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Important Ramsell Homeroom (period 1) Notice
Drama Unit(October 22-November 14)
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.
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: http://www.fsassessments.org/. This includes a training test and guide.
IMPORTANT DEADLINES AND DATES
Upcoming Vocabulary Quizzes (for all classes) - Wednesday, October 22; Friday, October 31; Friday, November 14
ENG II - Scriptwriting Project on Conflict and Perseverance due Tuesday, October 21
ENG I Honors - Narrative or Argumentative Essay on Conflict & Conformity due Tuesday, October 21
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.
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 October 6 and October 13, 2014
ENG I Honors - discerning, prevail, bilingual, enumerated, accentuated, prejudice, solidarity, credentials, allegedly, monotonous, squelching (following three words added 10/13) calculating, symmetrical, prime
ENG II and ENG II Honors - indignation, hypocrisy, dexterous, curdled, empirical, poignant, provocative, opined (following four words added 10/13) tenacious, commencement, exploit, succumb
Homework for the week of October 20, 2014
ENG II & ENG II Honors - Final Conflict & Perseverance Scripts due Tuesday, October 21
ENG I Honors - Conflict & Conformity Essay due Tuesday, October 21
Homework for the week of October 13, 2014
ENG II - Finish character worksheet for class on Thursday, October 16
(Questions that appeared on the board: What kind of mood is he/she in right now? What is the character's background? Think about his/her history, family, education, job, past experiences, etc. How might this background affect what he/she says and does? Think about vocabulary, attitude, etc.)
ENG II Honors - Finish character worksheet for class on Wednesday, October 15
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 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
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 Outline Help - Grade 9 - To organize your Conflict/Conformity 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