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Advanced English A1, 2019-20

Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Harriman104
Time: Sunday 10:05AM - 10:50AM
Grades: 5-7


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  • Assigned on 09/15: Welcome Letter and Homework 1  |  
  • Assigned on 09/22: My Name Questions HW 2  |  
    Complete the questions to the best of your ability. If a question is too challenging, still give it your best try. We will discuss this in class on Sunday.
  • Assigned on 09/29: Final Name Narratives HW 3: Due 10/06  |  
  • Assigned on 10/6: Black Cat Part 2 HW 4: Due 10/20  |  
  • Assigned on 10/20: Black Cat Chart 3 HW 5: Due 10/27  |  
  • Assigned on 10/27:
    No homework
  • Assigned on 11/3: "7th Grade" short story: Vocabulary and Printing  |  
  • Assigned on 11/10: Read "Seventh Grade": Read and Plot Definitions  |  
  • Assigned on 11/17: Plot Diagram: Plot Diagram for "Seventh Grade"  |  
  • Assigned on 11/24:
    Go to the following link and print out the short story. If you have trouble with the link, the story is "Eleven," by Sandra Cisneros. You can look up the title and print it out PDF format. http://mcgrawlibrary.weebly.com/uploads/1/7/8/4/17841249/eleven_-_sandra_cisneros_-_narrative_example.pdf
  • Assigned on 12/8: homework: eleven essay  |  
  • Assigned on 12/15:
    Please look at the suggestions and corrections on your essay. Make the necessary improvements and bring a final draft to class (01/05/20)
  • Assigned on 01/5: music lyrics: what is the artist trying to say?  |  
  • Assigned on 01/12:
    No homework
  • Assigned on 01/19:
    Please complete your reflection piece and have it ready to hand in this coming Sunday.
  • Assigned on 01/26:
    Last Sunday 1/26/2020, Ms. Martocello gave you a pronoun worksheet to complete for homework. Please have it completed. I (Mrs. Palumbo) will be there this Sunday to go over it.
  • Assigned on 02/2:
    The only homework is to be prepared with what was due last week. Email me with any questions.
  • Assigned on 02/9: The Most Dangerous Game: Read and Answer Questions  |  
    If you are having trouble with the link, this is the homework: copy and paste this link in your browser and print out the story https://my.hrw.com/la_2010/na_lit/student/ebook_gr9/osp/data/u1_most_dangerous_se.pdf Once you have printed it out: 1. Staple all the pages together. 2. Begin reading from the title page. 3. You will answer questions (in your English notebook) as you read. The questions are on the printout. They are lettered A,B,C,etc. For example, your first question should state: A. CONFLICT Reread lines 16–21. What can you conclude about Rainsford from his conflict with Whitney? 4. Read up to line 333, “I can’t believe you are serious, General Zaroff. This is a grisly joke.” 5. I know all of you are avid readers and will want to read the entire piece and answer all the questions. PLEASE DON’T DO THAT! I ask that you follow directions and read up to line 333. We are going to complete the rest of the story as a class. 6. I will be checking your notebooks for your answers. 7. The vocabulary in this story is at an 8th-9th grade level; you can handle it. I am sure of it. There is also a word bank if you need it. 8. ENJOY!!
  • Assigned on 02/23:
    Please finish reading “The Most Dangerous Game.” Answer all the lettered questions that correspond with the reading. Your last lettered question is R. If you were not prepared last week, please look back at last weeks assignment on the homework board and have that work completed as well.
  • Assigned on 03/1:
    Your participation in class during textual analysis for "TMDG" was invigorating! We did not complete the story yet; therefore, if you have not completed the in-text questions, please have them completed by next class. We will be finishing the story next week and we will begin discussing conflict.
  • Assigned on 03/8: homework: conflict  |  
  • Assigned on 03/22:
  • Assigned on 03/29:
    Because we did not get to complete the textual analysis of "The Ransom of Red Chief" in class today, we will just continue next week. Yes, you have a break from homework.
  • Assigned on 04/5: Homework: Ransom Note  |  
  • Assigned on 04/19:
    Please look over your ransom notes and make the necessary edits. If you need to look through the outline that was originally assigned, please do so. I strongly suggest that. Resubmit your final draft.
  • Assigned on 04/26:
    Read the following short story. Write a brief summary telling me what the story is about. Summary should be at least 8-10 sentences long. Please type it and submit it. https://photos.state.gov/libraries/hochiminh/646441/vantt/The%20necklace.pdf
  • Assigned on 05/3: instruction: "Annabel Lee"  |  "Annabel Lee" PDF: Entire Poem  |  
  • Assigned on 05/10:
    No homework

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