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Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

 

** please continue to email me at Cassandra.Sherburne@tvcs.org ***

 

I recommend that you have access to your child's Moodle account to check any assignments, updates, or any upcoming assignments. Once you are at the Moodle site, you will be prompted for a username and password. Username: parent   Password: TVCS 

Once you are successfully logged in, you will see a navigation menu on the left side of the screen. Click on COURSES. You will then select THE VILLAGES HIGH SCHOOL in the middle of the page.

 

English 2/English 2 Honors: 

Units: (tenative)

1) Theban Plays - Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone

2) Things Fall Apart

3) Julius Caesar

4) Poetry (mid-term)

5) Long Way Gone

6) Fast Food Nation

7) Fahrenheit 451

8) Macbeth

 

Please be sure to look over the class overview in the PDF's below.  This paper explains class policies and procedures.  We will be actively using Moodle and USA Test Prep in this class therefore it is imperative that you bring your Chrome Book to class every day.  

 

Literacy Assignment Options: (due 9/30) 

 

Newspaper


Make a faux newspaper that could appear in your novel.  Must be the proper time and setting to fit your novel.

Map


Draw, color, and label a map of the town your novel took place in.

Movie Poster


Create a movie poster of your novel including the bottom credits.

Song


Write a song about your novel.

Student’s Choice



(approval needed)

Diorama


Create a diorama of a scene from your novel.



Comic


Create a comic strip version of your novel.

Author Research


Research the author and what influenced them to write their novel.

Cookbook


Create a cookbook that includes recipes you might find your character eating.

 

AP Literature:

We will be actively using Moodle in this class therefore it is imperative that you bring your Chrome Book to class every day.  There are novels we will be reading in class that the school either 1) does not have or 2) does not have enough copies for all students.  To keep you from having to purchase these books, I have found online versions which is another reason why it is very important that you have your Chrome Book in class. You will be provided with a binder to keep in class that will serve as a writing portfolio. The syllabus for this class can be found listed under the PDF's below.

 

Units:

1) Ancient Cultures

2) Tragedy

3) Poetric Devices

4) Literary Genre from the 17th to 19th centuries

5) Independent Research (mid-term)

6) Poetic Structures

7) Modernism and Literature as Protest

8) Postmodernism

9) The Journey, Not the Destination (final)

 

Helpful Links

  • Grammar Bytes is a good site to use to practice grammar skills
  • Sentence diagramming help with Elizabeth from Grammar Revolution
  • A sample MLA formatted paper is available to you through the following link on the VCS Media Center's page.  This sample paper was provided by Lake Sumter State College.  Please review this prior to submitting any essays. MLA format is a requirement.  
  • Another wonderful writing resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL.  I will refer to this site often in class.  Click here to access the site. 
  • Writing Commons is another helpful writing and speaking (presentation skills) site. While the site does say it is for college level writers, there is plenty of information on the site that we review in class.  I think you will find that it is easy to understand and navigate. 
  • Access your textbook online!   Please visit Pearson EasyBridge
  • State Exam (FSA) information for students and parents/guardians can be found at this link.  This includes a training test and guide. 
  • P.E.R.T. (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) - Florida's customized common placement test - information can be found here.
  • Helpful links for prefix, suffix and root word work. 
  • Access this link for a Pronunciation Guide. This is especially helpful while working with unfamiliar vocabulary.

 

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Contact: Cassandra.Danielson@TVCS.org

PDF documents
2016-2017 AP Literature Syllabus - Detailed description of the course
AP Lit Summer Reading - 2016
English 2 Overview - Policies and Procedures

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