NYOS Charter School

English II World Literature and Pre-AP English II World Literature

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L. Lamkin

 

 

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The Odyssey

Students need a copy of Homer's The Odyssey by Monday, October 10.
 
There is no homework over the break except to get a copy of The Odyssey for our first day back.

Homework Information

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Summer Reading Assignment and School Supplies

The summer reading assignment for English II World Literature and Pre-AP English II World Literature can be found on the toolbar to the right.
 
School supplies are listed independently on the toolbar to the right as well. We will be reading Siddhartha and Inferno first quarter.

2nd Semester High School (8th - 12th) Final Exam Schedule

2nd Semester High School (8th - 12th) Final Exam Schedule

  • Two exam sessions per day: 8:30-10:30am & 10:40am-12:40pm
  • Post-Exam period- Lunch       12:40-1:15
  • Student tutorial time (optional for students) 1:15-4:15

 

Date

8:30-10:30am

10:40-12:40pm

Thursday, May 19th

7th period exam

2nd period exam

Friday, May 20th

6th period exam

4th period exam

Monday, May 23rd

5th period exam

1st period exam

Tuesday, May 24th

3rd period exam

Make up Exams/ HR

Wednesday, May 25th (Full Day)

Kickball (Full Day)

Thursday, May 26th

Last Day of School

 

* All students, regardless of exemption status or early release, must be on campus from 8:30-12:40 (either testing or if exempt or early release- in study hall)

 

Exemption Policy

8th/9th grade – may exempt 1 final                                        

10th/11th grade – may exempt 2 finals           

12th grade – may exempt 3 finals      

Requirements for Exemption:

Students must meet ALL of the following items in order to be exempt from a final exam:  

  • 2nd Semester Class Average of 90+
  • Attendance: Must have 0-3 absences in all classes for the semester to be exempt from any final exam (as of the Monday before)
  • Submit exemption form the Monday before finals to Ms. Werner
  • No students can exempt AP courses exams (announced by AP teachers)

 Attendance Policy:

  • If a student is exempt or an Early Release Student during a period, students must report to a study hall for that entire period.
  • If a student fails to show up for a study hall, s/he loses all exemptions and must make up any previously exempted exams. That student may also not be exempt from any future exams.

 Students who ride the bus to Magnolia will have to be in tutorials with a teacher until the bus leaves at 3:45pm. There is no early bus on final exam days.

World Literature English II Final Quarter

Please purchase or check out a copy of the following for fourth quarter English:

Romeo and Juliet  by William Shakespeare    (a play)

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah   (a book) 

Please have both texts upon our return Monday, March 21.

American Literature English III Final Quarter

Please purchase or check out a copy of the following books for fourth quarter: 

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien  

Please have both texts upon our return Monday, March 21.

English III American Literature Reading for Second Quarter

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
 
Read                              by the following dates:
Chapters 1 & 2               Oct. 22
Chapters 3, 4, & 5          Oct. 29
Chapters 6 & 7               Nov. 3
Chapters 8 & 9               Nov. 6              
 
Be prepared for quizzes.

English II and English II PAP Outside Reading Schedule

The Odyssey by Homer
 
Read                               by the following date:
I-IV                                   Oct. 22
V-IX                                  Oct. 29
X-XIV                                Nov. 5
XV-XIX                              Nov. 12
XX-XXII                             Nov. 19
XXIII-XXIV                        Dec. 3
 
Be prepared for quizzes.
 

PSAT is Wednesday, October 14

All NYOS freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take the PSAT on Wednesday, October 14.
Please bring your calculator and pencils.

English III American Lit. Second Major Paper

Students are to begin their second major paper for English III this week.

This paper is a persuasive essay. Specifics are as follows:

 

(16)  Writing/Persuasive Texts. Students write persuasive texts to influence the attitudes or actions of a specific audience on specific issues. Students are expected to write an argumentative essay to the appropriate audience that includes:

(A)  a clear thesis or position based on logical reasons supported by precise and relevant evidence;

(B)  consideration of the whole range of information and views on the topic and accurate and honest representation of these views (i.e., in the author's own words and not out of context);

(C)  counter-arguments based on evidence to anticipate and address objections;

(D)  an organizing structure appropriate to the purpose, audience, and context;

(E)  an analysis of the relative value of specific data, facts, and ideas; and

(F)  a range of appropriate appeals (e.g., descriptions, anecdotes, case studies, analogies, illustrations). 

Important due dates:

Thursday, September 3            First full page typed is due by midnight (via email)

Thursday, September 10           Two full pages typed are due by midnight (via email)

Wednesday, September 16         Final copy of paper is due by midnight (via turnitin.com)

Final paper must be at least three pages in length, typed, double spaced, with a 12 point font.

 

English II World Lit. Second Major Paper

World Literature students have their second major paper due Wednesday, September 16.

This paper is writing an engaging story. The specifics are below.

 

[English II TEKS 14 A] Students write literary texts to express their ideas and feelings about real or imagined people, events, and ideas. Write an engaging story with

  • a well-developed conflict and resolution
  • interesting and believable characters
  • a range of literary strategies (i.e. dialogue, suspense, foreshadowing, etc.) AND devices (simile, metaphor, hyperbole, juxtaposition, etc.) to enhance the plot
  • sensory details [show not tell] that define the mood or tone

Important due dates:

Thursday, September 3               1.5 pages typed are due by midnight (via email)

Thursday, September 10           Three full pages typed are due by midnight (via email)

Wednesday, September 16         Final copy of story is due by midnight (via turnitin.com)

Final story must be at least 4.5 pages in length, typed, double spaced, with a 12 point font.

 

On an additional note, please continue to read at home. The remaining reading for Inferno is as follows:

Tuesday, August 31  Read VI-XI                            

Tuesday, September 08  Read XII-XIX                         

Monday, September 14 Read XX-XXVIII                                

Monday, September 21  Read XXIX-XXXIV    

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