SparkNotes are NOT meant to take the place of doing the actual reading, but they can be helpful if you are having trouble understanding the novel, get confused about symbols or about character names, etc., and with studying/review. Check it out. [Be careful - copying ideas/sentences word-for-word from SparkNotes into an essay or other assignment is plagiarism (a form of cheating) and is to be avoided].
Welcome to 10th Grade English! This website has resources, information, links, and downloadable worksheets you can use for our class. This week we are going to start studying how to write essays. Here is a link to the four-point essay grading rubric that is used in our class this year: http://staff.esuhsd.org/danielle/English%20Department%20LVillage/CAHSEErubric.pdf Basically 0 = F, 1 = D, 2 = C, 3 = B, and 4 = A. This is the same rubric that is used on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) which you will all take later this year. We are also going to begin learning grammar this week with parts of speech (nouns, verbs, etc.). For more information on the parts of speech, try this website: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/730/1/ Also, don't forget to bring your binder, blue/black pen, colored pen or highlighter, and paper to class for our materials check on Tuesday, August 28th. If you cannot get these materials on time, see me! I have extras!
Per. 3: Mon. June 11, 7:45 - 9:52
Per. 6: Mon. June 11. 10:10 - 12:17
The final exam consists of TWO clicker tests. The first test is a vocabulary test. The test will cover only the 15 words from the packet I passed out on Tuesday, May 29th (packet 11 for period 1, packet 12 for period 2, packet 13 for period 3, packet 14 for period 4, and packet 15 for period 5). The packet is NOT due, it is for you to use to study for the test.
The second test is our 11th grade boot camp exam. It has 40 questions and is worth 80 points. The exam covers the following:
Short Story/Novel Terms
Some Essay Terms (including questions about MLA format)
Some Grammar, including but not limited to: active/passive voice, punctuation (semicolons, etc.), parallel structure, commonly confused words, etc.
There is also a writing portion of the final which we will take on Friday, June 1st.