words 11-20.

Homework

Period 6--Due: Tuesday, Nov. 18 by your class period--Pg. 107, questions #1-3.  Type the question and answer.  Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site.

Periods 2, 5, 7--Due: Tuesday, Nov. 25 by your class period--Read "The Washwoman" (see link below), then write a summary of the story. Summary must be a minimum of five sentences. Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site.

The Washwoman

Period 5--Due: Tuesday, Dec. 2 by your class period--Finish your responses to the questions we worked on in class today.  Type the question and your response.  Upload assignment to Edmodo via Google Doc, PDF, or directly on the site.  Below are the questions in case you did not finish them in your group today:

1. What is the author’s attitude toward his subject matter in “A Celebration of Grandfathers”?  What is the author’s attitude toward his subject matter in “The Washwoman”?
2. What is the message conveyed by each author in each piece?
3. What are the similarities AND differences of the relationship each author has with the elderly person in his piece? Explain.

A Celebration of Grandfathers
 

Archived Homework

September

October

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