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ENGLISH II - NEWSLETTER WEEK SEVEN 9/17/21
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Good Day Students and Parents!
 
We are in the home run of the quarter! Everyone is doing a fantastic job! I am so proud of students efforts, and I can't wait to see how everyone does on the Unit Test and Fear Narratives. 
 
Please remember to use the tools at your disposal. If you need to review a lesson, or feel like things went to fast, take a moment to re-watch the video of that lesson. Also, I know I say it a lot, but please be sure to reach out VIA email if any need or concern arises, do it before it's turned into a grade you don't want. 
 
Students, remember the following:
  • Fear Narratives are due Friday
  • We wrap up POE this next week. 
  • Fear Points/Paragraphs are due Monday/Tuesday Fear Points/Paragraph 2 and Wednesday/Thursday Fear Points/Paragraph 3
  • Fill out the SIGN OUT form on the website before asking to go anywhere outside of class/CT/other. Then bring your device with the final screen to show me you've filled it out, and then tell me where you are going. 
 
This Week: 
  • Reading: Poe - The Fall of The House of Usher. We will begin reading this passage in class. 
  • Writing: Fear Narrative; Newsletter; 
  • Assessments: Group presentations will continue for  Dream Collector;
  • Due:
    • Homework for The Fall of The House of Usher #1 and #2 
 
Next Week:                                                                            
  • Homework for The Fall of The House of Usher #2 and #3
  • Reading: Poe - The Fall of The House of Usher.  
  • Writing: Fear Narrative; Fear Points/Paragraphs - both assignments are under the writing tab in our Class Materials tab. 
  • Assessments: Group presentations MUST BE COMPLETED for  Dream Collector;
 
I hope you have a restful weekend! I know we all need it! 
 
Mrs. Burrows 
 
 
NOTES TO REMEMBER and WHEN THEY WERE POSTED:
9/10/21 Several students are not writing down their assignments and instructions, and then coming to me when it is time to grade and stating they didn't remember the instructions. All instructions are posted the week before, I've started placing all assignments in TEAMS to help communicate what and when items are due, and I've created a Calendar that is posted on the website, at the bottom of this newsletter and in TEAMS. There will be no more acceptance of assignments that were forgotten. Please make sure you are writing down what you need in order to complete the assignment correctly. 
 
9/10/21 CONTACT TRACED? QUARANTINED? Remember, we use TEAMS for all of our communication. I post the lessons PowerPoints, assignment resources, and other information in TEAMS, so be sure, if you are contact traced or quarantined to be going to TEAMS to stay up to speed and prevent getting behind. 
 
Assignment Information: The newsletter activity will be composed in class each week by the teacher and students. I will include a note from me about the week, and I will cover what is coming up next week. Students will be responsible for writing what we accomplished Monday through Friday of the current week. 
ENGLISH II - NEWSLETTER WEEK FIVE 9/10
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Good Day Students and Parents!
 
In the middle of this fine shortened week, I wanted to stop and say thank you for all of the hard work students and parents have put into English II. I'm seeing so much growth! And the group discussions are so deep. It's exciting to listen to students push one another toward a deeper understanding of the text.
 
CONTACT TRACED? QUARANTINED? Remember, we use TEAMS for all of our communication. I post the lessons PowerPoints, assignment resources, and other information in TEAMS, so be sure, if you are contact traced or quarantined to be going to TEAMS to stay up to speed and prevent getting behind. 
 
Please be sure to reach out VIA email if any need or concern arises. It is the best way to get in touch with me as I am a floating teacher (I do not have my own classroom). 

Students, remember the following:
  • Submit your newsletter information to the form on TEAMS. If you are absent, be sure and still do this assignment. Instead of writing about what you did, you would write about what you need to makeup. Be specific. 
  • Bring your textbook and device when you attend class. A lot of students are asking to leave because they've left an item in their locker. Next week, I will be requiring you to have your supplies ready for class. 
  • Complete one READ THEORY QUIZ ASSIGNMENT a week. 
  • Fill out the SIGN OUT form on the website before asking to go anywhere outside of class/CT/other. Then bring your device with the final screen to show me you've filled it out, and then tell me where you are going. 
 
This Week: 
  • Reading: Where is here? Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Writing: Prompt to a commercial. Intro to informative/explanatory body paragraph writing and the concept of elaboration. Fear Narrative assignment was introduced. Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Assessments: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Goals for next assessment: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Due: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
 
Next Week:                                                                            
  • Reading: Poe - The Fall of The House of Usher. We will begin reading this passage in class. 
  • Writing: Fear Narrative; Newsletter; 
  • Assessments: Group presentations will continue for  Dream Collector;
  • Due:
    • Homework for The Fall of The House of Usher #1 and #2 
    • Newsletter on Friday. 
    • Read Theory Quiz Assignment
 
Several students are not writing down their assignments and instructions, and then coming to me when it is time to grade and stating they didn't remember the instructions. All instructions are posted the week before, I've started placing all assignments in TEAMS to help communicate what and when items are due, and I've created a Calendar that is posted on the website, at the bottom of this newsletter and in TEAMS. There will be no more acceptance of assignments that were forgotten. Please make sure you are writing down what you need in order to complete the assignment correctly. 
 
I can't wait to see more presentations! You guys are blowing me away!
Mrs. Burrows 
 
Assignment Information: The newsletter activity will be composed in class each week by the teacher and students. I will include a note from me about the week, and I will cover what is coming up next week. Students will be responsible for writing what we accomplished Monday through Friday of the current week. 
SUBJECT BAR: ENGLISH II - NEWSLETTER WEEK THREE 8/27
 
The newsletter activity will be composed in class each week by the teacher and students. I will include a note from me about the week, and I will cover what is coming up next week. Students will be responsible for writing what we accomplished Monday through Friday of the current week. 
 
COPY FROM THE SALUTATION TO THE CLOSE OF THE NEWSLETTER
 
Good Day Students and Parents!
 
This week was a bit of the challenge with the wifi being down. We've also had a lot of students contact traced. Remember, we use TEAMS for all of our communication. I post the lessons PowerPoints, assignment resources, and other information in TEAMS, so be sure, if you are contact traced to be going to TEAMS to stay up to speed and prevent getting behind. 
 
I've had a lot of questions about missing assignments. Students are saying that I've put in their summer work as missing. Two things to know: 
 
1. */25 means I've put the assignment in Skyward but I haven't entered a grade for it. (It is not missing. Remember, the wifi went down and your assignments were on Turn It In. I couldn't access them.) 
2. 0/25 means you are missing the assignment and you need to come see me immediately. 

Please be sure to reach out VIA email if any need or concern arises. It is the best way to get in touch with me as I am a floating teacher (I do not have my own classroom). 

Students, remember the following:
  • Submit your newsletter information to the form on TEAMS. If you are absent, be sure and still do this assignment. Instead of writing about what you did, you would write about what you need to makeup. Be specific. 
  • Bring your textbook and device when you attend class. A lot of students are asking to leave because they've left an item in their locker. Next week, I will be requiring you to have your supplies ready for class. 
  • Complete one READ THEORY a week. 
  • Fill out the SIGN OUT form on the website before asking to go anywhere outside of class/CT/other. Then bring your device with the final screen to show me you've filled it out, and then tell me where you are going. 
 
This Week: 
  • Reading: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Writing: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Assessments: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Goals for next assessment: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
  • Due: Follow the instructions on TEAMS, the PowerPoint, and Form.
 
Next Week:                                                                            
  • Reading: Two King passages. Why do we crave horror, and an excerpt from the Shining.
  • Writing: Rewrite the excerpt of the Shining; Newsletter; Author's Chair
  • Assessments: Group presentations will be happening in class for Dream Collector;
  • Due:
    • Presentations throughout the week
    • Rewrite of the Shining 9/3
    • Read Theory - 1 Quiz
 
Several students are not writing down their assignments and instructions, and then coming to me when it is time to grade and stating they didn't remember the instructions. Please make sure you are writing down what you need in order to complete the assignment correctly. 
 
I can't wait to see those presentations!
Mrs. Burrows & (Insert Student Name)
SUBJECT BAR: ENGLISH II - NEWSLETTER WEEK TWO 8/20
 
The newsletter activity will be composed in class each week by the teacher and students. I will include a note from me about the week, and I will cover what is coming up next week. Students will be responsible for writing what we accomplished Monday through Friday of the current week. 
 
COPY FROM THE SALUTATION TO THE CLOSE OF THE NEWSLETTER
 
Good Day Students and Parents!
 
This week was amazing! I'm so proud of the hard work and discussions students are putting in to their assignments. We've been working through pre-assessments and the Dream Collector this week, and will continue to work on it next week. 

Please be sure to reach out VIA email if any need or concern arises. It is the best way to get in touch with me as I am a floating teacher (I do not have my own classroom). 

Students, remember the following:
  • Submit your newsletter information to the form at https://forms.office.com/r/XuaFrbuFa8
  • Bring your textbook and device when you attend class.
  • Be signed up to Remind, Quizizz, Read Theory, and Quizlet
  • Fill out the SIGN OUT form on the website before asking to go anywhere outside of class/CT/other. Then bring your device with the final screen to show me you've filled it out, and then tell me where you are going. 
 
This Week: 
  • Reading: Include the standards, what texts we worked with, and what we did with those texts. 
  • Writing: Include the standards, each of our writing assignments, and describe your written response.
  • Assessments: What scores did you earn on assessments this week (They are in Skyward)
  • Goals for next assessment: How do you plan to improve your current score? If at 100%, how do you plan on enriching and reaching for that next level?
  • Due: What was due this week and when?
 
Next Week:                                                                            
  • Reading: Group work for Dream Collector in the textbook; Why Do Some Brains Enjoy Fear?; Why Do We Crave Horror
  • Writing: The Path Activity; Newsletter; Author's Chair
  • Assessments: Dream Collector short answer quiz on Friday 8/27 - Study and analyze the pictures in Dream Collector, determine their connection to one another, determine their connection to our big question.
  • Due:
    • Individual Work on pg. 82-89 on Monday, 8/23.
    • Group Work on Dream Collector due on Friday, 8/27.
    • Dream Collector short answer quiz on Friday 8/27 
 
We are starting to gain speed in class, and as we ramp up, it is a good idea to keep track of due dates with an agenda. Be sure you are reading your books and looking for the first point of fear/suspense. We will be looking at these on 9/7/21. 
 
Thank you for all of your hard work and perseverance! 
Mrs. Burrows & (Insert Student Name)
NEWSLETTER WEEK ONE 8/13
 
The newsletter activity will be composed in class each week by the teacher and students. I will include a note from me about the week, and I will cover what is coming up next week. Students will be responsible for writing what we accomplished Monday through Friday of the current week. 
 
COPY FROM THE SALUTATION TO THE CLOSE OF THE NEWSLETTER
 
Good Day Students and Parents!
 
I am so excited to be here at Central! This is going to be an amazing year. I've already witnessed such brilliance from students, and I'm blown away with their thinking and commentary on Plato's Allegory of the Cave. 

Please be sure to reach out VIA email if any need or concern arises. It is the best way to get in touch with me as I am a floating teacher (I do not have my own classroom). 

Students, remember to fill out the sign out form on the website before asking to go anywhere outside of class/CT/other. Then bring your device with the final screen to show me you've filled it out, and then tell me where you are going. Thank you for all of you that did this over this first week. It's been incredibly helpful! 
 
This Week: 
  • Reading: 
  • Writing:
  • Assessments:
  • Due:
 
Next Week:                                                                            
  • Reading: Dream Collector in the textbook.
  • Writing: The Path Activity
  • Assessments: Pre-Test
  • Due: Summer Answers due Friday 8/18
 
It was an incredible pleasure to meet and work with you this week, and I am beyond blessed to be a part of your academic journey. 
 
Thank you for all you do!
Mrs. Burrows & (Insert Student Name)