Mr. Ruble's English
Welcome Ipakanni parents and students!
I hope everyone is well! I will be posting all assignments here with updates and links. Please check back frequently for updates on assignments and announcements alongside reminders on the Remind App. Below is the link to the first assignment for the week. This is for all grades 6-12th. If you need any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on the Remind App. Please let me know if any links are inaccessible or if you have difficulty navigating the links to the assignments. To access the assignment link, select or copy the link and open in a new browser. Stay positive and keep moving forward!
Zoom Meeting Times
Monday 11:30-12:00 8th Grade
Tuesday 11:30-12:00 6/7th Grade
Wednesday 11:30-12:00 9/10th Grade
Thursday 11:30-12:00 11/12th Grade
Assignment deadlines and posts:
Assignments will be posted Monday by 10:00PM
Assignments will be due Monday the following week by Midnight
Module 1 English : Compare and Contrast
High School Art Appreciation
A note to all high school students in Art Appreciation!
I am opening the window for you to receive makeup credit for Art Class during this time. Please look at your grades in PEAK and look at the grades that have missing assignments. To receive credit, complete a drawing, painting, or colored pencil art piece that relates to the themes (e.g pyramids, village house, Alice in Wonderland theme, etc.) and send me a picture of your artwork via email. If you did multiple art pieces at once, please send them in a single email and not individual ones. It will make the grading process much easier. Thank you!
Announcement for high school art students: All high school art students are able to earn credit for art by sending personal drawings. These do not have to be based on any particular theme, but anything you are working on at home in your free time. I have a category in PEAK called "Personal Art Portfolio" and this will count as a grade if you submit any personal drawings outside of the ones already assigned in class before the quarantine so long as they are not traced. You will not be penalized if you don't submit anything in this category, but it will be as a way to make up any art credits you are lacking.
Module 2 English: Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar
Module 3 English: Self-Development Reflection Essay-- Please watch the video in the link or on site under this module for the assignment.
Module 4 English: Appreciation Essay 4/21-4/27-- You will be writing a lengthy journal essay response detailing 3 things you may have taken for granted prior to the quarantine and how you will go about appreciating the things you hold dear in life. Also, to encourage reading comprehension and development at home, I would like you all to choose a book that is challenging enough at your grade level and start writing chapter summaries including characters, setting, plot, important themes and lessons in each chapter. Note to all 8th graders! You will have your scheduled Zoom meeting this Friday 11:30-12 to make up for us being off on Monday. Your normal zoom meeting time will resume on Monday 4/27/2020 according to the main schedule. If you need help individually throughout the week, please feel free to request a zoom meeting between 8-11 AM or 12-3:30 PM or send me an email with the google doc you are working on and I will be happy to help you.
Module 5 English: What is the most significant thing you learned throughout the school year? What was the best thing about the year? What did you not like about the school year?
Module 6 English: For the last assignment, you will be doing a biography. This will require a little research and the essential skill you are focusing on is being able to paraphrase alongside being able to put research and knowledge in your own words. You can choose someone who is famous that is currently gone, or someone who is currently alive. If you want to be creative, you can choose a fictional character like Harry Potter, Anakin Skywalker, or a character from a comic book or anime if you choose. The key elements to focus on are 3 paragraphs for the early childhood experiences, 3 paragraphs for early teen to late teen experiences, and 3 paragraphs for the early to later adult experiences and a 10th paragraph as your conclusion. The key here when you are researching is to look for ways you can challenge yourself to write information in your own words as best you possibly can or summarize large amounts of information into shorter pieces of information to complete your task of writing about someone's life.