HW: Due 5-27-13

  • Complete 3 Chapter Summaries for your Independent Reading Assignment.   You don’t have to print them out; just show me that you completed them.
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HW: Due 5-17-13

  • Choose a book for your independent reading assignment if you haven’t already and HAVE IT READY TO READ IN CLASS.  If you are unsure of whether I will approve it, email me beforehand or ask me at school.
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Independent Reading Assignment: All Assignments Due and Presented on Final Exam Day!

HW: Due 5-15-13

HW: Due 5-13-13

  • Finish the comprehension questions for “The Sniper” #1-8 if you haven’t already.
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HW: Due 5-7-13

  • Finish your paragraph, handwritten, on a separate sheet of paper, for “The Cask of Amontillado” based on the following topics/questions:
    • What are the consequences of envy and/or hatred?
    • Friendship is not always what it seems.
    • Do you think years of emotional pain justify violent/vengeful acts?
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HW: Due 5-3-13

  • Generate 5 themes AND 5 paragraph topics for the Edgar Allan Poe story, ““The Cask of Amontillado.”  The paragraph topics can be related to the themes, but they must be in question form.
  • Just in case, for a review of / examples of themes, check the definition and examples in...Read More »

HW: Due 4-20-13

  • Study for WW Quiz on Chapter 6.  We will spend 10 minutes of class time to review the words before the quiz.
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HW: Due 4-26-13

  • Finish reading “The Cask of Amontillado” pgs. 211-218 including the biography of Edgar Allan Poe.
  • Complete “Reading Check” pg. 219 #1-5 on a separate sheet of paper.


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HW: Due 4-24-13

  • Complete your sentences for the WW words for Chapter 6 as a parternship if you haven’t already.  Remember: BOTH names should be on the paper; therefore BOTH people will be responsible for this grade.
  • The sentences will be graded as normal paragraphs: for mechanics, spelling, correct word usage,...Read More »

HW: Due 4-22-13

  • Complete Worldy Wise Chapter 6 Activities #6A-6E (all).  I will be checking for accuracy so make sure you do a good job.
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Sequel video is due April 30th!

  • Due to pushing back the due date more than once,  I am expecting videos worthy of the Academy Awards!! (Well, close enough) 🙂
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ONLINE LEARNING: Due the NEXT session of class

  • Complete the fill in the blanks worksheet on vocab from Worldy Wise Chapter 5.
  • Study for your Worldy Wise quiz on all vocabulary words from Chapter 5.  FOCUS ON STUDYING THE DEFINITIONS.  This will be multiple choice only.
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HW: Due 4-5-13

  • None- VANAS!
  • Please note: There will be a multiple choice quiz on Worldy Wise Chapter 5 words next Tuesday, April 9th.
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HW: Due 4-3-13

  • Complete your 10 sentences about the stories we’ve read so far this year AND/OR your Semana Santa vacation including:
    • 5 sentences with dependent clauses/extra info + an independent clause
    • 5 sentences with 2 independent clauses + a comma + a conjunction.  You can also substitute the conjunction with a...Read More »

Assignment Guidelines: Write a Sequel to The Giver

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HW for Spring Break

  • None- enjoy your vacation!!!
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UPDATE: Sequel video due date changed to April 15, 2013

  • Please note the change in the assignment: that 10 WORDLY WISE words must be used instead of other vocab words.
  • On this date, the group script is due, and you will present the video in class.
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HW: Due 3-14-13

  • Complete Wordly Wise Chapter 5 Activities 5A-5E on a separate sheet of paper.
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Assignment for Hugo Chavez "En Luto" Days:

  • UPDATE: For the 3 days off, you will be working with Worldy Wise words, but if you did not bring your Worldy Wise book home, here you can access the words from Chapter 5: Wordly Wise Book 9 Chapter 5 Flashcards.
  • Read the following document of quotes...Read More »

HW: 3-6-13

  • None!  Relax!
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HW: Due 3-4-13

  • Finish your paragraphs about Harrison Bergeron if you haven’t already to hand in ASAP the next class!
  • Study for your Worldly Wise test on words from Chapters 2-4.
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HW: Due 2-28-13

  • Complete Worldly Wise Chapter 4A to 4E (all) on a separate sheet of paper.
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HW: Due 2-26-13

  • None- you tricked me into distraction!  🙂
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HW: Due 2-22-13

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HW: Due 2-18-13

  • Finish writing your graded paragraph about the topic you chose from “The Necklace.”  Make sure it is HANDWRITTEN on a separate sheet of paper and follows all the guidelines we discussed.
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HW: Due 2-14-13

  • Write 5 potential paragraph questions/topics based on the major theme/s of the story “The Necklace.”
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HW: Due 2-8-13

  • Study for the WW quiz on all words from Chapter 3. 
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HW: Due 2-4-13

  • Complete ALL of Worldly Wise Chapter 3 activities 3A-3E on a separate sheet of paper
  • Write a paragraph using at least 6 of the Chapter 3 Worldly Wise words about your FAMILY.  TRY to use the writing strategies I emphasize but I will NOT take off points for these types...Read More »

HW: Due 1-31-12

  • If you haven’t turned in your paragraph about animal intelligence already, be ready to turn it in on Thursday.
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HW: Due 1-29-13

  • Complete your persuasive paragraphs about the topic of animal intelligence, ensuring that you refer to the story about animal intelligence that we read in class to support your thesis (opinion).
  • Make sure you follow the guidelines about persuasive writing, posted here: Persuasive Writing Explanation & Model Essay
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HW: Due 1-25-12

  • Study for the WW quiz on Chapter 2 words
  • Generate 5 questions about animal intelligence (based on the class reading) that could be used as potential paragraph topics.
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HW: Due 1-23-13

  • Complete WW Chapter 2, activities 2C-2E, on a separate sheet of paper
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HW: Due 1-21-13

  • Write a paragraph based on the guidelines I discussed in class on ONE of the following questions:
    • The importance of having self-esteem / The effects of having low self-esteem
    • Do you think sororities should exist?
    • What is causing social pressure in our modern society?
    • The harmful effects of bullying
    • Lack of identity in adolescents /...Read More »

Winter Break Assignment

  • Work on your sequel that will be due on Friday, January 11th, NO EXCEPTIONS. (If I were you, I would plan my time accordingly so that I am not waiting until the last minute).
  • Over the next two weeks after January 11th, you will work with your group members at home and in...Read More »


Final Exam Guidelines

The semester final exam will be composed of:

  1. One essay: involving reading response, plot analysis and evaluation, character analysis, comparison/contrast, critique, theme, allegory/social commentary, and/or interpretation of the novel- there will be 2 options/topics to choose from.
    • This will be graded according to content
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HW: 12-5-12

  • None- BREATHE!
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HW: Due 12-3-12

  • Complete comprehension questions for Chapters 15-16 if you haven’t already on a separate sheet of paper (make sure you read it first).
  • Complete the vocab worksheet for words for Chapters 15-16.  MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL VOCAB WORKSHEETS FOR CHAPTERS 13-16 TURNED IN BY THIS DAY.
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HW: Due 11-29-12

  • Finish reading Chapter 13 (if you haven’t already)
  • Complete comprehension questions for Chapter 13 on a separate sheet of paper
  • Read all of Chapter 14 and BE PREPARED FOR A QUIZ
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HW: Due 11-27-12

  • Complete and be ready to turn in your vocab worksheet assignment for the words from Chapters 9-12 (if you haven’t already).
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 13-16

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HW: Due 11-22-12

  • Complete comprehension questions for Chapters 9-10 on a SEPARATE SHEET OF PAPER.  If it is typed directly into the document, make sure you PRINT IT OUT BEFORE YOU COME TO MY CLASS.
  • Read Chapters 11-12 and be prepared for a quiz.
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Longest Word in the English Language

  • “Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”
  • Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, “a factitious word alleged to mean ‘a lung disease caused by the inhalation of very fine silica dust, causing inflammation in the lungs.'”
  • A condition meeting the word’s definition is normally called silicosis.
  • It occurs chiefly as an instance of a very long word.
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HW: Due 11-20-12

  • Pick your best/favorite journal entry that you’ve written this school year, and write in a formal paragraph with richer vocabulary and your own “voice,” and turn it in.  It should be:
    • Typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 13-point font
    • Printed out BEFORE the start of my class.
    • Between 130 and 170 words (if you write more, I won’t...Read More »

"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 9-12

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HW: Due 11-14-12

  • Study the meanings of the vocab words for Chapters 1-8 from “the Giver.” 
  •  You will have 15 minutes of class time to study for the quiz, but please make sure you...Read More »

HW: Due 11-12-12

  • Complete the Vocabulary worksheet for all vocab words for Chapter 7 AND Chapter 8 (remember it’s at least 3 words per chapter).
  • If you didn’t finish the comprehension questions for Chapter 7 in class today, PLEASE COMPLETE on a separate sheet of paper by next class.
  • Read the rest of Chapter 8.
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HW: Due 11-8-12

  • Complete the Comprehension Questions for Chapter 6 (see previous post for the document) on a separate sheet of paper this time.
  • Complete the Vocabulary Worksheet for the words from Chapters 4-6 that we discussed in class today.  Remember, you...Read More »

HW: Due 11-6-12

  • NONE because you behaved well overall and we went over time in class.  Enjoy your weekend!
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"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 5-8

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HW: Due 11-2-12

"The Giver:" Full Assignment Chapters 1-4

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HW: Due 10-31-12

  • (Please turn in your books before first period tomorrow)
  • Read Chapter 3 of “The Giver” pgs. 20-25.
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Lois Lowry Biography

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HW: Due 10-23-12

  • Complete your Vocabulary Mapping Worksheet for two academic words from any of the articles about the Venezuelan elections that you highlighted. 
  • Make sure that you write TWO sentences: one directly from the text and one of your own. 
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HW: Due 10-17-12

  • Read the remaining two newspaper articles about the Venezuelan 2012 election that you and your group did not read and be prepared to answer detailed questions about them in class.
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Links to Articles about Chavez Pre-and-Post Election


  1. Make ALL edits to your essay for your final grade (this grade will be worth a lot so please work meticulously!) and email to me by Friday, October 12 at the following email: amylingen80 @ yahoo . com
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HW: Due 9-27-12

  • If you haven’t already, finish reading “Chapter 4:  Of Their Traffic” from the book “Utopia” and complete the Comprehension Questions for the chapter in your journals.  Please write the number and name of the chapter- you don’t have to copy the questions.
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HW: Due 9-25-12

  • Finish reading Chapter 4 “Of Their Traffic” and then Chapter 1 “Of Their Towns, Particularly of Amaurot” from Sir Thomas More’s “Utopia” (text is also available on the website link shown below).  Be prepared to answer questions about it in the next class.
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"Utopia" by Sir Thomas More

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HW: Due 9-20-12

  • Compare and contrast excerpts from Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden,” William Wadsworth’s poem “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” and your personal experience with EdVentures in two complete paragraphs:
    • Please complete this on a separate sheet of paper because you left your journals in class!!!
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Poems about Nature

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Henry David Thoreau Quotes from "Walden"

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HW: Due 9-7-12 by MIDNIGHT

  • Finish the complete first draft of your “Dream World” essay and EMAIL it to me by the end of the day on Friday, 9-7-12, at midnight.
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Class: 9-7-12

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HW: Due 9-7-12

  • Work on the first draft of your Dream World Essay.
  • Remember, you will have time to complete the essay IN CLASS, and it will be due by the end of class.
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HW: Due 9-5-12

  • Complete a Four Square Writing Worksheet about your “Dream World Essay” based on what you brainstormed in class today.  
  • Make sure you have included your 10 descriptive adjectives that were synonyms of more basic adjectives that you found using a thesaurus.  Please...Read More »

HW: Due 9-3-12

  • Using the sample student essay and the ERB rubric I gave you, on a separate sheet of paper please write the following: 1) one reason why you like EACH essay and 2) one reason why you dislike EACH one.
  • LIST the score of each essay (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and...Read More »

HW: Due 8-30-12

Complete and print out the following worksheet.  You can either TYPE the answers or print it first and then handwrite it.  Where it says “circle” things, you must still circle things MANUALLY:
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Facebook Assignment

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HW: Due 10/8/12- "All About Me" Writing Assignment

  • Please make sure you do NOT use your name in the essay.
  • You can access an electronic copy of the assignment in an earlier post (see below)
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Syllabus and Technology Contract

Please sign and have one of your parents/guardians sign also:

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Writing Assignment: "My Dream World"

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Quote Interpretation Assignment

Here is the document template you use to complete your quote interpretation assignment:

Here is the complete list of quotes to choose from.  Normally, one of these quotes will be listed on the board, but some days you can choose a quote:

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All About Me Writing Assessment

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Getting to Know You Questionnaire

This is due next class session:

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Class Syllabus: English 1 (9th Grade)

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Welcome to Ms. Lingenfelter's English 1 Class!

We’re going to have an AWESOME, INFORMATIVE, CREATIVE, and FUN school year!

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Assignment Guidelines: Write a Sequel to "The Giver"

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