Honors English 11
Honors English 11
Michael Altman, instructor
maltman@steelvalleysd.org
The Writing Tree--Writing and Grammar Help


Welcome class of 2015!


Summer Assignment 2013-14

Current Assignment

Check your Word knowledge -- take this quiz

Complete Vocabulary List (1-300)


Contents



Current Bits of Information
Research (full-text articles)
Literary Criticism
Writing Help
News Sources/Opinions (Left and Right)
Greek Theater links
Dickens Links
SAT Vocabulary Practice
Etymology links

Literary Criticism

Elements of Fiction
Critical Approaches
M.H. Abrams' Four Types of Criticism

Current bits of information

Federal Reps

Your representative in the US House
One of your US Senators
the other US Senator

State Reps

PA House for Munhall and Homestead
PA House for West Homestead
PA Senate


Argumentation Stategies
What they will learn.com--ratings for college core courses (Yale gets an "F")
America's Ruling Class--Article from The American Spectator magazine.

US Constitution--Be unlike most Americans: read it.

Taking Notes on Literature --"Take notes?What does that mean?"
Current notes


Research

Using Sources in a Research paper--How to incorporate quotes, paraphrases, and summaries
Carnegie library Research page--Variety of Topics; full-text articles
Internet Public Library (IPA)--Good starting point
Work cited 4U--creates works-cited pages

News Sources from the Left and Right

Liberal News Sources

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette--Local liberal view
NY TImes--Op-Ed Page
San Francisco Chronicle--Op-Ed Page
Washington Post--Op-Ed Page
Huffington Post--Blog
Daily KOS--Blog
The Guardian (UK--Liberal British Views on American affairs
The Independent (UK)-Liberal British Views on American affairs

Conservative News Sources

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review--Local conservative view
Washington Times--Op-Ed Page
Wall Street Journal--Op-Ed Page
National Review--Op-Ed Page
Gateway Pundit--Blog
Michelle Malkin--Blog
Financial Times (UK)--Conservative British Views on American affairs
Daily Telegraph (UK)--Conservative British Views on American affairs


Helpful links for Writing

The Writing Tree--Writing and Grammar Help
Satire techniques--Satire Page
Rhetorical Terms-- speak and write better with these examples
Logical Fallacies

Helpful links for Greek Literature

Aristotle's Poetics-- summary, terms, and helpful info
Greek Theater-- useful articles about Greek theater and playwrights

Helpful links for Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Page--Links to the Victorian Web (19th Cent. Literature) and all things Dickens
Complete Works of Dickens

Helpful links for SAT PREP

SAT Vocabulary Words--Vocabulary for class, sentence completion practice, more

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