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 year I will be using Remind to text homework and due date reminders to students and guardians. To receive messages via text, text 81010.
(919) 300-6406

H. English III block 1 class code: @livy04
Roundtable block 2 class code: @livy05
H. English III block 4 class code: @livy06

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3/30- MS and 13RW

Quote Du Jour: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ? Mahatma Gandhi

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Group Discussions on ch 9-11

HW: Semi-Colons Quiz due 3/31 on NRI
Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW pp 149-173
HW: pp 173-193

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3/29 – MS and 13RW

Quote Du Jour: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘press on’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.” – Calvin Coolidge

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Read Mysterious Stranger ch 9-11

 
Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW pp 93-118 – read and discuss

HW: 13RW pp 119-148

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3/28 – MS and 13RW

Quote Du Jour: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”  ? HYPERLINK “http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12080.Ralph_Waldo_Emerson” Ralph Waldo Emerson

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Group discussion on ch 5-8

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW pp 69-92 – read and discuss

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3/27 – MS and Community Service

Quote Du Jour: “Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.” – Mark Twain

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Discuss ch 1-7
Read ch 8

HW: Semi-Colons due 3/31 on NRI

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Present Community Service Project

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3/24 – MS ch 6-7 and 13RW pg 1-68

Quote Du Jour: “So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.” ? Stephen Chbosky

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Vocab 4 quiz

Group Discussion of Ch 1-4

HW: Read Ch 6- ch 7

Audio: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain/

PDF:  http://www.online-literature.com/twain/mysterious-stranger/

 
Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW pg 1-53

HW: read to page 68

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3/23 – MS ch 3-4 and 13RW intro

Quote Du Jour: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ? Eleanor Roosevelt

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
MS ch 3-4

HW: Read ch 5

 

Audio: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain/

PDF:  http://www.online-literature.com/twain/mysterious-stranger/

 
Roundtable: 2nd block:
13RW Intro – article and posters  Thirteen Reasons Why Powerpoint[1][1]

 13 Reasons Why Intro Lesson Plan

Get novel

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3/22 – MS and Bullying Projects

Quote Du Jour: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ? William W. Purkey

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Read MS ch 1-2

Audio link: https://librivox.org/the-mysterious-stranger-by-mark-twain/

Pdf Link:  http://www.online-literature.com/twain/mysterious-stranger/

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Present bullying projects

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3/21 – Mysterious Stranger and Socratic Seminar

Quote Du Jour: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ? Bernard M. Baruch

 

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Write 4 sentences using 4 vocabulary words correctly. Be sure to include context clues.
Introduction to The Mysterious Stranger Mark Twain mysterious stranger intro ppt

Mysterious Stranger Group Discussion Questions

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Socratic Seminar on Coping Skills on Bullying

HW: Bullying Project Due tomorrow

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3/20 – Lowest Animal and Slam Poetry

Quote Du Jour: “Be yourself; everyone is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:

Vocab 4 handout  F16 English III Unit 4 Vocabulary

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1S3MmKm9Y–mEJiO0ygbhgLmvuGbV5-UZgpEipMJHyys/edit?usp=sharing

Vocabulary Word Part of Speech Definition Synonym Antonym Sentence
Analyze v examine in detail, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation (analysis, analytical) Examine, scrutinize, evaluate Ignore, neglect Jake analyzed the game and realized there were several hidden easter eggs.
Arcane adj secret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few people Mystic, esoteric, cryptic Common, evident, obvious Many fraternities have arcane practices about which only members know.
Attribute noun a quality or feature regarded as a characteristic or inherent part of someone or something Feature, facet, quirk commonality An attribute of a successful person is organization.
Coherent adj logical and well-organized : easy to understand; able to talk or express yourself in a clear way that can be easily understood Logical, lucid, articulate, organized Irrational, confused, disordered Many of his speeches do not seem to be coherent, and therefore I do not understand what he is trying to say.
Devoid adj entirely lacking or free from a usual, typical, or expected attribute Vacant, barren, vacuous Full, complete, abounding The madman was devoid of any scruples or conscience.
Diffuse verb spread out over a large area; not concentrated Dispersed, disseminated, scattered Concentrated, condensed, compressed The scent of apples diffused throughout the orchard.

His work was written in a diffuse and inelegant style.

Hurtle v move or cause to move at a great speed, typically in an uncontrolled manner Rush, dart, lunge Linger, dawdle, creep Late again, Joe hurtled through the halls to his classroom.
Incremental Adj increasing gradually by regular degrees or additions Gradual, cumulative, progressive Sudden, abrupt, meteoric The incremental collection of my Pokemon  has reached level 10 on Pokemon Go.
Inevitable adj incapable of being avoided or evaded Predestined, inexorable, inescapable Avoidable, preventable, unlikely The only thing in life that is inevitable is change.
Nostalgia n pleasure and sadness that is caused by remembering something from the past and wishing that you could experience it again Longing, reminiscence, wistfulness Unconcerned, apathetic, forward-looking Grandma often tells stories of her childhood when she is feeling nostalgia.
Reflect v think deeply or carefully about; embody or represent (something) in a faithful or appropriate way; Meditate, ponder, contemplate Ignore, disregard People who do not reflect on their mistakes are bound to repeat them.
Superlative adj of the highest quality or degree Excellent, sterling, consummate Inferior, mediocre, execrable The New England town meeting is a superlative example of grassroots democracy.

Read and discuss “The Lowest Animal”  The Lowest Animal

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:

Work on Slam Poetry

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3/17 – Realism and Spoken Word

Quote Du Jour: “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

H. English III: 1st and 4th blocks:
Intro Unit 3: Realism and Naturalism AMERICAN REALISM
HW: Comma Quiz on NRI

 

 

Roundtable: 2nd block:
Spoken Word Poems  Spoken Word Poetry Assignment

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