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English III, English, IV, and ACT
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.
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.
~Professor of Shakespeare, Dr. O'Connor and I in the Fellows Garden at Exeter College, Oxford University~
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I will see you at graduation on June 4th. I'm so proud of you guys! Love y'all!
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 II
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
2. Make sure you are working on your project a little each week.
3. Reading Check Chapters 1-3
4. Chapters 4-5 Questions
5. Chapters -6-7 Questions
6. Reading Check Ch. 4-6
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.
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 (email@example.com).
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!
The Great Gatsby Unit
Link to the Great Gatsby Movie
The Great Gatsby/Fitzgerald Unit Notes
The Great Gatsby Online Book
Great Gatsby Audio
*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.
Your Chapter Questions for The Great Gatsby will be added here.
1. Chapter 1 Questions
Chapter 1 questions are due 4/1.
2. Chapter 2 Questions
3. Chapter 3 Questions
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
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
14. Reading Check Chapters 6-7
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!
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,
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.
December ACT Test
Math Guy December 2019 1-10
Free Online Practice Tests
Use the grammar category at
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.
Students have accounts in this format:
UN: misd123456 (id #)
PW: s123456 (id #)
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
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" Audio
Character Post-Mortem Project
Project Grading Rubric
Post-Mortem Writing Sample
Sample 2 Student Writing
Post Mortem Quote Gathering Packet
Test Focus Suggestions
Crucible Act I and II Questions
Crucible Act III and IV Questions
Kahoot Review for Test
Age of Reason
Rhetoric and Patrick Henry Notes
Parallel Structure Notes
Ethos Pathos Logos Notes
Ethos Pathos Logos Practice
"Speech to the Second Virginia Convention" Annotated
Aphorism Project PowerPoint Example
Declaration and Jefferson Notes
Declaration of Independence Questions
Franklin Video Documentary
Franklin Autobiography Questions
Suggested Study Items for Unit Test
Rhetoric Test Kahoot
Romanticism, Dark Romanticism and Transcendentalism Notes
Romanticism Background Reading
"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
"Black Cat" Reading
"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*
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.
Simple, Compound, Complex Notes
Fragments and Run-ons
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Online Text
F.Scott Fitzgerald Biography Video
Fitzgerald Video for 2020
Gatsby Background Reading
Gatsby Background Reading Questions
Gatsby Research PowerPoint Examples
Gatsby Research Instructions
Gatsby 100 Things
Gatsby 100 Things Check List
Summary and Analysis help at Lit Charts
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
Steinbeck and Of Mice and Men Notes
Spring Final Exam Review
English III Overview
Scope and Sequence
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 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
Rhetorical Triangle Notes
Providing Context for a Quote
Sample Intro and Body Paragraph
Final Essay Highlight Directions
Tillman Data Collection Chart
Sample Works Cited
Sample MLA Heading
Is Morality Natural Article
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 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!
The Coming of Beowulf
The Battle with Grendel
The Battle with Grendel's Mother
Study Suggestions for the Beowulf Test
Canterbury Tale Notes
Canterbury "Prologue", "Wife of Bath", "Pardoner's Tale" Question Guide
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 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 PowerPoint Notes
Shakespeare Background Video
Theme Grid Hamlet
Theme Grid Example
Theme Grid Issues
"To Be or Not to Be" Not a Soliloquy?
Act I Summary
Audio for Hamlet
Brave New World
Brave New World Notes
Quizlet Allusions in BNW
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.
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.
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.
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 Formula Sheets
School Admission Score Ranges (Find your school.)
(For you, Savannah!)
Complete Math Tests
Math Trigger Words
Math Formulas II
Classroom Rules and procedures
English III Online Textbook
Dartmouth Writing/Rhetoric Lab
Purdue Owl Writing and Grammar Resource
Apply Texas 2019-2020 Essay Topics
SAT Practice Tests College Board
ACT Official Website
SAT Official Website
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.
Hall of Fame Award Winners
1st Six Weeks-
English III- Samantha Foster
English IV-Reese Logan
2nd Six Weeks-
English III- Alex Ferguson
English IV- Andrew Hebert
ACT- Kristen Collida
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
1st Six Weeks:
Katlyn Machann and Nicholas Foster
Kelley Pereira and Garrett O'Neal
Elena Prochaska and Kyle Koss
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
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
How about those Lions!
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
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
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!
Alternate Transportation 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
2018-2019 Lit. Crit. Team 2018-2019 Ready Writing Team
Avery Petty Trista Fuller
Kerri McClanahan Madelyn Wendt
Hunter Malone Madison Fair
Ready Writing UIL
Ready Writing Handbook
Ready Writing UIL Tips Video
Writing Prompts and 2016 Winning Papers
Writing Prompts and 2012 Winning Papers
New York Crosswords over history, literature, etc.
Lit Crit UIL
Lit Crit Elements of the Contest
Lit Crit Handbook
Pulitzer Prize Fiction List
Pulitzer Prize Poetry List
Pulitzer Prize Drama List
UIL Novel Organizer
Lit Terms Quizlet
Good list of terms for flashcards
Everything you need to know about poetry
Kurt Vonnegut Bio
Kurt Vonnegut Documentary
Online Text of the book
Shakespeare Video Bio
Online Text of the play
Spark Notes Video
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