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English I and II

Assignments --- April 27-- April 30th

1.  Write a reflective essay stating the difference between wisdom and knowledge.  Start out brainstorming a list of connotative words and then be sure to look up the denotation of these words too.  Be sure to include a few SAT words and maybe a quote you find regarding the words.  Type and email to me.


2.  Pick out ten SAT words and write a well constructed sentence using each one.  Be sure to employ context clues.



6th grade writing (April 13th--17)


Since we are studying poetry-- 

Spring has sprung

Write five sentences about spring using-- personification, simile, alliteration, metaphor and hyperbole, Refer to poetry notes.

Please type and share

Pick out any 10 words from old or new spelling list and type ten sentences using those words-- make sure to use a context clue-  Please share with me-- 

English II assignments April 13-17th


1.  Keep a journal of activities you been doing since we are asked to social distance--  Be prepared to share this journal with me when we return.


2.  Now that we are forcefully practicing social distancing-- write an essay over what you have learned about social distancing--- it pros/cons--- and anything else you care to address. Please type and share

Eng I (April 13th 17th)

Assignments for this week:

1. Spring has Sprung-- with that said-- write a Haiku poem over the beauty of spring--

   Haiku  poem is  3 lines only ---  Refer to online and look at some examples of haiku poetry-- Remember a haiku does not have to have a title.


2.  Write me a brief essay over the pros and cons of in school learning and online learning as we are having to do now-- which do you prefer-- 


Type both assignments as email to me-- 






Please return all novels (Book Thief)  and any other classroom novel you have checked out from my classroom library as soon as you can.  The main office is open between 10-12 and please give books to whoever is in charge at the high school office-- let that person know the book belongs to me.


By now, all freshmen 1st period should have finished reading the Book Thief by now.

If you like out in Rayburn and want to me meet me somewhere out here-- let me know through FB messenger or my school email.




Freshmen Assignments March 31-April 2nd

Essay  Assignment

1. Brainstorm a list of traits one must possess in order to be a survivor--

2.  Choose a couple of traits from the list and write a well-developed essay  over what it takes to be a survivor--

3.  Use three of your SAT words -- old or new words will work

4.  Type essay and email to me


Newspaper Assignment

Find a news article that interest you and write a well-developed summarization over-- type and email to me.



Assignments for school closing-- individual class period assignments **CHECK HERE TOO
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Janfra Sistrunk 
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Supply List:  2019-2020

English I Freshmen

composition notebook (blue or yellow)

1 inch blue or yellow  binder (4 tabs, notebook paper-- pencil pouch)

sticky notes

gel pens



Novels:  Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse 

               The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

English II:  Sophomores

composition notebook (blue or yellow)

blue folder 

3 subject blue or yellow spiral notebook 

Novel:  The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier


6th grade supply list:

1 inch blue or yellow binder

pencil pouch full of pencils---h-liters, red pens

Dividers for binder

1 blue or yellow composition notebook

Novel:  Ms. Bisby's Last Day by John David Anderson



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