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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
Online Text Sign Up Instructions
Creative Writing Assignments
Test and Quiz Information
Periods 1, 2, 5, 7--Thursday, Nov. 19--Vocab Quiz, Unit 3
Periods 1, 2, 5, 7--Monday, Dec. 7--Vocab Quiz, Unit 4
Period 7--Thursday, Dec. 10--Lit. Test--"Speech in the Virginia Convention" and "Speech in the Convetion"
Periods 1, 2, 5--Tuesday, Dec. 15--Lit. Test--all notes on Nonfiction, "There is a Longing" and "Glory and Hope"
Periods 1, 2, 5, 7--Tuesday, Jan. 12--Vocab Quiz, Unit 5
Periods 1, 2, 5--Semester Assessment--Monday, February 1*--Assessment will cover the questions from the literature tests this semester, vocabulary (completing sentences), and subject/verb agreement (grammar).
* Because of school being closed for snow on Monday, January 25, the testing days have been pushed back one day; therefore the ELA testing day is now on Monday rather than Friday.
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 Jan. 11--Complete Ex. C on pg. 190 of the grammar book. Follow the instructions and upload your sentences to Edmodo via Google docs, PDF, or directly on the site.
Period 6--Due: by the start of your class period on Jan. 19--Write a reflection paragraph on your favorite short story and why. Upload your paragraph to Edmodo via Google docs, PDF, or directly on the site.
Periods 1, 2, 5--Due: by the start of your class period on Jan. 21--Give examples of three allusions from books you have read, TV shows, or movies you have watched. For each of the three examples please list: 1. The title of the book, TV show, or movie, 2. the allusion, 3. the purpose or explanation of the allusion. For example: 1. Romeo and Juliet 2. An allusion was made to the Greek goddess Diana who is the goddess of chastity. 3. The purpose of the allusion was that Shakespeare wanted the reader to know that Rosaline wanted to remain chaste. Upload your examples to Edmodo via Google docs, PDF, or directly on the site.
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