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This Teacher Connection Page is dedicated to my 9th grade ENG I Honors students.  All 11th & 12th grade Advanced Placement Language & Composition students should refer to the class website and use the password provided to you in class on August 6.

Special Announcements

Google Chromebooks and the Google Education Platform - I am thrilled to say that our classroom is piloting the use of Google Chromebooks and the Google Education Platform this semester.  All students will be using Google applications to complete assignments for ENG I Honors.  This means we will be learning many new things that students are sure to find useful in a variety of classes.  We will collaborate on projects, share and edit with one another, maintain a digital portfolio, and much more as the quarter progresses. This is a great, unique opportunity and I am happy to have the chance to experience this new wave of technology with my students.  Our classroom will be as dynamic as ever and I look forward to rolling everything out in the coming weeks. Important dates will continue to be posted here for parents and students; however, the vast majority of the classroom assignments will be posted in the Google Classroom.  As long as the student has access to the Internet, connecting to the Google Classroom or Google Drive is just a couple of clicks away.  Students can use a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone.  Google Drive is PC/Windows and Mac-compatible.

Upcoming Assignments/Projects

  • Speech Analysis Project (PDF posted below) due, Monday, March 7 - LATE PROJECTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED - March 10 is the end of the quarter

Quiz/Test Dates

  • Grammar Quiz #5 (sentence diagramming of interjections) - Wed., February 24
  • Grammar Test, Wednesday, March 2

Homework

  • I will explain the speech analysis project the week of February 16; students will be expected to work on it outside of class in addition to a few days in class (please see the calendar-dates are subject to change based on testing schedule, etc.)

 Literacy Project

  • The Literacy Assignment for Quarter 3 has been eliminated to give us time to work together on FSA Writing development skills

 

Bell Ringers

Quarters 1 & 4 - Vocabulary words are introduced as bell ringers; additional work with words will happen as we work with the text. Students are expected, however, to study on their own for bi-weekly vocabulary quizzes, as well. Please use the calendar to look for quiz dates.  Click on the link provided that day on the calendar for a complete list of the words that will be on the quiz that day.

Quarters 2 & 3 - Grammar skills (parts of speech and sentence diagramming) will be practiced with daily bell ringers.  As we do with Vocabulary, we will quiz on grammar bi-weekly.  Students will be expected to study the parts of speech and practice diagramming at home to prepare for the quiz.  All quizzes are posted on the calendar below.

 

Helpful Links

  • Google Classroom link
  • 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.

 

Contact: Jennifer.Ramsell@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Argumentative Writing - overview for upcoming activities
ENG I Honors (9th) Classroom Policies -
ENG I Honors Syllabus -
LIBRARY CARD APPLICATION - Available to all students
Speech Analysis Project - written analysis and poster project

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English I Honors - Grammar Quiz - retake
English I Honors - On Summer

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English I Honors - "Libraries Face Sad Chapter"
English I Honors - Elements of Rhetoric

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English I Honors - Catch up day

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English I Honors - "The News"

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English I Honors - "The News"

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English I Honors - FSA Writing Work

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English I Honors - FSA Writing Work

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English I Honors - FSA Writing Work

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President's Day - no school

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English I Honors - "I Have a Dream"

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English I Honors - "I Have a Dream"

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English I Honors - "I Have a Dream"

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English I Honors - FDR's Inaugural Address

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English I Honors - FDR's "Nothing to Fear"

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English I Honors - Fireside Chats

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English I Honors - Grammar Quiz #5
English I Honors - Fireside Chats

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English I Honors - TED Talk

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English I Honors - TED Talk

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English I Honors - Speech Analysis Project






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