Christina Magnifico Berkowitz
English III
662-893-3344 ext. 350 

Mrs. Berkowitz English III

I am here to educate and help my students as best as I can. This is a hard time for all of us but if we abide by precautions we will come out strong. I am here for all of my students and wish you all well as our nation is struggling in this time of crisis. At this time we are only going over essentials and strategies you may already have mastered. My main goal is that my students ((YOU)) are still reading and writing! This is a great time to pick up a book and just read. I hope to see all of y'all soon. As for now you can check out my page weekly and find simple activities to keep your mind on the right track. PLEASE KEEP UP WITH ALL OF YOUR WORK!

SIGN UP FOR REMIND!

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SIGN UP FOR NEWSELA!!

https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/PAB8UM

 

 

AMERICAN LITERATURE

 

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MATERIALS FOR CLASS: each student needs a journal. They are responsible for keeping up with their own work and should always have it ready for periodic checks.

Welcome to American Literature. Your student will have a calender for the current month in his or her binder. As the year goes by we will cover Native American Myths, Puritan-Early American Literature, Romanticism, Transcendentalism, Roaring Twenties, and ending with Modern American Literature. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at the link above.

 

 

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THREE IMPORTANT GOALS COVERED ALL SEMESTER LONG IN A16:

READING!
WRITING!
ACT!

 

 

ACT INFORMATION

For Practice:

https://get2college.org

http://number2.com

To sign up:

https://www.act.org

 

Christina Magnifico Berkowitz
Lesson Plans

MAKE SURE TO JOIN MY CLASSES:

REMIND: Text- 81010 MSG- @berkoen

NEWSELA: Articles of the week will be assigned here. Everyone make sure to sign up: https://newsela.com/quickjoin/#/PAB8UM

Directions to use for help when signing into my Newsela class:https://newsela.com/people/classrooms/2000855172/quickstart/

 

**DO EVERYTHING IN YOUR JOURNAL OR ALTOGETHER SOMEWHERE (IF YOU LEFT YOURS)! 

THIS IS WHAT OUR WEEKS WILL LOOK LIKE TO KEEP US ENGAGED IN LITERATURE, VOCABULARY, AND ELA ACT CONTENT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT TO ME AT ANY TIME. ENJOY AND STAY HEALTHY!!!!

NEWELA ARTICLE IS POSTED! Be sure to login this week and get it done before Friday! (If possible) Read the article, highlight main idea TOPIC sentence in each bold section, and then finally do the two activities!

MONDAY March 30:

Daily writing: Write a page  (or more) a day in your journal capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the events that are unfolding around you. I want you to capture this history—your history—any way you’d like. Make sure to label each day with the date!

Vocabulary:Write them out for better understanding!

1.    Contiguous:(Adj.)-connectingwithoutabreak;uninterrupted.

2.    Facet:(N.)-aspect;phase;side. 

ACT :Check out for more practice: http://number2.com (ITS FREE) to practice more on ACT Skills and strategies. 

This week the topic will be COMMA’s watch this youtube video :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOwcovqtkGY

 

ASSIGNMENT: READ for pleasure! Atleast 20 minutes and then journal for 10-15 minutes about what you read. This can  be done with any article online, any book, magazine, ANYTHING. Just read and do it EVERYDAY. You should have 3 journals for this week. Remember write the title, pages ( if reading a book), and date for each excerpt.

Here are some ideas for inspiration just choose one a day. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE BUT HERE ARE SOME IF YOU NEED!

Current Events-

 https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-current-events

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-living-through-a-pandemic.html

 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/funds/articles/are-money-market-funds-a-safe-bet-in-a-recession

 

Short Stories-

 

the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-078-the-raven.pdf

 

https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour

http://nmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1272.pdf

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Bierce_Owl_Creek_Bridge.pdf

 

TUESDAY March 31:

Daily writing: Write a page  (or more) a day in your journal capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the events that are unfolding around you. I want you to capture this history—your history—any way you’d like. Make sure to label each day with the date!

Vocabulary: Write them out for better understanding!

1.    Cower: (V.) -to crouch, as in fear or shame. 

2.    Interpose: (V.) -to step in between parties at variance; mediate. 

ACT : Check out for more practice: http://number2.com (ITS FREE) to practice more on ACT Skills and strategies. 

Correct each sentence. You will have two a day and answers will be at the very end.

5) as a result of stress teens that are not coping good feels irritible angry nervous overwhelmed and depressed

6) the report says stress appears to be effecting teens performance in all aspects of life school-work and relationships

ASSIGNMENT: READ for pleasure! Atleast 20 minutes and then journal for 10-15 minutes about what you read. This can  be done with any article online, any book, magazine, ANYTHING. Just read and do it EVERYDAY. You should have 3 journals for this week. Remember write the title, pages ( if reading a book), and date for each excerpt.

Here are some ideas for inspiration just choose one a day. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE BUT HERE ARE SOME IF YOU NEED!

Current Events-

 https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-current-events

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-living-through-a-pandemic.html

 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/funds/articles/are-money-market-funds-a-safe-bet-in-a-recession

 

Short Stories-

the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-078-the-raven.pdf

 

https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour

http://nmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1272.pdf

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Bierce_Owl_Creek_Bridge.pdf

 

WEDNESDAY April 1:

Daily writing: Write a page  (or more) a day in your journal capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the events that are unfolding around you. I want you to capture this history—your history—any way you’d like. Make sure to label each day with the date!

Vocabulary: Write them out for better understanding!

1.    Apathetic:(Adj.)-notinterestedorconcerned;indifferentorunresponsive.

2.    Languid:(Adj.)-lackinginspiritorinterest;listless;indifferent.

ACT :Check out for more practice: http://number2.com (ITS FREE) to practice more on ACT Skills and strategies. 

This week the topic will be COMMA’s watch this youtube video explaining:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCblwLwxxUQ

 

ASSIGNMENT: READ for pleasure! Atleast 20 minutes and then journal for 10-15 minutes about what you read. This can  be done with any article online, any book, magazine, ANYTHING. Just read and do it EVERYDAY. You should have 3 journals for this week. Remember write the title, pages ( if reading a book), and date for each excerpt.

Here are some ideas for inspiration just choose one a day. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE BUT HERE ARE SOME IF YOU NEED!

Current Events-

 https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-current-events

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-living-through-a-pandemic.html

 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/funds/articles/are-money-market-funds-a-safe-bet-in-a-recession

 

Short Stories-

the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-078-the-raven.pdf

 

https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour

http://nmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1272.pdf

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Bierce_Owl_Creek_Bridge.pdf

THURSDAY April 2:

Daily writing: Write a page  (or more) a day in your journal capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the events that are unfolding around you. I want you to capture this history—your history—any way you’d like. Make sure to label each day with the date!

Vocabulary: Write them out for better understanding!

1.    Imply:(V.)-toindicateorsuggestwithoutbeingexplicitlystated.

2.    Strident:(Adj.)-havingashrill,irritatingqualityorcharacter.

ACT :Check out for more practice: http://number2.com (ITS FREE) to practice more on ACT Skills and strategies. 

Correct each sentence. You will have two a day and answers will be at the very end.

7) a 2013 article published in the american journal on addictions estimate that nearly 7 percent of americans are compulsive shoppers – that’s roughly 20 million

8) and the problem has only intensified, thanks to the relatively new twenty four hours 7 days a week shopping options on online sites

ASSIGNMENT: READ for pleasure! Atleast 20 minutes each day and then journal for 10-15 minutes about what you read. This can  be done with any article online, any book, magazine, ANYTHING. Just read and do it EVERYDAY. You should have 3 journals for this week. Remember write the title, pages ( if reading a book), and date for each excerpt.

Here are some ideas for inspiration. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE BUT HERE ARE SOME IF YOU NEED!

Current Events-

 https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-current-events

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-living-through-a-pandemic.html

 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/funds/articles/are-money-market-funds-a-safe-bet-in-a-recession

 

Short Stories-

the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-078-the-raven.pdf

 

https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour

http://nmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1272.pdf

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Bierce_Owl_Creek_Bridge.pdf

 

FRIDAY April 3:

Daily writing: Write a page  (or more) a day in your journal capturing your thoughts, questions, comments, and concerns about the events that are unfolding around you. I want you to capture this history—your history—any way you’d like. Make sure to label each day with the date!

Vocabulary: Write them out for better understanding!

1.    Deft:(Adj.)-nimble;skillful;clever. 

2.     Clad: (Adj.) -dressed; covered  

 

ACT PRACTICE SENTENCES: Correct each sentence. You will have two a day and answers will be at the very end.

9) while personal stories very vastly one common thread is that theres more to this problem then simply liking to shop

10) many consumers espceially those that turn to online shopping is shopping for a sense of control, a distraction from anxiety or a feeling of mastery and competence

NO ANSWERS TO THESE! SEND ME YOUR ANSWERS IF YOU WANT ME TO LOOK IT OVER OTHERWISE I’LL CHECK WHEN I SEE YOU AGAIN!

 

Assignment: READ for pleasure! Atleast 20 minutes each day and then journal for 10-15 minutes about what you read. This can  be done with any article online, any book, magazine, ANYTHING. Just read and do it EVERYDAY. You should have 3 journals for this week. Remember write the title, pages ( if reading a book), and date for each excerpt.

Here are some ideas for inspiration. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE THESE BUT HERE ARE SOME IF YOU NEED!

Current Events-

 https://www.nytimes.com/spotlight/learning-current-events

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/learning/what-students-are-saying-about-living-through-a-pandemic.html

 

https://money.usnews.com/investing/funds/articles/are-money-market-funds-a-safe-bet-in-a-recession

 

Short Stories-

the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe-078-the-raven.pdf

 

https://americanliterature.com/author/kate-chopin/short-story/the-story-of-an-hour

http://nmi.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/1272.pdf

https://loa-shared.s3.amazonaws.com/static/pdf/Bierce_Owl_Creek_Bridge.pdf

 

 

ANSWERS TO SENTENCES AND WORKSHEET

 

5) As a result of stress, teens who are not coping well feel irritable, angry,nervous, overwhelmed, and depressed.

6) The report says stress appears to be affecting teens' performance in all aspects of life, school work, and relationships

 

7) 2013 article published in the American Journal on Addictions estimates that nearly seven percent of Americans are compulsive shoppers – that’s roughly twenty million

8) The problem has only intensified thanks to the relatively new twenty-four hours, seven days a week shopping options on online sites. NO COMMA, FRAGMENT 

9) While personal stories vary vastly,one common thread is that there’s more to this problem than simply liking to shop.

10) Many consumers, especially those who turn to online shopping, areshopping for a sense of control, a distraction from anxiety, or a feeling of mastery and competence.

 



 

About the Teacher

Subjects Taught
English III

Education
I am a former graduate of University of Mississippi with a degree in Secondary Education: English. I am also an alumni of OBHS :)

Experience
This is my 7th year teaching. I started my teaching career at Horn Lake High School and I have been delighted to be back HOME the last six years. 
I have previously taught: English III, Creative Writing, ACT Prep-ENG. I have also spent many hours coaching Volleyball, Soccer and Softball. 
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Bio
My name is Christina Magnifico-Berkowitz and I have a passion for what I do. I have a very supportive family. My husband and my little girls are my biggest fans.I am also due with a baby boy in July :) . I am very thankful to wake up every morning and have the opportunity to go to work and change students lives. I am here to give your student the best education they can get. I currently teach English III (American Literature). 
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