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Next Vocabulary Test, Chapter 3, §1-5: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Next Literature Test:
Next AmLit Test, AmLit_1c Settlers: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Please look at and, if you determine they are worthy, install these utilities on your personal computer. 

I have them running on my systems and I find them quite useful. 

googleDrive synchronization utility ||  googleTalk web browser plugin

Google Classroom Quick Link: gClassroom
Google Mail Quick Link: gMail
Google Drive Quick Link: gDrive

<== Composition Model link just to the left.

2018/2019 Classes

Homework Assignments:
All homework assignments are posted on MMS. 
Please refer to this *DAILY* to remain current. Typically, homework assignments have a value of "2" points. Total points awarded when completed on-time. Half-points awarded when one-day late. Zero points beyond that. Homework is preparation for class; if you are not prepared, there are no points. If you do not have it completed on the day of, or the day after, you should still complete it. As with Math and Science, many concepts build on earlier concepts.
 
Daily Expectations:
-On-Time Arrival
-English Notebook in class everyday
-Textbook while studying one of the eight literature units
-Novel while studying one of the non-textbook works.

Mobile Devices
I highly encourage the use of mobile devices in the classroom. All units provide content for these devices. However, only registered devices may be used. Please register your device before using it in the classroom. Also, keep any and all social media uses turned off and logged out during class.

Make-Up Test Policy:
All tests missed due to illness must be taken within the six day cycle. On the seventh day, a zero shall be entered as a score for a missed examination. For example, if a test is given on a "B" day, you must take the exam on one of the subsequent six school days, the last one being the next "B" day. On the seventh day, "C," you will receive a zero for the missed exam. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for the makeup exam. Any students utilizing THS Instructional Support will have exams scheduled from there.

Electronic Submissions
Many assignments require electronic submission to a class drop folder. The email address for the drop folder for your class is in the GoogleGroup for your section. Add this address to your contacts in both your Google account as well as your favorite email application. Be sure to email your files "as an attachment" and not a link. You will receive an acknowledgment for a successful submission. Unless otherwise instructed, use the Adobe Acrobat portable document format (.pdf) for your files. Also, keep a copy of all files in the Eng2 shared folder on your THS GoogleDrive.

Filename: lastName ddMon shortName v#

Drop Folder addresses:
See the googleGroup for your class. You will receive an email for your classroom group over the first week of class. You will submit certain drafts and final submissions of graded work to this folder via email attachment. We will, as a class, create a contact in your THS account for this drop folder.

Academic English 2

Designed for highly motivated college-prep students, this literature-based course requires individuals to read, write, and analyze on highly critical levels. Students who choose this course must actively participate in discussion on a regular basis and complete 3 independent major literary works, a formal class presentation, and numerous genres of American literature from 1800 to the present. Also included in this course is a major study of William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

(Eng2A Back To School Night Presentation available for download at bottom of page.)


Honors English 2


This course is a weighted college preparatory course. Students are expected to develop all skills in English 2. However, Honors students spend less time on basics and more time on intensive study of individual genres of literature. Students in this course move beyond expository writing to more varied forms. Four summer reading and writing assignments are required for admission into this course in September. It is important that prospective Honors students realize that summer reading is not an optional activity: it is integral to the program. Sample readings include: The Glass Menagerie, The Chosen, The Grapes of Wrath, The Scarlet Letter,
and My Antonia. Participation in the Scholastic Writing (2 different genres) and Voice of Democracy contests is mandatory.

(Eng2H Back To School Night Presentation available for download at bottom of page.)

Fundamentals of Speech

This course concentrates on two of the most vital communication skills: speaking before a group and active listening for effective use of the information. It is a basic course in development of communication attitudes and skills with a view to enabling the student to feel comfortable and competent in public speaking ventures. The course includes exercises in the oral interpretation of literature; the organization, delivery, and evaluation of various types of speeches; and participation in panels or symposiums. The theories of Basic Communication are also stressed. 

(Speech Back To School Night Presentation available for download at bottom of page.)








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