Welcome to Livaudais’s English Classroom

I have developed this site for both my students and parents as well as other English teachers.  On the main page, you will find daily posts that detail what we are doing in class, homework assignments, and downloads for any notes, handouts, stories, etc that we will use in class.

 

I also have pages dedicated to the different levels of English as well as particular eras, units, novels, etc. for other English teachers who may be looking for new ideas.  If anyone would like to share their lesson plans as well, please email me.

Lastly, I have put together a research paper section for both students and teachers looking for lessons, help, handouts, videos, etc to assist in the research paper process.  Please email me with questions, suggestions, or ideas.

Remind:
This semester, I will be using Remind to text homework and due date reminders to students and guardians. To receive messages via text, text 81010.

Round Table block 1 class code: @livy005
Round Table block 2 class code: @livy006
English IV block 4 class code: @livy007

Class Syllabus:

Round Table: Round Table S18 Course Syllabus

English IV: Standard English IV Course Syllabus K. Livaudais

 

 

2/12 – Self reliance and Beowulf Quiz

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:
Quote Wall – use padlet
“Self-Reliance” Readings – in groups, summarize main idea and respond with your reaction to the ideas.

Emerson from Self
Share with class group findings

HW: Bring in a news story to read to the class about someone today illustrating self-reliance.

 

 

English IV: 4th block:
Vocab 1 handout Honors English IV Vocab 1 Quiz

Honors English IV OCS Vocab Unit 1

Word
Definition
Synonyms
Allocation
the action or process of allocating or distributing something.
Allotment, appropriation, quota
Ascetic
a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of thoughtful ideals and practices extreme self-denial for religious reasons.
Austere, discipline,
Beguile
to take away from by cheating or deceiving (usually followed by of)
Deceive, entice, mislead
Crass
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid
Stupid, rude, vulgar
Defray
to bear or pay all or part of (the costs, expenses, etc.)
Finance, settle, fund
Lassitude
weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
Apathy, dullness, exhaustion
Enjoin
instruct or urge (someone) to do something.
admonish, urge, encourage
Envoy
a diplomatic agent.
Delegate, representative
Interloper
a person who interferes or meddles in the affairs of others
Intruder, trespasser
Vicarious
performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another
Delegated, by proxy
Admonish
to caution, advise, or counsel against something
Advise, berate, censure
muse (noun and verb)
n- any goddess presiding over a particular art v- to think or meditate in silence, as on some subject.
V : wonder
EC:
Vacuous
having or showing a lack of thought or intelligence; mindless.
Stupid, Foolish
Licentious
unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral
Amoral, uncontrolled
Pecuniary
of or relating to money
Monetary, banking, budgeting

Work on Beowulf Scenes
Beowulf Quiz

2/6 – Shuffle and Beowulf

Pep Rally

Round Table: 1st and 2nd block:
Finish Shuffle reflection

“No Man is An Island poem and discussion – relate to personal life, county, and country

No Man Is An Island

by John Donne

No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend’s
Or of thine own were:
Any man’s death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.

 

English IV: 4th block:
Read Beowulf pp 32-41
Beowulf packet