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Science Fair Students!

Students participating in the Science Fair on November 19-20 are still responsible for the material covered in class on those days.  Enjoy the fair!

ENG I Honors Nov. 19 - Please see the PDF below labeled "Queen Mab" and complete one of the two small projects

ENG I Honors Nov. 20 - Please read Act II, scene ii of Romeo & Juliet, "the balcony scene," and answer the questions in the margin of your text (pages 539-546).  We will discuss on Friday.

ENG II & ENG II Honors November 19 & 20 - Please download and print the appropriate Grammar Packet PDF below and begin (this will be due Friday at the end of the class)

 

Drama Unit

From this point until Thanksgiving break we will be working with Shakespearean Drama.  An important thing to note about this unit is that we will be using various forms of each Shakespearean play in class.  If you miss class, you are responsible for reading the text (daily act reading is listed below in the calendar) in your textbook at home in preparation for your return to class on the following day.  If you have Internet access, you can also find the text online at SparkNotes' No Fear Shakespeare.  This gives you a side-by-side comparison of the original language and a modern day translation. 

Tutoring Information

To accommodate students' various schedules, I can be found in my classroom each day at 7 am and every day afterschool until at least 3:15, typically later.  At times, however, additional teaching responsibilities require me to attend parent meetings, etc.  For this reason, I ask that students please let me know in advance if they plan to see me before or after school.

Should I feel strongly that a student needs tutoring, I will touch base with the student to schedule a mutually-beneficial date/time.  Students are also 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.   

 

Important Notice About Absences

If you are absent on the day of a test or quiz, it is your responsibility to schedule time to make that test or quiz up when you return. On your first day back you must schedule time to take the test or quiz during a time that works for both of us, either before or after school, within one week's time. Time during class will not be given to ensure that you do not miss more valuable class time.  If you miss class on the day that a project is due, that project is still due that day. Please make arrangements to email it or have it dropped off at the school.  Otherwise, it is considered late and will drop a full letter grade for each day late.

*Extreme circumstances do occur, and in the event that you miss school for more than a couple of days, we will make an alternative and acceptable plan for you. 

 

HELPFUL LINKS

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.  

Access your textbook online!   If you visit PearsonRealize you can access your textbook online.  Use your first name, period, last name, @, tvcs (First.Last@tvcs) for a user name and then the password you used to log in to take the pre-assessment test in August. 

New State Exam information for students and parents/guardians can be found at this link.  This includes a training test and guide.  

IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES (tests, quizzes, projects, essays)

Upcoming Vocabulary Quiz Dates (for all classes) - Friday, November 21

ENG I Honors - Movie review for A Midsummer Night's Dream due Monday, November 17

ENG II & ENG II Honors - Caesar Essay due November 19

Literacy Project - Quarter 2 Literacy Project is due Friday, December 12th

For the Quarter 2 Literacy Project students have the opportunity to select from the same project list used for the quarter 1 literacy project.  However, students must choose a different project from the list; they may not do the same project as they did in Quarter 1.  A PDF of those options is listed at the bottom of this page above the monthly calendar.  Students must have a book by Wednesday, October 22.  This book MUST come to class each day. Unprepared students will lose points from their final project grade. 

 

NEW VOCABULARY

Studying for vocabulary word quizzes - Please remember that your vocabulary words can be found in your textbook. They can be found in two places: within the right-hand margins of stories we are currently reading AND in the glossary at the back of the book. If you are not here on the day new vocabulary words are introduced with the daily bell ringer, you are responsible for getting those words from a classmate the day you return OR from the list below. 

Vocabulary words for the weeks of November 10 & 17

ENG I Honors - procure, unwieldy, predominant, gallant, exile, fickle, fray, pensive, wayward, dismal, ambiguities, haughty

ENG II & ENG II Honors - confounded, strife, spectacle, interred, discourse, condemned, chastisement, mirth, fawned, demeanor, disconsolate, misconstrued

Vocabulary words for the weeks of October 23 & November 3

ENG I Honors - discriminate, differentiate, assimilated, values, monologue, soliloquy, aside, archetype, lament, inevitable, enamored, enthralled, adversary, augmenting, grievance

ENG II & ENG II Honors - tragic hero, tragic flaw, hubris, hamartia, ethos, logos, pathos, servile, infirmity portentous, prodigious, augmented, entreated, insurrection, wrathfully

HOMEWORK

Posted as assigned...

 

 

Contact: Jennifer.Ramsell@tvcs.org

PDF documents
A Midsummer Night's Dream Movie Review - Play and movie comparison project
Caesar Recitation project - ENG II Honors Monologue Memorization/Analysis
Caesar Reflection Response Packet - Record your thoughts after each Act
ENG II Honors Maya Angelou Project - Compare/contrast excerpt and poem
ENG II Honors Plot Project - plot project with rubric
ENG II Letter of Rec/Acceptance Speech Project - Lynne Cox "Swimming to Antarctica" assignment
ENGII Grammar Packet - To be completed by Friday, November 21
ENGIIHonors Grammar Packet - To be completed by Friday, November 21
Essay Outline Help - Grade 9 - To organize your Conflict/Conformity Essay
Essay Prep PDF - PowerPoint of essay fundamentals
Julius Caesar Essay Prompt - Choose one of the prompts for your in class essay
Literacy Project - Literacy Project Choices
Midsummer movie review format - Be sure to include this information in your review
Midsummer Twitter Feed Project - Record your thoughts as a Twitter feed
Queen Mab Project - Choose from one of the attached projects
Who Was Caesar? - Mini-research project due Friday, October 31

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English I Honors - Act II/Act III Midsummer
English II - Julius Caesar Act II
English II Honors - Julius Caesar Act II/Act III

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English II - Julius Caesar Act II/Act III
English I Honors - Act III/Act IV Midsummer
English II Honors - Julius Caesar Act III/video excerpts

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English II - Julius Caesar Act III/video excerpts
English II Honors - Julius Caesar Act III/Act IV
English I Honors - Act V Midsummer

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English II - Julius Caesar Act III/Act IV
English II Honors - Julius Caesar Act IV
English I Honors - Midsummer

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English II Honors - Julius Caesar Act V
English II - Julius Caesar Act IV
English I Honors - Midsummer

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English I Honors - Midsummer/Iambic Pentameter
English II Honors - Julius Caesar
English II - Julius Caesar Act V

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English I Honors - Midsummer Review
English II - Julius Caesar Act V
English II Honors - Julius Caesar

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Progress Reports
English II Honors - Julius Caesar
English I Honors - Midsummer Test
English II - Julius Caesar

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English II - Writing Skills
English I Honors - Movie Review
English II Honors - Writing Skills

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English I Honors - Intro. Romeo & Juliet
English II Honors - Recitation project due
English II - Writing Skills

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English I Honors - Romeo & Juliet Prologue
English II - Writing Skills
English II Honors - Writing Skills

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English II Honors - Writing Skills
English II - Writing Skills
English I Honors - Romeo & Juliet

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English II Honors - Grammar
English II - Grammar
English I Honors - Romeo & Juliet

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English II - Grammar
English II Honors - Grammar
English I Honors - Romeo & Juliet

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English II - Grammar
English II Honors - Grammar
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Fall Break This Week!

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