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Hello ENG I Honors, ENG II and ENG II Honors students.  

Please read this page closely to be certain you are reading the information for your specific class.  I will update this page regularly to keep you up-to-date with deadlines and assignments, and to share useful information that will help you become the most successful student you can be.  

CLASSROOM DONATIONS: 'Tis the season!  The sneezing and sniffling has begun.  If you have the means to help out with the need for tissues in my classroom, I would greatly appreciate your tissue donation.  Please send a box in with your student to help us make him/her and their classmates more comfortable as they battle allergies and germs.  Thank you in advance!

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. 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES

ENG I Honors Progress Quiz on Wednesday, October 1

Quiz to cover material from Unit 1 thus far (reading and grammar)

Literacy Project - due Friday, October 3! 

Every quarter students will read one book independently and complete a Literacy Project (projects will vary and students will have the opportunity to choose the kind of project they wish to complete from a list of ideas provided by me).  The project list is posted below with the other PDF documents.  Please remember to bring your book with you to class each day.  Students will be given time to read during class when time allows.  

ENG I Honors, ENG II and ENG II Honors Upcoming Vocabulary Quizzes Friday, October 3 & Friday, October 17, 2014

All classes take a quiz on the vocabulary words given over a two week period of time

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. I also list the weekly words below.  

Vocabulary words for the weeks of September 22 & September 29, 2014

ENG I Honors - (given week of 9/22) precluded, afflicted, explicit, recoiling, subsided, reverie, dishevelment, perverse, fertile, comprehension, humble, (from the week of 9/29) imminent, infallibility, precariously

ENG II and ENG II Honors - (given week of 9/22) tempering, ingratiating, scrutinized, endeavored, falteringly, delusion, convoluted, reveling, (given week of 9/29) interminable, equilibrium, gauge, buffer

HOMEWORK

Homework for the week of September 29, 2014

ENG I Honors due Wednesday, October 1 - Read "The Girl Who Can" in the textbook and do questions 1 & 2 on page 107 (Comparing Points of View) we will discuss Wednesday

Homework for the week of September 22, 2014

ENG I Honors due Tuesday, September 23 - Characterization & Cause and Effect Worksheet in response to "Rules of the Game"

ENG II due Tuesday, September 23 - Irony & Paradox examples worksheet in preparation for Wednesday's essay

ENG II Honors due Tuesday, September 23 - Read "Like the Sun" and "The Open Window" on pages 85-88 in textbook and then complete Irony & Paradox examples worksheet in preparation for Wednesday's essay

ENG I Honors due Thursday, September 25 - reread "The Cask of Amontillado" and answer questions 4 & 5 on page 91

Contact: Jennifer.Ramsell@tvcs.org

PDF documents
10th Summer Reading Essay Assign. - ENG II/ENG II Honor Summer Rdng Essay Assignment.
9thSummerReadingAssign - ENG I Honors summer reading essay assignment
ENG II Honors Plot Project - plot project with rubric
English I & English I Honors Summer Reading Assign - Read, annotate and prepare for your first essay
English II Summer Reading Assignment - Read, annotate and prepare for your first essay
Essay Prep PDF - PowerPoint of essay fundamentals
Invictus and Alive poems - 9th grade poems from Aug. 13
Invictus and The Second Coming (poems) - 10th grade poems from Aug. 13
Literacy Project - Literacy Project Choices

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English II Honors - Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket
English I Honors - Skills Test
English II - Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket

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English II Honors - Swimming to Antarctica
English II - Swimming to Antarctica
English I Honors - The Scarlet Ibis

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Literacy Project Due for All Classes
English I Honors - The Scarlet Ibis

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English II - Occupation: Conductorette
English I Honors - The Scarlet Ibis
English II Honors - Occupation: Conductorette

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English I Honors - Much Madness.../My English
English II Honors - Upside of Quitting
English II - Upside of Quitting

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English II Honors - The Winning Edge
English I Honors - My English
English II - The Winning Edge

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English I Honors - The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth
English II - Science Fiction and the Future
English II Honors - Science Fiction and the Future

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Columbus Day - no school

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English I Honors - Blue Nines and Red Words
English II - Writer's Toolbox

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English I Honors - Blue Nines and Red Words

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English I Honors - Essay

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English I Honors - Essay

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Report Cards

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