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HONORS ENGLISH II



Summer assignment pages


Miscellaneous:

Important Dates


1st Day of School: August 25

Exams: June 2: 1st period

June 3: 2nd period

June 6: 3rd period

June 7: 4th period


Report cards:
Six Weeks End Date.....Report Cards Issued
1st 6 Weeks 10/06/10.....10/18/10
2nd 6 Weeks 11/19/10....12/06/10
3rd 6 Weeks 01/14/11.....01/14/11
4th 6 Weeks 03/03/11.....03/14/11
5th 6 Weeks 04/26/11.....05/09/11
6th 6 Weeks 06/09/11.....Mailed



Grades

60%: tests (3 times), essays (2 times), projects (2 times), journals (1 time)

30%: vocabulary quizzes, reading quizzes, pop quizzes

10%: homework assignments, classwork assignments


Independent Reading:Schooled


Class reading assignment
A Midsummer Night's Dream none




Vocabulary: Choose 12 words & complete a vocabulary map for each word. Do all 20 words for 8 extra points.
Quizzes will be on Friday.



Writing:




Tests: none





Homework:
vocab maps due on English Fridays
reading & notes
AVID: Cornell notes for core classes daily
independent reading

Projects:
Country research project
Journals: due the 5th week of every marking period (3/4 page each)





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Essays:

INTRO
interesting opening (letter, article, speech, other ?)
background info
thesis (topic sentence for entire paper; combine ideas from topic sentences) 3-5 sentences


Paragraphs 1 & 2
topic sentence w/ transition (Be sure it is the first thing mentioned in your thesis.)
example
details & elaboration for example
Answer these questions:

Who
What
When
Where
Why

closing sentence (Please connect back to or reflect on your topic sentence.)
don't forget 3-4 transitions
Be sure verb tenses are the same--all past or all present


10-12 sentences
Follow same format for both body paragraphs.

Conclusion
Choose 2-3 of the following: your thoughts, opinion, insight, advice, connection/idea relevant to today, lesson to be learned
final closing thought (letter, article, speech, other ?)