Welcome to English 9!

Week 10: November 9, 2009

BACK TO  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR

   ENG 9A WEEKS  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

   ENG 9B WEEKS  | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

 

Review for 9A Final, finish TKM discussion,

M Essay due, 9A Final, END OF TERM 1

NOTE: DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 4th term!!!

(It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

Here's what it looks like:

To see pictures of sem. 1 2010 English 9 students in our class photo gallery, click HERE.

BACK TO  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR

ENG 9A WEEKS  1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

ENG 9B WEEKS  | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9  | 10

HEADS UP!  Check the portal.  Make sure your grades are correct.   If you see an error, print out the grade update at home.  Bring it in to Wally with the evidence of the wrong grade stapled to the actual update.  To get to the EPHS home page, click https://www2.edenpr.org/wps/portal/

NEED COPIES OF MAJOR ONGOING HAND-OUTS?  For lost class hand-outs, print them off the website.  Most are linked on the day the assignment was assigned.  Most of the BIG packets are linked at the bottom of my English 9 HOMEPAGE.  Click  ENGLISH 9 HOMEPAGE WITH CALENDAR to go there directly.

For a copy of the  TKM packet, click  HERE.

For a copy of links to cool TKM youtube videos and articles, click HERE.

For a copy of the yellow Parts of Speech packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the pink NO-EXCUSE SPELLING packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the blue Buyback packet & templates, click HERE.

To get an extra copy of the 4 week HW calendar, click HERE.

To get a copy of the bright yellow SURVIVAL PACKET documents, click HERE.

For a pdf copy of the DOL packet, click HERE.

For a copy of the Romeo & Juliet packet, click HERE.

EPHS ENGLISH DEPARTMENT SURVIVAL MANUAL (rev. 10.7.09),

Click HERE for the entire manual full size

or HERE for the entire manual half size.

click HERE for the COVER with table of contents

click HERE for the GRS (Grammar Rules Summary) section--yellow

click HERE for the MSF (Manuscript Formatting Rules) section--yellow

click HERE for the PDQ (Parenthetical Documentation and Quotes) section--green

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) section--pink

click HERE for the WC (Works Cited) SHORT FORM--pink

For a copy of the MULTI-PARAGRAPH ESSAY PACKET, CLICK HERE!

 

 
DATE In-Class plan Homework (due next day almost always):
MONDAY, day 41

NOTE:  YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 4th term!!!

(It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

Here's what it looks like:

 

  1. Group Check-in:  Weekend?  C/C outlines  C/C blue review packet pp. 6-7, organize & staple with cover sheet all M Essay prewriting (60 points)
  2. Go over pp. 6-7 in blue review packet for  English 9A Final.
  3. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular) "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, the Idler's Club, chaps 15- the Trial, Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?"  the verdict,  the Missionary Tea, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of impact of TKM today:  Chicago choosing TKM as "One City, One Book", St. Cloud couple, use of TKM part of court's sentence for racial crimes, etc.
  4. Go over TKM green quiz--chaps 15-20 and 21-28
  5.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. M Essay outline
  2. M Essay consolidated RD
  3. 9A Review packet pp. 6-7

 

  1. Study for Thursday's English 9A Final.  It will include TKM, TKM vocab, Spelling, GRS/DOL, Writing Papers Rules!
  2.   Tonight you are to complete the Eng 9A FINAL REVIEW PACKET :  p. bottom 1/2 of p. 4 through page 5 and take the TKM quiz chapters 28-31.  Click HERE for a copy.  OPTIONAL: Click HERE for some practice TKM test questions.
  3. ALL JOURNALS DUE THURSDAY!    Be sure to bring to class Journals 1-12  Using the score-sheet you got in class, pre-score the journals and answer the question at the end.  Click HERE to print out required 2010-11 score sheet.

  4. NOTE:  YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 4th term!!!

    (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

    Here's what it looks like:

     

 

 

TUESDAY, day 42

 

HERE COMES THE DEAR PROJECT! 

YOU NEED TO FIND AN OUTSIDE READING NOVEL THE FIRST WEEK OF ENGLISH 9B!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  turn in prewriting for MPE, c/c blue review packet pp. 1/2 4-5
  2. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular) "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, the Idler's Club, chaps 15- the Trial, Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?"  the verdict,  the Missionary Tea, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of impact of TKM today:  Chicago choosing TKM as "One City, One Book", St. Cloud couple, use of TKM part of court's sentence for racial crimes, etc.
  3. Go over TKM green quiz--chaps 15-20 and 21-28
  4.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. all prewriting (60 points)
  2. 9A Review packet pp. 1/2 of 4-5

 

  1. Study for Thursday's English 9A Final.  It will include TKM, TKM vocab, Spelling, GRS/DOL, Writing Papers Rules!
  2.   Tonight you are to complete the Eng 9A FINAL REVIEW PACKET :  p. 1- top 1/2 of p. 4 and p. 10. (Go through your old spelling tests and list all the words you got wrong OTHER THAN THE ONES LISTED ON THE BOTTOM OF page 1.  Number a sheet of paper and have someone give you a practice spelling test on those words plus the ones at the bottom of page 1.  Correct the test.  You must bring this practice test in tomorrow and have the person that tested you sign page 1 to get the stamp/credit for page 1!) OPTIONAL: Click HERE for some practice TKM test questions.
  3. ALL JOURNALS DUE WEDNESDAY!    Be sure to bring to class Journals 1-12  Using the score-sheet you got in class, pre-score the journals and answer the question at the end.  Click HERE to print out required score sheet.

  4. M Essay:  LOOK CAREFULLY AT THE IVORY GRADING SHEET so you know exactly what deductions will be made on the paper!  It's in the M Essay paper packet right before the editing sheets. For a pdf. copy of this Multi- Essay packet, click HERE.
  5. M Essay: CONTENT EDITING PART 2  (IVORY packet--pp. E8-E12) Get a willing adult editor to fill out the IVORY content editing packet #2 on your  M Essay paper RD.  Click HERE for a copy of the IVORY  content editing packet #2 . For a pdf. copy of this Multi- Essay packet, click HERE. Click HERE for an example of an outline for this paper and a sample first page of this paper.  Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.
  6. OPTIONAL TONIGHT:  M Essay: TECHNICAL EDITING (white packet pp. 13-17)  Get a willing adult editor to fill out the white technical editing packet on your  M Essay paper RD.   Click HERE for a copy of the white technical editing packet. For a pdf. copy of this Multi- Essay packet, click HERE. Click HERE for an example of an outline for this paper and a sample first page of this paper.  Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.
  7. NOTE:  YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 4th term!!!

    (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

    Here's what it looks like:

     

WEDNESDAY, day 43

   I hope this isn't you studying for your final!

No!  The following picture looks better!

I hope this is YOU (inspired by the knowledge you've gained from this class!)

 

HERE COMES THE DEAR PROJECT! 

YOU NEED TO FIND AN OUTSIDE READING NOVEL THE FIRST WEEK OF ENGLISH 9B!

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  C/C 9A Review packet pp. 1- 1/2 4, 10
  2. Explain DEAR PROJECT--Click HERE for a copy of the hand-out explaining the DEAR PROJECT
  3. GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition)
  4. DISCUSS TKM:  exposition and initial incident & Maycomb caste triangle, small towns vs. cities, more events--school, Discuss themes--click HERE for A/R "Two Angels" story. Boo games (listen to and discuss the song "Sneakin' Up on Boo Radley,") Boo and Miss Maudie's fire and the snow event, Scout's fights, Atticus' decision to defend Tom (WWAD, What's popular isn't always what's right and what's right isn't always what's popular) "It's a sin to kill a mockingbird" bluejays vs. mockingbirds ) Mrs. Dubose and courage, visit to Cal's church , discuss TKM chaps 14-20--Aunt Alexandra & the difference between her and Atticus, Dill Runs away, the mob, the Idler's Club, chaps 15- the Trial, Atticus' final summation--the mob, Dolphus Raymond  "Do I want to be right, or do I want to be happy?"  the verdict,  the Missionary Tea, the aftermath--Bob's threats, Miss Gates, the Halloween Pageant,what happened in the dark, the "cover-up," leading Boo home, the ending, the lessons.  Examples of impact of TKM today:  Chicago choosing TKM as "One City, One Book", St. Cloud couple, use of TKM part of court's sentence for racial crimes, etc.
  5. Go over TKM green quiz--chaps 15-20 and 21-28
  6. JEOPARDY FINAL EXAM REVIEW

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. Journals 1-12 (75 pts)
  2. 9A Review packet pp. 1- 1/2 4, 10

  1. Record results of your TKM Letter in your folder.  Look at Wally's positive comments and suggestions on the last page of your grading sheet.  Copy or summarize what she said in the pink boxes on the inside of your writing folder.  Then, look at all the technical errors.  Record the number of each error in the column for the "TKM Letter" on the yellow sheet stapled to the inside of your writing folder.  Then, go back to the pink box where it says "GOALS," and write a goal in that pink box for the M Essay.
  2. Study for Thursday's English 9A Final.  It will include TKM, TKM vocab, Spelling, GRS/DOL, Writing Papers Rules!
  3.   Your entire Eng 9A FINAL REVIEW PACKET should now be completed!   Click HERE for some practice TKM test questions.
  4.   M Essay: TECHNICAL EDITING (white packet pp. 13-17)  Get a willing adult editor to fill out the white technical editing packet on your  M Essay paper RD.   Click HERE for a copy of the white technical editing packet. For a pdf. copy of this Multi- Essay packet, click HERE. Click HERE for an example of an outline for this paper and a sample first page of this paper.  Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.

  5. M Essay: FINAL COPY and OUTLINE and all editing sheets (blue, ivory, white--54 points)!  Be sure to fill students parts of grading sheet out beforehand.--due tomorrow. For a pdf. copy of this Multi- Essay packet, click HERE.  Remember to tear out the ivory grading sheet, and please fill out the student sections DON'T FORGET (if you haven't done this already)  to make an OUTLINE of your draft.  Click HERE to see a sample of what this outline (as a finished product) should look like.  Click HERE to see a marked up copy of a sample outline (topic is not for this assignment, however) with handwritten tips!   Click HERE for a great list of transitions.  Click HERE for a sample of CLICHES to avoid.

  6. NOTE:  YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 4th term!!!

    (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.)

    Here's what it looks like:

 
THURSDAY, day 44

END OF THE QUARTER

Celebrate the end of the term!  (like this?)

 

 

Harper Lee herself applauds YOU!

 

 

Things are not always as they SEEM

 

 

 

  1. Group Check-in:  plans for the weekend
  2. Last scene in TKM
  3. Go over TKM green quiz--chaps 15-20 and 21-28
  4. 9A FINAL EXAM
  5.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1. TKM packet--sq's and quotes'
  2. Final essay

 

  1. NO HOMEWORK!  You've earned it!  Yeah!
  2. NOTE:DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by mid 2nd term!!! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

     

  3.     If you like, you can start thinking ahead, however.  Read and highlight goldenrod sheets explaining the OUTSIDE  READING D.E.A.R. project. Click HERE for a copy of the hand-out explaining the DEAR PROJECT. Find a novel of at least 200 pages and have your parents pre-approve it on the first sheet of the DEAR packet.  Due date for bringing in your novel, parent approval and Wally approval is Thursday November 19th!

    Need to/Want to find a GREAT BOOK to read (or movie)?  Try the English Department homepage for EPHS staff favorite pics!  http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/favorite_books_movies.pdf  Here's another idea:  http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/novels_short_stories.pdf 

    See the Radcliffe list of the 100 best Eng. Language Novels of the 20th century!  http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9807/22/radcliffe.list/list.html

    Another place to find a GREAT BOOK:  See the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) recommended book lists for an idea for an outside reading book that TEENS recommend: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm 

    More ideas: http://www.mplib.org/wft/whattoread.asp  Link to the MPLS public library system teen reading program. They are broken down by categories, genres, etc.  There are student reviews.

    http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/.   *This is a good list for more unusual or non-mainstream books

    http://www.district196.org/avhs/services/media/index2.htm   Ms. Fullmer, one of our 9th grade English teachers, did a lot of work on the book review section at Apple Valley High school.  Check it out!   There are TONS of links, lists, and reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com*click on BOOKS.  Click on CHILDRENS BOOKS.  Click on TEENS.  Then just browse the categories on the left.

     http://www.hclib.org/  EP public library

          

  4. NOTE: DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by next term!!! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

     
FRIDAY, day 45

NO SCHOOL--Workshop day

  1. Group Check-in: 
  2.  

HOMEWORK COLLECTED TODAY:

  1.  

 

  1. Read and highlight goldenrod sheets explaining the OUTSIDE  READING D.E.A.R. project. Click HERE for a copy of the hand-out explaining the DEAR PROJECT. Find a novel of at least 200 pages and have your parents pre-approve it on the first sheet of the DEAR packet.  Due date for bringing in your novel, parent approval and Wally approval is Thursday April 9th! DEAR goldenrod explanation of the project, click HERE 

    Need to/Want to find a GREAT BOOK to read (or movie)?  Try the English Department homepage for EPHS staff favorite pics!  http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/favorite_books_movies.pdf  Here's another idea:  http://www.edenpr.k12.mn.us/ephs/departments/english/novels_short_stories.pdf 

    See the Radcliffe list of the 100 best Eng. Language Novels of the 20th century!  http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9807/22/radcliffe.list/list.html

               Another place to find a GREAT BOOK:  See the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) recommended book lists for an idea for an outside reading book that TEENS recommend: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm 

  2. More ideas: http://www.mplib.org/wft/whattoread.asp  Link to the MPLS public library system teen reading program. They are broken down by categories, genres, etc.  There are student reviews.

    http://tln.lib.mi.us/~amutch/jen/.   *This is a good list for more unusual or non-mainstream books

    http://www.district196.org/avhs/services/media/index2.htm   Ms. Fullmer, one of our 9th grade English teachers, did a lot of work on the book review section at Apple Valley High school.  Check it out!   There are TONS of links, lists, and reviews.

    http://www.amazon.com*click on BOOKS.  Click on CHILDRENS BOOKS.  Click on TEENS.  Then just browse the categories on the left.

     http://www.hclib.org/  EP public library 

  3.  

  4. BY THE WAY:DON'T FORGET! YOU MUST GET R&J (Signet Classic Edition) by 2 weeks into next term!!! (It costs 3.50 in the EPHS school store.  Scholarships are available.  Talk to Wally ASAP, however.) Here's what it looks like:

  5.