Ms. Conn's Online English Resources
Information Technology High School"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled"
(Plutarch, Greek writer/historian, c. 46 – 120 CE).
New York City Department of Education
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I am a full-time English teacher at ITHS.
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CLASSWORK AND HOMEWORK: WINTER-SPRING, 2015
FRESHMAN ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS
JUNIOR ENGLISH ASSIGNMENTS
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
--Lao-Tzu (BC 600-?, Chinese philosopher, founder of Taoism)
“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”-Maya Angelou (rest in peace, April 4, 1928-May 28, 2014),
Ms. Conn's Drama Club students performed scenes from As You Like It on March 17th, 2015 at the NYC Student Shakespeare Festival.
REACH FOR THE STARS!
"Since most of us spend our lives doing ordinary tasks, the most important thing is to carry them out extraordinarily well." -Henry David Thoreau
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere." ~Chinese Proverb
Winter/Spring Semester, 2015: Course Syllabi (Course Descriptions and Grading Policies)
FRESHMAN ENGLISH SYLLABUS
JUNIOR ENGLISH SYLLABUS
Research and Successful Writing:
Ms. Conn's Writing Standards
Sample College Paper (MLA style)
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+
NYC School Libraries Online
The New York
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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
LANGUAGE AND LITERACY:
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).
Word of the Day (Merriam-Webster)
Today's Word of the Day. Be sure to use this site for ROOTS.
Misspelled Word of the
Elements and Techniques (courtesy of Mr. Nellen)
Today in Literature
On This Day
Mr. Nellen's CyberEnglish page
Test Prep: ENGLISH REGENTS and THE SAT
English Regents Exam Strategies for Teachers and Students
English Regents Exam Prep Center
*Challenging questions on reading passages will often ask main
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.
Ms. Conn's SAT VOCABULARY LISTS
MORE SAT VOCABULARY--a very useful site with countless vocabulary words and ready-made flashcards! *Thank you to Albert Leung for finding this great resource.
critical reading questions
SAT Tip of the
Etymology: Origins and History of Words
EVEN MORE SAT Vocabulary Words
Vocabulary and Hip-Hop
EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED):
CAT Youth Theatre Program (September-May); CAT Youth Theatre Application
Seven Habits of Proficient
1. Making Connections
2. Visualizing (creating mental images)
4. Determining Importance
5. Summarizing and Synthesizing
6. Making Inferences
7. Monitoring for Meaning
Fall 2014 Semester: Freshmen and Juniors
Spring 2014 Semester: AP Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2013 Semester: AP Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2013 Semester: AP Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores
Fall 2012 Semester: AP Seniors, Juniors and Sophomores
Spring 2012 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2011 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2011 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2010 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2010 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2009 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2009 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2008 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2008 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Fall 2007 Semester: Seniors and Juniors
Spring 2007 Semester: Seniors and Freshmen
Fall 2006 Semester: Seniors
2005-06 School Year: Freshmen and Sophomores
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