My Resources

  • Hello Students!

    Hope you are all doing well!! 

    Listed below are several optional online resources you can utilize while you are home. With each link I have included a brief summary of what you can access from each and how it might help you continue to develop the skills you have learned prior to school being closed. If you have any questions, concerns, or need assistance with anything, please feel free to email me at: jvella@danvillesd.org

     Additionally, if you have not joined already, below are my two Google Classrooms: one for FLEX/Study Skills Students, and the other for English 11 Study Skills Students. 

     FLEX/Study Skills Google Classroom 

    Class Code: wzpjhlg

     English 11- Study Skills Google Classroom

    Class Code: mm2tix5

     Optional Resources:

    https://smartfutures.org/

    Please feel free to continue working on your Smart Futures questionnaires during this time as an option. Just click on the link I have provided above. Once you click on the link, it will bring you to the Smart Futures website Login page. Underneath the LOGIN bar is a list of three options: Sign in with Clever, Sign in with ClassLink, or Sign in with Google. Please click on the Sign in with Google button. This will automatically go to your Smart Futures Profile page and lead you to the surveys assigned to you over the course of your four years at DHS. Again, this is just an optional activity for you to do if you would like to get ahead prior to your return back to school. If you do decide to complete these surveys and would like me to review or discuss the results with you in helping you plan for future decisions post-secondary, I am happy to do so with you. Just email me (jvella@danvillesd.org) with your questions or to set-up a time to meet with me through GoogleMeets

     English 11

    https://www.vocabulary.com/login/

    For those of you in the co-taught English 11 course, I will post to the English 11 Study Skills Google Classroom page several links to vocabulary.com which has vocabulary sets you can practice as an option. I have lists added from different things we read thus far and some previewing terms to the next novel we will be reading “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald (depending on when or if we return back to school). Again these are just optional resources to help build your vocabulary. If you click on the link above, it will lead you to the login page. Please sign in with google to access any lists I have created or just go to my English 11 Google Classroom page to see the vocabulary sets I have created. 

     SAT Practice Question of the Day

    http://www.kaplanquizzes.com/new-sat/

    For those of you in 10th or 11th grade, above you will notice I have included a link to the SAT Practice Question of the Day. Every day there will be a new SAT practice question posted (one math or reading question) on the Kaplan website. If you plan to take the SATs in the future, feel free to utilize this website as an option to help review concepts that will be assessed on the SATs. If you need further clarification on the questions asked or would like me to review a particular concept, whether it is in math or reading, please feel free to email me or schedule a time to meet with me through GoogleMeets. 

     Quizizz

    https://quizizz.com/join/

    Here is the link to join quizizz games. I will post math and reading review games periodically throughout the week on my Study Skills Google Classroom page as an optional resource. Feel free to use these fun review games as an option to review skills you have learned this school year! Some may just be for fun! 

     Quizlet

    https://quizlet.com/live

    Above is a link for Quizlet. I will most likely create Quizlet Live sessions as an option for you to again review vocabulary and terms learned throughout this school year. Please check my Study Skills and/or English 11 Study Skills Google Classroom for any Quizlet Live Sessions I may schedule in the future as an option for you to join in. 

     BrainPop- Grammar Skills

    https://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/

    Click on the above link to help you develop your grammar skills further if you feel this is an area in which you would like to improve upon. This is just an optional resource you can use to help develop your grammar skills. Once you click on the link, it will take you to the BrainPop Grammar page. Some of the topics we reviewed this year are the following: Hyphens & Dashes, Parallel Structure, Semi-colons & Colons, Commas, and Run-on Sentences. Feel free to click on these grammar topics to review these previously learned skills. 

     BrainPop- Study & Reading Skills

    https://www.brainpop.com/english/studyandreadingskills/

    Click on the above link to help you develop your Study and Reading Skills as an option. Once you click on the link, it will take you to the Study & Reading Skills page through the BrainPop website. There are many topics available for you to navigate at your leisure; however, there are several topics I would recommend you take the time to view: Note-Taking Skills, Reading Skills, Test-Taking Skills, Test Prep, Stress, and Setting Goals. 

     Hooda Math

    https://www.hoodamath.com/games/highschool.html

    Click on the above link which will take you to the Hooda Math Website. This website offers various math games. Some games you may find some interest in are the following: Target S.O.E., Sand Grid, Integer Tilt, The Multiplication Game, Hooda Bridge, Slope Intercept Surround. 

     Overall, I hope these resources are of some help to you while you are out of school at this time. I will most likely be adding other resources as I come across things that I feel will be beneficial to you. Again, feel free to reach out to me through email (email address listed above) if you need help with any of the above things I have posted or any other optional work you choose to complete for your other classes. 

     Most importantly, I hope you and your families are healthy and staying safe!!  This is such a scary, confusing, and uncertain time. I want you all to know I care about you and truly miss seeing each and every one of you! I am here for you if you need to talk or just need someone to listen to whatever is on your mind. Please continue to stay safe. I look forward to hearing from you. 

     

    Sincerely, 

    Mr. Vella