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Today:R1
Tue:R2
Wed:A3
Thu:R4
Fri:M5
Mon:R6
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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

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Period 5

Period 7

Projects

Freshman 1st Quarter Project--Periods 2,5,7--Due: Monday, October 27

Freshman 1st Quarter Project--Period 3--Due: Monday, October 27

Junior 1st Quarter Project--Due: Sunday, October 26 by midnight via email

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.

Periods 2,5,7--Wednesday, Oct. 1--Literature Test will cover the notes on Fiction and "The Interlopers."

Period 3--Wednesday, Oct. 1--Literature Test will cover the notes on Fiction and "The Fisherman and the Jinnee."

Period 6--Wednesday, Oct. 1--Literature Test will cover the Native American Origin Myths: "The Earth on Turtles Back," "When Grizzlies Walked Upright," and "Navajo Origin Legend."

Period 5--Monday, Oct. 6--Vocab Quiz, Unit 1--Quiz will cover words #11-20

Periods 2, 3, 6, 7--Monday, Oct. 13--Vocab Quiz--Unit 2

Homework

Period 2--Due: By your class period on Oct. 3--Grammar pg. 180 Ex. 1--Write out each sentence.  At the end of the sentence, put the subject/verb agreement corrections for the sentence in parentheses.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 7--Due: By your class period on Oct. 3--Grammar pg. 180 Ex. 1--Write out each sentence.  At the end of the sentence, put the subject/verb agreement corrections for the sentence in parentheses.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Periods 2, 7--Due: By your class period on Oct. 7--Grammar pg. 182 Ex. 4--Write out each sentence as it appears.  Then, underneath it, write out the corrected sentence.  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 Oct. 7--Grammar pg. 182 Ex. 3--Write out each sentence as it appears.  Then, identify the correct verb AND the subject of the sentence. Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Periods 2, 7--Due: By your class period on Oct. 13--Finish reading "The Necklace."  I have attached the link here: http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/Neck.shtml.  Then, type the following questions and your responses.  Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

1.  (a) How does Monsieur Loisel respond to Madame Loisel's disappointment of the invitation to the party? (b) How is Monsieur Loisel different from his wife?  Use details from the story to explain.

2. (a) How does the change in Madame Loisel's appearance illustrate the internal and external conflicts of the story? (b) What is the effect of this change?

Period 3--Due: By your class period on Oct. 13--Finish reading "The Bracelet."  Then answer questions 2, 4, 5 on pg. 1122.  Type out the questions and responses. Upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 2--Due: By your class period on Oct. 14--Grammar pg. 183, ex. 5.  Type out the sentence as it appears, then choose the correct verb and identify the compound subject. 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 Oct. 16--Grammar pg. 183-184, ex. 5 and 7.  Type out the sentences in ex. 5 as they appear, then choose the correct verb and identify the compound subject. For ex. 7, use at least three of the notes for your paragraph.  Be sure to check for subject/verb agreement. 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 Oct. 16--Answer questions 1, 2, 3, 5 on pg. 65 of the literature text.  Type questions and responses and upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Period 7--Due: By your class period on Oct. 16--Grammar pg. 183, ex. 5.  Type out the sentence as it appears, then choose the correct verb and identify the compound subject. 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 Oct. 21--Literature, pg. 77, questions #1-3.  Type out questions and answers and upload the assignment to Edmodo either directly on the site, as a Google Doc, or a PDF.

Archived Homework

September

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