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1 Open House 2013 Teachers Web Page Contains Policies, Expectations, Curriculum, Grading, Extra Help, and Contact Information for each course Homework Web Pages English 11REnglish 11R, English 12, AP Language & CompositionEnglish 12AP Language & Composition Parent Portal

2 Accessing Web Page Teacher Web Page All assignments will be posted on my web page daily. Go to Choose High School from the Select A School menu Click on Faculty Click on my name Choose the appropriate class from the menu on the left

3 College Preparation PSAT and All students should take the PSAT and prepare to take the SAT exam in 11th grade. The PSAT is being offered at MHS on Saturday, October 19. Sign up tonight! Students can get an SAT Question of the Day ed to them by registering at In class, Word of the Week, vocabulary in context, and extra-credit on School Island are intended to prepare students for the SAT.

4 Extras Extra Credit – Assignments available each quarter through School Island. Extra Help I am available for extra-help during the following times: –During school hours: Periods 4 & 6/6A –After school: 2:15 – 3:15 by appointment

5 Shifts in ELA/Literacy Shift 1 Balancing Informational & Literary Text Students read a true balance of informational and literary texts. Shift 2 Knowledge in the Disciplines Students build knowledge about the world (domains/ content areas) through TEXT rather than the teacher or activities Shift 3 Staircase of Complexity Students read the central, grade appropriate text around which instruction is centered. Teachers are patient, create more time and space and support in the curriculum for close reading. Shift 4 Text-based Answers Students engage in rich and rigorous evidence based conversations about text. Shift 5 Writing from Sources Writing emphasizes use of evidence from sources to inform or make an argument. Shift 6 Academic VocabularyStudents constantly build the transferable vocabulary they need to access grade level complex texts. This can be done effectively by spiraling like content in increasingly complex texts.

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12 ELA Test Question – Pre Common Core In both the Demosthenes biography and the Icarus and Daedalus myth the main characters are given advice from other people. Do you respond to advice from other people more like Demosthenes or more like Icarus? Write an essay in which you explain who you are more like when it comes to taking advice and why. Use details from both articles to support your answer. In your response, be sure to do the following: tell whether you are more like Demosthenes or Icarus explain why you are respond to advice similar to Demosthenes or Icarus use details from both passages in your response

13 ELA Test Question – Post Common In both the Demosthenes biography and the Icarus and Daedalus myth the main characters exhibit determination in pursuit of their goals. Did determination help both main characters reach their goals, or did it lead them to tragedy? Write an argument for whether you believe determination helped or hurt the two main characters. In your response, be sure to do the following: describe how determination affected the outcome in Demosthenes describe how determination affected the outcome in Icarus and Daedalus explain the similarities or differences that exist in the ways determination played into the outcome of both texts use details from both passages in your response

14 NYS Common Core Standards Shifts Impact NYS Assessments 6 Shifts in ELA Literacy Common Core ImplementationCommon Core Assessments Balancing Informational and Literary Text Building Knowledge in the Disciplines Staircase of Complexity Text-based Answers Writing from Sources Academic Vocabulary 1 & 2: Non-fiction Texts Authentic Texts 3: Higher Level of Text Complexity Paired Passages 4&5: Focus on command of evidence from text: rubrics and prompts 6:Academic Vocabulary

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