Online class information


               This class has been set up as virtual, online class.  You are still responsible for using the Microsoft teams platform and being present in class daily.  We will use Microsoft teams as our primary format for class.   

                Each class period will start with a meet on Microsoft teams.  You do not need to click the button for meet.  When I start the session it will ask you to join.  The only thing you need to do is to be logged into Microsoft teams (through your school portal) and be ready to go when class starts.  Daily you will have a bell work assignment.  You will keep these bell work assignments for the week and submit them digitally through Google classroom assignments page.    These assignments will be due on according to the due date on Google classroom.  We will follow the bellringer with activities for the class period.  This could consist of a reading or writing assignment, a video for you to view and respond to, or class discussion.  You are required to participate in the daily assignments.  


    Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Teams, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child's image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.


    Google classroom login: 



    Class code: ikobj4d



    I am responsible for taking attendance daily online.  You will also be marked tardy if you are late logging in for the session.  

                The best way to reach me during this time is via email.   There is a chat feature in Microsoft teams and we can use that as well.   I will check email several times per day. 


               This process will be a learning curve, both for you and for me, but I look forward to working with you guys this year.  


                            I hope you are all doing well in these trying times, and if you need anything at all, please reach out to me. 

     You can find Microsoft teams under this tab on your student desktop: 

    Step two



    Next, you will click the icon for Microsoft teams: 
    You will then see a screen where the left side should say "General".  That's where you will need to be on Monday, Aug. 24 when class starts.  The meeting will start automatically and you just need to accept.  At this point you do not have to click anything else. 
    You will also see several tabs across the top of the screen.  We will discuss the function of each of these later on.  Just make sure for day one, you are on the general tab.  
    If you have any questions please let me know! 
    The purpose of this course is to provide grade 10 students, using texts of high complexity, advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language in preparation for college and career readiness.

    Honors and Advanced Level Course Note: Academic rigor is more than simply assigning to students a greater quantity of work. Through the application, analysis, evaluation, and creation of complex ideas that are often abstract and multi-faceted, students are challenged to think and collaborate critically on the content they are learning. 


    The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:
    • active reading of varied texts for what they say explicitly, as well as the logical inferences that can be drawn
    • analysis of literature and informational texts from varied literary periods to examine:
    • text craft and structure
    • elements of literature
    • arguments and claims supported by textual evidence
    • power and impact of language
    • influence of history, culture, and setting on language
    • personal critical and aesthetic response
    • writing for varied purposes
    • developing and supporting argumentative claims
    • crafting coherent, supported informative/expository texts
    • responding to literature for personal and analytical purposes
    • writing narratives to develop real or imagined events
    • writing to sources using text- based evidence and reasoning
    • effective listening, speaking, and viewing strategies with emphasis on the use of evidence to support or refute a claim in multimedia presentations, class discussions, and extended text discussions
    • collaboration amongst peers

    (Information provided by cpalms.org)