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Fri:M6
Mon:X1
Tue:R2
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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

Freshman Summer Reading--Life as We Knew It--Due: Monday, September 22, 2014

Freshman Summer Reading--Coffee with Nonna--Due: Monday, September 22, 2014

Junior Summer Reading--The Time Keeper--Due: Monday, September 22, 2014

Test and Quiz Information

Periods 2,3,6,7--Tuesday, Sept. 23--Vocab Quiz, Unit 1--Quiz will cover all 20 words.

Period 5--Tuesday, Sept. 23--Vocab Quiz, Unit 1--Quiz will cover words #1-10.

Homework

Periods 2,5,7--Due: By your class period on Sept. 11--Grammar, pg. 90 Ex. 1--Type out the paragraphs as they appear, then highlight or underline all the noun classifications we reviewed in class today.  Do not include pronouns.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 3--Due: By your class period on Sept. 11--Grammar, pg. 153 Ex. 11--Type out the sentences as they appear, then at the end of each sentence identify which sentence structure it is.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 6--Due: By your class period on Sept. 11--Grammar, pg. 162 Ex. 17--Type the original question, then answer the question using parallel structure that expresses a minimum of two closely related ideas.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 2,7--Due: By your class period on Sept. 12--Take any five words from Unit 1 vocabulary and write a well-focused paragraph.  Your topic is food.  The paragraph must be a minimum of seven sentences.  Underline or highlight the vocabulary words used in the paragrah. Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

adulterate    ambidexstrous   augment   bereft   deploy   dour   fortitude   gape  gibe   guise   insidious

intimation   opulent   pliable   reiterate   stolid   tentative   unkempt   verbatim   warily

Period 5--Due: By your class period on Sept. 16--Take any three words from Unit 1 vocabulary (words #1-10) and write a well-focused paragraph.  Your topic is food.  The paragraph must be a minimum of five sentences.  Underline, highlight, or capitalize the vocabulary words used in the paragrah. Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 6--Due: By your class period on Sept. 16--Take any five words from Unit 1 vocabulary and write a well-focused paragraph.  Your topic is food.  The paragraph must be a minimum of seven sentences.  Underline, highlight, or capitalize the vocabulary words used in the paragrah. Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 3--Due: By your class period on Sept. 18--Read pages 88-92 (up to but not including "The Tale of King Sinbad and the Falcon") in literature book. Write a summary for the Jinnee's story and a summary of "The Tale of King Yunan and Duban the Doctor."  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Archived Homework

SAT Essay Scoring Guide

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

Turnitin.com Class passwords and IDs

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