Ms. Conn, ITHS Department of English

Ms. Conn

Information Technology High School
English Department

21-16 44th Road
Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone: (718) 937-4270
Fax: (718) 937-5236

I teach English at ITHS
School Calendar
My Program
I coach ITHS Cross Country and Track


Classwork and Homework

Senior Honors Assignments
Senior Assignments
Junior Assignments

Course Syllabi (Course Descriptions and Grading Policies)

Senior Syllabus
Senior HONORS Syllabus
Junior Syllabus

Shakespeare Resources

Criticisms and Background on Shakespeare's Works
Shakespeare Study Guides
Shakespearean Sonnets: An Overview

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 Quote of the Day. Use this site to think deeply about your own life. It's also a great site to help prepare for the Critical Lens Essay (an essay on the ELA Regents).
  • 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
  • Mr. Nellen's CyberEnglish page


  • English Regents Exam Strategies for Teachers and Students
  • English Regents Exam Prep Center
    *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
  • Etymology: Origins and History of Words
  • SAT Vocabulary Words
  • Vocabulary and Hip-Hop

    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

  • Check out ITHS Cross Country and Track for schedules of practices and meets, interesting updates and fun facts!
  • Also, for all New York high school sports information, go to PSAL.
  • 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.


  • Spring 2007 Semester: Seniors and Freshmen
  • Fall 2006 Semester: Seniors
  • 2005-06 School Year: Freshmen and Sophomores

    Contact Information
    © H. Conn 2007