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Denise Donofrio

Contact Information:   ddonofrio@cohs.com

Welcome back!  smiley Please be sure that you have ordered your vocabulary book through Varsity Books.  Freshmen should have ordered Vocabulary Workshop, Level E.  Juniors should have ordered Vocabulary Workshop, Level G.  We will begin using the books the first full week of school, so please be sure that you have ordered 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

Freshman Syllabus, Track 1

Freshman Syllabus, Track 2

Junior Syllabus

Online Text Sign Up Instructions

Period 2 Instructions

Period 6 Instructions

Projects

Juniors--Research Paper Outline--Due: Sunday, April 13, 2014 by 11:00 pm to Turnitin.com.

Junior 4th Quarter Project--Due: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by 11:00 pm to Turnitin.com--RESEARCH PAPER

----RESEARCH PAPER RUBRIC

Freshman--4th Quarter Project--Due:  Friday, June 6 by your class period--Project must be uploaded to Edmodo as a shared Google link.  Please refer to the link below for specifics.

Juniors--Found Poem--Due: Friday, June 6 by your class period--Project must be uploaded to Edmodo as a shared Google link.  Please refer to the link below for specifics.

Found Poem Project Sheet and Rubric

Test and Quiz Information

All Classes--Thursday, 5/29--Final Mastery Vocab Test--will cover all units completed in the vocabulary book.  On the day of the test, you may bring in a 4"x6" index card or piece of paper.  You may write on both sides of the card/paper anything you need from the vocabulary book.  The information must be written directly on the card/paper.  You may not tape or glue any information onto the card/paper.

Homework

Periods 2, 6--Due: Thursday, 5/1--Write one original sentence for each word in Unit 12 vocabulary.  Format:  Vocab. word and part(s) of speech in the margin, then the original sentence with the vocab. word underlined or highlighted, skip every other line between sentences.  Each sentence must have a context clue that helps to identify the meaning of the vocabulary word. You must write or type the homework and have a hard copy of it for class on Thursday.

Periods 2, 6--Due: Wednesday, 5/7--Answer question #3 on pg. 267 of Literature book.  In your response, be sure to incorporate all three poems we've read from the section. Write a paragraph with a minimum of five sentences and upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google doc, or directly on the site.  We will review responses in class on Wednesday.

Period 1--Due: Thursday, 5/8--Answer questions #2 and 3 on pg. 754 of literature book.  Write out question and answer and upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google doc, or directly on the site.

Period 1--Due: Wednesday, 5/14--Read pg. 1047-1049 of The Odyssey. Answer question #2 on pg. 1049. Type the question and answers and upload to Edmodo via PDF, Google doc, or directly on the site.

All Classes--Due: Thursday, 5/15--Create two sets of vocabulary flashcards for your unit per the instructions in class.

Periods 1, 3, 7--Due: Tuesday, 5/20--Create two sets of vocabulary flashcards for your unit (units 4, 5, or 6) per the instructions I gave in class.

Periods 2, 6--Due: Wednesday, 5/21--Create two sets of vocabulary flashcards for your unit (units 4, 5, or 6) per the following instructions:  Set one should be vocab word on the front with part(s) of speech underneath the word, then all the definitions on the flip side. Set two should be vocab word on the front with part(s) of speech underneath the word, then synonyms and sentence associated with vocab word (with a blank line inserted where the vocab word would be) on the flip side.

All Classes--Due: Friday, 5/23--Create two sets of vocabulary flashcards for your unit (units 7, 8, or 9) per the following instructions:  Set one should be vocab word on the front with part(s) of speech underneath the word, then all the definitions on the flip side. Set two should have vocab word on front with the pronunciation of the word in parantheses underneath, then antonyms on the flip side.

Periods 3, 7--Due: Monday, 5/26 by 10:00 am--Read Book 1 of The Illiad. Write a three paragraph summary of the reading and upload it to Edmodo via PDF, Google doc, or directly on the site.

Period 1--Due: Tuesday, 5/27--Read The Cyclops story in The Odyssey.  Write a three paragraph summary of the reading and upload it to Edmodo via PDF, Google doc, or directly on the site.

All Classes--Due: Friday, 5/30--Print out all of your blog posts in chronological order.  You will be working with them in class on Friday.

Archived Homework

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November

December

January

February

March

April

SAT Essay Scoring Guide

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

Turnitin.com Class passwords and IDs

Period 2:  Class ID--7754990; Class password--period2(131)

Period 6:  Class ID--7755001; Class password--period6(131)

Blog...

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