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English 9 Honors

October 29, 2019
- Begin Animal Farm; complete webquest on the Russian Revolution; use the following websites to complete the worksheet:
- History of the Revolution: https://www.history.com/topics/russian-revolution
- History of the Revolution, cont'd (questions #1-3): http://www.geographia.com/russia/rushis06.htm
- Vladimir Lenin: https://www.biography.com/people/vladimir-lenin-9379007
- Joseph Stalin: https://www.biography.com/people/joseph-stalin-9491723
- Karl Marx: https://www.biography.com/people/karl-marx-9401219
- Leon Trotsky: https://www.biography.com/people/leon-trotsky-9510793

HW: Webquest sheet due next class


October 23, 2019
- Essays due!!!
- Finish film

October 21, 2019
- Self-editing of OM&M essay
- If time, begin film

HW:  Final draft due next class

October 17, 2019
- Introductions and conclusions notes; discuss
- Work time on your rough draft

HW: Rough draft due next class

October 15, 2019
- Integrating quotes in your essay notes; discuss
- Finish working on your outline/planning guide

HW: Planning guide due next class

October 11, 2919
- Unpacking analysis activity in Writing Assignments section
- Literary analysis essay planning outline

HW:  Outline should be completed by next Tuesday

October 9, 2019
- Warm-Up
- Closed vs. Open Thesis Statements; notes and examples
- OM&M essay topics

HW:  Working thesis due by next class

October 7, 2019
- Warm-Up
- Read and discuss OM&M Chapter 6
- Ending debate in Writing Assignments section

October 3, 2019
- Quiz, Ch. 1 & 2
- Characterization notes and STEAL

HW: Read Ch. 3 & 4

October 1, 2019
- Warm-Up
- Read Ch. 5
- OM&M STEAL Character Analysis assign. (50 Pts.); due next class

September 27, 2019 (modified Homecoming schedule)
- Warm-Up
- Review Ch. 1
- Begin study of direct vs. indirect characterization

HW: Read Ch. 2

September 25, 2019
- Warm-Up
- Intro. to Of Mice and Men in Class Notes; photos and stations activity

HW: Read Ch. 1

September 23, 2019
- Turn in short stories
- Warm-Up
- Library orientation

September 19, 2019
- Review short story rubric
- Peer edit rough drafts of essays; please use the peer editing form

HW:  Final draft due next Monday, 09/23/19

September 17, 2019
- Rules of punctuating dialogue handout; discuss
- Work time on your short story rough draft

HW:  Rough draft due next class for editing

September 12, 2019
- Short Story Final Assessment; review guidelines
- Notebook Check (100 Points)

September 10, 2019
- Review and discuss "The Necklace"
- Practice with Analysis using funny images in Class Notes
- Short Story PEA assignment; due at the beginning of next class

September 6, 2019

- Read "The Necklace" in orange textbooks; complete analysis questions in Writing Assignments section of notebook (25 Points)
- "Necklace" online pdf can be found here

September 4, 2019
- Irony discussion and notes
- Read "The Gift of the Magi" in orange textbooks; discuss; online pdf can be found here

August 30, 2019

- MAPS testing; if you finish early, please finish and turn in the MDG questions

August 28, 2019
- Warm-Up 
- Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game" and complete the discussion and analysis questions; due Friday
- If you do not finish the story, please finish using the online pdf found here

August 26, 2019
- Warm-Up
- More Literary Terms notes; discuss
- Begin reading "The Most Dangerous Game"; work on discussion and analysis questions (40 Points); due Friday

August 22, 2019

- Warm-Up
- Plot diagram and discussion notes
- Read "Thank You, Ma'am", Langston Hughes; diagram the plot; discuss

August 20, 2019
- Warm-Up
- The types of literary conflict notes; read "How to Fight Monsters", Sherman Alexie; discuss
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