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. Summer Reading has been assigned for students taking AP Language in the 2016-2017 school year. Please see the notice directly below this message and the PDF above the calendar below.
Summer Reading Update
Advanced Placement Language and Composition Students - Please see the PDF posted below for Summer Reading Assignment instructions. The website posted above this announcement has some helpful links to help you with your Rhetorical Devices Notebook, as well.
Grade 9 Honors Students - Please check back soon for a list of suggested summer reading books.
Google Chromebooks and the Google Education Platform - I am pleased to say that our pilot of the Google Classroom has gone well. In fact, my students have been an integral part of the decision to roll out the use of this technology schoolwide next year here at the high school. It is an exicting time and I thank all of my students for being so willing to learn something new.
NOTE: From this point on, all assignments will be posted in the Google Classroom. This Teacher Connection page serves as a reminder with upcoming deadlines and a few helpful resources in the links section above the calendar.
QUARTER END: It's hard to believe the school year is coming to a close. Be sure to keep your head in the game as we wrap up the final grades for this quarter. Just because there is no final exam in this class, we still work hard up until the last week.
Quarter 4 Literacy Project due Friday, May 6
Storyboard Project due Friday, May 13
The Odyssey Test Wednesday, May 10
The Odyssey Critical Reading/Literary Analysis questions are assigned as we come across them in our reading and due the next day
Personal Study of a myth - assignment posted in Google Classroom, due Friday, May 6
Greek gods and goddesses the second half of the quarter
Looking for resources to study this summer? You will find Free ACT Practice Tests here. There are a number of practice tests here for you to use to practice Grammar and Reading skills this summer. The bonus? You get ACT/SAT/FSA practice at the same time!
Access your textbook online! Please visit PearsonRealize.com and Log In using your school email account and the appropriate password for your class period (ramsell2nd, ramsell3rd, ramsell4th, or ramsell5th)
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.
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.