English 12 (2016-2017)

English 12 Weekly Update (5/15/17)

posted May 12, 2017, 1:28 PM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated May 12, 2017, 1:28 PM ]

Looking ahead to this upcoming week….

Monday: Exam prep and time to read

Tuesday: In-class writing assignment (a warm up for their exam essay on Tell No One)

A Reading Quiz on the end of the novel will be on Thursday.

SENIOR SIGN OUT IS SOON! Make sure you have all assignments and books in by exams!

Senior exams are Tuesday and Wednesday, the 23rd and 24th. They will take the essay section first, and the companion section on Wednesday. 

English 12 Weekly Update (5/8/17)

posted May 12, 2017, 1:26 PM by Helen Wynkoop

You need to read through and including Chapter 8 of Peace Like A River by Friday. 

There will be a reading Quiz and Vocab 11 Quiz on Friday. 

We're starting the Personal Narrative essay, and I'll attach the assignment sheet for that. 

You should annotate and evaluate​​ example essays 2 and 3 in the assignment packet and have your introduction drafted by the end of this week. 

English 12 Weekly Update (5/1)

posted May 1, 2017, 12:21 PM by Helen Wynkoop

Hello everyone! I'm Ms. K., filling in for Mrs. Wynkoop while she's on leave the next month and a half. If you need to contact me, my email is hkeusch@portageps.org. Thanks!

English 12: 
If you haven't taken the final Kite Runner test, you need to let me know and take it in the hall during class! I need to have those all in by the end of the week!

You should be ready for a Packet Check on Chapters 1-7 in "Tell No One" for tomorrow, and have up to page 161 read by Thursday for a Reading Quiz. You can usually use notes on Wynkoop's quizzes, but you cannot use them on this quiz! If you've been reading and keeping the characters straight, you'll be totally fine. 

"The 3 Rs"

posted Apr 20, 2017, 11:40 AM by Helen Wynkoop

See the Word doc attached below; this is what you will write your final essay on.

I will miss you, but I want you to know that I have really enjoyed having you all as my students this year:>)  Move upward and onward in your very best way:>)

Quiz on TKR 11-19 will not be Weds; it will be Thurs

posted Apr 18, 2017, 5:34 PM by Helen Wynkoop

We will discuss with a discussion board I just completed tonight on Weds.  That will help review and it will provide an extra day to catch up. I had a talk with my very 7th hour class who is very honest about where they are in the reading.  It seems that most are around chapter 15, so an extra day will allow them to catch up.

Test on the entire book will still be on Tues next week, 4/25.

April 17-25 Finish TKR by Friday

posted Apr 18, 2017, 8:12 AM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday- TKR 13-14 due; HW TKR 15-16 due on Tues; TKR 17-18 due on Wed; TKR 19-20 due on Thurs; and finish the novel by Monday, April 24.  It reads quickly because of the pace at then end.
Tuesday- Presentations
Wednesday- Presentations
Thursday- review of chapters/images (motifs)/themes in The Kite Runner.
Friday- I will not be here, so most likely you will get reading time.
Monday- final review for the novel, tie up loose ends before I leave, and prepare for test on TKR on Tues.

March 27-31 (Fri is hours 1-4)

posted Mar 27, 2017, 11:53 AM by Helen Wynkoop   [ updated Mar 27, 2017, 11:54 AM ]

Monday- catch up...You have a paper due tomorrow if it is not already submitted to me; this is two copies-one with peer eval, and the other is the final draft with a lit analysis rubric attached. All is due into me on Tues, with a copy submitted to turnitin.com.
Tues- see above for paper instructions. Hazaras discussion in class. Discussion board over TKR chapters 1-4. Be ready for a quiz.
HW: read chapters 5-6 for Weds; we will definitely cover chapter 7 together in class. This is the assault chapter, so I want you to be aware of that before we begin it.  
Weds-   I will be gone for Dante's service, so I will have a sub (teacher from PC) in for your class.
Thurs- 7th hour- I definitely want to get us through chapter 7 before you read more of the book yourselves.  Keep reading and there will be time for all three classes to use laptops.
Friday- TBA

Independent Reads- when we return...

posted Mar 27, 2017, 6:57 AM by Helen Wynkoop

We will start presenting these on Thurs. April 13th and I am simply going to go in alpha order from either the middle, the end or the beginning....more to come.

April 11 and 12 are reading and work days...for both IR and The Kite Runner.
I will be more specific as I see where we are in the novel.

The Kite Runner materials

posted Mar 23, 2017, 7:09 AM by Helen Wynkoop

The materials below will be assists for those who like study guides as well as a way to stay focused when you are absent.  Please check the weekly entry I make for your class to stay current when you miss a day.

I hope you enjoy this novel. :>)

March 20-24

posted Mar 22, 2017, 12:15 PM by Helen Wynkoop

Monday and Tuesday- work on literary analysis in lab; Wynkoop will observe your work.
Wednesday- Peer Evals in class- 10 points for a full 3-4 page draft
I gave out copies of The Kite Runner (TKR) in class; Turnitin will be open for submission on THURS- TUES 
Thursday- introduction of new novel, The Kite Runner. Chapters 1-4 due by Tues.
Friday- work on Indep reading; read The Kite Runner.

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