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   Link to Independent Reading FINAL project
   Link to Independent Reading FINAL project
 4.13 Black Day (periods 5-8)

Guest Teacher today

Link to Independent Reading FINAL project

Some of you are still revising Maus for better grades; continue to work on this.
 4.12 Orange Day (periods 1-4)
 4.11  9th grade PSAT
 4.10  NO SCHOOL for 9th grade--Junior SAT
--you might want to continue to read your book outside of class
 4.9  Link to Independent Reading FINAL project
 4.5 Sub today--I am at a district meeting

PSAT practice--Written and Language Test
This is similar to Tuesday's activity:
--read the passage and complete the questions silently and individually
--get into pairs or groups of 3 to share your answers and try to come up with the correct answers
--discuss the answers as a class with explanation for the answers

Ted Talk

Sauti Sol: The rhythm of Afrobeat  (12:26)


Last 30-40 minutes of class--reading and/or Chromebooks to work on projects?

Link to Independent Reading FINAL project

Work on reading and final project
Work on Maus papers for rewrites
Work on homework for your other English class.
 4.3 PSAT practice--Writing test practice and discussion
(1st 30 minutes)
Maus--late and make up presentations
Maus--late work and revisions


Library and Independent reading assignment
(2nd 30 minutes)

Finish at library, Independent reading assignment, and/or lecture center for guest speaker
(3rd 30 minutes)

FINAL PROJECT--Novel of choice and project of choice
Students select a novel appropriate for their interests and reading level.
Students select a project from the Final Projects list OR design their own for approval from the teacher.
Once students have completed the novel and project AND has meet the standards on ALL assignments for this course, the student will remain in the class to work on his/her homework from his/her other English course.

Link to Independent Reading FINAL project

   SPRING BREAK
 3.23  Last day to submit Maus projects and give presentations for full credit.
 3.21  Maus revisions
 3.19  Maus revision
 3.15  ALL Maus projects should be submitted by the end of the day today.
 3.13  Maus
 3.9 Maus project sheet

Presentations

Read Maus II
 3.7 Maus project sheet

Work on Maus projects

Read Maus II
 3.5 Maus project sheet

Finish film as needed

Work on Maus projects--Both Project A and Project B must be completed by the end of this week. This includes presentations. Be prepared to share your slides/visual and present on FRIDAY.

Read Maus II
 March 1 Maus project sheet

 1st 1/2 of class--work on Maus project (use your assigned computers)
2nd 1/2 of class--film
 2.27 Substitute

Maus project sheet


1st 1/2 of class--work on Maus project (use your assigned computers)

2nd 1/2 of class--film

 2.23 Maus project sheet
 
Maus Chapter 6

Work on Maus projects and/or your other English homework.
 2.21 Maus project sheet
 
Maus Chapter 5

Work on Maus projects and/or your other English homework
 2.16 Maus project sheet

END of 6 weeks

Vocabulary Building Activity 1st 10 minutes. (Free Rice)

Rest of period is a WORK DAY (We are taking a break from Maus until next week; we will read Chap. 5 on Wednesday and Chap 6 on Friday.) Please work on the following:
   
1.  Finish your short story! (This MUST be done today.)
 
2.  Create/draw your main character for your story! (This MUST be done today.)

3. Work on your homework/classwork for your regular English 9 class.

4. Select your projects for Maus and begin working on these.


 
1st 1/2 of class:
Maus
Read Chapter 3 of the text.
Project Assignment sheet--you must select one from each category. We will discuss due dates after we finish the book.

2nd 1/2 of class:
Work on short story revisions as needed
Work on short story if not completed (including picture of character)
Work on assignments for your other English class
Read your choice of books.

Remember, short stories that are not submitted by the end of the period FRIDAY will be ZEROS in the grade book and you will earn and F for the 1st 6 weeks.

 2.12  
 1st 1/2 of class:
Maus
Read Chapter 3 of the text.
Project Assignment sheet--you must select one from each category. We will discuss due dates after we finish the book.

2nd 1/2 of class:
Work on short story revisions as needed
Work on short story if not completed (including picture of character)
Work on assignments for your other English class
Read your choice of books.

Remember, short stories that are not submitted by the end of the period FRIDAY will be ZEROS in the grade book and you will earn and F for the 1st 6 weeks.


 2.8  1st 1/2 of class:
Maus
Read Chapter 2 of the text.
Vocabulary assignment:  Choose 5 words that you do not know/were unfamiliar with from Chapters 1 and/or 2.  
Write the word, write its definition, and draw a picture that represents its definition/meaning. (Get the worksheet for this from me.)

2nd 1/2 of class:
Work on short story revisions as needed
Work on short story if not completed (including picture of character)
Work on assignments for your other English class
Read your choice of books.

Grammar/vocab/punctuation lessons and games

 2.6  1st 1/2 of class:
Maus
some information about Poland and WWII
begin Maus as a class

2nd 1/2 of class:
Work on short story revisions as needed
Work on short story if not completed (including picture of character)
Work on assignments for your other English calss
Read your choice of books
 Feb. 2  Reading time--1st 15 minutes

Short story--You should have this ready to submit today by the end of the period.  Students who want to read theirs to the class may do so for bonus points.
Read stories.

Short story: "The Most Dangerous Game" project assignment.
 1.31  Reading time--1st 20 minutes
--students who missed last time need to use this time to read MDG part 3.

FINISH Most Dangerous Game--
I will read this aloud; you will  get all of your packets back next time with the project assignment for this story.

Short story--Work on your story and your character picture. We will have Chromebooks in class to work on this today.
You should work really hard to finish this by the end of THIS week.  Short Stories and character pictures should be completed for submission on or before Feb. 2.
 1.29  Reading time--1st 20 minutes
--students who missed last time need to use this time to read MDG part 2.

Short story: "The Most Dangerous Game" part 3 and predictions.

Short story--Work on your story and your character picture. We will have Chromebooks in class to work on this today.
You should work really hard to finish this by the end of THIS week.  Short Stories and character pictures should be completed for submission on or before Feb. 2.
 1.25  Reading time--1st 20minutes
--students who missed last time need to use this time to read MDG part 1 and answer the "prediction" question.

Short story: "The Most Dangerous Game" part 2 and discussion question (no grade for this).

Short story--Work on your story and your character picture. We will have Chromebooks in class to work on this today.
You should work really hard to finish this by the end of next week. Short Stories and character pictures should be completed for submission on or before Feb. 2.
 1.23  Reading time--1st 15 minutes

Short story: "The Most Dangerous Game" part 1 and predictions.

Short story--Work on your story and your character picture. We will have Chromebooks in class to work on this today. You should work really hard to finish this by the end of next week.

1.19 Reading time

Make up work

Short story--work on your story and your character picture.

Writing your short story
 1.17  Reading--what did you bring to read? or select one of mine (I'll share synopsis of each.)   Start daily reading today.
Students who were absent last time must use this time to make up the work they missed on Friday.

Short Stories
"The Cask of Amontillado"--Edgar Allan Poe
Mood/Atmosphere discussion and assignment
Point of View discussion and assignment

Character development and storytelling with remaining time.  Short story assignment/requirements.
 1.12  Supplies and folders

Reading--bring book/comic book/magazine/graphic novel/anything to read next time. We will read the first 20 minutes of class. You may read anything you choose. There will be NO assignments over this reading. I just want you to become better readers and enjoy reading. I will also bring a stack of books that you may choose from--these may not leave the classroom.

Short Stories 
"The Sniper"
--introduction and vocabulary
--discussion questions
--worksheet

After you submit your worksheet, please work on the character assignment. You will be creating your own character to write a story later.  It does not have to be a person--remember, mine is a dancing carrot.

 1.10 New introductions & notecards for students who were absent/have added the class.
--intro question:  What is your favorite book of all time? (it can even be Hop on Pop. Mine are 1.) Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney AND 2.) A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith) OR your favorite movie of all time? (mine is The Breakfast Club)

Class norms and course guidelines and expectations; I have a expectations sheet for your parents to sign as well.

Set up folders--they will stay in room; you may leave paper, handouts, etc. in them--If you want a composition books I have some, but they are not required.

Short Stories
terms and plot graph notes/handouts (Plot diagram for TKM)
practice reading and terms/plot graph assignment

 Jan 8 WELCOME!
Introduction of teacher and students: name and one thing you did over break--something beside sleeping?

Notecards:
Name--last and first name/nickname
What are you passionate about? What do you really like to do? Like to think about? Like to learn about?
What is one thing you would like to share about yourself--this can me serious (medical conditions, family situations) or silly (maybe you have 7 cats, or your favorite thing to eat is rocky road ice cream, or you pick the olives and mushrooms off of pizza)?
What is one thing you would like to know about me? (this is optional)

Video: TED "What adults can learn from kids".

Course overview and discussion--please ALWAYS bring your Semester 2 English work to this class to work on with remaining time; you will NOT have homework in this class--so you ARE expected to remain focused and on task for 90 minutes.

Class room norm setting activity?

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