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.

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.

English IV block 1 class code: @livy001
English III block 2 class code: @livy002
English III block 4 class code: @livy003

Class Syllabus:

English IV: Standard English IV Course Syllabus K. Livaudais

English III: Standard English III Course Syllabus K. Livaudais


12/4 – Rime, OMAM, and Our Town

English IV: 1st block:
Rime storyboard Rime of the Ancient Mariner questions

Creating a Wiki Page: https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/34248/how-to-create-a-wiki-without-any-technical-know-how-using-google-sites/

Prezi: https://prezi.com/

Digital Stories: http://findingvoiceproject.org/building-stronger-community/

Storyboard creator: https://www.storyboardthat.com/storyboard-creator


Engliih III: 2nd block:
Vocab 6


Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Ambiguous adj open to more than one interpretation; having a double meaning Vague, obscure, equivocal Obvious, explicit, conclusive His ambiguous directions got us lost again!
Anticipate v regard as probable; expect or predict Predict, foresee, expect, Doubt, question, distrust Every year, Jason anticipates the start of the NFL season.
Burgeon v begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish Expand, thrive, augment Diminish, dwindle, wane The grapes on the arbor burgeoned this year like never before!
Cumbersome adj 1. large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry or use   2. slow or complicated and therefore inefficient Unwieldy, burdensome, ponderous Graceful, light, airy Carrying the whole stack of books up the stairs was cumbersome.
Digress v to speak or write about something that is different from the main subject being discussed Stray, deviate, diverge Focus, direct, stay the course Mr. Bob digressed so often during his presentation it was hard to understand his main point.
Evolve v develop gradually, especially from a simple to a more complex form Develop, advance, mature Decrease, abate, regress Modern rap music evolved from African tribal beats and early jazz music.
Fleeting adj lasting for a very short time Brief, transient, ephemeral Endless, perpetual, abiding In the grand scheme of life, high school is only a fleeting part of childhood.
Minute Adj very small, complete, and precise Tiny, diminutive, infinitesimal Immense, gargantuan, colossal You only need a minute amount of common sense to know not to antagonize the guard dog.
Redundant adj repeating something else and therefore unnecessary Unnecessary, superfluous, excessive Concise, essential, laconic The teacher often tells me that I have been redundant in my essays because I like to repeat myself to make the paper longer.
Skeptical adj not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations Doubtful, incredulous, cynical Convinced, gullible, naive Lisa was skeptical that her big brother actually got a date for the prom.
Sustainable adj 1. conserving an ecological balance by avoiding depletion of natural resources  2.  able to be maintained at a certain rate or level Supportable, endurable, renewable Unsustainable, unsupportable, intolerable Science in now looking for sustainable energy sources that will not use up all natural resources.
Void noun a completely empty space Vacuum, blankness, vacuity Closure, solid, fullness Looking at my blank paper is like looking into the void of nothingness..

Read ch 5

OMAM ch 5 handout OMAM ch 5 – character analysis

Ch 4-5 quiz


English III: 4th block:
Our Town Act III

11/28 – Christabel, OMAM, and Our Town

English IV: 1st block:
Complete Christabel ending Christabel Ending Rubric


English III: 2nd block:
marion don’t have no workbook yet but she can use mine if you don’t mind

Read OMAM ch 2
Ch 2 handout OMAM ch 2 – analyzing poetry


English III: 4th block:
marion don’t have no workbook yet but she can use mine if you don’t mind

Complete Act I
Class discussion of life and family

11/27 – Christabel, OMAM, and Our Town

English IV: 1st block:
Read Christabel  Christabel reading and assignment
Look at use of language to create meaning – symbols, imagery, foreshadowing


English III: 2nd block:
our class will be involved I think in doing a project sometime on the civil war however it is to late to begin this semester

Get themes worksheet OMAM Themes and Key Issues

Read OMAM ch 1


English III: 4th block:
our class will be involved I think in doing a project sometime on the civil war however it is to late to begin this semester

Assign roles
Begin Act I