12th Grade MAKE-UP WORK Hub

Below is a weekly schedule for what is due, remember that YOU are responsible for making up work. That includes projects, quizzes, tests and essays. If you do not submit your make-up work within one week of being absent it WILL REMAIN in the gradebook as a zero. For students that are present, please remember that after THREE days of the due I do NOT accept any late work, if I do it will be marked late and a zero will go in the grade book. 

All handouts are available for students in Canvas, they have access there and can then print any missing handouts. 


Do Now's for February- March are located on Clever, under Mrs. Dumbuya's Page (Drama Llama), then click on English Grammar 101 (looks like a power button). There each week they will have a different module and lesson to complete. Do Now's are due every Friday, if you are absent you are still responsible for them. You cannot submit Do-Now's late.


Key: Projects  Exams  Extended Assignments     Homework


ACADEMIC RECOVERY FOR 3rd 9 Weeks DUE MARCH 13, 2020 by noon.

Write a  6 page, 12pt font, Times New Roman, double-spaced essay. The essay should address time manganement,  prioritizing tasks, and where else in life is one ever granted time to re-do things that should have already been completed.  It should include at LEAST 4 academic sources , and it should be in MLA citation style and include a works cited page (not part of the original 6 pages).



Week of March 9:

Monday:  Review Literary Theory and revise on Compare and Contrast Essays (they were due LAST Friday)

Tuesday: Achieve 3000 for Extra Credit for this 9-weeks, passing grades done during class only

Wednesday: Literary Theory Review (Last day to revise Compare and Contrast Essays before they are graded)

Thursday: Literary Theory EXAM (MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY)

Friday: Begin Poetry Unit (3rd 9 weeks grades finalized, academic recovery essay due)



Week of March 2:

 Monday: Close Reader Assignment Due, Hamlet CSI Packet Completion

Tuesday: Hamlet CSI Packet and Poster Due (3rd period work on essay), HOMEWORK: Achieve 3000, "Working in the World of Words", "The Fastest Game on Two- Feet"

Wednesday: Literary Theory, Flip Books and Start Group Project

Do-Now: English Grammar 101, Module 10, Lesson 1

Thursday: Literary Theory

Do-Now: English Grammar 101, Module 10, Lesson 2

Friday: Literary Theory, (Compare and contrast essay due in CANVAS)

Do-Now: English Grammar 101, Module 10, Lesson 3


Week of February 24:

Monday: Hamlet Review

Tuesday: Hamlet Final Exam

Wedensday: Review character foils in Hamlet

Thursday: Review character foils in Hamlet

Friday: Write a compare and contrast essay (1st, 6th and 7th can be between characters in the movie or in the play we read) (3rd and 5th foils should be two characters from Hamlet). DETAILS ARE LOCATED IN CANVAS- DUE MARCH 6th.

HOMEWORK: Close Reader, " Nobel Acceptance Speech, pg 75-84 Due MARCH 2!



Week of February 17:

Monday- No School HOMEWORK: Close Reader, " Nobel Acceptance Speech, pg 75-84 Due MARCH 2!

Tuesday- Achieve 3000, "Becoming Kareem Abdul- Jabbar, "Marley Dias is an Open Book", Do-Now- Module 3 Verbs, Lesson 5

Wednesday- Act 4 Plicker Test

Thursday- Act 5, Scene 1

Friday- Act 5, Scene 2 HOMEWORK: Close Reader, " Nobel Acceptance Speech, pg 75-84 Due MARCH 2!


Week of February 10:

Monday- Read Act 4, Scenes 1 -4, Do Now- Module 3 Verbs, Lesson 1

Tuesday- Achieve 3000, "Kendrick Lamar Wins Top Award", "Hidden No More", "The Dream Lives On" Do Now- Module 3 Verbs, Lesson 2

Wednesday- Read Act 4, Scenes 5 & 6 Do Now - Module 3 Verbs, Lesson 3

Thursday- Read Act 4, Scene 7 Do Now- Module 3 Verbs, Lesson 4

Friday- CSI Group Work, 3rd period begin drafting project, Do Now- Module 3 Verbs, Review and QUIZ

HOMEWORK: Study for Act 4 Plicker Test on Wednesday!

Close Reader, " Nobel Acceptance Speech, pg 75-84 Due MARCH 2!


Week of February 3:

Monday- Act 3, Scene 1 (3rd Period Soliloquy Handout, due Friday)

Tuesday- Act 3 Scene 2

Homework: Achieve 3000,  Fewer People are Visiting the Woods, A Plague of Great Dimensions,  You're Majoring in What?

Wednesday- Act 3, Scene 3 & 4

Thursday- Act 3 Test

Friday- CSI Groupwork , 3rd period Soliloquy Lyric Handout

Homework: Read Act 4 scenes 1 & 2


Week of January 27:

Monday- Read Act II, Scene I Hamlet        

Tuesday- Achieve 3000, Just a Little Lie, You Got That Right... Um Wrong!, What Did Shakespeare Mean (short response)

Wednesday- Finish Act II

Thursday- Plicker quiz on Act II, CSI Groups

Friday- Read Act III, Scene I for homework 



Week of January 20:

Monday- No School (read Hamlet Act 1, scene 4)

Tuesday- Achieve 3000, 3 articles, Theater by Candlelight, Shakespeare Goes to Afghanistan, Greek Gods and Goddesses

Wednesday- Work on Hamlet CSI

Thursday- Read Hamlet, Act 1, scene 5

Friday- Act 1 Test



Week of January 13

Monday- Handouts: Anticipation guide (has vocabulary  with it), character map (you will need these for your test.

Tuesday- Achieve 3000 (3 articles) Shakespeare Lost and Found, Why Do We Love Shakespeare, Sentenced to Shakespeare.

Wednesday- Hamlet Act 1 Scene 1 , page 235, group CSI project  begins.

Thursday-  Read Act 1, scene 2

Friday- Quiz on Act 1, scenes 1 & 2. Read Act 1, scene 3 and work on study guide.


Week of January 6

Wednesday 8- Frankenstein Review Game

Thursday 9- Rules and Regulations. (Handouts: New Year, New You, Rules, Do Now sheet for next week)

Friday 10- Shakespeare 400 video and video notes handout



Complete 12 of the 20  posted Achieve Articles and earn a 75 or higher on  ALL 12. Any less than 12=no extra credit, any less than a 75 on any article= no extra credit.

Articles are as follows:

1. A Place for Karli

2. Kool-Aid Still Cool? Oh, Yeah!

3. Love Lends a Helping Hand

4. From Reel to Real in Baltimore

5. Kazuhiro Tsuji Keeps it Real

6. Native Talents Shine

7. All Hail the Queen of Soul

8. Dance Crazes Bring People Together

9. When Hip-Hop Meets Ballet

10. A Hawaiian Hero

11. Goofyfooting for Gold

12. King of the Ice

13. On the Fast Track

14. Surf's Up at the 2020 Olympics

15. Covering the Cost of College

16. Answer for College Hopefuls? Yes!

17. Video Games: A College Sport

18. College Here We Come!

19. Healthy Living in College

20. Schools Teach 'Green' Classes


Winter Break Assignment: The Laws of Life Essay

500-700 words (1.5-2 pages) double-spaced and typed, 12 point font. Personal Narrative.  Email to Mrs. D DO NOT PRINT!

What is the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest? The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest is a statewide writing and character education program for students in grades 9–12. Students are asked to select a maxim or “Law of Life” (such as “Honesty is the best policy” or “Kindness is the highest form of wisdom”) and to write an essay explaining how the maxim applies to the students’ lives.

Statewide Student Awards $1,000 - First place State Contest winner $1,000 - George A. Stewart, Jr., Character in Action Award* $750 - Second place winner $500 - Third place winner $300 - Fourth place winner STUDENT SCHOOL WINNERS $100 per School Winner for schools that generate the required minimum of essays per school size. STUDENT GRADE WINNERS Three $50 Grade Winner Awards (in addition to the School Winner Award) for schools that generate the required a minimum of 100 essays per grade level.

ESSAY REQUIREMENTS When writing a Law of Life essay, students should tell their unique story written “from the heart.” • Essays must be 500 to 700 words in length, typed and double-spaced. Students should include a word count, if possible. • Essays must be based on a student’s personal experience or observations. The essay should show how a Law of Life applies to a student’s life. Essays that focus on a historical character or that read like a book review are not winning essays. • Essays must contain a “law of life” expressed as a maxim, saying, or quote. “Honesty is the best policy” is a Law of Life; the word “honesty” is not.

A Law of Life is a wise saying or quote that contains words of truth, lasting meaning, or inspiration. Examples of Laws of Life include: o “The early bird catches the worm.” o “Don't pretend to be something you aren't.” o “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” o “Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” o “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” o “You can’t buy love.” 

Think about a true personal experience that has taught you about a Law of Life. The experience may have been a major event in your life, or it may have been a small, private moment when you came to understand something profound about life. Perhaps the experience was something traumatic, such as when you or family members were in a car wreck. Or perhaps the experience was something that makes you smile every time you think of it – the time your grandmother taught you how to bake a blueberry pie, or the time that you and a friend discovered that laughter was the best medicine. • Write an essay that relates your experience to a Law of Life. Be sure to clearly state the Law of Life in your essay! ▪ Remember that the best essays include lots of details. These details make the reader feel as though he or she was right there with you when the event o

Sample Maxims A “Law of Life” or maxim can be a quotation from a famous person, or a simple saying that you have heard. A “law of life” should be short and easy to remember.

1. “The highest form of wisdom is kindness.” - The Talmud

2. “What is success? To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

3. “Strength is a matter of a made-up mind.” – John Beecher

4. The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. -- Anna Quindlen

5. “Loving someone deeply gives you strength, while being deeply loved gives you courage.” – Lao-tzu

6. “Travel light, live light, spread the light, be the light.” – Yogi Bajan

7. “Whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done! – Vincent Van Gogh

8. “Beauty is a light in the heart.” – Kahil Gibran

9. “Not everything that counts can be counted. Not everything that can be counted counts.” – Albert Einstein

10. “Don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth

11. “No one knows what he can do until he tries.” – Publilius Syrus

12. “Once you’ve accepted your flaws, no one can use them against you.” – George R.R. Martin

13. “To listen, when nobody else wants to listen, is a very beautiful thing.” –Mother Teresa

14. “The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are for what you could become. “– Charles Frederic DuBois

15. “There’s a story behind every person, a reason why they are the way they are. So, think about that before you judge someone.” – J. Cole

16. “Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.“– Dr. Seuss

17. “Good example is the best sermon.” - Benjamin Franklin

18. ““A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow

19. “I could either watch it happen or be part of it.” – Elon Musk

20. “Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the conquest of it.” - William Danforth

21. “Love is love.” – Sam Smith

22. “One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide 

23. “Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

24. “Life is going to give you just what you put in it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait.” ― Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

25. “It's such a happiness when good people get together.” ― Jane Austen, Emma

26. “There are few things, - whether in the outward world, or to a certain depth, in the invisible sphere of thought, - few things hidden from the man who devotes himself earnestly and unreservedly to the solution of a mystery.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

27. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – William Shakespeare, Hamlet

28. “It’s . . . your time to live. Don't mess it up” – Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

29. “The hardest thing on earth is choosing what matters.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

30. “The thing is - fear can't hurt you any more than a dream.” ― William Golding, Lord of the Flies

31. “Time moves slowly, but passes quickly.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” – Alice Walker, The Color Purple

32. “The simple things are also the most extraordinary things, and only the wise can see them.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

33. “When each day is the same as the next, it’s because people fail to recognize the good things that happen in their lives every day that the sun rises.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

34. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

35. “It is good to test your limits now and then, learn what the body is capable of, what you can endure.” ― Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

36. “No man knows till he has suffered from the night how sweet and dear to his heart and eye the morning can be.” ― Bram Stoker, Dracula


Methods to Improve Your Personal Narrative by Justin Johnson, Teresa, Carolyn Barratt, Litlemissmaria et al. – Adapted by the Georgia Laws of Life Essay Team Method 1: Finding your focus

1. Pick your event. A personal narrative outlines one event in your life. It could be a failure, a change in your life, a realization, a childhood memory...anything. If it would be interesting to write about, it would probably be interesting to read. Think about a circumstance in your life that led to some result, consequence, or lesson learned. • It doesn't necessarily have to be huge or significant. Sometimes, the simplest of thoughts or circumstances can lead to a kind of poetic eloquence. If you emerge from your narrative thinking, "Yep, that's what it was like to be with my dad," then you have succeeded. There is nothing too small if it effectively communicates your message.

2. Determine your narrator and their knowledge. In this assignment, it is best to use 1st person, with and this 1st person being you.

3. Think about the flow. It may seem like going from A to Z is the only correct path, but it may not be. Though starting at the beginning definitely works, you may want to experiment with other chronologies for your story. • Flashback sequences are a fairly common and effective writing tool. You may also consider reflection, where you establish present day and then the narrator revisits a specific time in the past.

4. Jot down the events. Having a basic outline will help you organize your thoughts, see what details you need to include, and pick your writing methods. Only be concerned with the main points now. • This will set up the tone of your narrative, giving you an overall feel for your work.

Look over the Law of Life or maxim you have selected and think of what you are trying to get across. How do you want your audience to feel when they finish your piece?

Method 2: Writing your first draft

1. Start your story strong. Your lead is the most important part of the entire passage; it's what will draw your reader in and keep them interested in your story.

2. Have a beginning, middle and end. In short, a narrative is a story -- and a good story has a clear introduction, body, and conclusion. Your story should be in the body and it should adequately wrap up at the end. 16 • At the end of your story, your reader should feel like they have left with something. This should either be a moral or an understanding of a person or thought process. Summarize this in your conclusion.

3. Use dialogue in your story. It’s amazing how much we learn about people from what they say. One way to achieve this is through carefully constructed dialogue. Work to create dialogue that allows the characters’ personalities and voices to emerge through unique word selection, and the use of active rather than passive voice.[2] • Don't fabricate details. If someone didn't say something, don't put it in your story. Make your narrative as true to life as possible.

4. Give sensory details. Cover all senses such as taste, smell, touch, sight, and sound. If something is normally seen, talk about how it tasted. If it's just heard, mention how it is imagined. • Expand your vocabulary. Instead of "pretty," use "glorious"; instead of "smelled," use "inhaled"; instead of "burn," use "scorched." Vivid words create more vivid pictures.

5. Use similes and metaphors. Relate objects or events to other objects or events by using "like" or "as." These are two of the most common writing tools used and allow the reader to see the words you're relaying. • For example: Instead of using "I cut my arm," consider, "I gashed my arm and blood seemed to spew out like water out of a garden hose." Doing this will allow you to paint a picture in your reader's mind.

6. Put it all together. You probably have in front of you a retelling of events that's fun, emotional, dynamic, and grabbing. As you go over it, piece it in order, adding emphasis where emphasis is due and removing the details from the tangents you may have inadvertently started. Can you see it becoming cohesive? •

This is just your first draft. Some writers use third, fourth, fifth, and sixth drafts before they're happy with their work. Nitpick as you see fit, adding imagery here, a bit of dialogue there, and possibly even moving pieces around. When it clicks, you'll be able to breathe a sigh of satisfaction.

Week of December16:

Monday: work on projects

Tuesday: work on projects

Wednesday: projects are due,    review for  the Frankenstein Graphic Novel exam

Thursday: Frankenstein Graphic Novel EXAM,open notes

Friday: Compare Frankenstein media sources to the original novel

*Winter Break Assignment: The Laws of Life Essay, 1.5-2, double spaced, typed 12pt font pages. Personal narrative. See handout for details. Due upon return from break. Email to Mrs.D or upload in  canvas, DO NOT PRINT*


Week of December 9:

Monday: Read section  3 of  the Frankenstein Graphic Novel

Tuesday: Read section 4 of  the Frankenstein Graphic Novel

Wednesday: Finish   the Frankenstein Graphic Novel

Thursday: Review the Frankenstein Graphic Novel and study guide answers

Friday: Begin working on projects, projects are due December 18th (Wednesday).


Week of December 2:

Monday:  Read the background of Mary Shelley

Tuesday: Achieve Article (for extra credit)

Wednesday:   Review Mary Shelley's background and begin  the Frankenstein Graphic Novel

Thursday: Read section 1 of the Frankenstein Graphic Novel

Friday: Read section 2 of the Frankenstein Graphic Novel


Week of November 18:

Monday: Review "Marita's Bargain" and study guide

Tuesday: Open study guide test on "Marita's Bargain", then complete an Achieve 3000 article (complete 1)

Wednesday: Watch "Stupid in America" and take notes

Thursday:  Finish "Stupid in America" and       finish notes to compare to "Marita's Bargain"

Friday: Watch "Waiting for Superman" and take notes.         

  *Thanksgiving Break Assignment: Complete a 1.5-2 page essay, OR a 5 minute video/vlog (PowToonwebsite) or podcast (Anchor app) discussing the similarities and differences between this weeks readings and viewings and compare their content to your own school expereince. DUE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th!*


Week of   November 11:

Monday: No School

Tuesday:  Test on A Walk to the Jetty, open notes and  then an Achieve 3000 article (Complete 1)

Wednesday: Begin reading "Marita's Bargain" and the study guide

Thursday: Continue to read "Marita's Bargain"

Friday: Finish reading "Marita's Bargain"


Week of November 4:

Monday- Review for "Mallam Sile" Test

Tuesday- "Mallam Sile" Test, open notes and Achieve 3000 (complete 1)

Wednesday- Begin reading "A Walk to the Jetty" with guided reading handout

Thursday- Continue reading "A Walk to the Jetty" with guided reading handout

Friday- Review "A Walk to the Jetty"


Week of October 28:

Monday- Begin reading "Mallam Sile"

Tuesday- Achieve 3000 (complete 3)

Wednesday- Continue to read "Mallam Sile" and answer guided reading handout

Thursday- Continue to read "Mallam Sile" and answer guided reading handout

Friday- Watch Ted Talks related to learning and answer handout.


Week of October 21:

Monday- Read "The Pardoner's Tale" (page 19) in your Close Reader.

Tuesday- Achieve 3000 articles, (complete   3)

Wednesday- Review "The Canterbury Tales " for exam on Friday.

Thursday- Review "The Canterbury Tales" for exam on Friday.

Friday- Exam on "The Pardoner's Tale" and "The Wife of Bath's Tale" Open notes 


Week of October 14:


Tue. 10/15- Achieve 3000 articles,  (complete 2)

Wed 10/16- Discuss the  "Canterbury Tales" and begin to read "The Wife of Bath's Tale"

Thurs. 10/17- Continue to read and answer guided reading handout

Fri. 10/18-  Finish reading and complete the guided reading handout

Week of October 7:



Week of September 30:

Mon. 9/30: Work on argumentative essay introductions.

Tue. 10/1: Achieve 3000 article and work on academic research using GALILEO database search.

Wed. 10/2: Work on body pararaphs of the argumentative essay.

Thurs. 10/3: Work on conclusions of the argumentative essay.

Fri. 10/4: Work on argumentative essays.


Week of September 23:

Mon. 9/23: Get fallacy packet and study/ practice for the fallacy quiz.

Tue. 9/24: Take the fallacy quiz, choose an argumentative essay topic.

Wed. 9/25: Practice argumentative essay close reading with handout.

Thurs. 9/26: 1st Period (Mr. Hines work), all other classes continue to practice close reading with new handout. 

Fri. 9/27: Complete the timed practice argumentative writing prompt and submit for an accuracy grade. 


Week of September 16:

Mon. 9/16: Read "Blackheart", pages 99-108 and complete questions 1-6 in the Close Reader.

Tues. 9/17: Read "Blackheart", pages 99-108 and complete questions 7-12 and the short response in the Close Reader.

Wed. 9/18: Complete all questions 1-12 and the short response in the Close reader, pages 99-108 and submit to Mrs. D.

Thurs. 9/19: Keep the MLA handout in the folder for yourself. Work on the MLA practice handout and turn in on Friday. 

Fri. 9/20: Complete the MLA practice handout and submit.