Advanced English B2 (online), 2022-23

Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Online
Time: Saturday 11:15AM - 12:00PM
Grades: 7-8
Prerequisites: Adv. Engl A and teacher's permission
Material fee: $0.00

Description: Advanced English B: Students will read nonfiction and fiction. Certain topics from Advanced English A such as plot and the writing process will be reviewed. Many students, 12 and over, will be part of the Scholastic Art & Writing Award competition. Those under 12 will be part of School Nova’s writing competition. We are also going to be intensifying the vocabulary instruction this year, as requested!


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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:
    For those of you that completed the quiz, there is no homework. If you did not complete the work or it you were not in class last week, you must complete the quiz that is posted in "assignment post." Do not look answers up on the computer! I want to see what you already know, so that I can see what you need to be taught. Every student in this class is on a different level when it comes to learning; there are different grades in this class. Some of the questions may be above grade level and some may be below. You can guess on questions and you can leave answers blank. All I ask is that you try your best and DON"T CHEAT! Submit your work when you are done.
  • Assigned on 10/2:
    For those of you that received less than a 2 on your test, please make corrections and resubmit your work on Google Classroom. There will be no other homework. We will begin a story together, as a class, next week.
  • Assigned on 10/16: Homework: :The Masque of the Red Death"  |  
    Read up to the top of page 7, finish that paragraph. Finish the sentence, "But to the chamber which lies most westwardly ...remote gaieties of the other apartments." DO NOT READ PAST THIS POINT. While you are reading, write down any questions you may have about the story. I am going to give you time in the beginning of class to ask me these questions. If I see that no one has questions, I will assume you will all be ready to answer every question I have on all parts of the text up to the point that I asked you to read up to. After you read, or even during, underline vocabulary words you are unfamiliar with, then write them in a list on a separate piece of paper. You do not need to define them!
  • Assigned on 10/23: Homework : Print out text  |  
    Your ONLY homework is to print out the PDF of “The Masque of the Red Death.” We will discuss annotation in class. But for now, I only want you to come to class with a printed out copy of the text. Do not read at home. We will read as a class. *If for some odd reason, the link for the PDF doesn’t work, Google “The Masque of the Red death” PDF and then print out a pdf version of the text.
  • Assigned on 10/30: Homework: Close reading, ending "The Masque of the Red Death  |  
  • Assigned on 11/6:
  • Assigned on 11/13:
    Whether or not you were in class last week, you have the text to assist you with this week's homework. By studying Edgar Allan Poe's "The Masque of the Red Death," the reader can find multiple accounts of symbolism. Find your favorite example of symbolism in the text. Then look online for reliable sources/articles that discuss how that symbolism is being used in the text. Come to class with a vast amount of knowledge about each article, the articles printed out, and their websites. If you don't know where to find reliable sources, try searching the type of symbolism you are looking for, the title of the story ("The Masque of the Red Death"), and the words "scholarly articles."
  • Assigned on 11/20: Homework: Outline for "The Masque of the Red Death"  |  
  • 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 5 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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