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Tenth Grade:

 We are reading Fast Food Nation, looking at persuasion, and the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. Students will write a research paper due 2/17 on a topic of their choice that relates to the book.  Students will also read six articles for their literacy assignment due 2/26.  Information on both can be found in the PDF's below. 

FSA Writes is on March 2nd.

 

Links for research paper/literacy:

http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb

  • username:  fl_sumtermedia
  • password:  student
  • Select Student Edition database
  • Or select Health & Wellness Resource Center

http://www.pbs.org/pov/foodinc/eating-made-simple/

http://cce.cornell.edu/news

http://www.floridafarmbureau.org/

http://www.mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=1377&l=1#{"issue_id":280684,"page":0}  - good articles on water and bees

http://www.fooddialogues.com/

http://www.fda.gov

http://www.cdc.gov/

http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

http://www.scientificamerican.com/sustainability/

http://www3.epa.gov/

 http://www.foodsafetynews.com/

http://www.agriculture.com/

http://www.nature.com/nature/index.html

http://www.theguardian.com/us/environment

http://www.organic.org/

http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com/

https://tilth.org/

http://time.com/3840073/gmo-food-charts/

http://isaaa.org/default.asp

http://www.who.int/en/

http://beefmagazine.com/

http://www.motherjones.com/

http://seedmagazine.com/

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=science-technology

http://ed.ted.com/lessons?category=health 

http://www.pbs.org/pov/hybrid/genetically-modified-foods/

http://discovermagazine.com/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/health-medicine/

 

 

USATestPrep Infomation: 

http://www.usatestprep.com/Member-Login

Account ID: buffalo77

Username: firstname.lastname

 

 

AP Literature:

Unit Three: Character in Search of Identity

Olive Kitteridge by Strout, close reading activities, (Point-of-View),

“Yellow Wall Paper” by Gillman, From “The Evolution of Rest Treatment”, From “The Ladies’ Guide in Health and Disease,” from Madwoman in the Attic (Character, Setting)

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Hurston, from “Going Down the Road: In a Town Apart, the Pride and Trials of Black Life,” from “How it feels to be Colored Me,” “Dead Mules Tell Tales,” “Florida’s Forgotten Storm: The Hurricane of 1928,” “1928 – Okeechobee,” (Theme, Dialogue)

Their Eyes Were Watching God relies heavily on symbolism and imagery in order to convey its central themes. Explain at least 3 symbols or images from the book and how Hurston uses the images to convey a theme(s) throughout the book. Note that this is the easy prompt, so it will be difficult (but not impossible) to score an “A” in writing this essay. You will need to demonstrate strong command of rhetorical devices and techniques in your own writing to make up for the fact that the prompt is fairly easy. Independent Reading Recommendations: Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights

Literacy due 2/26.

 

The AP Literature and Composition exam is on May 4th.  

 

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.

 

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 Syllabus - 2015-2016
Antigone Mask Project - Directions and Rubric for project
AP Literacy Assignment - Detailed description of requirements
AP Literature - AP Literature Open-ended Prompts 1970-2015
AP Literature Syllabus - 2015 - 16
AP Literature Terms - Everything you need to know
Argumentative Essay Power Point - Info for FSA
Color Chart - Color symbolism chart
Fast Food Nation Research Project - Argumentative Research Essay and Board
Narrative Rubric -
Parent Signoff - Sign off sheet for syllabus and management plan
Summer Reading 2015 - Directions and log for summer reading
Summer Reading Rubric - Rubric for the Presentation
Theban Plays Storyboard Rubric - 10th grade project
Third Quarter Literacy - Information on the 3rd quarter literacy assignment

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