Advanced English C (online), 2021-22


Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Online
Time: Friday 4:20PM - 5:05PM
Grades: 8-12
Prerequisites: Adv. Engl B and teacher's permission
Material fee: 0.00


Description: Students learn how to annotate and analyze classic literature. They are taught to read a text to understand the author's purpose, a skill that will benefit them in high school and will help them on their college exams. Students will pick from multiple genres and submit their writing for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. They will be introduced to portions of standardized tests necessary for college.


Homeworks

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  • Assigned on 09/26: Homework : 15 Minute Question  |  
    You can check Google Classroom for your homework announcements as well.
  • Assigned on 10/3: Homework: Do you deserve a better grade?  |  
  • Assigned on 10/15: Homework: Taking a look at the Scholastic Writing Awards.  |  
  • Assigned on 10/22: Homework: Scholastic Outline  |  
    I want you to hand in an outline of what you are going to be writing about for the Scholastic Writing Awards. You have already looked over all of the categories. Now you have to create an outline for you writing. Tell us about your character's, the name of your town, what is the purpose of the piece, even get into the structure and order of the story. I am adding a general outline. I DO NOT want bullet point outlines. They do not tell me enough. If some of the outlines don't work, you can create one of your own. It just has to be able to hand in by Thursday night.
  • Assigned on 10/29: Homework: Develop your outline  |  
    See Homework descriptions here and on Google Classroom. Submit work on Google Classroom
  • Assigned on 11/7:
    Depending on what genre you are writing, I want you to complete up to at least the climax this week. If you are writing a genre that does not contain a climax, such as a personal memoir or a critical essay, please have half of your text written. Figure that the climax often comes half way through the story, so I have chosen the rest of the students to have half of their work done. If you have a strong outline, you should see exactly where you need to write up to.
  • Assigned on 11/12:
    For those of you that received edits, please correct your work. Many of you have to add a significant amount of text to your writing for it to be considered "up to the climax." It is your job to see how many words are necessary for your genre. This can be found on the following link https://www.artandwriting.org/gallery/writing. For those of you that handed in your work late, please leave it alone so that I can edit it and not have you working on it at the same time. Later tonight you can correct your work. Do not move on past the climax. All of you had some type of editing to do. Please do it. You will be working in groups next week. I know how much everyone loves groups : ) Make your work share-able!
  • Assigned on 11/21: Homework: Complete your scholastic writing  |  
  • Assigned on 12/5:
    REMEMBER your scholastic deadline is THIS MONDAY 11:59pm! All of you have a couple of repairs to make. Get it done and hand it in on https://www.artandwriting.org/regions/WRALNE. You have all worked so hard and I am very proud of you. Good luck! I can't wait to see the results. You are all winners to me.
  • Assigned on 12/12:
    Go to Google Classroom and fill out the form that has been provided for you to make-up last week's class.
  • Assigned on 12/19:
    Homework will be updated after this Wednesday’s (12/22/2021) make-up class.
  • Assigned on 01/9:
    Due to copy write guidelines, your work will only be posted on Google Classroom for this week.
  • Assigned on 01/16:
    Due to copy write guidelines, your work will only be posted on Google Classroom for this week. This update has to continue on the Schoolnova website until I am done with the work I am doing out of the ACT book.
  • Assigned on 01/23:
    Due to copy write guidelines, your work will only be posted on Google Classroom for this week. This update has to continue on the Schoolnova website until I am done with the work I am doing out of the ACT book.
  • Assigned on 01/30:
    Due to copy write guidelines, your work will only be posted on Google Classroom for this week. This update has to continue on the Schoolnova website until I am done with the work I am doing out of the ACT book.
  • Assigned on 02/13:
    I will post your homework on Google Classroom for this assignment. It will be posted on 2/16/2022.
  • Assigned on 02/27: Homework: Writing like Hernando Téllez  |  
  • Assigned on 03/13: Homework: No homework  |  
    There is no homework this week. If you did not do your homework for last week, read Toni Cade Bambara's short story "Raymond's Run." See attached pdf.
  • Assigned on 03/20:
    Please complete sentences that you started in class on Friday. The best way to do it is to listen to the audio of "Raymond's Run," and then complete the sentences. Audio is in a link below. If you were not in class Friday, you will not be able to complete the sentences (I will speak to you next Friday). Therefore, please just listen to the audio for better understanding of the short story "Raymond's Run." Gog to the following link and listen http://activeread.org/raymondsrun/
  • Assigned on 03/27: Homework: Raymond's Run Questions  |  
  • Assigned on 04/3: Homework: "RR" Essay  |  
  • Assigned on 04/10:
    Everyone should have handed in your Introduction at this point. You now have 9 days to write a 5-7 paragraph essay about "Raymond's Run." The due date is next Wednesday! You have all shown me your thesis. Now you must take that thesis statement and write your introduction (many of you have done this as well), 3-5 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Your introduction must contain at least 4-7 sentences and your conclusion must have 4-6 sentences. When you are done typing your essay, read it out loud so that all minor errors are cleared up. You will be able to hear your mistakes. Look at the due date. Don't just assume when this is supposed to be due.
  • Assigned on 04/24:
    Please take the useful information given to you, by your classmate, during Peer Review and make the necessary changes on your Essay. If you wish to hand in your essay on Tuesday, I will check it and hand it back so that I can review and edit it as well. Then I will give you a final grade on Friday April 29th. If you do not wish to hand it in early, see the posted date on Google Classroom.
  • Assigned on 05/1:
    You Won! Your final assignment is an open writing assignment. You will write in the genre of your choice. This week you will hand in the beginning of your piece. Either hand in the first page of writing OR you can hand in a complete outline of your story. In the outline I want to know the plot, characters (names), when does the story take place, what is the "problem" in the story, where is the story taking place, how does the story end. Make sure there are no loose ends with characters. Make sure they all have a purpose; if not, get rid of them.

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