Ms. Christy DeLoatch
    English 9 and 10
    Advanced Composition
    Room 56
    Magna Vista High School
    Office Hours: (Via Google Meet) Tuesday/Thursday 2:00-3:30
    Dear parents and students,
    In light of Virginia's mandatory school closures, weekly assignments and due dates will be posted to my website and on PowerSchool/Unified Classroom and Google classroom. Please encourage your student to check PowerSchool/Unified Classroom and teacher websites regularly. As this was implemented quickly, many students may still need their class log-ins to various online learning platforms. These directions are attached in the folllowing handouts:
    Block 1 (English 10)
    Block 2 (English 10)
    Block 4 (English 9)
    Links, Resources, and Assignments
    I don't want to overburden you with assignments when we're all under a fair amount of stress right now, but I do want you reading, writing, and thinking as much as possible. Please stay in touch with me and do your absolute best to catch up on your work this week. (You know who you are). Remember to use Chrome for online learning platforms, and let me know if/when you are stuck or confused about things. 
    Be well, guys! 
    Ms. DeLoatch
    Assignments for the week of March 30-April 3
    1. Make sure you've added yourself to Google Classroom
    Go to classroom.google.com and enter the code for your class
    Block 1: s4j6fui         Block 2: aun5gq6    Block 4: oklsjta
    2. Make sure you're caught up on all assignments that have been given so far:
    • IXL Practice: C1 D1 D2 D3 O1 O2
    • Online textbook: "Growth Measure" Lexile Assessment (Assuming you can get the online text to work. Directions for accessing the online textbook are in the handouts attached above.)
    • Commonlit: "A Sound of Thunder,""The Necklace," and "Katherine Johnson." Make sure you complete short answer questions in addition to multiple choice questions so you can get all points possible.
    • Independent Reading Google doc: See last week's directions (below). This will be an expectation every week, so be aware. If you haven't sent one for last week yet, you'll have 2 due this week.


    3. This is the only new assignment for the week (aside from independent reading): Virtual Tour

    Go check out the livecams at https://explore.org/livecams and choose one that is interesting to you, or take a virtual tour of a museum at https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours. Watch or tour for at least 15 minutes, then write 3 well-developed paragraphs about what you see. Type your observations/thoughts in a google doc, give it an appropriate title, and share it with me by Saturday 4/4. Use descriptive language and be creative!   

    Assignments for the week of March 23-March 27
    **Students, please use Chrome as your browser when using online learning platforms. It seems to work the best.** We'll skip the online textbook this week and stick with commonlit. Make sure you complete the annotations and short answer questions for the commonlit assignments. 
    Like last week, I'll check your work on Saturday (3/28). Please continue to contact me with questions or problems. All blocks should complete the following:
    Commonlit: "The Necklace" (short story)
    Block 4: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436129
    Block 1: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436130
    Block 2: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436131
    Commonlit: "Who is Katherine Johnson?" (nonfiction/biography)
    Block 4: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436430
    Block 1: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436431
    Block 2: https://www.commonlit.org/en/students/student_lessons/4436432
    IXL Practice: D3 O1 O2
    Independent Reading: Create a new Google doc and summarize your reading in 2-3 sentences each day you read. Please read for 45 minutes to an hour at least 4 days a week. What you read is up to you, whether online or print. Share your Google doc with me by Saturday 3/28. PLEASE READ, GUYS!!! It's so important! 
    Assignments for the week of March 16-March 20
    All blocks/students should sign in to the online textbook and complete the reading "Growth Measure" that has been assigned. This is a reading level test and will be reassigned later in the school year to see growth. See handout above for instructions to log in to the online textbook. I advise all students to use Chrome as their browser. Safari doesn't seem to work very well with the online text. Students should complete the Growth Measure assessment by Friday 3/20, if possible.
    All students should sign in to commonlit (see directions in handout above) and complete the assignment for the short story "A Sound of Thunder," due Friday 3/20.
    Block 4 (English 9):  
    Block 1 (English 10): 
    Block 2 (English 10):
    This week's IXLs:
    C1 D1 D2 (due Friday 3/20)
    ***Students, please read as much as possible during this time. Whether it be a novel, nonfiction, espn.com, or whatever else interests you, I cannot impress upon you enough how important it is that you read independently. Next week, I will assign a way for you to track your independent reading for a grade. It's a good idea to start getting in the habit of keeping track of your reading in a Google document (record the date and summarize your reading in a few sentences).***
    Portrait of William Shakespeare
    2019-2020 School Year Schedule 
    Semester 2
    Block 1-English 10
    Block 2-English 10
    Block 3-Planning
     Block 4-English 9
    All English 9, English 10, and English 11 students are required to have a charged, fully functional, school-issued iPad that is brought to school daily. 
    Students enrolled in my English 9 or 10 class will need headphones or earbuds, a composition notebook, binder, or spiral-bound notebook, writing utensils, and reading material for daily SSR. For other suggested supplies, see the attached syllabus.