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Here on my Teacher Connection page you will find information about the three courses I teach: English I Honors, English II and English II Honors.  Please read 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.  Trust me, English is an important course, one that will provide you with many valuable skills.  Language Arts is the art of communication, and no matter what path you choose in life, you will need to communicate in some way, shape or form.  I look forward to helping you shape your future.  

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!

Literacy Project

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).  UPDATE: This list is now 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.  

Vocabulary Words - studying for vocab 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 story we are currently working with AND in the glossary at the back of the book. I also list the weekly words below.  

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

Vocabulary Quiz Friday, September 19, 2014

ENG I Honors, ENG II and ENG II Honors - all classes will take a vocab quiz on the 10 vocabulary words as listed below

Vocabulary words for the weeks of September 8 & September 15, 2014

ENG I Honors - (given on 9/2) palpable, scruples, indolently, grotesque, naive, futile  (update: new words given on 9/11) pungent, prodigy, benevolently, malodorous, retort, concession

ENG II & ENG II Honors - (given on 9/2) grave, furtively, maligned, apathy, credulity, oppressive   (update: new words given on 9/11) disreputable, inaudibly, amenable, dissent, destitute, commiserate

ENG I Honors and ENG II Honors Presentations on Tuesday, September 16, 2014!

Presentations during class...be prepared to take this project seriously!

Homework for the week of September 15, 2014

ENG II period 2 for Thursday - complete the vocabulary exercises on page 60 and the adjective/adverb exercises on page 62 (Practice A & B only)

ENG II - Finish reading "Civil Peace" beginning on page 52 in preparation for class Wednesday, September 17

Homework for the week of September 8, 2014

ENG I Honors - finish classwork from Wednesday (p.59) questions 5-9 due Thursday, September 11

ENG II - 2-column notes for "The Street of the Canon" due Wednesday, September 10

ENG II - finish classwork from Wednesday (p. 51) questions 3, 4, 9 due Thursday, September 11

ENG II Honors - plot project due Friday, September 12

 

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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1
Labor Day - no school

2
English II Honors - Pre-test Exam
English I Honors - Pre-test Exam
English II - Pre-test Exam

3
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
English I Honors - Pre-test Exam
English II - Pre-test Exam
English II Honors - Pre-test Exam

4
English I Honors - Language Study/Parts of Speech
English II Honors - Language Study/Nouns
English II - Language Study/Nouns

5
English II Honors - Language Study/Nouns
English II - Language Study/Nouns
English I Honors - Language Study/Parts of Speech

6

7

8
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
English II - The Street of the Canon
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon

9
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
Progress Reports
English II - The Street of the Canon
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon

10
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon
English II - The Street of the Canon
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi

11
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
English II - The Street of the Canon

12
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
English II - Ted Talk
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon

13

14

15
English II Honors - The Street of the Canon
English I Honors - The Gift of the Magi
English II - Pre-assessment Exam

16
English II Honors - Presentations
English I Honors - Presentations
English II - Civil Peace

17
English II Honors - Pre-assessment Exam
English I Honors - Pre-assessment Exam
English II - Civil Peace

18
English II - Paradox & Irony
English II Honors - Civil Peace
English I Honors - Rules of the Game

19
English I Honors - Rules of the Game
English II - Like the Sun
English II Honors - Civil Peace

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English I Honors - Rules of the Game
English II - The Open Window
English II Honors - Like the Sun

23
English II - Compare/Contrast Essay
English II Honors - The Open Window
English I Honors - The Cask of Amontillado

24
English II - Writing Assignment
English II Honors - Writing Assignment

25
English II Honors - Skills Test
English II - Skills Test

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29
English II Honors - Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket
English II - Contents of a Dead Man's Pocket

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





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