• Welcome to your 2021-2022 Roosevelt High School Early College Studies school year! I am looking forward to meeting and sharing quality time with you through daily in-class instruction.  I expect that each of us will try our hardest, make an effort, and do our very best to make the most of this school year.  Please email me with any questions or concerns you might have at mvaccaro@yonkerspublicschools.org

     mv

    Education:

    1993 - Master of Science:  Elementary Education - Concentration:  Reading

    1992 - Bachelor of Science:  Education

    New York State Certifications:

    N.Y.S. Nursery through Sixth Grade:  Permanent Effective 1996

    N.Y.S. Reading Nursery through Twelfth Grade:  Permanent Effective 1996

    N.Y.S. Common Branches:  Permanent Effective 1993

    Courses:

    Title 1 - Research Writing

    Facilitate students' progression from reading and listening to comprehending and writing in order to prepare them to excel on their N.Y.S Regents by designing lessons that provide strategies which will enable each student to become an avid and capable reader, writer, speaker, and thinkers.  

    Composition English 12  

    Designed for students as a rigorous, project-based course in which students build their writing, research and reading skills in preparation for college level English.

    Journalism/Creative Writing

    News literacy is the acquisition of 21st-century critical-thinking skills for analyzing and judging the reliability of news and information, differentiating among facts, opinions and assertions in the media we consume, create and distribute.

     AFTER SCHOOL HOURS:  Tuesday 2:30-3:15

     

    Compostion English 12:

    Academic Research

    Instructions:

    Listen to the TED Talk twice and read through the transcript found in Files.  There you can select the Ted Talk Transcript in the language of your choice.   

    Reference materials: 

    How to Be A Good Ancestor 
     

     

    Academic Research:

    Instructions 

    You have watched and read through the transcript, now read through a short biography located in Files, and take notes on the following in your Class Notes:   

    1. Who is the speaker and what is motivating him to speak on this topic? 
    1. What is the general topic of the TED Talk? 
    1. What is the speaker's main point (what is the speaker saying about the topic)? 
    1. What is the question that the speaker is trying to answer? 
    1. What does the speaker want the audience to know/do/think about? 

     

    TED Talk Essay:

    Instructions 

    The essay should be two pages, typed and double spaced.  Use signal phrases to introduce the title, author and date of TED Talk.   Next, write a draft that summarizes the main points made in the talk, and includes the following: 

    1. Introduction:  Introduces the title, author, and date of talk using signal phrases. 
    1. Summary:  Describe the general topic of the talk and the speaker's main points.  what does the speaker want the audience to thin/do/feel? 
    1. Evaluation:  Describe the author's authority (credibility) on the topic and motivation for the talk.  What types of evidence does the speaker use to build his point? 
    1. Response:  Respond to the speaker's claim - Use templates examples:  They Say I Say to agree or disagree or both, for example:  Although ___________ claims ____________because ______________. 
    1. Submit your draft and then we can edit and revise.  
    1. Final Copy of essay:  
    1. Ted Talk Essay Assessment can be found on page 20 and TED Talk Rubric on page 21 of StepUp Student Workbook in your Class Notebook under Handouts or click the attached link below. 

     

    TED Talk Essay:

    Instructions 

    Use your Edit and Revise Checklist located in Files and make your final adjustments on your draft.  The essay should be two pages, typed and double spaced.  Use signal phrases to introduce the title, author and date of TED Talk.   Next, write a draft that summarizes the main points made in the talk, and includes the following: 

    1. Introduction:  Introduces the title, author, and date of talk using signal phrases. 
    1. Summary:  Describe the general topic of the talk and the speaker's main points.  what does the speaker want the audience to thin/do/feel? 
    1. Evaluation:  Describe the author's authority (credibility) on the topic and motivation for the talk.  What types of evidence does the speaker use to build his point? 
    1. Response:  Respond to the speaker's claim - Use templates examples:  They Say I Say to agree or disagree or both, for example:  Although ___________ claims ____________because ______________. 
    1. Final Copy of essay 
    1. Ted Talk Essay Assessment can be found on page 20 and TED Talk Rubric on page 21 of StepUp Student Workbook in your Class Notebook under Handouts. 

     

     Research Writing Sections 1 and 2:

    Note the literary elements and techniques used throughout each of the Broadway segment and give details to support each.

    Characterization, conflict, metaphor, simile, irony, language use, point of view, setting, structure, symbolism, theme, tone and mood.  

    Broadway's Production - Frozen 

    Broadway's Production - Hamilton 

    Broadway's Production - The Lion King 

     

    Journalism/Creative Writing:

    Write a Review for each Broadway Production following the PowerPoint Rubric, noting each of the do's and don'ts, and the social issues that were addressed.

    Broadway's Production - Hamilton 

    Broadway's Production - Mean Girls 

    Broadway's Production - Dear Evan Hansen 

     

     

    Assignments thru 10/29/21

     Research Writing Assignments:

    • Resume
    • Values
    • Essence Box
    • Brag Sheet
    • College Application Essay

    Composition English 12 Assignments:

    • Letter to Self
    • Resume
    • Request for Letter of Recommendation
    • College Application Essay

    Journalism/Creative Writing Assignments:

    • Resume
    • Brag Sheet
    • Values
    • Essence Box
    • College Application Essay