Advanced English A2 online, 2022-23


Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Online
Time: Saturday 10:10AM - 10:55AM
Grades: 5-6
Prerequisites:
Material fee: $0.00


Description: Advanced English A: Students will read nonfiction and fictional short stories. They will define the plot structure. Students will learn the 5 stages of writing a proper essay. We will discuss poetry, then create it! Students will get the opportunity to show off their creative side.


Homeworks

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  • Assigned on 09/18:
    No homework on the 1st day of class. We must wait for the second day of classes to begin homework.
  • Assigned on 09/25:
    There is a quiz posted on Google Classroom. Read the instructions for each section carefully. Only answer the questions you know the answers to; DO NOT look up answers. Some questions will be above your grade level and some may be below. Just do your best. I want to see what you have learned in school so far. Please reach out to me if you do not know how to access the quiz. palumbo@schoolnova.org
  • Assigned on 10/2: Homework: "The Monkey's Paw" Vocabulary  |  
    Look at the list of vocabulary words. I wanted everyone to have the same definitions, therefore I have done all the hard work for you this week!! Your only job is to study. Start early because there are over 25 words. They will help you to understand the story we will be reading soon.
  • Assigned on 10/16: Homework: "The Monkey's Paw" Beginning  |  
    Please read the first 3 pages of "The Monkey's Paw" DO NOT READ AHEAD! Answer the following question in 7-10 sentence(NO MORE than 10 sentences): If you had 3 wishes, what would they be and WHY? Please submit answer to Google Classroom on a WORD doc. or GOOGLE doc.
  • Assigned on 10/23:
    There is no homework for this week. We will continue reading “The Monkey’s Paw” together, as a class, this Saturday.
  • Assigned on 10/30:
    Please finish reading the short story "The Monkey's Paw." When you have finished reading, I want you to answer the following questions: 1. What was the 3rd wish? 2. Who was at the door? 3. What was the final situation with their son? Submit answers on Google Classroom. I have attached another copy of "The Monkey's Paw" The link that I had, on Google Classroom, is no longer working. If you have a printed copy, you can use that too. They are the same.
  • Assigned on 11/6: Homework: 5 Paragraph Essay Structure  |  
  • Assigned on 11/13:
    In class this past Saturday, we discussed what you might like to write about in your 5 paragraph essay. If you were absent, that is ok. You can think up a topic you wish to argue. Remember, a thesis statement can not be a fact. I don't want you to write an essay about how ice is frozen water. That is already a proven fact. You will also hand in the 3 ideas you wish to discuss about your thesis. For example, your homework should look as followed: Thesis: Going to school is necessary because it is essential in learning how to read, write and do math. Each body paragraph will discuss the importance of going to school and how important it is to 1.) learn to read 2.) learn to write 3.) learn mathematics *Side note, and this in not part of your homework, you may think that my thesis is a fact, but it is not. My thesis CAN be argued. There are some people that can argue that going to school (or homeschooling) is not necessary and that everything you need to know can be learned through real-life experience. As long as your topic can be argued, you have a thesis!
  • Assigned on 11/20: Homework: Introduction for 5 Paragraph Essay  |  
  • Assigned on 12/4:
    Your new introduction should have at least 4 sentences (one of them is your thesis). It is a good idea to have your first sentence your thesis, the following, a supporting sentence, the following, the three ideas that you will be discussing in each of your three body paragraphs. This equals 5 sentences, but if you condense it into 4, that is fine. Hand in your revised introduction with enough time for me to grade it. That means no later than Thursday.
  • Assigned on 12/11:
    Now that you have your thesis statements and introduction, please start writing your first 2 body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should have no less than 4 sentences. If your sentences are only comprised of 3 words, don't count it. And you can ABSOLUTELY have more than 4 sentences in each body paragraph.
  • Assigned on 01/8:
    Please continue working on your essays. Insert (correlate) the edits into your work and then write your conclusion. WHEN YOU SUBMIT YOUR WORK THIS WEEK, IT SHOULD BE ONE COMPLETE ESSAY: INTRODUCTION, BODY PARAGRAPHS, AND ESSAY.
  • Assigned on 01/15:
    Your paper is due this Thursday at 8:00p.m. Papers MUST INCLUDE Introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion (conclusion must have at least 4 sentences). Papers handed in past the due date/time will receive a 5 point deduction.

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