w/ Jenn Moore
This year we will build upon skills learned last year while preparing for deeper literary studies next year. We will read a lot, write, research, speak, present, and listen in order to build critical thinking skills and learn to be more independent learners. Our goals are to feel confident in our efforts and abilities while taking responsibility for our own learning, growing our vocabulary, and possibly becoming more empathetic humans. WELCOME to our home page!
Students and parents may contact me any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond as soon as appropriately convenient. Please understand LISD is unable to send or receive emails from @yahoo and @aol accounts. All school work may be accessed through Canvas . Please be proactive about missed work when absent and check our lesson plans and Virtual Space in Canvas (linked to my home page).
Click below for a slideshow of expectations and general vibe of our classroom.
LESSON PLANS FOR ALL, click google doc link below. These are updated regularly. Students (or parents with their student's LISD email) may access course assignments and notes any time on Canvas!
7:55-8:40 1st - English II
8:44-9:29 2nd - English II
9:33-10:18 3rd - English II
10:22-10:45 4th - Academic Period
10:49-11:34 5th - Conference
11:34-12:04 "A" LUNCH
12:08-12:53 6th - English II
12:57-1:42 7th - English II
1:46-2:31 8th - English II
2:35-3:20 9th - English II
Tutorials are M/W 7:30-7:50a and 3:25-4:00 T/Th, and Friday by appointment. Students may attend tutorials by any English teacher, please let me know if that happens.
REQUIRED SUPPLIES -
*functional writing utensil
*notebook or folder of your choice designated for English II
*loose paper for occasionally turned-in assignments
*charged Chromebook & charger
*book for SSR (sustained silent reading)
*highlighters any colors
RULES for YOUR success!
*keep cell phones put away
*be prepared for each class
*turn in work on time
*use your OWN brain (this is HUGE - all cheaters get zeros)
*be fully present
*get help when needed! -- you may attend ANY English teacher’s tutorials or request to meet with me during Virtual Conference period if asynchronous!
Extra Credit is offered each 9 weeks, but you have to "be extra" to receive it. Your gain is debatable, so be ready to advocate for your work the best that you can. Extra credit opportunities are also posted on the classroom bulletin boards. Available every 9 weeks, extra credit opportunities are posted on the classroom bulletin board and on Moore's HOME page on Canvas.
EXTRA CREDIT is offered each 9 weeks, but you have to "be extra" to receive it. Your gain is debatable, so be ready to advocate for your work the best that you can. Extra credit opportunities are also posted on the classroom bulletin boards.
Go to a LOCALLY-OWNED eatery of any kind (not a chain) in Lampasas or the closely-surrounding area. Moore’s recommendation is The Cherry on Top in Lampasas! Purchase something to eat or drink that is made by that establishment, and write a review. You must describe the whole experience including your visit to it. You must also share your opinion of it all. Maybe the food LOOKED unappealing but actually TASTED suitable for a 5-star celebrity event!
As the author, what choices will you make for your review? Casual or formal in tone? Proper scientific vocabulary and comparisons, or witty allusions and puns?
Be detailed, get specific, and bring your own sense of self into your writing. It needs to “sound like you.” Write it on paper or type it, but Moore needs a copy. Your task is to read it out loud in class to get credit.
CREDIT EARNED - either replace your lowest daily grade with a 100 -OR- add 20 test points! DUE FRIDAY, MAY 6!
**No other Extra Credit will be offered this 9 weeks. These next weeks will pass regardless of how much work you do. Choose to do a little extra now so your future self gets a break!**