• Welcome to Mrs. Billings' English  Website!     

    **STUDENTS: PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL AND TEAMS DAILY!**  

      **Email Address :* hbillings@oleanschools.org**
     
    Also available for students via Teams and Instagram @mrs_billings_class
     
    **Regardless of the mode of instruction, students are expected to be engaged in learning and be accessible to teachers and attending required sessions from 8:20-3 pm each day.
    (Even if you don't have class in person, you should log-in at the same time to see if we are streaming live, completing a writing piece, etc. There will be something to work on daily.)
     
    OFFICE HOURS: Available daily Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 3 PM!! (or by appointment)
     
    This means, I will get back to you with questions via Teams or email ASAP. I'm available to help during these times.
    If you send me a message or an email on weekends or late at night, I will get back to you when it is a convenient time for me. Do not expect an immediate response.
    If you are working late on a Saturday night, I may not be able to answer your question until Monday morning.
     
    Please be understanding. You are important to me, but I have family obligations to meet, as well. :)
    11/23 - 11/24
    MONDAY & TUESDAY - THE TELL-TALE HEART ASSESSMENT IN COMMONLIT, FOLLOWED BY WORK ON INDEPENDENT WRITING PIECE - A SCARY SHORT STORY
    11/16-11/20
    EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE TELL-TALE HEART
    (CHECK ASSIGNMNETS IN TEAMS)
     
    WEEK OF 11/9 - 11/13
    MONDAY/TUESDAY - REVIEW ON QUIZLET & KAHOOT FOR QUIZ
    MAIN CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT FOR SHORT STORY
    FINISH & SUBMIT COMMONLIT ASSIGNMENT
    WEDNESDAY - VETERAN'S DAY 
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - REVIEW & QUIZ
    WORK ON WRITING PIECE (CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT)
     
    11/2 - 11/6
    New Unit - Short Stories
    MONDAY/TUESDAY - FINISH TESTS; CATCH UP ON BACK WORK FOR MP 1
    WEDNESDAY - CATCH-UP DAY - MAKE DAY FOR REMOTE STUDENTS 
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - REVIEW LITERARY TERMS (QUIZLET & KAHOOT) 
    QUIZ NEXT WEEK!
    COMMON LIT ASSIGNMENT IN WWW.COMMONLIT.ORG OR IN CLASS NOTEBOOK "HANDOUTS"
     
    WEEK OF 10/26-10/30
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED) - FINISH PART 5 OF BGD; REVIEW LITERARY TERMS
    WEDNESDAY- UNIT TEST -EXTENDED RESPONSE WRITING
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY- UNIT TEST - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTIONS 
     
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/19 - 10/23
    MONDAY/TUESDAY (RED)- CREATE ACCOUNTS ON COMMONLIT.COM VIA CLASSLINK
    COMPLETE "DREAMS"ASSIGNMENT
    BEGIN THEME 1 FOR BGD PART 4 ASSIGNMENT (DUE FRIDAY)
    WEDNESDAY- REMOTE INSTRUCTION DAY- LITERARY TERMS IN CLASS NOTEBOOK
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY (GOLD)-PLAY KAHOOT/QUIZLET FOR ALL LITERARY TERMS TO REVIEW
    COMPLETE PART 4 THEMES 2 & 3 - DUE BY MIDNIGHT.
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/12 - 10/16
    MONDAY - NO SCHOOL; COLUMBUS DAY
    TUESDAY - RED - LITERARY MIXED TERMS QUIZ; READ PART 3
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE DAY; PART 3 ACTIVITY - PowerPoint & study guide
    THURSDAY/FRIDAY - GOLD - LITERARY MIXED TERMS QUIZ; READ PART 3
     
     
    WEEK OF 10/5 - 10/9
    MONDAY/THURSDAY - REVIEW PART 1; ASSIGN READING FOR PART 2, LITERARY TERMS ON COLLABORATION PAGE
    TUESDAY/FRIDAY  - REVIEW LITERARY TERMS ON COLLABORATION PAGE, ASSIGN BGD STUDY GUIDE PART 2
    WEDNESDAY - POWERPOINT PRESENTATION & JOURNAL ASSIGNMENT 
     
     
    WEEK OF 9/28 - 10/2
    MONDAY - REVIEW & REREAD SOME OF THE POEMS IN PART 1 OF BROWN GIRL DREAMING; WORK ON JOURNAL ENTRY #1 ("IT'LL BE SCARY SOMETIMES") WRITE ABOUT A TIME WHEN YOU WALKED INTO A ROOM OR SITUATION AND NO ONE THERE WAS LIKE YOU.
    TUESDAY - REVIEW FOR POETRY QUIZ; CONTINUE PART 1 REVIEW AND WRITING
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE- POETRY TERMS QUIZ
    THURSDAY - REVIEW PART 1 AND FINISH WRITING
    FRIDAY - PART 1 STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS
     
     
     
    WEEK OF  9/21 - 9/25
    MONDAY - REVIEW ALL TECHNOLOGY & PROGRAMS; POETRY TERMS REVIEW. Practice opening an email attachment.
    TUESDAY - REVIEW; READ WORKS ACTIVITY, Practice & review sending an email attachmentwith a formal email to a teacher! Begin reading Part 1 of BGD (Pages 1-41)
    WEDNESDAY - REMOTE LEARNING DAY -INDEPENDENT LEARNING -Research topics 
    Your name (first, middle, last) 
    Your birthday 
    THURSDAY - BROWN GIRL DREAMING - 
    FRIDAY - BROWN GIRL DREAMING - Part 1 should be complete!
     
    WEEK OF 9/14 - 9/18
    MONDAY -  Assigning seats, logging into to all necessary websites and programs in 365, classroom rules, etc. ("housekeeping")
    TUESDAY - More technology housekeeping and organization information; 
            "HOW TO EMAIL A TEACHER" POWERPOINT & ACTIVITY (Due: Wednesday!)
     
    WEDNESDAY - Email assignment is due today! 
     
    THURSDAY - Working in Teams - looking at files & creating folders
    FRIDAY - Editing an Email Assignment (practice modifying an assignmnet and submitting in Teams)
     
     
    WEEK OF 9/7-9/11 -Week 1
     
    MONDAY - LABOR DAY! 
    TUESDAY - STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY
     
    WEDNESDAY - FIRST DAY OF CLASSES (REMOTELY) USING TEAMS;  LOG-IN FOR A CLASS MEETING AND SUBMIT 3-QUESTION ASSIGNMENT
     
    THURSDAY - GOLD COHORT - Assigning seats, logging into to all necessary websites and programs in 365, classroom rules, etc. ("housekeeping")
    FRIDAY - GOLD COHORT - More technology housekeeping and organization information; Resumbission of 3-questions Assignmnet #1 (revisions)
     
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