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Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about homework and grades, please use the Aeries portal for parents and students. My 2017-18 schedule is as follows:
1 - Honors English 9
2 - Honors English 9
3 - Honors English 9
4 - English Language Development 4
5 - English 9
6 - Preparation period
Online Resources for our classes:
The OWL at Purdue University covers the 2016 MLA Formatting and Style Guide, 8th edition Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue
The entire OWL site contains essential and useful information. See their site map here.
Membean Vocabulary Practice for weekly homework. You can now log in using your district Google account email for easier access.
Dr. Wheeler's Literary Vocabulary from Carson-Newman University - A helpful resource for finding and defining Literary Terms. Explore the other resources on Dr. Wheeler's site as well.
Turnitin.com for Antiplagiarism support and education
Virtual Salt: MLA Citations and Works Cited help Another helpful MLA/Works Cited source
Rhetorical Devices with Definitions, also from Virtual Salt A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices
Room for Debate - This is a good place to read opinions about current events from experts in their various fields. In Room for Debate, The Times invites knowledgeable outside contributors to discuss news events and other timely issues.
Arts & Letters Daily - A fantastic collection of articles, periodicals and news covering "philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art, trends, breakthroughs, disputes and gossip." A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Usage: confused about words like affect and effect? Look to Oxford Dictionary's explanations, some of which have great visuals to help you!
Petaluma High School Library - Ms. Williams, our recently retired PHS librarian, has put together an amazing set of resources for our students. Check it out!
Press Democrat Newspapers in Education - this is the e-edition for student access to news and information, and looks just like the printed edition. You can print and email articles from the site. Scroll down the page to find the NIE login fields. See Mrs. O'Connor for log in and password.
Argus-Courier Newspapers in Education - this is the e-edition for student access to news and information, and looks just like the printed edition. You can print and email articles from the site. See Mrs. O'Connor for log in and password.
Look here for some ideas for ORP books for your next ORP: Best Fiction for Young Adults from the American Library Association.
Goodreads' NY Time Notable Book Lists
Have fun with this one! Wordle - Beautiful word clouds
Some sites for my junior American Lit students and others interested in Mark Twain:
A site created and maintained by the University of Virginia. Includes a great game to find out what you know and remember. Mark Twain and His Times
This site highlights Twain's unusual home in Hartford, CT and has a wealth of information about him and his family. Mark Twain's House and Museum, Hartford CT I was finally able to visit here in 2014 (after several visits to the Hartford area to see family)!
A comprehensive database of Twain's words by topic. What Mark Twain said...
This book review of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s life compares him to Twain. Kurt Vonnegut NYTimes Book Review
Forms and handouts:
Sample MLA formatting below (also see OWL at Purdue site in column at left):
Formatting the First Page of Your Paper