Ms. Anastasia Booth « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Hello and Welcome!
Please familiarize yourself with the class by reading the information on my Teacher Connection page and the course syllabus for the class in which you will be enrolled. If you have any questions about the class, please don't hesitate to email me. Let's have an awesome year!
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED:
- folder (paper folder with pockets)
- notebook paper (filler paper)
- highlighters (variety of colors to last you the whole year)
- pens and pencils
Donations are ALWAYS accepted and encouraged throughout the course of the school year! The items always in high demand in my room are as follows:
- boxes of tissues
- college-ruled filler paper
- highlighters (variety of colors)
TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN ENGLISH AND INTENSIVE LANGUAGE ARTS:
- Be an active participant in your learning (come prepared, listen, and respond thoughtfully during class discussions).
- Respect everyone in the room.
- Understand the concept behind Digital Citizenship.
- Recognize and abide by all online learning rules.
- NEVER plagiarize (take someone's work as your own). If you have a friend do your homework for you or you copy and paste something offline without citing it as a source, you will receive a zero for the assignment and a referral. At the University level, plagiarism is cause for expulsion, so learn the lesson early and do your own work.
- Be accountable and responsible for your thoughts, words, and actions.
You are entitled to an education and an opportunity; now take it and make the most of it. Grades are not handed out, they are earned.
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
- A wonderful writing resource is the Purdue Online Writing Lab, also known as the Purdue OWL. 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.
- 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.