• Welcome to Distance Learning for Freshmen English 1

     Hello! I certainly miss seeing you all, and I hope that you are staying healthy. 

    You will find the assignment for the week right here.  Just use click to access the document.  When you see:  "What should Firefox do with this document?"  Click on "Open with Microsoft Word".  You will have the full instructions for the writing and the full text of the passage that you should read. Click on "Enable Editing" for a clearer view of the document. 

    You can type up your essay in Office 365 using Word and then sharing it with me.  Here is how you would do that:

    1.  Go to the Clever icon on the Liberty Webpage and log on

    User name:  student ID number

    Password:  students ID number

    2.  Go to the Office 365 icon and log on

    User name: student ID number@luhsd.net

    Password: YYYYMMDD

    Open Word and select a blank page: Be sure to begin with your name, date, period, and titleWithout this heading, I don't know whose work I am reading. The more detailed your thinking and observations, the higher your grade.  Use the "Share" option in the upper right corner and share it with me:  Susan MacDonald:  macdonal@luhsd.net

     If you have questions, you can email between 8am and 3pm for the foreseeable future.  Good luck and bless you!

    English 1 Assignment Week 8 May 25-31

    Hello all you wonderful people!  Let me say how very proud I am of all of you who have so diligently done your assignments week after week.  Your work ethic is truly admirable!  You have been able to read, to think, and to write at an analytical level consistently.  Nothing will hold you back!!  Here is your last assignment, and it is one that you will want to keep to share with your children and grandchildren someday.  I look forward to reading every one of them.

    Finals week is really a time to catch up on any of your missing work.  Thursday, June 4 is the last day of school, and it is the last day to turn in any missing work.


    English 1 Assignment Week 7 May 18-24

    This week you'll enjoy reading a science fiction short story with an intriguing look at an everyday problem.  The story just might surprise you, and I will love reading your comments.


    English 1 Assignment Week 6 May 11-15

    This week you will enjoy learning about the positive and negative aspects of conformity.  I can't wait to read your responses!


    English 1 Assignment May 4-8 Week 5

    You will enjoy the creativity of writing a critical review! Enjoy!!

    English 1 Assignment April 27-May 1

    You will enjoy this weeks lesson because it is very like the one we did at the beginning of the Civil Rights unit.  You will look at a series of posters and ads, then select your favorites to analyze for logos, pathos, and ethos.  I'll love to read your analysis and your commentary!  Remember, the more detail you put in your responses, the higher the grade. 

    English 1 Assignment April 20-24

     Here are some points to review for the story "Eleven". 

    Point of view means who is telling the story.  To Kill a Mockingbird and "The Cask of Amontillado" are told in the first person point of view because Scout tells her own story as does Montressor. "The Stolen Party" is told in the third person limited point of view because the narrator focuses only on Rosaura and her feelings.  The Odyssey is told in the third person omniscient because the narrator can look into the minds of every character both human and divine.

    Figurative Language makes comparisons between two unlike things.  Use SpringBoard's glossary in the back of the book to review the differences between similes and metaphors.  If you don't have your book, you can access it through Clever.


    English 1 Assignment April 13-17

    I also want to thank all of you for writing so powerfully about your experiences and observations during this pandemic.  Keep up the good work!


    English 1 Assignment April 6-10