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Hello. My name is Cassandra Sherburne. This is my fifth year at the Villages Charter School. I have taught 8th, 9th, and 11th grade in the past. I have my BA in English from Colorado Christian University, my MAT in Secondary Education from Concordia University, and am endorsed in English 6-12, ESOL, and Reading. I love books! I love reading new books, helping people find books, and sharing books. I look forward to hearing about your experiences, good and bad, with books. I also enjoy traveling to new places, experiencing new cultures, and trying new food. I hope to do all these things with you throughout the year.

CLASS OVERVIEW

I have an exciting year planned for us full of rich stories, interactive projects and refined writing. I have handpicked titles that I believe will help foster a love of reading. I encourage discussions therefore I require participation. Your opinion counts and I want to know what it is. I will ask that you be respectful of your classmates' opinions as well and respect their turn speaking. I have also embedded various assessments throughout our curriculum that will require you to work in groups, design projects and give presentations. I believe that the integration of these readings, discussions, and assessments will help you see great gains in your learning. My goal is to help you take charge of your learning, to help you set goals and help you achieve them. I see our year as a partnership and to make it work I need your participation. 

 

Helpful Links:

 https://moodle.tvcs.org - Moodle 

 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 in class often.  Click here to access the site.

 

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Contact: Cassandra.Sherburne@TVCS.org

PDF documents
Checklist for writing - Always check your papers against this first
Communism PowerPoint - a brief overview
Country Project - information for creating your own country project
Lord of the Flies Essay Prompts - Information on the Lord of the Flies Essay Options
Lord of the Flies Handout - Packet for Class
Mapping Maycomb - Map info
MockingbirdTea Party - Information for the Tea Party
Moodle Set up - Info to help students set up a Moodle account
Olaudah Equiano - Excerpt and Questions
Ovid Presentations - explains what your task is for this project
Ovid Rubric - How you will be graded on your presentation
Promptbook - Everything you need to know about the promptbook
Propaganda Rubric - The rubric that will be used to grade your posters
Quick Write/ Bell Ringer Rubric - Information on how you will be graded
Quilt Rubric - Info on Quilt Project
Rubric for Midsummer Night's Dream Promptbook - Information on how you will be graded
Rubric for Reading Journals - Literacy Projects will be graded with this rubric
Shakespeare WebQuest - Shakespeare WebQuest Questions
Summer Reading 2014 - Information about the Summer Reading Requirements
Summer Reading Journal Rubric - how students will be graded on their entries
TKAM Packet - Study Questions for the novel
William Singleton - Singleton's Resistance to Slavery Handout

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English I - The Gift of the Magi
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon

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