CLASSES THROUGH QUARANTINE: APRIL 13 - MAY 22
First and foremost, I MISS YOU GUYS!!! I hope you are all doing as well as can be during this crazy time. Drop me a line any time at email@example.com - hearing from you makes my day! :)
The last five weeks of classes will be online or through packet pick-up/drop-off at the school. Check your @ladecharter email accounts for more information on packet pick-up and to access other resources/information that may help you.
For packet work, click HERE. Alternatively, you can work on (or continue working on, if you already started) any of the assignments listed below.
To get class info through the Remind App, click here.
Pick any TWO assignment options below (both due by Friday, May 22):
1) STUDENTS IN GRADES 10-12: Practice for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)! Click HERE to go to the College Board SAT Suite of Assessments. There are SO many options for practice: there is a Practice App, you can practice taking tests on Khan Academy, look at sample questions, and take practice tests directly through the website (you don't actually need a printer to do this - just paper and a pencil and be sure to number your answers). You can earn credit for this option towards my class by doing any of the practice tests. ONLY do the ELA parts of the test (Reading, Writing and Language) and e-mail me with your answers at firstname.lastname@example.org (whether it's a picture of your answer sheet or sharing your answers with me if you do anything on Khan Academy). Let me know if you have questions!
2) STUDENTS IN GRADE 9: You will most likely take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) as 10th graders, and there is practice available for you. Click HERE to go to the College Board PSAT Suite of Assessments. You can review sample questions, start practicing on Khan Academy, and take a practice test directly through the website (you don't actually need a printer to do this - just paper and a pencil and be sure to number your answers). You can earn credit for this option towards my class by doing any of the practice tests. ONLY do the ELA parts of the test (Reading, Writing and Language) and e-mail me with your answers at email@example.com (please e-mail me with a very clear picture of your answer sheet). Let me know if you have questions! NOTE: NMSQT stands for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Most likely you will just take the PSAT, but there is no reason you can't practice with the PSAT/NMSQT practice tests as well.
3) STUDENTS IN PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: IF you happened to take any of the Flight Essay papers (the outline or Thesis Statement Brainstorm) home with you, continue working on them if you are able to. I know it's not possible to do without the book if you are still looking for citations (quotes), but if there are ANY parts you can work on without the book, do those! Put a star next to each new section you complete, take clear pictures, and email them to me. No, we won't finish the essay, but working on these planning papers is excellent essay-prepping (brainstorming/outlining) practice!
4) STUDENTS IN PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: IF you have access to a computer or GoogleDocs (which is an app you can download on your phones, too), type your introduction paragraph, or finish the paragraph if you already started it. Please ONLY do this if you have the outline and Thesis Statement Brainstorm at home, and please ONLY type the introduction paragraph (first paragraph of the essay). Be sure to use MLA format and have a heading (reference the guidelines for doing this HERE if you aren't sure what the MLA format and heading should look like). No, we won't finish the essay, but working on writing these paragraphs is excellent practice! Share what you get done with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5) STUDENTS IN PERIODS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6: IF you already shared your introduction paragraph (or any other paragraph) with me for the essay, work on resolving the comments I made and make sure you hit the RESOLVED button in the comment AFTER you fix it so I know you attempted to make each correction. No, we won't finish the essay, but working on these corrections is excellent writing/editing practice! NOTE: I will only make the comments/help you with your writing of the paragraph(s) if you shared your essay with me directly. Please share it with me directly - don't just leave it in your English folder.
6) ALL STUDENTS IN ALL PERIODS: Read a book and write a book report! See tips for writing a book report here and a sample book report here. You can read books you already have at home as long as they're academically appropriate (if you're not sure, e-mail me the title and author and I'll let you know if it's okay). You can check out Project Gutenberg (online) for Ebooks. I HIGHLY recommend any of the titles under their Top 100: https://www.gutenberg.org/browse/scores/top, but in particular:
-The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
-Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
-Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecroft Shelley
-Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll
-Dracula by Bram Stoker
-The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
-Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriett Beecher Stowe
-The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
-The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Share your book report with me when complete at email@example.com.
7) ALL STUDENTS IN ALL PERIODS: Do any of the other extra credit assignments already listed on the class pages. Examples: Learn a new language on Duolingo (there is an app you can download or you can just work through the website). You will need to join a specific class by clicking on the links on your specific class page - otherwise I won't be able to see that you've completed anything. Let me know when you join one of the classes through the links, tell me which language you'd like to learn, and I'll assign content to you directly.
You can also watch the movie "Finding Forrester" (available on YouTube or GooglePlay) and answer the accompanying questions about it here (if you don't have a printer, it's okay - I only need to see your answers, numbered, on a piece of paper - which you can do on Google Docs then e-mail to me), etc.
8) ALL STUDENTS IN ALL PERIODS: Write a movie/documentary review. Several of these are available on Netflix; others you'll find on YouTube, Hulu, GooglePlay, DisneyPlus etc. Click HERE for directions for how to write the review. The review only needs to be one page in length. The movie should be academically appropriate. Below are some options, but you can also e-mail me the title of something else you have in mind and I'll let you know if it's okay.
-When They See Us
-Alone in Berlin
-Remember the Titans
-Dances with Wolves
-The Green Mile
Share your review with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If I have any other bright ideas I'll continue to add them. If you have a different idea for a project/assignment in regards to English, you can always run it by me. Please e-mail me at email@example.com with any questions/concerns.
Love to you all,