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Advanced English B2 (online), 2021-22

Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Online
Time: Friday 5:25PM - 6:10PM
Grades: 7-8
Prerequisites: Adv. Engl A or teacher's permission
Material fee: $0.00

Description: 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 09/26: Homework : 15 Minute Question  |  
    You can always check Google Classroom for your homework postings
  • Assigned on 10/3: Homework: Do you deserve a better grade?  |  
  • Assigned on 10/15: Homework: First look at Scholastic Writing Awards  |  
  • Assigned on 10/22: Homwork: Basic Outline For Scholastic  |  
    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  |  
  • 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:
    Please finish writing your stories, essays, memoires, etc. Do not worry about grading right now, just get your work in to me. The work is due this Friday, then you have the entire week off. Enjoy! Be thankful, be grateful.
  • Assigned on 12/5:
    Look at your paper. Make sure that there are no suggestions left in the margins. Read your piece out loud to someone in your house. If you can read your story straight through without having to stop and correct anything, then it is ready for it's final grade. Therefore, you have NO HOMEWORK. I don't want to see any of my comments on your final piece. Congratulations on a job well done. Your writing assignments were well thought out and properly followed the writing process. I am proud of you. Next week we begin a new project.
  • 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:
    Because we did not finish going over the passages in class last week, there will be no homework this week. I want to discuss ALL of your answers and ALL of the annotations. For those of you that did not complete the homework last week, you have been given an opportunity to get the work done. Please get it done!
  • 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:
    Please complete your final copy of your writing assignment "Irritating Student." Look for corrections made by myself or Mr. Palumbo. Once corrections have been made, I will reevaluate your papers to possibly change grades.
  • Assigned on 03/13: "Raymond's Run" Audio: Listening to Audio Version of "Raymond's Run"  |  
  • Assigned on 03/20: Homework: "Raymond's Run" Hardships  |  
  • Assigned on 03/27:
    For those of you that didn't complete last week's homework, please take a look and complete it.
  • Assigned on 04/3:
    There will be no homework this week. We need to work on your thesis statements in class together before you move foreword.
  • Assigned on 04/10:
    You have 9 days to write a 5-7 paragraph essay on the hardships found in "Raymond's Run." You have all shown me your thesis. Now you must take that thesis statement and write your introduction, 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:
    Make the necessary corrections on your essay and submit it for a grade or a grade change.
  • Assigned on 05/1: Homework: "The Yellow Wall-Paper"  |  
    Read pages 649-652 of "The Yellow Wallpaper," by Charlotte Perkins Stetson. When you are done, please write a paragraph telling me what you have learned so far about the narrator and the story.

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