I miss you all and hope you are doing well! We will get through this together... metaphorically. See? Even in anxious times, there is still room for language humor. 

    To Join Google Classroom:

    • Go to https://classroom.google.com to sign in to your student gmail account
      • Student Email: studentID@student.amphi.com
      • Student Password: first name with first letter capitalized
    • Click the "+" in the top corner to join a new class
      • Period 3 class code: u45zjmi
      • Period 4 class code: wh7fopm
      • Period 6 class code: prrrk57

    Weekly Schedules: 

    • New coursework and assignments will be posted in Google Classroom on Mondays and due on Fridays. Virtual "Office Hours" with me will be held during our normal class period on Tuesdays via email and in the google classroom.
    • We will use turnitin.com and google classroom for assignment submissions.
    • Students, Parents, and Guardians - please email me if you have any questions. (ethomure@amphi.com)

    Be good, be SAFE, be kind. You are worthy and enough. 

    - Ms. Thomure :) 



    • Billy Collins' Poetry 180: A Poem a Day 
    • DUE DATE for rought drafts is now FRIDAY at 11:59 pm! In response to the fluid, ever-developing situation we are in. Go ahead and plug rought drafts in by that time. The late link will open at midnight on the 28th and be open for one week. Email me with any questions!
    • MINDFUL MOMENT: For this week, try to do something positive and active with your bodies to avoid feeling physically idle. Everyone and their family has a different comfort level with social distancing right now so PLEASE, only do activities that are comfortable, agreed-upon, and SAFE. Email me with safe, fun ideas you have! These are things I have been doing: hoola hoop (so fun), trampoline, stretching (if you don't want to leave the house and only have 10 minutes to spare), yoga (free vids on youtube), meandering in your back yard and learning about the desert plants there, a short bike ride around the block, playing with the pets, dancing around to your iPods... and if you have a personal pool - swim! You can also help your families with household chores... Again, please be respectful of your families, your bodies, and our community. Wash your hands, never push your body beyond your limit, social distance, and keep each other safe. 
    • *Email me with ideas for Mindful Moments each week! I will post them on my website.
    • JOIN GOOGLE CLASSROOM! This will be our virtual classroom starting next week and for the near future. See the intructions above to join and email me with any questions. 


    • Maya Angelou - Introduction Assignment in Google Classroom
    • **I WILL ACCEPT ANY LATE JOURNALS for Gatsby! Send those to me via email, please.
    • Mindful Moment (from the "Affirmators!" Deck): "CLARITY - By stopping to listen to your inner self, you can easily separate your intuition from your mental chatter." Being isolated in your own mindspace will be challenging the next few weeks... try to listen to your intuition or "gut" and set aside thoughts that are overwhelming. 
    • Work on Gatsby Drafts and email me with any questions


    • Maya Angelou "Caged Bird" Analysis Questions
    • Angelou and Atmosphere lyric comparison assignment
    • Mindful Moment: Click the link for the full image: "You're not stuck..." 
    • Final Gatsby Essays due to tii.com by 11:59 pm on April 17th, 2020! Email me with questions during office hours for help on your papers. Prompts and Rubric are down below.


    • Intro to Sylvia Plath Response
    • "Mirror" and "Metaphors" Analysis Questions
    • Mindful Moment: Click here for A D V E N T U R E quotes...
    • Final Gatsby Drafts due to tii.com by 11:59 pm! Email me during office hours if you would like help!




    • Ray Bradbury Sci-fi Short Story: Read and Analysis Assignment
    • Final English 11 Reflection Assignment
    • LAST DAY FOR LATE WORK IS: May 15th, 2020!!'


    •  Last Day for Late Work is May 15th, 2020! Email me with any questions. 


    • Students return books and technology
    • Teachers check out of rooms - last day is the 22nd! 
    • Summer Break Begins!! :)



    Welcome to English 11: American Literature!



    Enrollment Key: *see Ms. Thomure!

    Period 3 Class ID: 21816367

    Period 4 Class ID: 21816380

    Period 6 Class ID: 21816394


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