Friday, August 7, 2020

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Hello Everyone,

I sent students an email invitation to our Google Classroom site earlier this week. Please check your email and follow the link to join. Or, you can also join by following the directions below.

1. Go to and click Sign In. 
2. Sign in with your Google Account. ...
3. Make sure to sign in with the correct account. ...
4. At the top, click Join class.
Enter the class code (rsmomch) and click Join.

If you have any trouble or questions, please let me know.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Three Weeks Out

Hello Everyone,

We are about three weeks away now with our first class back on Wednesday, August 19th.  

I've scheduled a "Meet and Greet" for each class the Wednesday before classes begin (August 12th).  It will meet at your regular class time. Parents can pop in for the first ten minutes or so. First, we'll iron out any technical issues then go over general expectations.  Then students will stay for a beginning of the year game. The session will last about an hour.  If you have a prior commitment, that's fine--I just thought it would be a great "soft start" for our year.

Topic: 9:00 American Literature Meet & Greet
Time: Aug 12, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 899 6683 4950
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Topic: 11:15 American Literature Meet & Greet
Time: Aug 12, 2020 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 845 8210 6735
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Parents, first semester fees are due by the first day of class ($325). You may pay via Venmo, or  you can mail a check to me at:

Elizabeth Price
7 Sareva Place
Asheville, NC 28804

Students, here's a list of supplies you'll need for class:
  • A three-ring notebook (1" or better, 1 and 1/2")  Even though we'll be meeting via Zoom, you'll still need to maintain a physical notebook with resources and notes from class.
  • Page Protectors (25 or so) and notebook dividers (3 tabs TBA) Added 8/1
  • 5 Pieces of plain white poster board---nothing fancy or expensive, basic--this will be the foundation for our American timeline and a map, a progressive project that will be added to all year. Added 8/2 
  • A supply of lined notebook paper for notes and classwork (wide or narrow ruled, your pick)
  • A basic set of colored pencils and markers
  • An 8"x 5" "ish" lined journal for collecting quotations from the texts we read.  If you had my class last year, you can add to last year's journal. 
  • A functional printer with a ready supply of paper and ink
  • A computer or laptop you can use for class meetings and independent work. The computer should have a working microphone and webcam so that you can participate. You'll also need a quiet place to Zoom without interruption. 
  • A Google account with an easy-to-identify name.

Students----Accept My Google Classroom Invite
I'm using Google Classroom this year to corral all of  the inherently electronic work.  We'll see how it goes. Students, I've sent each of you an email invite to join our Google classroom (if I have an email for you). Please accept the invitation and establish a Google account (if you don't already have one). If you don't see the invite, or I don't have an email for you, please contact me via email.

Some of you have already sent me your summer assignment (great job getting on it!), but if so, please submit it again via Google Classroom.  Enjoy the books and don't leave them both for the last minute please!  I suspect it's been a rough summer for all of us in multiple ways, and our whole world is "off schedule," but we've got to start somewhere, and it might as well be today, with us, and our summer assignments. ; )

That's all for now.  I'll "see" you in a few weeks.

Mrs. Price

Monday, June 15, 2020

Summer Assignment

You'll be reading two books this summer and writing one biographical sketch.  Please follow the directions in this document.

2020-2021 Booklist

Below is the booklist for our 2020-2021 class:

They Say/I Say, Graff & Birkenstein, 3rd or 4th edition
The editions are very similar, so either will do. I'd recommend purchasing this used, as it's much less expensive. This is a great little composition book with the basics of rhetorical and academic writing. It's widely used at the college level but accessible.
The Boyhood of Abraham Lincoln
Eastman Johnson, 1868

Up from Slavery, Booker T. Washington
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Their Eyes Were Watching God, Zora Neale Hurston
A Separate Peace, John Knowles
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Feel free to purchase any of these books used as long as the edition is unabridged. I prefer for them to have a physical copy of each book so that they can annotate. Roomier margins and a larger-size text makes for a better reading experience (8" X 5" as opposed to thrift editions with crowded text.) If you are able, please order all the books at the beginning of the year so that they'll have them ready as needed.

I may also add a booklet of short stories and poetry that I will publish at Office Max--one for each student. I'll have more details and the cost for this booklet once classes begin.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Weekly update

I look forward to seeing many of you at the Thomas Wolfe Memorial this Friday at 11:00.  We'll meet in the visitor center.  Admission for this school trip is $2 plus tax.

For the curious, I am still working on your final grades and hope to be finishing up this weekend.   The essays take time, and we were away last weekend visiting family.

Have a lovely summer if I don't see you Friday.

Mrs. Price

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Week 16, Semester 2, Work Due May 2nd

Last day of class!

Prepare for your final exam.  Study all of the items suggested on the final review sheet.

You may bring any of your novels to class for reference but not your American Experience.

Bring paper and your favorite pen/pencil.

Here is the link to the Quizlet review  and here's another set that Kelsey, Mary W., and Marytaylor have created.  Be sure to thank them in person--what a help!

I'm looking at either Wednesday, May 9th or Friday, May 11th for our Thomas Wolfe Memorial Field Trip and will let you know the specifics as I know them.

It's been rewarding to guide you through some American classics.  I see so much growth in your work in all areas.  I'm proud of your work and accomplishments this year!

Mrs. Price

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Week 15, Semester 2, Work Due April 25th

Weekly Usuals

Reminder: bring your American Experience next week.

A. SAT Grammar Concept: Pronoun Cases

First, please watch this helpful video review of subject and object pronouns.

Then, test your knowledge with these pronoun case drills.  Complete as many of these as needed, until you get most of them correct:

B.  No Poetry Wall or Journal This Week!  Done and Done!  Yes, I will pick a final winning class wall for fun.  I just need time to look at each set carefully.

Second round of  Poetry Presentations next class.  Come prepared!

Other Work

Finish your timelines--they are due next class.

Start reviewing for the final exam--use the review sheet I provided in class to guide you.  We'll play a competitive review game next week, so know your stuff!

Read the short story "The Far and The Near" by Thomas Wolfe.  It's in your American Experience pp. 785-788.  I think an early May field trip to the Thomas Wolfe Memorial sounds perfect!  Details coming soon.

Look up Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks"---Do a bit of research/reading. Why is it a significant piece?  What does it indicate about the 20th century culture and outlook?

Amy Tan, 1952-?

Alice Walker, 1944-?