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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

Periods 2,3,7--Romeo and Juliet Differences Essay--Due: Friday, Mar 6 by 8:00 am to Turnitin.com.  Type it in MLA format.  This will count as a test grade.

Period 5--Romeo and Juliet Differnces Intro. Paragraph--Due: Friday, Mar 6 by 8:00 am to Turnitin.com.  Type it in MLA format.  This will count as a quiz grade.

Period 6--"Celebrity" Essay--Due: Friday, Mar 6 by 8:00 am to Turnitin.com.  Type it in MLA format.  This will count as a test grade.

Freshman 3rd Quarter Project--Due: Monday, March 30

-----Research Paper Due Dates

Thesis--Due: Moday, 3/23

Annotated Bibliography--Due: Wednesday, 4/1

Outline--Due: Monday, 4/13

Research Paper--Due: Thursday, 4/30

Junior 3rd Quarter Project (Annotated Bibliography)--Due: Wednesday, April 1 by 11:00pm to Turnitin.com

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

Research Paper Rubric

Test and Quiz Information

Periods 2,3,6,7--Monday, Mar 9--Vocab Quiz--Unit 8

Period 5--Monday, Mar 9--Vocab Quiz--Unit 5, all words

Homework

Period 6--Macbeth Questions for Literature Groups

Act III

1. Compare and contrast Macbeth's feelings about murdering Duncan with his feelings about murdering Banquo?

2. How has the relationship between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth changed?

3. Support the idea that Macbeth will not be satisfied with Banquo's death, but will go further into evil.  Offer an example from the work to support your statement(s).

4. What does Act III suggest about the effects of evil on the evil-doer?

Periods 2,3,5,7--Due: Mar 4 by your class period--Write a paragraph using three non-essential clasuses.  Paragraph must be a minimum of seven sentences.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Period 6--Due: Mar 4 by your class period--Write a paragraph using three the words from pg. 249 (Grammar) correctly.  Paragraph must be a minimum of seven sentences.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Period 2--Due: Mar 18--Read Act III, sc. ii and iii of Romeo and Juliet.  Answer the pre-questions given to you in class today (Mar 17).

Period 3, 7--Due: Mar 18--Read Act III, sc.i and ii of Romeo and Juliet.  Answer the pre-questions given to you in class today (Mar 17).

Period 5--Due: Mar 18 by your class period--Read Act III, sc. i of Romeo and Juliet.  Write a summary of the scene (minimum of 10 sentences in lenght) and upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Period 6--Due: Mar 19 by your class period--Read Act IV, sc. i-ii of Macbeth. Summarize the witches prophecies and the apparitions in sc. i and explain Macbeth's aside at the end of the scene.  Summarize what happens to Lady Macduff.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

Periods 2,3,7--Due: Mar 27 by your class period--Finish reading Act III of Romeo and Juliet.  Then, type the following questions and your answers to those questions.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

1. Describe the clashing emotions Juliet feels when the Nurse reports Tybalt's death and Romeo's punishment.

2. How might Tybalt's death been avoided?

3. What are the three reasons Friar Lawerence gives that Romeo should be thankful?

4. How would you describe the personalities of each of the following: Romeo, Tybalt, Benvolio, Mercutio?

Period 5--Due: Mar 27 by your class period--Read Act III, sc. ii-iii of Romeo and Juliet.  Then, type the following questions and your answers to those questions.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

1. When the Nurse enters sc. ii, who does Juliet believe the Nurse is speaking about?  Who is the Nurse actually speaking about in terms of a death?

2. At first, how does Juliet react to the news that Romeo has killed Tybalt?

3. How does Romeo react when he finds out he has been exiled or banished from Verona?

4. Does Romeo have anything to be happy about at this point in the play?  Explain.

Period 6--Due: Mar 30 by your class period--Finish reading Act IV of Macbeth.  Then, type the following questions and your answers to those questions.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo directly on the site, via Google doc, or PDF.

1. What does the murder of Macduff's family suggest about Macbeth's state of mind?

2. What does the dialogue in Act IV, sc. iii, reveal about Malcolm's character?

3. Find two passages in Act IV with images of sickness.  Explain how these images relate to the conflict between Macbeth and Malcolm?  Reference the specific passages in your explanation.

4. To what senses does Shakespaere appeal in Ross's description of Scotland in Act IV, sc. iii?

Archived Homework

September

October

November/December

January

February

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