Ms. Cassandra Danielson « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
10th grade -
We are continuing to look at persuasion and rhetoric but this time will be using a non-fiction text called Fast Food Nation. You will need to sign up for a free Scribd ( https://www.scribd.com/readfree ) account to read the book at home; just use your Google login and no credit card is required.
We are going to take our study of rhetoric further than ethos, pathos, and logos with this unit. I will be introducing you to a rhetorical framework called, “SPACECAT.” Cool, I know. I will do my best to include videos, articles, and advertisements along the way as well as class discussions.
On Monday, I will post all the assignments for the week. Feel free to move through these as fast as you would like but they need to be completed by Friday at 2:35 pm.
Please know I am here if you need me even if it is just for a virtual high five. I am available by email as well as on Google Hangouts. I miss you all and am looking forward to talking to you soon.
AP Literature -
I hope you all are well. We are going to make the best of this we can.
First off, please look over the information released from the College Board about the changes in the test. Please note that the test will be given at home, online and will be a 45-minute essay. The College Board will be providing us with more information on 4/3. There will be free review classes offered online through the College Board on March 25, 26, and 27 from 12-12:45 EST. I would recommend checking those out.
Next, I have decided for the March 25 - April 15 window, to have you read your last novel. I know many of you have other responsibilities that will make learning at home difficult so I think this is our best bet. You have two books you can choose between The Handmaid’s Tale or The Great Gatsby. I would prefer The Handmaid’s Tale as it is a postmodern text (fragmentation, speculative fiction) but I realize that not everyone will be comfortable with the subject matter so I am giving you the choice. To access the text you will need to start a free account on Scribd.com ( https://www.scribd.com/readfree ). Your assignments for your novel will be on Senecalearning.com. You can move as fast as you please but the novel and assignments need to be finished by 4/15. I will check on your progress each week to make sure you are on target to finish on time. I am also going to post your final project for this class. If you want to get that done now, go for it! If you don’t then it is due on 5/15.
Please know that I am here if you need anything. I know this is not how any of us wanted to end the year but we will get through this. Hope to hear from you soon!
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Helpful Links For All Students
- Do you have a question about a literary term? Check out LitCharts handy-dandy list of literary devices and terms!
- Looking for resources to practice? You will find Free ACT Practice Tests here. There are a number of practice tests here for you to use to practice Grammar and Reading skills this summer. The bonus? You get ACT/SAT/FSA practice at the same time!
- Access your textbook online! Please visit Pearson Easy Bridge and log in using your school email account and password.
- Google Classroom link
- NoRedInk is a great tool for grammar practice.
- Quill.org is another great grammar tool useful for working on sentence structure (building compound and complex sentences, working with parallel structure, etc.)
- Grammar Bytes is a good site to use to practice grammar skills
- Sentence diagramming help with Elizabeth from Grammar Revolution
- A wonderful writing resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL. I will refer to this site often in class. Here is a great link for what your MLA formatted paper must include/look like.
- Writing Commons is another helpful writing and speaking (presentation skills) site. While the site does say it is for college level writers, there is plenty of information on the site that we review in class. I think you will find that it is easy to understand and navigate.
- The State Exam (FSA) website shares valuable information for students and parents/guardians and includes a training test and guide.
- P.E.R.T. (Postsecondary Education Readiness Test) - Florida's customized common placement test - information can be found here. P.E.R.T practice materials can be found on USAtestprep.
- The Center for Online Education has an Academic Writing Guide that has helpful advice on various types of academic writing, common grammar pitfalls, citations, and more.
- Helpful links for prefix, suffix and root word work.