Grammar Practice


Studying the intricate rules of conventional modern English can be extremely painstaking. If you need extra practice, please use No Red Ink.

This is a completely optional site that is just for extra practice.


How do you access No Red Ink? Click on the link below, create an account, and join your class based on the class codes below. (No, I cannot change the class codes; they are pre-set.)

No Red Ink

World Literature:

Period 1’s Code: awesome ticket 86

Period 5B’s Code: long breakfast 45

American Literature:

Period 3’s Code: steep grape 2

Period 8’s Code: rich mouse 59

Note: If this is your first No Red Ink account, you will be asked to complete your profile by clicking on teams, shows, and movies that interest you. It is beneficial to complete this survey because your review questions will include your interests.

11th Grade Timed Practice Essay Exam


Writing Prompt:

Should the United States maintain its embargo against Cuba? Provide evidence from the sources below to support your claim. You must cite all evidence correctly.

Time Limit: 120 minutes

Directions: Type your essay in microsoft word. Save your essay to your Google Drive prior to sending it to Ms. Ellis. Be sure to proofread your essay before submitting the final copy.

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Click on the screen shot above and you will be taken to the page with all of your sources. You may use the following sources in your essay:

  1. The “Did You Know?” section

  2. The “Pro-Con Arguments” section

  3. The “Background” section

  4. The “Video Gallery” section

All of the above sources are located in the middle of the page you will be redirected to once you click on the screen shot above.



Good luck and remember to plan using the sheet of paper I have provided.




imgres.jpgSubmit your essay to Ms. Ellis by emailing it to the following address:

Scoring Breakdown: Published Versions of Mid-Year Informational Interim

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Publication of Your Mid-Year Informational Interims

Throughout the second quarter, we reviewed how to correctly write informational essays and practiced the steps of the writing process. You published your final drafts and identified specific elements of your essay with a distinct legend.

If you’re wondering how you received your final grade, review the specifics on your informational writing assignment page as well as the items regarding formatting.

Inform and Explain

PFO, EE, CSE are the categories that comprised the majority of your score.

PFO= Purpose, Focus, Organization (4-1 points possible)

EE= Evidence and Elaboration (4-1 points possible)

CSE= Conventions of Standard English (2-0 points possible)

Forgot what the rubric looks like? Click here..


What do the + and – at the top of my paper mean?

+ stands for positive. I left at least one (1) positive comment about your paper.

– stands for negative. I left at lease one (1) piece of constructive criticism on your paper. Please read this comment and use it to help you improve your writing.

A Letter Grade Off for No Legend

On the top right hand of your paper, you should have included a specific legend that corresponds to the following elements:


If you did not include a legend, or if items on the legend are missing/ incorrectly labeled, I will deduct points.


''C-minus'? ??" Do you know how long it took me to find and download this term paper?'

Scoring System:

10-9= A

8-7= B

6-5= C

4-3= D