• Offcie Hours

    As of today, you need to contact me with questions and concerns during your scheduled time for class.

    Bell Schedule

    I am avaiable Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    *I will be turning off my Remind at 4:00 p.m.

    *If you need something after 4:00 p.m., please email me (skati@amphi.com) and I will get back to you the following day. 


    Google Classroom:

    How to Sign-Up for Google Classroom:

    Joining the Google Classroom page will be mandatory. If you do NOT have internet access at home, please tell me immediately to avoid grade penalty.

    1. To Join Google Classroom:



    1. Go to Google

    2. Log-in

        Login: studentID@student.amphi.com

        Password: First name (first letter must be capitalized)

    3. Click on the 9 squares (top right corner)

    4. Click "more" at the bottom

    5. Click on "Easy Bridge-Pearson"

    6. Click on your book 



    Period 4

    To: 81010



    Period 5

    To: 81010





    We will be using turnitin.com frequently because most colleges and universities expect that papers will be submitted in a digital format.

    PLEASE make sure you sign up for the right class!

    Period 4: Class ID: 22551162   Class enrollment key: email me for the password

    Period 5: Class ID: 22551167   Class enrollment key: email me for the password


    On-Going Assignments with Due Dates:

    Outside Reading Project  DUE: May 1

    Nonfiction Article Assignment Due: April 30

              ~For students who have missing work, every article you do will add some points to missing assignments.  

              ~For students who have done everything, every article you do- will be extra credit


    Week of May 10

    There are no new assignments. This is your last opportunity to turn in missing work for 4th quarter.  Please see Google Classroom/Tyler for missing assignments. 


    Week of May 4

    There are no new assignments. Please see Google Classroom for details.


    Week of April 27

    There are two assingments this week (in addition to listening to a song): 1) Journal and 2) write a sequel to a song.

    Journal 4: What song best represents you at this moment in time? Is the depth of meaning based on the instrumentation, lyrics or genre in general? What memories are associated with the song? Answers should be detailed and may include more than one particular song.

    Reading/Listening: This week, please listen to music of your choice. Reflect on the journal prompt and the meaning of songs as you listen. Write a sequel to your favorite song. For example, if my favorite song is One Man Band, by Old Dominion, what would naturally follow as a sequel? Perhaps it would be a song about love, and finally being with the person you were meant to be with; no longer being alone.

    Writing Prompt 4: Write the lyrics for your favorite song sequel. Have fun with this assignment, using dialect to indicate your voice and culture. (25-30 lines)



    Week of April 20

    There will be 2 assignments each week (in addition to the reading). They are 1) Journals and 2) 3-5 paragraph essay responses.

    Both assignments are due on Sunday of each week.

    *PLEASE, go to Google Classroom to complete and turn in assignments. 

    Journal 3: Do you believe that in the end, virtue is always rewarded? Consider Robin Hood. Was stealing from the rich to feed the poor the right thing to do? How might these actions be viewed? Give specific details in your answer.


    Prometheus and the First People, ~Olivia Coolidge

    Found at: lakesidebohon.weebly.com

    Writing Prompt 3: (4 paragraph personal, narrative essay) What types of gifts are the most valuable? Is the value measured by cost, intrinsic value, practicality or the thought and effort put into the gift? Answer using details from the story as well as a personal experience.


    Week of April 13

    There will be 2 assignments each week (in addition to the reading). They are 1) Journals and 2) 3-5 paragraph essay responses.

    Both assignments are due on Sunday of each week.

    *PLEASE, go to Google Classroom to complete and turn in assignments. 

    Journal 2: Does all communication serve a positive purpose? What makes communication positive or negative? How can you tell the difference? Explain using specific details.


    Danny Deever ~Rudyard Kipling,

    Mowing ~Robert Frost

    Found at: poetryfoundation.org

    Writing Prompt 2: (3 detailed paragraphs, expository writing) How do each of the authors use dialect in their poems to convey a particular region belonging to a specific group or culture? How are the authors able to draw the reader into the conversation or activity occurring? In music, how is dialect used to convey the culture of the music?



    Week of April 6:

    There will be 2 assignments each week (in addition to the reading). They are 1) Journals and 2) 3-5 paragraph essay responses.

    Both assignments are due on Sunday of each week.

    *PLEASE, go to Google Classroom to complete and turn in assignments. 

    Journal 1: Where do you see/hear poetry in your everyday life? How do the tone and rhythm of poetry affect mood? Can there be more than one interpretation of an author’s meaning? Answer using specific examples (minimum 6 lines).


    I Am Offering this Poem ~Jimmy Santiago Baca,

    The Empty Dance Shoes ~Cornelius Eady,

    Found at: poetryfoundation.org

    Writing Prompt 1: (4 detailed paragraphs, expository writing) Compare and Contrast to the two assigned poems. How are they similar? How are they different? Remember to consider tone, author’s purpose, figurative and literal language as well as rhetorical devices such as simile and metaphor.


    Week of March 30:

    1. Sign-up for Google Classroom.

    2. Read my message to you.

    3. Respond to the question that I have posted on Google Classroom, you have to the end of Monday (March 30) to do this. *I need to see if I can get a 100% of you on here. 


    Week of March 23:

    Note to students- I miss you! This is not going to be as much fun as our normal class, but I will try to give you some humor along the way. I hope you all are doing well.  Please text me (on Remind) if you need anything or just want to check in.  We can do this!!!


    This week is Enrichment Week! What does that mean?  Well, it means that I can tell you all kinds of enrichment type things and you can't say anything back because we are having class online and you can't see me or comment.  You can be on your phone and I can't give you lunch detention! Just kidding (just trying to add humor), here is what Enrichment Week actually means:


    We are going to ease back into school, doing some activities at your leisure. 

    1. Find a piece of paper or type a journal entry.

     Journal 1: Times are hard- this is not something that we are used to.  How are you handling all of this? Do you have routines? Do you watch Netflix all day? What's your screen time like     on your phone right now? Did your eyes turn red like mine the other day? That was scary, TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME! Do you talk with your friends? FaceTime? Social distancing is hard! I     walk around my yard and just miss interacting with people outside of my immediate family!

    *Please, keep this in a file to be turned in at a later date.

    2. Find an article to read. What kind of article? Something that is interesting to you. Staying informed is key. Speak with a parent, guardian, or distant relative about the article.  Tell them about the article and have a conversation that is not through a text message (you don't want your eyes to turn red like mine did). 

    *This assignment just requires you to read and speak.  Nothing to turn in.

    3. Go outside and read your outside reading book.  Work on the assignment.  For now, choose a assignment in the packet that can be turned in electronically.  Just to be safe. **There is a link to the Outside Reading Project at the top of this page.

    *This is due May 1.  Turnitin is now open.


    That's it for now! Stay safe!