Online class information


                For at least the next couple of weeks we will be operating in a virtual format.  Luckily, we have done several assignments in Google classroom, and we will be able to continue to use that format for future lessons.  It is imperative that you turn your assignments in because these are the only grades you are getting until we come back to school. 

                Beginning next week on Monday (April 6), you will have an assignment(s) posted to Google classroom.  These assignments will be due on Friday evenings by 11:59 p.m.  That gives you the entire week to work on them from home.  Each of these assignments will deal with English 2 standards.  I will sometimes post links to videos for you to watch and respond to online, but all assignments will be posted Monday morning and due Friday night. 

                I am responsible for taking attendance daily online.  Starting Wednesday, I will post a question to Google classroom.  You will have until 3:40 p.m. (the end of a regular school day) to post your response.  If your response is not posted by 3:40 p.m., you are considered absent for the day. 

                The best way to reach me during this time is via email.  I will check it several times per day.  I am working a hybrid schedule, sometimes at school, sometimes from home, but email is always a consistent method of communication.

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

    Use this code to sign up for the Google classroom platform: 

    5th period:    obp7kef

    6th period:    p221de8

    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)