Keeping up with Room 262:
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Welcome to Ms. Wilkinson's Classes
When you are absent, make sure to check the date you were absent in the homework section to see what handouts/activities/notes/DOL you missed. NOTE: You may have to click on "see past" in order to view all assignments.
Useful links for all my classes will be posted in this location. For links specific to your class, please check your class's link.
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1 State Reading Test Practice Website - Use Maryland State's Practice Website to help you brush up your skills for the reading test. (http://hsaexam.org/online/online_parent.html)
2 State Reading Test Practice Website - Use Oregon's online simulation to help you improve your skills. (https://oakspt.tds.airast.org/student/)
Useful resources to improve writing:
OWL - Grammar Help
OWL - Writing Help
Transition Help for Writing from OWL
Helpful rhetoric resource for English10:
Want to make a difference for people who really need help?
Interested in stopping injustice around the world?
PLEASE join us at the Humanitarian Watch Club meetings!!! Tuesdays after school in 262!
British Literature/ Senior Expository: Semester One: 2012-2013
IMPORTANT: This course is required for 12th graders to complete upon graduation. Additionally, each student must fulfill and pass (two) writing samples in the form of academic essays upon graduation. STUDENTS WILL NOT GRADUATE UNLESS THEY FULFILL THESE REQUIREMENTS OR ARRANGE TO TAKE ANOTHER EXIT EXAM THAT ALSO SUFFICES FOR THIS EXIT CRITERIA.
This course is a simultaneous study of British history and literature as well as containing a focus on academic writing. During the two-semester course, students will study British literature chronologically while considering cultural and historical changes in Britain. Students will read selections out of an anchor text (Elements of Literature, 6th edition) and complete the readings Frankenstein. Pygmalion, and Lord of the Flies. Students will gain an understanding and appreciation for authors, texts, and literary devices that reflect changes in British literature over time while mastering the writing process of academic essays with the use of "Write Tools", an effective writing process used throughout McNary High School that is statistically proven to improve students' writing skills.
Communications Enrichment: Semester One: 2012-2013
Welcome to Communications Enrichment! This course is designed to give students time and support to improve reading comprehension skills as well as writing skills. Areas of focus will include writing conventions such as punctuation, grammar, sentence fluency, and spelling. Vocabulary growth will be emphasized in each unit. Students will complete writing assignments for each unit, which centers around an anchor text. Students will also practice OAKS test techniques to prepare them for testing in the spring. Students will perform close analysis of texts while demonstrating literacy proficiency and text comprehension. Students will also practice organizational tools that will help them be successful in future classes.
Units of Study (centered around the anchor text, Elements of Literature, 3rd ed. and other novels/readings):
Noel (sudden fiction)
The Most Dangerous Game
The House on Mango Street
Bronx Masquerade/ poetry appreciation
Romeo and Juliet
literature circles, sustained silent reading and reading logs, "This I Believe", and OAKS testing skills
Senior Expository/British Literature Semester 2: 2012/13
Communication Enrichment: Semester 2: 2012/13
Welcome back! If you are new this semester, then we welcome you! This week, we begin by reading Bronx Masquerade by Nikki Grimes. This is a story about a class of students that live in The Bronx, New York.
You need to pick up a copy at the library and please bring your book every day.
You also need to bring "Classroom Expectations" signed by you and a parent. Download one that I attached here.
See you in class!
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