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Mrs. Thomas

Email: 
scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us
Classes Taught: 
English 11

Thursday, Jan. 19th  

 

1.  Pick a prompt. EOC Writing Prompts

 

2.  Prewrite.

What is the issue?  

What is your position on this issue?

 What are the reasons why I have this position?  

What are examples that support my reasons?  

 

3.  Write your rough draft.  You will type this tomorrow. 

 

When finished, take the Comma Vs. Semicolon Quiz if you haven't taken it. Take Quiz #2 if you need to retake it. 

 

Comma VS Semicolon Quiz #1





 

Wednesday, Jan. 18th  

 

Go to http://digital.readworks.org/

 

Complete your work from yesterday (complete one Readworks Digital

 

article and your written summary). Written Summaries should

 

include: 

 

(type them with Google Docs, or write on your own paper)

 

  • Summarize this article in two sentences or more.  

  • Find a quote from the article that shows the main idea.  

  • Write the quote, then explain it in one or more sentences.  

  • What is your opinion on the topic of this essay?  

  • Why do you have this opinion?

  • What is the most important part of this article?  

  • Why?

 

Type your answers on your Google Docs account, and send them to me (scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us).  You may write your answers on paper and hand them in to the substitute. 

 

Choose another ReadWorks article to complete (total of two).  Use this

 

link:  http://digital.readworks.org/

 





 

Tuesday, January 17th


 

Follow these directions, and behave for my substitute, please :)

 

1.  Go to Readworks Digital http://digital.readworks.org/

 

2.  Read at least ONE article, then answer the online questions (classwork grade)

 

3.  When you are finished with the article and questions, complete these tasks:

(type them with Google Docs, or write on your own paper)

 

  • Summarize this article in two sentences or more.  

  • Find a quote from the article that shows the main idea.  

  • Write the quote, then explain it in one or more sentences.  

  • What is your opinion on the topic of this essay?  

  • Why do you have this opinion?

  • What is the most important part of this article?  

  • Why?

 

Type your answers on your Google Docs account, and send them to me (scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us).  You may write your answers on paper and hand them in to the substitute. 

 

 

 





Thursday, January 12th

 

1. If you have taken the quizzes, go to

 

http://digital.readworks.org/

 

and complete at at least ONE article.

 

 

2. Review the Slideshow we used last week. 

Comma, Colon, and Semicolon Slideshow

 

3.  Play the Review Games Below, then take your Comma VS. Semicolon Quiz Version 1 or 2

 

Play these review games about grammar and punctuation usage:

 

http://www.savethecomma.com/game/

 

 http://mrnussbaum.com/xsurgeons-play

 

http://esl.fis.edu/grammar/correctText/sentences.htm

 

https://grammar.quill.org/play/pf?anonymous=true&uid=-K0rnIIF_iejGqS3XPJ8

 

http://mrnussbaum.com/semicolonwars-play

 

https://www.quia.com/rr/326395.html

 

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=semicolons-colons-co...

 

4.  Take the 2004 Practice Test if you haven't finished it yet: (link below)

 

Practice Test Link:  http://powertest.powerschool.com/VA_AMHERST/v7/secure/

 

Go to iTest 7 and take the 2004 Writing Practice Test




 

 

The Lancers are the Team of the Week on WSET 13:

 

http://wset.com/sports/high-school-sports/amherst-co-lancers-basketball-...  

 

More footage of the game: 

http://wset.com/sports/high-school-sports/amherst-boys-brookville-girls-...

 

 



 

Tuesday, January 3rd

Use this Power Point to review use of colons, semicolons, and commas:  

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1vfBMI4kE3M0JmOpsm0H2J3_cB52xbdFg...

 

Complete this study guide as you view the Slideshow:

 

Colon & Semicolon PPT Study Guide

 



WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4TH

Complete the study guide using the podcast and the text of the podcast at the link below:

 

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/semicolons

 




 


 

The EOC Writing SOL Writing Multiple Choice SOL will be given March 20th-March 24th, 2017.

 

The Reading EOC SOL will be May 2017.

 




January 3-6,2017 Answer sheet for Practice SOL tests:

 

http://www.pen.k12.va.us/testing/sol/released_tests/2013/answer_sheet_fo...

 




 

Friday, December 9th

 

Go to Readworks Digital (scroll down for the link) and complete ONE of these articles:

 

"Ten Things You May Not Know about Martin Luther King, Jr."

 

"The Upside of Dyslexia"

 

"Short Circuit".

 

 

This is a quiz grade, so use complete sentences when typing your

own answers, please. 

 

 

http://digital.readworks.org/ The class code is CHJ7N2

 
 

You may visit these fun websites when you are finished with the practice test:

 

http://apps.npr.org/best-music-2016/list/top-songs/

 

 

Google Santa Tracker

 

 




 

 

Tuesday, December 6th

http://powertest.powerschool.com/VA_AMHERST/v7/secure/

 

 

Take the NW2 Practice Test on Power Test.  

 

This is a test grade. When finished: 

 

 

Complete "Education in America" on Readworks Digital

 

 

http://digital.readworks.org/ The class code is CHJ7N2

 

Visit this fun website when you are finished with the practice test:

 



 

Friday, December 2nd

 

1.  Start working on the EOC Writing SOL Test from 2014at the link below: 

 

 

http://powertest.powerschool.com/VA_AMHERST/v7/secure/

 

You may retake the test ONCE if you make below a 70.  This will be graded.

 

Do your best work and focus! :)

 

 





Link to the live stream of the 2016 Amherst Christmas Parade 

 

http://thecube.com/event/amherst-county-lions-christmas-parade-2016-692116

 

Link to highlights of the 2015 Amherst Christmas Parade

 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxNm_4v23gsRTUtVS1cyUWRWV0E

 




 

 

 

 

 



Thursday, December 1st

 

 

1.  Choose TWO articles from Digital Readworks.org to complete.  

 

All written answers must be in complete sentences.  Use capitalization and punctuation, please.*

 

 

 

http://digital.readworks.org/ The class code is CHJ7N2

 

 

*Pay close attention to questions that require you to look at multiple places within the text to find your answer.  These are good practice for your NW2 Assessment.

 

 

 

2.  When you are done, start working on the EOC Writing SOL Test from 2014at the link below: 

 

 

http://powertest.powerschool.com/VA_AMHERST/v7/secure/

 

You may retake the test ONCE if you make below a 70.  This will be graded.

 

Do your best work and focus! :)

 

 

 



 

When finished with your work, try and solve these riddles with your partner:
 
 
 
 



 

 

Tuesday, November 29th  

 

Complete the assignments in this Slideshow using your textbook.  

 

Civil Disobedience Unit Slideshow

 

 

(if you are absent and don't have a book, try this link for an online version of the textbook:  my.hrw.com username: wclass13  password: p8p9p)

 

 



 

Monday, November 28th

 

digital.readworks.org/student

 

CLASS CODE:  CHJ7N2  

 

Read the article, "NEWS DEBATE: PHONE PATROL" and answer the questions.  

 

This is a classwork grade :)  Finish make up work when you are done. 

 

 





Monday, November 21st  

 

I am absent today for a Dr's Appt.  Please behave well, and complete your work with a partner.  I will be back tomorrow!

1.  Choose ONE lesson from UNIT TWO of the Glencoe Vocabulary Workbook.  

 

Vocabulary Power Workbook, Grade 11 - Glencoe

 

Write your answers on your own paper, or submit your answers by Google Docs to scthomas@amherst.k12.va.us.  

 

2.  Watch the Simpsons Episode below that features "The Raven."  Write a paragraph answering these questions:

 

*What was funny about this cartoon?

*How similar is this video to Poe's poem?  Describe the important events of the poem.

*Illustrate your favorite scene.

 

The Simpsons Episode:  "The Raven"

 

 

Friday, November 18th

 

1.  Continue to type your short essays.  When you are finished with your draft, send (or send back with corrections) your essay to me on Google Docs. 

 

 2.  Next, read the text of "The Raven" and listen to the audio recording:

 

Audio and Text of Poe's "The Raven"

 

Answer the following questions about the poem.  They are due at the end of the class on Monday for a Quiz Grade. 

 

Poe's "The Raven" Questions in Google Docs

 

 

Poe's "The Raven" Questions Original Format

 

You may print the sheets, or type your answers on a Google Doc.

 




 

Wednesday, November 16th

 

 

1.  Watch (or finish) the Edgar Allan Poe Biography. 

 

 

What influenced Poe's dark literary style?  Write down several reasons from the biography below.  Turn your notes into at least one well-formed paragraph about influenced Poe's dark literary style.  

 

 

Possible thesis statement:  The events in Edgar Allan Poe's life that influenced his dark literary style were ___________, __________, and ______________.

 

 

The rest of your paragraph should explain HOW each of these events might have influenced his dark style of writing. 

 

 

http://www.biography.com/people/edgar-allan-poe-9443160/videos/edgar-all...

 

This version has closed captioning: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W70cinvFKko

 

2.  Next, read the text of "The Raven" and listen to the audio recording:

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5352/the-raven/

 

Answer the following questions about the poem:

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson411/Ra...

 

 

You may print them, or type your answers on a Google Doc.

 




 

Monday, November 14th, 2016

 

Keep your graded work for Romantic Literature:  Test Friday on Elements of Romanticism, The Devil and Tom Walker, Thantopsis.  

 

1.  FINISH One Lesson from Unit One in the Vocabulary Workbook.  You may work with a partner, just make sure both students' handwritings are on the paper. If this link does not work, scroll to the bottom of the page and open the link to the workbook.

 

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/vp/11...

 

 

 
 



 

Wednesday, November 9th

Fill in your chart with the Elements of Romanticism Slideshow below.  Complete the assignment on the last slide using the back of your paper. 

 

 

Elements of Romanticism Slideshow

Elements of Romanticism Slideshow

 

 

Graphic Organizer Options:

 

Bubble Map

 

Friday, 11/11/16

FINISH One Lesson from Unit One in the Vocabulary Workbook.  You may work with a partner, just make sure both students' handwritings are on the paper. If this link does not work, scroll to the bottom of the page and open the link to the workbook.

 




Make Up Work

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/workbooks/language_arts/vp/11...

Romanticism in American Literature Video:

 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPFcJntqFA

 

Link to Video Guide:  Romanticism in American Literature

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ypbLtfPY05fL30ORzH45DbUyIsVHyH33KtPK...

 

 

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