Ms. Conn, ITHS Department of English

Ms. Conn

Information Technology High School
Department of English

I teach English at ITHS
School Calendar
My Program
Nicenet Discussion

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages."
--As You Like It (II, vii, 139-143)


Classwork and Homework

Senior Assignments

Assessment: How am I evaluated?

Senior Assessment

Shakespeare Resources:

  • Sample College Essays (from Dartmouth College) on Shakespeare plays
  • Shakespeare Website Resources (from Dartmouth College)
  • Shakespeare Criticism
  • Shakespeare's Life and Times
  • Sonnets
  • Julius Caesar
  • Henry IV Part I
  • As You Like It

    Resources for Research and Successful Writing:

  • Writing a College Paper--guidelines provided by Dartmouth College
  • College Writing: A University of Chicago Writing Resource Center
  • MLA Formatting and Style Guide, sponsored by Purdue University
  • Writing the College Paper (tips from College Board)
  • How To Write an A+ Paper
  • NYC School Libraries Online
  • Literature Online
  • Dictionary/Thesaurus
  • The New York Times [Login: msconn06 Password: power]


  • America's Best Colleges--2007: U.S. News & World Report College Resources--Top Universities, Financial Aid, and More!
  • College Application Calendar
  • Common Application for College Admission
  • College Application FAQ
  • The College Search (resources by College Board)
  • Making Senior Year in High School Count
  • Sample College Application Essays


  • Today's Word of the Day. Be sure to use this site for ROOTS.
  • Misspelled Word of the Week
  • Literary Elements and Techniques (courtesy of Mr. Nellen)
  • Poem a Day
  • Today in Literature
  • On This Day
  • Cyber Library
  • HTML

    Test Prep: The SAT
    *Challenging questions on reading passages will often ask main idea, specific details, author's purpose, author's tone, mood, setting, major events of the plot, inference, narrator's point of view, character traits, use of vocabulary, the cause and effect of events in the reading, and comparison/contrast to other literature.

  • SAT VOCABULARY--a very useful site with countless vocabulary words and ready-made flashcards! *Thank you to Albert Leung for finding this great resource.
  • SAT critical reading questions
  • SAT Tip of the Day
  • Vocabulary Etymology
  • SAT Vocabulary Words

    Reading Skills:

    Seven Habits of Proficient Readers:
    1. Making Connections
    A. Text-to-Self
    B. Text-to-Text
    C. Text-to-World
    2. Visualizing (creating mental images)
    3. Questioning
    4. Determining Importance
    5. Summarizing and Synthesizing
    6. Making Inferences
    7. Monitoring for Meaning

    Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Get involved in ITHS and make your high school experience even better. Check out ITHS Student Activities!
  • Check out ITHS Sports information at PSAL. Go Cross Country and Track!
  • Keep your MIND AND BODY HEALTHY! Check this out: Free Recreation Facilities: NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreations--Free for young people under 18 years. Services include indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, aerobics, computer classes, boxing rings, art studios, game rooms and libraries.
  • Colgate Games: A Free Track Program for High School Girls in the Winter Months


  • 2005-06 School Year

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    © H. Conn 2006