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Second Semester

Ninth Grade:

We will doing a novel study of To Kill a Mockingbird. Students will complete a "theme project" as a final assessment for this unit.  Details for this assignment can be found under the PDF's at the bottom of the page. Assessment is due 2/13.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Tenth Grade:

We will be reading Fast Food Nation and looking at ethos, logos, and pathos. We will read excerpts from The Jungle, look at various articles, watch at Ted Talks and other film clips. Details on their assessment are listed under the PDF files. Assessment is due 2/18.

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Optional Assignment - Food Passport

“a person can now go from the cradle to the grave without spending a nickel at an independently owned business” – Fast Food Nation

Directions:

  • Visit a local farmer’s market, country store, family owned restaurant, community garden, etc.  
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  • Ask some questions of the people who work there
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  • Write a (minimium ˝ page) reflection on your time and interaction
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  • Take a picture and hashtag it #FoodMatters, #EatLocal, #ExploreFlorida, #SherburnesClass

 

Teacher Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 7 - 7:35 am

Tuesday - Friday 2:55 - 3:30 pm 

Students are encouraged to take charge of their learning and see me to schedule time to review material that they could use additional help with. Students should NOT wait until the day before an important assignment is due or a quiz is scheduled. Part of being a successful student is the need to be an organized and prepared learner.   

 

Literacy Project:

Due March 6

9th Grade - The second semester literacy assignment has been posted below in the PDF section above the calendar.  This quarter you must read a memoir (nonfiction, personal story).  Your book must be approved by a parent or guardian.  Please see the PDF below for sign-off instructions.  Books should be chosen by Jan. 23.

10th Grade - The second semester literacy assignment has been posted below in the PDF section above the calendar.  This quarter you will be responsible for reading 6 magazine articles/blogs, annotating them, and responding to a written prompt.  More specific details are in the PDF below.

Literacy projects are long-range projects with due dates that are projected weeks in advance.  This means they are due on the date posted with NO EXCEPTIONS.  Students who are sick on the day that a literacy assignment is due must still hand in the assignment that day (via email, parent/sibling/classmate drop-off). 

 

 

Helpful Links:

 

http://www.fsassessments.org - Information about the new state exam

www.pearsonrealize.com - Textbook link

https://moodle.tvcs.org - Moodle link

 

 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
10th Grade Third Quarter Literacy - Directions
9th Grade Third Quarter Literacy Assignment - Directions
Fast Food Nation Project - Directions and information on project
FSA Writing Test Best Practices -
Passport to Eating - List of places you can visit
Rubric for TKAM Theme Project - Rubric that will be used for grading
TKAM WebQuest - Information for the WebQuest due 1/16
To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Project - Directions for the theme project

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Vocab Quiz
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