Week 3:1 (Jan. 3-6)


AP LITERATURE: Quarter 3 Reading Schedule, Quarter 3 Poetry PacketLit Notes Review OutlineMLA TemplateHeart of Darkness NotesHeart of Darkness Handout (for Journaling Inspiration)

AP SEMINAR: AP Capstone Digital PortfolioPT1 Guide & RubricsPT1 Team Form, Real-World Problems & Second Semester Grading ChangesImplicit Bias TestJSTOR SignupGroup Norms Assignment

research databases: EBSCO Host, Gale Databases, JSTORGoogle Scholar; other credible research sources: The Atlantic, The Economist, EPA, ERIC, Nature, The New York Times,The New Yorker, Pew Research, Science DirectScientific AmericanVice NewsRoom for Debate

Freshmen Proofreading


journalsIf a writing assignment is completed outside of class (e.g. journals), students are expected to proofread their writing for the assignment in order to eliminate mechanical errors prior to the due date.

When working on writing assignments outside of the classroom, students should always refer to the Proofreading Expectations guide in order to ensure that submitted work meets ninth-grade expectations.  This guide will provide a list of non-negotiable errors that will not be academically tolerated in high school students’ writing.  For each of the non-negotiable errors (which are listed in each grading period’s Proofreading Expectations) that are present in a submitted assignment, 10% of the total possible points for the assignment will be deducted – up to a maximum of 50%. Continue reading

Week 1:1 (Aug. 19-23)


Welcome to a new school year! I’ve posted the week’s agenda for all to see. This is a weekly occurrence, usually done on Friday for the week which follows. I strongly encourage students and parents to check the weekly agenda in the case of a student being absent, being confused, or simply being smart by planning ahead. Below, you’ll find downloadable versions of this week’s in-class handouts along with a few other helpful bits.

Seniors: Bell ScheduleSummer PacketCourse SyllabusDiscussion InstructionsPoetry ResponsesPlagiarism NotesJane Eyre JournalMythology E-textSiddhartha E-textJane Eyre E-text, MLA Template (for Poetry Responses), Siddhartha Essay Rubric

Freshmen: Campus Map, Bell ScheduleFreshmen ActivitiesCourse SyllabusFour QuestionsVocab Presentation Instructions and Word List (specific word assignment obtained in class), Colormarking #1Journal ExpectationsLiterature Terms (specific directions given in class), It’s a Secret to Everybody