Cindi Rausch

Room: 1514

English III, English, IV, and ACT

Contact Me:

Email: Cynthia.Rausch@misd.org

Phone:  (936) 276-2001 x84455

Office Hours: During Distance Learning, you may reach me via my email. I typically answer between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Tutoring Schedule:

Tuesday/Thursday from 2:45-3:30 or by appointment. Please put your tutoring day and time on the whiteboard.

Tests Make Up:

You may make up tests/quizzes any class period other than your own, before school or after school. Please put your make-up day and time on the whiteboard.

Thoreau quote
Picture of me and Dr. John O'Connor, my Shakespeare Professor.

~Professor of Shakespeare, Dr. O'Connor and I in the Fellows Garden at Exeter College, Oxford University~

door with hearts

Dear Students,

Each one of you has a heart on my door.  I see your names every day, and they bring me such joy. I miss you all.

Ms. Rausch

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Cover of Brave New World

English  IV

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Link to Free Hamlet

Seniors, all grades are due by 5/15. Please get your late work caught up!

I NEED YOUR PROJECTS!!

May 11, 2020

Dear English IV,

This week you are to finish Brave New World, finish your project, and due a Reading Check over chapters 10-15. The reading check will be due 5/12. The Reading Check will be live tomorrow.

75 Things Project Due May 13-15. You will take a picture and email it to me.

ALL ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDING YOUR  PROJECT ARE DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY!

Also, if you have any inquiries about the questions or the project, please email me (cynthia.rausch@misd.org).

I will see you at graduation on June 4th. I'm so proud of you guys! Love y'all!

Ms. Rausch

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Form to say hi and let me know how you are doing.

 

Brave New World Unit

Brave New World Unit Notes

Brave New World Vocabulary

Brave New World Character List

Brave New World Online Book

Audiobook Option

Audiobook Option II

 

Project

75 Things Project Because of distance learning, I've changed the project to 75 things. You may use a 1/2 sheet of poster board. Due May 13-May 15. You will take a picture and send it to me.

75 Things Check List Use this to check off your project items as you add them to your poster board.

 

Assignments are numbered below.

Chapter Questions for Brave New World will be added here.

1. Chapters 1-3 Questions

  • Chapters 1-3 due April 8th. Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading.

2. Make sure you are working on your project a little each week.

3. Reading Check Chapters 1-3

  • Reading Check is due April 15th.

4. Chapters 4-5 Questions

  • Chapters 4-5 due April 15th. Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading.

5. Chapters -6-7 Questions

  • Chapters 6-7 Questions due April 22nd. Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading.

6. Reading Check Ch. 4-6

  • Reading Check due April 22.

7. Work on your project.

8. Chapters 8-9 Questions

Chapters 8-9 Questions due April 29nd. Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading.

9. Read chapters 10-15, due May 6. No questions this week.

10.  Work on your project. Projects DUE May 13-15.

Questions will be added as we go.

11. Finish the book.

12. Finish your Project Due May 13-15.

11. Reading Check Chapters 10-15.  Due May 13.

Chapter Summaries Don't peek too far ahead, or you will ruin the book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cover of The Great Gatsby

English III

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May 11, 2020

Dear English III,

Chapter 7 questions and the Reading Check for 6-7 will be due May 13 .

Starting Wed., finish the book and finish your project.

ALL WORK, INCLUDING THE PROJECT ARE DUE TO ME NO LATER THAN Tuesday, May 19!


All assignments are in this column and they are numbered- just scroll down.  If you need help or have any questions, please email me (cynthia.rausch@misd.org).

If you missed an assignment, or haven't turned it in yet, that is okay. Just get it turned in when you can.

I hope and pray that you and your families are well.  I miss all of you!

Ms. Rausch

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The Great Gatsby Unit

Link to the Great Gatsby Movie

The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald Unit Notes

The Great Gatsby Online Book

Great Gatsby Audio

Project

*Great Gatsby 75 Things Project

*Because of distance learning, you may do 75 things for your project rather than 100. You may use a 1/2 sheet of poster board.  Due May 19. You will take a picture and email it to me.

75 Things Check List Use this check list to check off your project items as you add them to your poster board.

Assignments are numbered below.

Your Chapter Questions for The Great Gatsby will be added here.

1. Chapter 1 Questions

  • Chapter 1 Questions due April 1. Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading.

Chapter 1 questions are due 4/1.

2. Chapter 2 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 2 questions are due April 8.

3. Chapter 3 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 3 questions are due April 15.

4. Chapters 1-3 Reading Check 

Reading Check is due April 15th. 

5. Make sure you are working on your project.

6. Chapter 4 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 4 questions are due April 22.

7.  Work on your project

8.  Chapter 5 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 5 questions are due April 29.

9.  Chapters 4-5 Reading Check 

  • This reading check is due April 29.

10. Continue working on your 75 Things Project.

11. Chapter 6 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 6 questions are due May 6.

12. Work on your project! Due May 18.

13. Chapter 7 Questions

  • Please do not "Google" answers; do not share answers.These answers should be yours based on the reading. Chapter 7 questions are due May 13

14.  Reading Check Chapters 6-7

  • Reading Check is due May 13.

15.  Make sure you continue to work on your 75 Things Project. It is due May 18.

 

Chapter Summaries- Don't peek too far ahead, or your will ruin the story!

ACT

May 12, 2020

Any work you still owe me is due by May 19. The Reading section of Test Three in the Red Book is due tomorrow.  The Science section of Test Three in the Red Book is due next Tuesday the 19th. 

Below is the list of tasks that have been assigned. This week's task has been added.

Thank you and miss you,

Ms. Rausch

Form to say hi and let me know how you are doing.

ASSIGNMENTS

1.Complete the test and email your scale and comp scores from the test we were working the last week of school.

2. Completed the Next Skill in the small Math book.

3. Worked my flashcards this week. 4/1-4/7.

4. Orange book section of choice. Record score here Due April 15.

5.  Work Flash Cards throughout the week Due April 22nd.

6.  Do Orange book section of choice Due April. 22nd.

Time it; grade it, and review what you missed using the answer explanations.

7. Test Three of the Red Book. Do English ONLY. Time and get scale score. Due by 4/29.

8. Test Three of the Red Book. Do the Math section ONLY. Time and get scale score. Due by May 6.

9. Test Three of the Red Book. Do the Reading section ONLY. Time and get scale score. Due by May 13.

10. Do Test Three of the Red Book. Do the Science section ONLY. Time and get scale score. Due by May 19.

 

Resources

December ACT Test

Math Guy December 2019 1-10

Free Online Practice Tests

 Use the grammar category at  Free Rice 

This page has printable crosswords (and answer keys) in a variety of academic subjects, several of which could definitely function as a fun review of some key subject-matter concepts for the ACT. For example, check out grammar, geometry, and algebra.  NY Times Puzzles

 

Please see my Distance Learning Tab.

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Salem Witch Trial
A picture of the Declaration of Independence
picture of mountains and trees and a pond. The words American Romanticism are written across the top.
Picture of a medieval castle and the words Dark Romanticism
Don't believe what your eyes tell you, all they show is limitation. Look with your understanding.
cover of an old Emily Dickinson book of poetry. Plain cover with a flower.
Book cover for The Great Gatsby
Of Mice and Men book cover

Academic Terms

Online Textbook

Students have accounts in this format:

UN:  misd123456 (id #) 

PW: s123456 (id #)

Class Code:

L0W43AUv

www.noredink.com - Set up an account.

Academic Terms PowerPoint

Crucible/Puritans/Salem Witch Trial 

Puritan PowerPoint Notes

Fact versus Fiction in the Crucible

Character Map Crucible

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Ethos Pathos Logos

Crucible Characters

"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Audio

Crucible Notes

Crucible Audio

Character Post-Mortem Project

Project Grading Rubric

Post-Mortem Writing Sample

Sample 2 Student Writing

Post Mortem Quote Gathering Packet

Crucible Text

Test Focus Suggestions

Crucible Act I and II Questions

Crucible Act III and IV Questions

Kahoot Review for Test

Crossword Answers

 

Age of Reason

Rhetoric and Patrick Henry Notes

Parallel Structure Notes

Ethos Pathos Logos Notes

Ethos Pathos Logos Practice

Rhetorical Terms

"Speech to the Second Virginia Convention" Annotated

Franklin's Aphorisms

Aphorism Project

Aphorism Project PowerPoint Example

Declaration and Jefferson Notes

Declaration of Independence Questions

Declaration Video

Parallel Structure

Franklin Video Documentary

Franklin Autobiography Questions

Suggested Study Items for Unit Test

Rhetoric Test Kahoot

Romanticism/Dark Romanticism

Romanticism, Dark Romanticism and Transcendentalism Notes

Grimm/Irving Notes

Romanticism Background Reading

"Bearskin" Video

"Bearskin" Questions

"Devil and Tom Walker" Text

"Devil and Tom Walker" Questions

"Devil and Tom Walker" Audio

"Devil and Tom Walker" Paragraph Example

"Bearskin" Romanticism Device Statements and Paragraph Example

Poe Documentary Questions

Poe Video

"Black Cat" Reading

"Black Cat"

"Black Cat" Audio

Annotated "The Birthmark"

"The Birthmark" Audio

Kahoot for Romanticism/Dark Romanticism Test

Pit and the Pendulum Audio

Pit and the Pendulum Text 

The Minister's Black Veil Audio

The Minister's Black Veil Text

*Fall Final Exam Review*

Transcendentalism

Jonathan Livingston Seagull and Transcendentalism Notes

Notes Test Kahoot 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Reading Journal

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Questions

Jonathan Livingston Seagull audio

Johnathan Livingston Seagull Text

"Nature" and "Self-Reliance" Answer Example

"Nature" and Self-Reliance" Questions

Transcendental Test Review Topics

Jonathan Livingston Seagull Project Rubric

Jonathan/Transcendental Test Kahoot

A Kahoot review is NOT intended to replace studying your notes etc. for the test. 

Grammar

Simple, Compound, Complex Notes

Prepositions

Fragments and Run-ons

Emily Dickinson

Dickinson/Poetry Notes

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Audio

The Great Gatsby Online Text

F.Scott Fitzgerald Biography Video

Fitzgerald Video for 2020

Gatsby notes

Gatsby Background Reading

Gatsby Background Reading Questions

Gatsby Research PowerPoint Examples

Research Rubric

Gatsby Research Instructions

Gatsby 100 Things

Gatsby 100 Things Check List

Summary and Analysis help at Lit Charts

Book Summary

Compare/Contrast Gatsby Activity

Mrs. LaBruyere's Presentation

In complete sentences, write 10 things that you learned from Mrs. Labruyere's Presentation.

Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men Spanish

On line text for Of Mice and Men

Audiobook Of Mice and Men

Reading Questions

Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men Notes

Spring Final Exam Review

Picture of books with the words, American Literature

English III Overview

Scope and Sequence

Tutoring/Make-up: Tues. and Thurs. after school - Students should sign up on the board in my room. Students who have late arrival or early release may come in during 1st or 8th if they let me know in advance.

Major Grades will count 60% of a student's six weeks grade. Daily Grades will be 40%. Quizzes will be weighted twice in the daily category.

Late Work Policy: Late work will not be accepted for full credit. Late is any time after the assignment is collected by the teacher. One day late = -20; two days late = -40. Work will not be accepted late after the two day mark.

College logos on a map
Pat  Tillman
Beowulf
Canterbury Tales
Sword in a stone
Brave New World

Academic Notes

College Research and Poster Project

Project Research Page *

College Poster Rubric *

Senior Brag Sheet

Resume Data Collection Sheet

Texas Workforce Commission 

 

Argumentation and Pat Tillman Unit

Argumentation Notes

Persuasive Notes

Rhetorical Triangle Notes

Funnel Lead

Thesis frame

Providing Context for a Quote

Essay Rubric

Embedding Quotes

Sample Intro and Body Paragraph

Final Essay Highlight Directions

Tillman Data Collection Chart

Internal Documentation

Sample Works Cited

Sample MLA Heading

Is Morality Natural Article

People/Issue List

The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man (Reid)

Pat Tillman: Hero or Wasted Life? (Sudborough)

Pat Tillman Biography

Where Men Win Glory (Krakauer)

SI Article: "Remember His Name" Link

SI Article/Video: "Spirit of Pat Tillman Lives on" Link

NFL Network's Video "Pat Tillman: A Football Life"

"Enduring Guilt" ESPN article from the shooter's viewpoint.

A Case of Fratricide: Who Killed Pat Tillman?

 

 

Beowulf

Beowulf Notes

Anglo-Saxon Notes

Beowulf Literary Device Grid

Character Trait Evidence Collection Sample

Character Trait Evidence Collection

Integrating quotes: Beowulf

Viking Ship and Celtic Crosses from the Isle of Man

 Beowulf Rafel Translation

Beowulf Graphic Novel Project

Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons

Old English Wordhord Incredible site with thousands of Old English words, their spellings and definitions!

YouTube

The Coming of Beowulf

The Battle with Grendel

The Battle with Grendel's Mother

Study Suggestions for the Beowulf Test

 

Canterbury Tales

Canterbury Tale Notes

Canterbury "Prologue", "Wife of Bath", "Pardoner's Tale" Question Guide

Character chart

Pilgrim Project

Pilgrim Chart Filled In

Canterbury Tales Prologue Coghill Translation

The Wife of Bath's Tale Coghill Translation

The Pardoner's Tale and Prologue Coghill Translation

The Nun's Priest's Tale and Prologue Coghill Translation

The Nun's Priest's Tale Questions

Audio for "Prologue"

Audio for "Pardoner's Tale"

Audio for "Wife of Bath's Tale"

Kahoot Test Review

    King Arthur

King Arthur PowerPoint

King Arthur A&E Questions

King Arthur A&E Video

Questions for A Knight's Tale

 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Translated by W.W. Neilson

 

Final Exam Review

Hamlet

Hamlet PowerPoint Notes

Shakespeare Background Video

Theme Grid Hamlet

Theme Grid Example

Theme Grid Issues

Soliloquy Questions

"To Be or Not to Be" Not a Soliloquy?

Hamlet WebQuest

Hamlet Text

Act I Summary

Audio for Hamlet

Hamlet Summaries 

 

Brave New World

Dystopia Notes

Brave New World Notes

Chapter Summaries

Brave New World Online Book

Quizlet Allusions in BNW

BNW Audio

BNW Audio (Same as used in class)

Caste Game Instructions

100 Things Instructions

100 Things Check List

 

Pride and Prejudice

We are watching the 2005 version staring Keira Knightley and Matthew Mcfadyen.  If you are absent, you can rent this version from Amazon or YouTube for about $4.

Background Questions

Character List

Pride and Prejudice Summary

Link to YouTube of P&P

Tasks There are many tasks in this PDF. We are doing Screen Shots, Romantic Genre, and Themes.

Final Exam Review
Keep Calm and Read British Literature
Books

 

Course Description--

The focus of this course is communication in all forms:  writing, reading, speaking, and listening.  The curriculum is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce, either after attending a college, university or technical/vocational school or immediately after graduation.  Throughout the year, we will read a variety of major works including Beowulf, The Canterbury Tales and Macbeth.

English IV Overview

Tutoring/Make-up: Tues. and Thurs. after school - Students should sign up on the board in my room. Students who have late arrival or early release may come in during 1st or 8th if they let me know in advance.

Major Grades will count 60% of a student's six weeks grade. Daily Grades will be 40%. Quizzes will be weighted twice in the daily category.

Late Work Policy: Late work will not be accepted for full credit. Late is any time after the assignment is collected by the teacher. One day late = -20; two days late = -40. Work will not be accepted late after the two day mark.

ACT Resources

Lake Creek High School Code 441971

 2018-2019 ACT Test Dates

Grading and Supplies

 

ACT Official Web Site Registration

Photo ID Form

Official Calculator Policy

Khan Academy Great for concepts or skills you are still struggling with.

www.noredink.com We will be doing grammar practices from this site. Please make an account.

Math Practices

Math Formula Sheets

Scholarship Information

School Admission Score Ranges (Find your school.)

 

 

Videos

(For you, Savannah!)

December 2018

Math Guy

 Complete Math Tests

Math Trigger Words

Each six weeks I will select three students to receive my students of the six weeks award.
These students have shown academic excellence and enthusiasm in my classroom.

congratulations

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2019-2020

Hall of Fame Award Winners

1st Six Weeks-

English III- Samantha Foster

English IV-Reese Logan

ACT-Mason Moore

2nd Six Weeks-

English III- Alex Ferguson

English IV- Andrew Hebert

ACT- Kristen Collida

2018-2019

Hall of Fame Award Winners

1st Six Weeks:

ACT- Skylar Tidwell

English III- Sophia Amerine

2nd Six Weeks:

ACT- Savannah Smith and Conner Haggerty

English III- Alexandra Polanova

3rd Six Weeks:

ACT- Skylar Tidwell and Abigail Kelly

English III - William Cima

4th Six Weeks:

ACT- Jackson Nations

English III- Karli Ballew

5th Six Weeks:

ACT- Elijah Uribe

English -Kaden Kercheval

2017-2018

Hall of Fame Award Winners

1st Six Weeks:

Katlyn Machann and Nicholas Foster

2nd Six Weeks:

Kelley Pereira and Garrett O'Neal

3rd Six Weeks:

Elena Prochaska and Kyle Koss

5th Six Weeks:

Noelle Metaxas and Dakota Mercer

Shakespearean Scholar- Charlotte Merdian

2016-2017 Hall of Fame Award Winners

English IV 1st Six Weeks:

Jaret Smith and Hannah Miller

English IV 2nd Six Weeks:

Rachel Nicks and Adam Sherrill

English IV 3rd Six Weeks:

Kari Green and Kyle Sparks

English IV 4th Six Weeks:

Daniela Taylor and Tim Poldo

English IV 5th Six Weeks:

Kayla Williamson and Alexander (AJ) Renick

2015-2016 Winners

11th Grade- Chloe Keating
12th Grade- Sarah Lathrop
2nd Six Weeks
11th Grade- Stephanie George
12th Grade - Rachel Wyrwich
3rd Six Weeks
11th Grade- Mitchell Calvey
12th Grade- Eliran Baazov
4th Six Weeks
11th- Sandra Burton
12th- Kendall Anderson
Shakespeare Scholar- Justin Anderson
5th Six Weeks
11th- Stephanie Roman
12th- Kendall Rainwater 
Shakespeare Scholar- Kendall Anderson
6th Six Weeks
11th- Shea Walker and Makayla Gudelman
12th- Jacob Degitz


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basketball

How about those Lions!

 

 

Lake Creek High School School Song

Lake Creek HS Fight Song

Cheer, cheer for L C H S

Shout out a rally cry for the best

Send our mighty roar on high

Shake down the thunder from the sky

What though the odds be great or small

Lake Creek Lions will reign over all

As our loyal pride is marching

Onward to victory

lion head with the word lions.

News

Important Dates for 2019-2020

We will be hosting a UIL Invitational Feb. 1st! 

We will be attending an Invitational on Feb. 29 at New Caney.

Our BIG District UIL Meet will be at Montgomery H.S., March 28th!

April 17-18: UIL Regionals (qualifiers only, location TBD)

April 25: UIL Banquet @ LCHS

Virtual Meets

February 24-March 7

 

Congratulations Lake Creek Lit. Crit. and Ready Writing!

We had a fantastic showing at our very first District UIL Meet. Literary Criticism won 2nd place as a team, and Avery Petty placed 4th as an individual. Ready Writer Katelynn Webb placed 4th at her very first high school UIL event! I am so proud of everyone who participated in this year's competition. We wish all of those moving on to Regionals the very best of luck!

Reese, Hunter, Avery and I at UIL

 

Forms

Alternate Transportation Form

Permission Form

2019-2020 Lit. Crit. Readings have been posted.

Link to List

Play: Shakespeare's Othello

Novel: Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

Poetry: Percy Bysshe Shelley Selected Poems and Prose

UIL Logo

2018-2019 Lit. Crit. Team                                   2018-2019 Ready Writing Team

hedgehog reading a book                                 scroll with ink and quill

Avery Petty                                                               Trista Fuller

Kerri McClanahan                                                     Madelyn Wendt

Hunter Malone                                                         Madison Fair

Reese Woodard                                                    

Delaney Bower                                                       

Ready Writing

Ready Writing UIL

Ready Writing Handbook

Ready Writing UIL Tips Video

Writing Prompts and 2016 Winning Papers

Writing Prompts and 2012 Winning Papers

Printable Rubric

New York Crosswords over history, literature, etc. 

 

 

Lit. Crit.

Lit Crit UIL

Lit Crit Elements of the Contest

Lit Crit Handbook

Pulitzer Prize Fiction List

Pulitzer Prize Poetry List

Pulitzer Prize Drama List

Poetry Organizer

UIL Novel Organizer

Lit Terms

Lit Terms Quizlet

Good list of terms for flashcards

Quizlet

 

 

Poetry

Poetry Organizer

Poetry Meter

Poetic Devices

Everything you need to know about poetry

2019-2020 Readings

Player Piano

Kurt Vonnegut Bio

Kurt Vonnegut Documentary

Online Text of the book

Audio

Summary/Characters/Themes

Quizlet 

Wikipedia 

 

Othello

Shakespeare Bio

Shakespeare Video Bio

Online Text of the play

Audio

Summary/Characters/Themes

Spark Notes Video

Quizlet

Quizlet