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Class Name: Per. 7 English
Teacher: Yaremis Vega
Location: 110A
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Due: Jan 30
Last Modified: Jan 28 12:26 PM
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       Please remember that your subject selection forms are due January 30th. I will start collecting them and Mrs. Cartin will finish off. 

Due: Jan 24
Last Modified: Jan 23 2:20 PM

   On Thursday/Friday we will not have the laptops. Please finish the USA Test Prep Key Ideas & Integration #1 & #2 at home. Submit for a grade at the end. 

Due: Jan 24
Last Modified: Jan 23 1:42 PM
Online submissions not permitted.
Please finish reading chapters 30 & 31 for homework. This is the end of the book! Thursday/Friday we will be hosting a FINAL review in class so if you aren't ready, then you MIGHT not win points for your team! 

Below are questions to annotate for the last two chapters. I will be checking annotations for the last four chapters of the novel! 
Annotate by finding the answer to each question below, then answering with your own comment on the margins. 

Chapter 30

1. When Atticus first thinks that Jem was the one who killed Bob Ewell, what is Atticus ready to do? What does this show the reader about Atticus?

2. Atticus and Heck Tate have a heated argument, as Atticus assumes Heck is ready to cover up Bob Ewell’s killing as a move to protect Jem. Who is Heck really trying to protect? Why does Heck fight so hard to protect this person?

3. Heck Tate has tampered with evidence to make it appear that Ewell was killed by falling on his own knife. What piece of evidence did Heck remove from the scene of the crime?

4. Did Heck Tate do the right thing? Explain your answer.

5. Scout, who was confused about the actual cause of Mr. Ewell’s death, agrees with Heck Tate’s decision and utters an elegant line in support of him. Write that line.

Chapter 31

1. After she takes Boo home, Scout understands many new things because she is able to see the street from his point of view. Explain some of the things she now understands about Boo’s perspective.

2. In what way is Scout’s neighborhood/street similar to the Mruna tribe in Africa?

3. Reread the first line from chapter 1. How do the events in the final chapters connect to this line? Do you find this storytelling technique effective? Why or why not?

4. At the end of the novel,

Due: Jan 24
Last Modified: Jan 22 1:44 PM

       Please finish To Kill a Mockingbird at home by reading chapters 30 & 31. Next class, we will finish out mini-assessments and also host a review for the final test.


Due: Jan 23
Last Modified: Jan 16 2:35 PM

 February 1st is Take Your Child to Work Day!

In order to participate in Take Your Child to Work Day, you must print, and fill out the field trip form. Once you have done that, go ahead and turn it into activities office that way your absence is excused for February 1st. 

This is DUE BY JANUARY 25th to the activities office in the B Building. 

Due: Jan 22
Last Modified: Jan 16 2:26 PM

   Please read chapters 27, 28, and 29 of TKAM for Tuesday/ Wednesday. We are trying to finish this book by next week so it's very important to keep up with the reading! 

Due: Jan 15
Last Modified: Jan 10 2:10 PM
Please read chapter 23-24 of TKAM. 

There will be a quiz on these chapters upon your return. 

If you already finished reading these in class, then you're class is caught up. But some classes are missing one or both of these chapters to catch up. 

Due: Jan 14
Last Modified: Jan 8 10:36 AM

   Please start purchasing Romeo and Juliet. Below is the desired version.


This will be the first grade for the third nine weeks, 

Due: Jan 14
Last Modified: Jan 10 2:15 PM
Please complete the "We Wear the Mask" worksheet. 

Annotate the poem for figurative language: Personification, metaphors, etc. 

Then, answer the questions in the back.

Due: Jan 11
Last Modified: Jan 8 2:42 PM

   Please login to USATestPrep: https://www.usatestprep.com/

Click on: Login 
Member ID: doral12
Username: (Your ID Number)
Password: (Your ID Number)

Click on Join Class and click on my name. Please be aware it is under Yaremis Armas 

Complete Assignment #1

Please be aware this is a grade! 

Due: Jan 10
Last Modified: Jan 10 2:12 PM
Please remember your USA Test Prep is due TODAY, Thursday, January 10th! 
Due: Jan 10
Last Modified: Jan 9 2:00 PM

  Remember that your Unit 4 Vocabulary test is tomorrow, Thursday, January 10th and Friday, January 11th. 

Due: 12/19/2018
Last Modified: 12/17/2018 2:34 PM
7th Period, 

  It has been called to my attention that I did not give you guys the information for the Tom Robinson essay in class. Therefore, you have NO idea what you're doing. Making it pretty hard to write the RIGHT essay. I will distribute the paper and go over each component on Wednesday. 

Due: 12/18/2018
Last Modified: 12/17/2018 10:06 AM

     It is VERY important that you INDENT each paragraph in your essay and start EACH paragraph with a TRANSITION WORD or PHRASE! 

As I continue to grade last months essays, I have noticed a lot of you have forgotten to do this. Remember, in the FSA writing you will have to type your essay.

Part of the FSA rubric is ORGANIZATION; they expect you to ORGANIZE your essay by

- Starting each paragraph with a transition phrase (I gave you a TON of examples in your ICE packet)

- indenting (You can click on tab OR you can press space bar 5 times) 


- Spacing in between each paragraph

I will be looking for these components in your TOM ROBINSON essay. 

Due: 12/17/2018
Last Modified: 12/14/2018 2:49 PM

A couple of updates:

         * Next week, Monday, December 17th and Tuesday, December 18th, you will have a Reading Mid-Year Assessment that you will be taking during class. This will count as a  test grade for the 2nd nine weeks. 

         * Your Tom Robinson FSA Argumentative Essay will be due on Wednesday, December 19th /Thursday, December 20th. Please be sure it is TYPED, PRINTED, DOUBLED SPACED on 12p. FONT. If you are going to be absent, send me the essay via email. If not it will be a "Z" in the grade book. 

        Below is an example from a student of a GREAT introduction paragraph with an even greater THESIS: 

"Maycomb, Alabama is a prejudiced county deeply segregated and instilled with Jim Crow laws in the middle of The Great Depression. Not only is the nation's economy at a loss, so is the respect and social class of African American's in Harper Lee's coming-of-age novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. A negro, Tom Robinson, has been accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, who stands at the bottom of Maycomb's social hierarchy. Four testimonies including that of Heck Tate, Maycomb's Sheriff and Bob Ewell, Mayella's father. Mayella Ewell, the prosecutor and Tom Robinson the defendant, are the epicenter of the case. Several inconsistencies in the alleged crime stirred doubts about Tom's guiltiness.   Therefore, Tom Robinson is not guilty because there was no medical evidence concerning Mayella's subsequent state and the inconsistencies of stories from supposed witnesses intensely contradict one another. 


Due: 12/11/2018
Last Modified: 12/10/2018 1:30 PM
Be sure to bring your index cards all week long; you will be working with them randomly in class. 
Due: 12/11/2018
Last Modified: 12/7/2018 2:13 PM

      Please make index cards with Unit 4 vocabulary. You can find the definition on vocabtest.com 

These index cards will be a grade. I WILL CHECK THEM! 

Due: 12/3/2018
Last Modified: 11/28/2018 12:33 PM

  I am postponing the chapters 8-16 test for To Kill a Mockingbird until Monday, December 3rd (A day) and Tuesday, December 4th (B Day).   Please be sure you are reading the at home chapters for TKAM (Ch.'s 14-16). 

HOMEWORK: Annotate the following questions for chapter 16 in your book; I will be checking annotations SOON

Chapter 16

1. What does Scout learn about mob mentality?
2. Mr. Dolphus Raymond is evidently a complicated and interesting person. Describe his way of life and comment on its effect upon the town.
3. Why did Mr. Dolphus Raymond’s fiancée die? What does this show the reader about life in Maycomb?
4. Jem says that “mixed” children are sad because they don’t belong anywhere. What does he mean? Is having a sense of belonging important in life? Explain your thoughts.
5. Judge Taylor’s appearance and his ability are two different things. What comment might the author be making in building the judge in this way?
6. Symbolically, what does the physical structure of the courthouse show us about the people of Maycomb?
7. Why didn’t Atticus tell his children that he had to defend Tom Robinson, that he was appointed by the court and didn’t really have a choice about taking the case?
8. Why do the four men give up their seats for Jem, Scout, Dill, and Reverend Sykes? What does this show us?
9. As the examination begins, Atticus’ table is bare. What does this show us?

Due: 11/29/2018
Last Modified: 11/20/2018 2:29 PM

    I truly do hope you have a restful and great Thanksgiving Break. We do have a bit of homework over the break, but it will be due the THURSDAY/FRIDAY after we get back from Thanksgiving break which means you have a lot of time to get it done. 

Please read chapters 14, 15, and 16 of To Kill a Mockingbird. These chapters will NOT be read in class because we simply do not have time since we have read the majority of the book IN CLASS. There will be a To Kill a Mockingbird test that will cover questions from these chapters. The test will be given Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th. 

Don't forget to eat a lot and spend time with loved ones! 

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Due: 11/16/2018
Last Modified: 11/14/2018 2:22 PM

   There will be a quiz on chapter 14 next class. We will start working on the components of writing in class a lot more so therefore, I need you to please keep up with the reading until we get to chapter 17...which is the beginning of the Tom Robinson case. 

Moreover, there will be a series of quizzes coming up each class. 

For next class be sure to have read chapter 14 or listened to it on Hoopla. 

If you are absent on Friday, you will make it up when you get back. 

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