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Welcome to Ms. Darlene Davis's English and Speech Webpage


Hey, hey Seniors, Juniors, and Speechers of 2020. I miss you all, and I hope you are well and being safe following instructions!!!

Seniors: I have enjoyed all of you most of the time, some of you some of the time, and a few of you, well, glad we made it through! Please know I am proud of your accomplishments in my class and in your life. I hope that all of you get what you want and are productive, happy citizens! I know that this is not the ending you wanted for your senior year, but I also know that if there was ever a group that could handle it, it would be SENIORS 2020! In my own salty, sometimes snarky, always sarcastic way, I love you all! I wish you the best, and you know where I am if you need me!


If you do not know if you are passing or not and do not have a code to get your grade, you can email me at the above address, and I will email you your average.

If you are passing consider these assignments as enrichment and do them if you want to. They are not required.

If you are passing, but would like to improve your average, do as many of these assignments as directions allow.

If you are not passing you may complete these assignments as directed to possibly improve your grade to passing.

Below you will find English IV and College Preparatory English IV (same assignments).  English III assignments and then Speech assignments, in that order, so make sure you find the correct assignments to complete.

All assignments that you complete must be e-mailed to me at the above address on the day they are due. If you hand write assignments, that is fine. You can take a picture of them with your phone and send them or scan them and send them.

If you know students who do not have computer access to these pages, please let them know I will be calling them with instructions.



If you are not going to complete any assignments, but would like to be eligible for the local scholarships, scroll down to the essay assignment in the Senior Project section, complete and e-mail me that assignment.

There will be 4 assignments that you can complete as follows: Choose 1, 2, 3, or do all….

Senior Projects- You must do all of this project.

FRANKENSTEIN assignments – You must do all of these assignments.

ACT practice – Reading, English, Writing Practice tests – Any 2 a week allowed for grades

Movie assignments – Watch award winning classics and discuss the elements of the movie – 2 a week allowed.

Senior Project instructions and due dates: All sections must be completed

1)Self-Evaluation questions: DISCUSS the following 12 questions in at least 3 sentences: DUE DATE Friday, April 10, 2020

2 count grade

  1. Describe yourself using 7 adjectives: Explain...
  2. My goal/s in life…
  3.  The thing I like best about myself…
  4. Something that I am striving to become is…
  5. In my free time, I enjoy…
  6. The most difficult obstacle I have thus far encountered…
  7. My immediate plan after graduation is…
  8. On a scale of 1-10 I am a _______ when it comes to being prepared for life after high school…
  9. My favorite school memory is…
  10. My most remembered assignment is…
  11. If I could do school all over again, I would…
  12. The most important thing to me is…
  13. The things that are most comforting to me are…
  14. I am afraid…
  15. I can always depend on…

2.)  Corona Virus Page and Class Prayer or Wish: Due Date April 17, 2020. 

Each of these is a 1 count grade.                           

Your Corona Virus Page needs to include writings about your fears, how it has affected your life, precautions you are taking, your frustrations, etc. It can include headlines from the news and pictures from the news or from your life as you deal with this pandemic.

A Prayer or Wish for you and your classmates as you accomplish the first huge milestone in your life and start a new beginning.

3).  Poem or song page and your quote to live by – Due Friday,  April 24, 2020.

Each of these is a 1 count grade.

Your all-time favorite song lyrics or poem typed or hand-written with illustrations and a short ¾ page explanation of why this is your choice, You may do both if you desire. Your illustrations may be personal pictures, pictures from magazines, or personal sketches or drawings that help explain these lyrics or this poem. 

Your favorite quote to live by. Make the script creative and appropriate to fit the meaning of the quote. Be creative.

4).  Local scholarship essay – Due Friday, May 1, 2020

This essay is a 2 count grade.

This scholarship essay should include an introductory paragraph, a body paragraph that addresses your plans for the use of this scholarship money, a second body paragraph that addresses your need for this financial assistance, and finally a conclusion paragraph. It can be hand-written or typed, but it must be error-free, edited, and publication ready.

5).  Two thank-you letters and cover for your entire project:: Due date Friday, May 8, 2020.

Each letter (or set of letters, if you choose to do more than one) is a grade and the cover is a grade.

An original, self-generated “thank-you” letter, poem, essay to the teacher, counselor, administrator, coach, school employee, etc...whom you feel was the most instrumental in your education. These must be emailed to me, but also email them to the person they are written to if you can.

An original, self-generated, thank-you letter, poem, essay to your parents or guardians. (The people who have helped you make it through school.) You may do more than one. These must be emailed to me, but also email them or give them to the person/s they are written to if you can.

The cover for your portfolio/project should scream YOU.  Include everything about you, pics, words, creative! I should look at it and know it is yours without even seeing a name!

6.)  Finally – I will look at the overall work you have done on this project. The more time you spend thinking, writing, editing, being creative, being neat, organizing, the better your grade will be. This overall grade will count 3 times.

English IV and C.P. FRANKENSTEIN assignment: All of this assignment must be completed if you choose to do it:

Read the chapters according to the dates below. Your writing will include discussion of the events occurring, the characters, the setting, make predictions, discuss the conflicts, etc. At least 2 pages of discussion for each due date. Each due date’s reading and discussion will be a 2 count grade. ( 10 total grades).

You must read and write about the letters and Chapters 1-4  Due Friday, April 10, 2020.

Chapters 5 – 9 Due Friday, April 18, 2020

Chapters 10-14 Due Friday April 24, 2020

Chapters 15-19 Due Friday May 1, 2020

Chapters 20-24 Due Friday, May 8, 2020

Senior ACT Practice: Due dates will be each Friday, April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8. You do not have to do them every week.

Go to any online website and take a reading, English, or writing test. Download and send the results to me, or take a pic of the results and email that to me. You can do any 2 a week and each will count for a grade.

Senior movie assignment: You can do 1 a week for a grade. You do not have to do one every week.

Due Dates for movie watching assignments are Fridays April 10, 17, 24, and May 1, 8.

Watch an award winning classic movie and write a couple of pages about its narrative elements: Discuss its plot, its characters, its setting/s, its point of view, and its theme. 

ENGLISH III You will have 4 assignments that you can complete: You can do 1, 2, 3 or all of them.

  1. THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD must be entirely completed:
  2. ACT reading, English, and writing practice you can do up to two a week. You do not have to do two every week. Each one is a grade.
  3. Research poetry terms and types and figurative language devices: This assignment must be completed in its entirety.  Write original poems using the poetry types you researched as models. You can write one a week for a grade.
  4.   Movie watch and write.

1).  English III/Juniors  THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD – You will read, write and email me your work according to the due dates below:

Chapters 1-4 Due Date April 09, 2020

Chapters 5-8 Due Date April 16, 2020

Chapters 9-12 Due Date April 23, 2020

Chapters 13-16 Due Date April 30, 2020

Chapters 17-20 Due Date May 7, 2020

You must read the chapters assigned for that week and write 2 pages describing the events, the characters, make predictions, discuss what you like and don’t like, what you would like to see happen, what are some of your favorite lines and why, etc… Send your writing on the due date to me by email or take a pic of it and send the pic by email. Each due date’s writing is a 2 count grade.

2). English III/Juniors  ACT Practice reading, English, writing tests: You may do 2 a week for a grade. You do not have to do two every week or do them every week, but maximum is 2 a week.

Choose any website with practice ACT tests, time yourself and take the test. Download your results and email it to me or take a picture of your results and email it to me.

Due Dates are Thursdays, April 9, 16, 24, 30 and May 7.

3). English III/Juniors –    Figurative Language and Poetry assignments:  This must be completed it its entirety.

First research and write the definitions of some different poetry types such as: riddle, haiku, fables, narrative poems, free verse poems, poems with metered verse, poems with end rhyme, acrostic poems,limericks, cinquains, sonnets, ballads (Do at least 6), These are due on Thursday April 9, 2020. A one count grade. Then research and write definitions for figurative language devices such as: imagery, simile, personification, alliteration, assonance, symbolism, onomotopoeia, analogy, hyperbole, allusion, apostrophe, conceit, metaphor, idiom, irony, motif, metonymy, oxymoron, paradox, satire (Do at least 10). These are due Thursday, April 16, 2020. A one count grade. 

Then choose 3 of the types of poetry and submit one original poem for each remaining week. They can be about anything you want to write about...serious or humorous. You must try to incoporate some of the figurative language devices that you researched. Due dates for original poems are Thursdays, April 23, 30, and May 7. Each poem is worth 2 grades.

4). English III, Juniors –  Movie watching and writing. You can do two a week due on the following Thursdays, April 8, 16, 23, 30 and May 7. You do not have to do two every week.

Watch an award winning classic movie and write a couple of pages about its narrative elements: the plot, the characters, the conflicts, the setting/s, the point of view, and the theme. Each due date’s work is a one count grade.

English III/Juniors Those are your four choices. Email me if you have questions.


If you would like,  pretend you are performing at regionals and record yourself. Email these performances to me. I’m so sorry you did not get to compete in all of those events you had qualified for at regionals! I know many of them would have been state bound!!! sorry! I know you are disappointed. Sophomores, Im so proud of you! I look forward to next year! Start looking for new material in case we can’t perform the same ones or if you just want new material...we need a play idea early. Email me if you have any questions. 





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