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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
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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.
One-Scene Play Format: https://www.cohs.com/editor/userUploads/file/one-scene(format).pdf
--Scene is other than where the dialogue took place
--Stage directions track characters' movements
Due: by 6:00pm on October 22 to Turnitin and to Bulbapp--One-Scene Play--Type in MLA format for Turnitin. Grading: Format--20 points, Originality of Setting and Characters--40 points, Stage Directions/Character Movement to Help "tell" the story--40 points.
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.
Periods 1, 2, 5, 7--Oct. 22--Vocab Quiz, Unit 2.
Periods 1, 2, 5, 7--Nov. 19--Vocab Quiz, Unit 3
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.
Periods 1, 2, 5--Due: by the start of your class period on Nov. 16--Rewatch the video we viewed in class on thesis statements (the link is below and posted to Edmodo). Then, create a valid, well executed thesis statement for EACH of the following topics. Be sure EACH thesis has three supporting points.
1. Should students have to wear uniforms?
2. Should all American citizens have to complete a year of community service?
3. Should school athletes have to be on the honor roll to play in games?
Type EACH topic and EACH corresponding thesis statement and upload it to Edmodo via PDF, Google Docs, or directly on the site.
Periods 1, 2, 5--Due: Nov. 18--You and your vocabulary partner decided which 10 words from Unit 3 you are responsible for. For your 10 words, create two sets of flaschcards. Set one: vocabulary word on the front with its part(s) of speech underneath and ALL defintions on the back. Set two: vocabulary word on the front with its part(s) of speech underneath and ALL the synonyms and ALL the antonyms on the back using this format:
Synonyms: list of synonyms
Antonyms: list of antonyms
Please be sure your flashcards are neat and your printing is clear and large enough for your partner to read it.
Period 7--Due: by the start of your class period on 11/24--Per the prompts given to you in class, complete a well unified and interesting speech about your partner. Be sure to connect with your audience, be interesting, and tell a story. Please upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google Docs, or directly on the site.
Periods 1, 2, 5--Due: by the start of your class period on 11/25--Answer the following question: Do Heroes have responsibilities? Your response should be in the form of a well-unified and coherent paragraph of seven (7) sentences or more. Please upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google Docs, or directly on the site.
Period 7--Due: by the start of your class period on 11/30--Upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google Docs, or directly on the site.
1. Point out the effective devices used by the speaker in the clip you watched via the link below. What speech devices are used to convey the emotion and power of the speech? Did Ted Kennedy's son understand the audience for which he wrote his speech? Write your response to these questions in a paragraph and upload it to Edmodo.
2. Find another speech on the internet, and attach that speech clip to your homework assignment on Edmodo. In a brief paragraph, summarize what the speech is about and discuss why it is an effective speech.
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