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.
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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. This is a VCHS project and it is a requirement for all students. Please remember to bring your book with you to class each day. Students will be given time to read during class when time allows. Specific projectdetails will be discussed soon in class and posted here on the Teacher Connection page.
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 in class often. Click here to access the site.
Vocabulary words for the week of September 2, 2014
ENG I Honors - palpable, scruples, indolently, grotesque, naive, futile
ENG II & ENG II Honors - grave, furtively, maligned, apathy, credulity, oppressive
Homework for the week of September 2, 2014
ENG II - finish reading "The Monkey's Paw" and complete 2-column journals by Wednesday, September 3, 2014
ENG I Honors - finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" and complete 2-column journals by Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Homework for the week of August 25, 2014
ENG II Honors homework for Thursday night: Finish 2-column journal entries for "The Monkey's Paw" - they will be collected and graded Friday!
ENG I Honors homework for Wednesday night: Read up to page 34 in the text ("The Most Dangerous Game") and make notes in your double-entry journal on setting, conflict, character and new vocabulary
ENG II Honors homework for Wednesday night: Read up to page 29 in the text ("The Monkey's Paw") and make notes in your double-entry journal on the predictions you have made and what you notice about plot and plot devices in the story.
ENG I Honors - Vocabulary QUIZ on Friday, be sure to study!
ENG II & ENG II Honors - Vocabulary QUIZ on Friday, be sure to study!
Vocabulary words for the week of August 25, 2014
ENG I Honors - appreciate, argument, articulate, controversy, issue
ENG II & ENG II Honors - compromise, motive, oppose, resolve, unify
Homework for week of August 18, 2014
Wednesday, August 20 - these assignments will be checked and graded in class on Thursday
ENG I Honors - finish annotating "The Jade Peony" to the best of your ability
ENG II & ENG II Honors -finish annotating "The Leap" to the best of your ability
Vocabulary Words for the week of August 18, 2014
ENG I Honors - amicable, antagonize, equity, grievance, mediate
ENG II & English II Honors - adversity, concession, negotiate, radical, reconciliation