Please watch the videos and explain how the video's contents relate to the signpost under which it is posted.
If this is a make-up assignment for you, then you need to use the format found in the PDF file directly below.
Contrasts and Contradictions: Tin Toy Video Clip
Words of the Wiser: Boundin
Aha Moment: Cooler Self
Again and Again: Destiny
Memory Moment: Time Travel Mater
Tough Questions: La Luna
But first a random grammar lesson b/c that's who I am as a person!
Did you know you can use either syllabi or syllabuses as the plural form of the word syllabus. The word is originally Latin, so the first form is how you would make the word plural in Latin. The second form follows the rules of English a.k.a English grammar. It's the same rationale for why I can say octopuses and not be wrong. Now you try it! LOL!
Now the Syllabus Business...try saying that three times fast!
Below you will find two versions of the syllabus and the parent information sheet. This first one is the long version that we will review in class and that you also need to review with your parents/guardians at home. After viewing this version of the syllabus, I ask that you please return a signed copy of the parent information sheet. The other syllabus is the short/abbreviated version I will pass out to you in class. Please keep a copy of this in your binder because it details the nuts and bolts of hos the class will work. It also contains all of my contact information. Thanks for your cooperation love bugs! You're awesome!
Long Syllabus with Parent Information Sheet
Abbreviated Syllabus in case you lose the one I will give you in class
So...according to your summer reading assignment, all British Literature students were to go to www.study.com and complete several short lessons on the how to write a research paper . I do not know why those lessons did not load the way I intended, but said lessons are up now. I have also extended the completion deadline to Sunday, August 5, 2018, 12:00 midnight. The lessons are CRAZY short, but will serve as a good review for a skill we will be using throughout the year. For those grade-oriented individuals...yes, each lesson counts as a grade, and please do remember that you can only take each quiz once. Lastly, you will have an in-class test over the material covered.
I really do apologize that the lessons did not load the way I intended. If extending the deadline does not abate your anger, then please watch the following informational video detailing my mistake and how I am clearly "not that innocent" regarding this whole debacle.
So...I wouldn't be myself if I didn't do something a little cheesy! LOL! If you're lost on your Summer Reading Assignment, you can send me a message on Remind...time after time! I crack myself up, I tell ya! Open the attachment below for directions on how to sign-up for my Remind.
Summer Reading...WHO needs it? I know that's what you're thinking, and I have an answer for you. YOU! You need summer reading, but WHY?
Here are links to the articles mentioned above:
1. Start here; this document details the whole assignment and explains how to use the following documents.
2. Here is the free .pdf of Beowulf. Yay...free books!
3. This explains the reading and note-taking system we will use for the remainder of the year.
4. This document explains how and why the notice and note strategy works. You don't necessarily have to read this, but we included it just in case parents or students wanted to know more about this awesome strategy!
5. You will record your notes in a composition book. The following document models how you will set-up your composition books.
6. This is a list of the topics you can choose from to complete your very short research paper.
7. The rubric below explains how Mrs. Debe and I will grade your papers. Don't worry if it seems a little overwhelming; I designed it to align with an English Comp 101 College rubric. You may not be comfortable with it now, but by the end of the year, it will make perfect sense.
8. In English courses, you typically format your paper using MLA, which statnds for the Modern Language Association. These folks were nice enough to provide you with a guide, so you won't be lost on how your paper should look. It's also a handy guide to keep you from plagiarizing. Who knew?
9. Just in case the guide was not enough...ta-da! Below you will find a sample research paper to show you how your paper should look. Yours will be much shorter, of course!
Ms. Davis is my name and teaching English (along with several other superhuman powers) is my game. I love language and the power of words, and I hope some of my enthusiasm rubs off on you as well.