Welcome to Mrs. Sibley's Website
Contact information: Misti.Sibley@lpsb.org
English II, English II Honors, and English III
NEW INFORMATION REGARDING ASSIGNMENTS DURING THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOL:
I have created a group for each class in the REMIND APP. I will send reminders to students using REMIND and this page on my website. Instructions for joining the REMIND class groups are as follows:
- 1st period English III - text 81010 and text this message: @kc3k772
- 2nd period English II - text 81010 and text this message: @8kfd3d
- 3rd period English II - text 81010 and text this message: @d84gb3
- 4th period English II - text 81010 and text this message: @9b4cdb
- 6th period English II Honors - text 81010 and text this message: @d2b6g7
The assignments are supplemental and are only intended to provide students with opportunities to learn throughout the closure of school.
WEEK 1 - ENGLISH III - SUGGESTED READING: Continue reading Into the Wild chapters 5 -7, and write a brief summary of those chapters. You may either type your response, and email it to Misti.Sibley@lpsb.org or hand write and email a photo attachment. DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH.
WEEK 1 - ENGLISH II & ENGLISH II HONORS - SUGGESTED ASSIGNMENT: LOG IN TO COMMONLIT.ORG. If you are not able to log in using the same password as you do in class, go directly to the website and search the library for the following title: ROSA PARKS: BEYOND THE BUS. You should still be able to complete the assignment as we do in class. As you go through the assignment, write down the title and number your answers. Take a photo and send the attachment to my email (Misti.Sibley@lpsb.org) if it is easier than typing your responses. If you are not logged in through CLEVER as we are at school, I will not automatically receive a report with your responses; therefore, I will need you to send as instructed above. DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH.
WEEK 2 - ENGLISH III - SUGGESTED READING: Continue reading Into the Wild chapters 8-10, and write a brief summary of those chapters. (Same instructions as week 1 for submission) DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH.
WEEK 2 - ENGLISH II & ENGLISH II HONORS - SUGGESTED ASSIGNMENT: COMMONLIT.ORG (SAME INSTRUCTIONS AS WEEK 1) TITLE: "Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott" DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 27TH.
WEEK 3 - ENGLISH III - SUGGESTED READING: Continue reading Into the Wild chapters 11-13, and write a brief summary of those chapters. (Same instructions as weeks 1 & 2 for submission) DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD.
WEEK 3 - ENGLISH II & ENGLISH II HONORS - SUGGESTED ASSIGNMENT: COMMONLIT.ORG (SAME INSTRUCTIONS AS WEEKS 1 & 2) TITLE: "The Bet" DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 3RD.
WEEK 4 - ENGLISH III - Continue reading Into the Wild chapters 14-16, and write a brief summary of those chapters. (Same instructions as week 1 for submission) DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 10TH.
WEEK 4 ENGLISH II & ENGLISH II HONORS - Spend some time researching the real Julius Caesar. Create bullet points for your findings. Then research William Shakespeare. Create bullet points for your findings. Then, specifically look up background information on The Tragedy of Julius Caesar written by William Shakespeare. Create a list of bullet points on your findings. Once you are finished, if you are able to, here is the link to view the film version of Julius Caesar. It follows very closely to the actual play written by Shakespeare. Write a brief summary of the play upon completion of viewing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQQh115qAME Due Friday, April 10th.
WEEK 5 - ENGLISH III- If you haven't completed Into the Wild, please do so this week, and follow the summary of chapters instructions from above.
Next, journal on three positives resulting from the governor's stay at home order. Once you have determined your three positives, create a poem. Please submit through email at Misti.Sibley@lpsb.org. I NEED EVERYONE TO CHECK IN WITH ME THROUGH REMIND. Just confirm that you are receiving the assignments. Due Friday, April 24th.
WEEK 5 - ENGLISH II - Journal on three positives resulting from the governor's stay at home order. Once you have determined your three positives, create a poem. Include as much figurative language as possible. Please submit through email at Misti.Sibley@lpsb.org. I NEED EVERYONE TO CHECK IN WITH ME THROUGH REMIND. Just confirm that you are receiving the assignments. Due Friday, April 24th.
FINAL THREE WEEKS OF WORK: ALL WORK DUE MAY 18TH BY NOON
ENGLISH III (3) - 1) You have just completed reading Into the Wild. If you could have written a letter to Christopher McCandless before his journey, what advice would you have given him? Write letter and fully explain your reasoning. 2) Read and annotate "A View from Mount Ritter" pages 358-361. Answer questions 1-4. 3) Find any ACT practice (any of the accounts we used in class) and use the strategies you learned in class. FINAL: Write a personal essay. Information can be found on page 363 of Springboard.
ENGLISH II - 1. Read "School's Out for Summer" and annotate. Answer 5 - 8 using FSE - pages 199-201
2. Read "One Word of Truth" and annotate. Answer 1-3 using FSE - pages 203-205
3. Read "Hope, Despair, and Memory" and annotate. Answer 4 - 6 using FSE - pages 206-209
FINAL - Complete the argument writing prompt shown on page 209. Either type or write on loose-leaf
The 2019-2020 school year has begun. I am looking forward to a wonderful year filled with exciting and enriching assignments and activities. We will be enhancing our critical reading skills through annotating contemporary published essays, novels, etc... We will also conduct Socratic seminars and analyze and evaluate our readings through dialectic journals. Of course we will be advancing our writing skills through the advanced writing process. Additionally, we will complete units from the official College Board Pre-AP program, SpringBoard, focusing on the state standards. Throughout the year, we will be preparing for the End of Course test and the PLAN test / ACT test. As you can see, we will be working very hard to achieve our desired success.
This is a rigorous class and requires students to maintain a positive and strong work ethic.
PLAN / ACT will be given in April.
EOC WILL BE GIVEN IN EARLY MAY. DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED (This counts for 15% of final grade.)
NOTE TO PARENTS: Due to the depth and expanse of the content of this class, often modifications to benefit the students are made to the posted lesson plans. Therefore, if your child is absent, please have him or her ask for missed assignments upon his or her return either before school, at the beginning or end of class, or after school. Also, due to the involved and complex assignments, grading generally takes longer.
SUPPLIES NEEDED: These are to be replenished throughout the school year as needed.
- Blue pens
- wide ruled loose-leaf paper
- 1 1/2' binder to keep Springboard book in for protection from tearing
- Pocket folder with holes (purple)
- 2 composition notebooks
- sticky notes
- (Novels will be announced soon.)
- Independent novels will be required. Students will be given a list.
*****STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING SUPPLIES TO CLASS EACH DAY. THIS IS A SCHOOL EXPECTATION. Failure to do so will result in an infraction.
*****Individual class supply list will be sent home.
- Be respectful to your teacher and your peers.
- When the teacher is speaking to the class, you must not speak.
- All other school rules apply.
MY DAILY SCHEDULE: (A Block)
1st block - 7:32 - 9:10 English III
2nd block 9:12-10:48 (3rd period English II)
office 10:48 - 2:29
MY DAILY SCHEDULE: (B Block)
1st block - 7:32-9:10 (2nd period English II)
2nd block - 9:12-10:48 (4th period English II)
3rd block - 10:51-12:56 (6th period English II Honors)
lunch 12:26 - 12:51
4th block 12:54 - 2:29 (8th team sports)