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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.  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 project details will be discussed soon in class and posted here on the Teacher Connection page.  

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 in class often.  Click here to access the site.  

Homework for the week of August 25, 2014

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

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
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

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Orientation

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First Day of School

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English II Honors - TBD

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English II Honors - Summer Reading
English I Honors - Summer Reading
English II - Summer Reading

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English I Honors - Summer Reading
English II Honors - Summer Reading
English II - Summer Reading

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English II Honors - Summer Reading
English I Honors - Summer Reading
English II - Summer Reading

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English II Honors - Essay prep
English II - Essay prep
English I Honors - Essay prep

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English I Honors - Essay in class
English II - Essay in class
English II Honors - Essay in class

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English I Honors - Old Man at the Bridge
English II - Early Autumn
English II Honors - Early Autumn

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English I Honors - Old Man at the Bridge
English II Honors - Early Autumn
English II - Early Autumn

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English II Honors - The Leap
English II - The Leap
English I Honors - The Jade Peony

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English II - The Leap
English I Honors - The Jade Peony
English II Honors - The Leap

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English I Honors - The Jade Peony
English II - The Leap
English II Honors - The Leap

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English II - "The Leap" thesis and details
English I Honors - "The Jade Peony" thesis and details
English II Honors - "The Leap" thesis and details

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English II Honors - Elements of a Short Story
English I Honors - Elements of Short Story
English II - Elements of a Short Story

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English II - The Monkey's Paw
English II Honors - The Monkey's Paw
English I Honors - The Most Dangerous Game

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English I Honors - The Most Dangerous Game
English II Honors - The Monkey's Paw
English II - The Monkey's Paw

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English I Honors - The Most Dangerous Game
English II Honors - The Monkey's Paw
English II - The Monkey's Paw

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