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Advanced English A3 (online), 2021-22

Teacher: Kara Palumbo

Room: Online
Time: Friday 6:15PM - 7:00PM
Grades: 5-6
Material fee: $0.00

Description: 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.


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  • Assigned on 09/26: Homework: 15 Minute Question  |  
    Along with what is posted here, please always look for your homework on Google Classroom.
  • Assigned on 10/3: Homework: Do you deserve a better grade?  |  
  • Assigned on 10/15: Homework: "Annabel Lee"  |  
    1.First thing to do for homework is to read the poem "Annabel Lee," by Edgar Allan Poe." Then move on to the vocabulary word assignment. 2. Attached are vocabulary words from Edgar Allan Poe's poem "Annabel Lee." Please define them, but DO NOT use a dictionary. The only way to define the words is by trying to understanding the text. Use the poem as your dictionary! I know you can do this. Have this handed in no later than Thursday night. 3. We will go over this poem together on Fridays.
  • Assigned on 10/22: Homework: "The Raven"  |  
    This Edgar Allan Poe classic is definitely above your grade level, but what does that truly mean? That I don't push you? That I shouldn't challenge you? NO! I think if you read this, stanza by stanza and tell me what you believe each stanza could possibly be about (no cheating, you are in an advanced English class for a reason). I believe with patience, you can truly find an understanding of this great poem. Just like last week, come to class on Friday being able to teach the class, what you know, about Edgar Allan Poe's poem. This poem contains 18 stanzas. Therefore, your homework will consist of 18 sentence (more if you need it) explaining each stanza. You will be handing this in online. There is a lot of grammar that you will not know from this poem as well as Old English. Don't get discouraged. we will cover it all in . We will cover it in class.
  • Assigned on 10/31:
    We will be working on reading comprehension and vocabulary this upcoming Friday. Your upcoming, short story, reading assignment HAS NOT been attached. I didn't want anyone to get ahead of themselves and read it. We will read and analyze together. You have no homework this week.
  • Assigned on 11/7:
    Write a paragraph telling me what your most prized "possession" is. If you are being extra creative, it doesn't have to be tangible. Think about Della; her most prized possession is (was) her hair. But she was willing to get rid of it so that she would have enough money to buy her husband a proper Christmas Gift. What I mean by a "proper gift," is that the gift is not cheap, it shows how much she loves him. Write about your possession. What makes your possession so wonderful? What makes it so special to you? Would you sell it if you needed money? Let's say that, for the purpose of this paragraph, I am telling you, you HAVE TO give it away or sell it. How much will you ask for it? How does the sale go? What do you do with the money?
  • Assigned on 11/21:
    There is no homework and no class this upcoming Friday. Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Assigned on 12/5: Homework: Figurative Writing Assignment  |  
  • 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: Homework: "All Summer in a Day"  |  
    Students, there is something wrong with the button that sets the date for the homework. This is the homework for your class on 1/14/2022. It will be due 5:00pm 1/20/2022. It's clearly written up on Goggle Classroom, which is where I always suggest you look at your homework.
  • Assigned on 01/16: Homework: Imagery in Literature  |  
  • Assigned on 01/23:
    Continue writing where Ray Bradbury stopped. Continue the story for at least two more paragraphs. What happens next? Keep consistent with the characters already created. Do not plagiarize your answer. If you already wrote your answer on last weeks assignment, please copy and paste it in this assignment so that I can provide you with a grade.
  • Assigned on 01/30:
    Go to Google Classroom to find document containing the list of vocabulary words. Define each of these words with SIMPLE DEFINITIONS. I ask that you use simple definitions so you are able to memorize them! Be sure to familiarize yourself with the words and their meanings.
  • Assigned on 02/6: Homework: "The Most Dangerous Game" Part 1  |  
  • 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 03/13:
    Check to see that all your conflicts are highlighted and labeled. If so, then you have NO homework this week. We will begin writing an essay on conflict next week in class. We will work on the majority of the essay together.
  • Assigned on 03/20: Conflict Quote "TMDG": First part of "TMDG" essay  |  
  • Assigned on 04/3:
    NO HOMEWORK I want to work with you all on this upcoming task, since their was some confusion this past Friday.
  • Assigned on 04/10:
    I know I reminded almost all of you at the end of class on Friday that you had to finish your essays, but I wanted to leave one last reminder. Please complete your "The Most Dangerous Game" essay. You already have your thesis; build your essay around that and you will be fine.
  • Assigned on 04/24:
    Please complete your "The Most Dangerous Game" Essay. You have your thesis, therefore you can write and complete your essay.
  • Assigned on 05/1:
    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.
  • Assigned on 05/8:
    Finish reading “The Yellow Wallpaper” and, in a well organized paragraph, tell me what you believe was going on on the last page/page and a half.

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