Pre-AP English 9 Classwork/Homework

  • Monday, 6/3/19:

    • Today in class students went to Library Lab 127 to work on their e-portfolios.

    • Meet in Library Lab 127 tomorrow and bring all textbooks for textbook return.

     

    Friday, 5/31/19:

    • Today in class students went to Library Lab 127 to work on their e-portfolios.

    • Meet in Library Lab 127 on Monday and Tuesday next week.

     

    Thursday, 5/30/19:

    • Today in class students filed away essays in their English portfolios and created pdf. files of student writing to upload to their e-portfolios.

    • Meet in Library Lab 127 tomorrow.

     

    Wednesday, 5/29/19:

    • Today in class students used chromebooks to work on their e-portfolios.

     

    Tuesday, 5/28/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed a model essay from their  ELA 9 Argument Site Assessment.  In addition, students received back copies of their own writing.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class tomorrow, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

     

    Monday, 5/27/19:

    • No school.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

    Friday, 5/24/19:

    • Today in class students began/continued typing To Kill a Mockingbird synthesis essays in the computer lab.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

     

    Thursday, 5/23/19:

    • Today in class students participated in a Socratic seminar and shared ideas for their To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

     

    Wednesday, 5/22/19:

    • Today in class students completed a Listen & Interpret assessment block on Chromebooks.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

     

    Tuesday, 5/21/19:

    • Today in class students completed an Edit/Revise assessment block on Chromebooks.

    • Continue brainstorming for and writing To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis essays.  Essays are due by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/29/19.  Students need to submit electronically to www.turnitin.com and bring a hard copy for review.

     

    Monday, 5/20/19:

    • Today in class students received a To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis Essay Prompt, read and annotated the sources, and began brainstorming a response using an essay map.

    • Finish To Kill a Mockingbird Synthesis Essay Maps by the start of class tomorrow.

     

    Friday, 5/17/19:

    • Today in class students finished viewing and analyzing a film adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird noting key differences between the text and film.

     

    Thursday, 5/16/19:

    • Today in class students continued to view and analyze a film adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird noting key differences between the text and film.

     

    Wednesday, 5/15/19:

    • Today in class students began viewing a film adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

     

    Tuesday, 5/14/19:

    • Today in class students worked on essay revisions in the Library's computer lab.

    • Submit revisions to www.turnitin.com by the start of class tomorrow, 5/15/19 and bring hard copies for review.

     

    Monday, 5/13/19:

    • Today in class students completed two peer reviews of last week's ELA 9 Argument Site Assessment.

    • Submit revisions to www.turnitin.com by the start of class on Wednesday, 5/15/19 and bring hard copies for review.

     

    Friday, 5/10/19:

    • Today in class students finished typing their ELA 9 Argument Site Assessment essays.  

    • Submit your essay to www.turnitin.com by 11:59 pm tonight.

     

    Thursday, 5/9/19:

    • Today in class students began typing their ELA 9 Argument Site Assessment essays.

     

    Wednesday, 5/8/19:

    • Today in class students participated in a Socratic Seminar discussion in preparation for their argument essays.

    • Complete Argument essay outlines for homework.

     

    Tuesday, 5/7/19:

    • Today in class students read Sources D-F for their site argument assessment.

    • Finish reading and annotating Source F in preparation for tomorrow's Socratic Seminar.

     

    Monday, 5/6/19:

    • Today in class students completed a To Kill a Mockingbird reading quiz on chapters 23-31.  In addition, students were introduced to this week's site assessment and took notes on sources.

     

    Friday, 5/3/19:

    • Today in class students read chapters 30 and 31 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • Complete To Kill a Mockingbird study guides and be prepared to take a reading test on Monday, 5/6/19.

     

    Thursday, 5/2/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 28 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and began reading chapter 29.

    • Finish reading chapter 29 and complete remaining study guide questions for the chapter.

     

    Wednesday, 5/1/19:

    • Today in class students completed their To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #3 and read chapter 27.

    • Finish chapter 27 study guide questions.

     

    Tuesday, 4/30/19:

    • Today in class students read chapters 25 and 26 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #3 (vehement-sedative) is on tomorrow, 5/1/19. 

     

    Monday, 4/29/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter 23 and began reading chapter 24 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter 24 and complete remaining study guide questions.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #3 (vehement-sedative) is on Wednesday, 5/1/19. 

     

    Friday, 4/26/19:

    • Today in class students completed a reading quiz that covered chapters 12-22 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students began reading chapter 23.

     

    Thursday, 4/25/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 22 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, finished chapter 22 study guide questions, and participated in a Four Corners debate.

    • Be prepared to take a reading quiz tomorrow that will cover chapters 12-22.

     

    Wednesday, 4/24/19:

    • Today in class students turned in their Scottsboro Trials vs. To Kill a Mockingbird film analysis.  In addition, they viewed a film adaptation of Atticus's closing remarks in court.

     

    Tuesday, 4/23/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 20 and began chapter 21 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading chapter 21 and complete chapter 21 study guide questions.

     

    Monday, 4/22/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 19 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

     

    Friday, 4/19/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter 18 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and participated in a Four Corners debate.

     

    Thursday, 4/18/19:

    • Today in class students finished watching a documentary on the Scottsboro trials and began reading chapter 18 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students completed their film notes and added on to study guides and character charts.

     

    Wednesday, 4/17/19:

    • No class today due to the block schedule.

     

    Tuesday, 4/16/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter 17 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts and began watching a documentary of the Scottsboro trials.

     

    Monday, 4/15/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter 16 and began reading chapter 17 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

     

    Friday, 4/12/19:

    • Today in class students completed their To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #2.  In addition, students began reading chapter 16 and added on to their study guide questions.

     

    Thursday, 4/11/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter 15 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and participated in a Four Corners debate.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #2 (contemptuous-appeal) is tomorrow, 4/12/19.

     

    Wednesday, 4/10/19:

    • No class today due to the block schedule.

    • Finish reading chapter 14 by the start of class tomorrow, and complete study guide questions 6-9.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #2 (contemptuous-appeal) is on Friday, 4/12/19.

     

    Tuesday, 4/9/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed models from their last essay.  In addition, students read chapter 13 from To Kill a Mockingbird, added on to study guides and character charts and began reading chapter 14.

    • Finish reading chapter 14 by the start of class on Thursday, and complete study guide questions 6-9.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #2 (contemptuous-appeal) is on Friday, 4/12/19.

     

    Monday, 4/8/19:

    • Today in class students completed To Kill a Mockingbird Part One reading quizzes.  In addition, students began reading chapter 12.

    • Finish reading chapter 12 and answer study guide questions 1-3.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #2 (contemptuous-appeal) is on Friday, 4/12/19.

     

    Friday, 3/22/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter 11 from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and added on to charatcer charts and study guides.

    • Finish chapter 11 and remaining study guide questions.  Be prepared to take a chapter 1-11 reading comprehension quiz upon your return back to school.  This will cover character, conflict, and plot.

     

    Thursday, 3/21/19:

    • Today in class students completed To Kill a Mockingbird vocabulary tests and began reading chapter 10.  

    • Finish reading chapter ten and complete the remaining chapter ten study guide questions.

     

    Wednesday, 3/20/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter nine from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading chapter nine and complete the remaining chapter nine study guide questions.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #1 (piety- provocation) is tomorrow, 3/21/19.

     

    Tuesday, 3/19/19:

    • Today in class students completed a vocabulary inventory, read chapter seven from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and began reading chapter eight.  In addition, students added on to their study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter eight and answer study guide questions 25-29.

    • To Kill a Mockingbird Vocabulary Test #1 (piety- provocation) is on Thursday, 3/21/19.

     

    Monday, 3/18/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter five from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and began reading chapter six.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading chapter six and answer study guide questions 18-20 prior to the start of class tomorrow.

     

    Friday, 3/15/19:

    • Today in class students read chapter four from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and completed chapter four study guide questions.

     

     

    Thursday, 3/14/19:

    • Today in class students completed a district assessment by writing an in-class rhetorical analysis essay.

     

     

    Wednesday, 3/13/19:

    • No class today (block schedule).

     

     

    Tuesday, 3/12/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter three from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, students read an annotated a speech in preparation for this week's district assessment.

     

     

    Monday, 3/11/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed rhetorical analysis models from their last writing assessment.  In addition, students finished reading chapter two and began reading chapter three from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

     

     

    Friday, 3/8/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter one from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.  In addition, they added on to their study guides.

     

     

    Thursday, 3/7/19:

    • Today in class students finished taking notes on the historical context for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and began reading chapter one.

    • Bring books to class daily.

     

     

    Wednesday, 3/6/19:

    • Today in class students completed an anticipation guide for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird and took notes on the historical context for the novel.

    • Bring books to class daily.

     

     

    Tuesday, 3/5/19:

    • Today in class students completed an In the Time of the Butterflies reading comprehension test.

    • Be prepared to turn in your rhetorical analysis body paragraph revision tomorrow and to begin reading To Kill a Mockingbird.

     

    Monday, 3/4/19:

    • Today in class students exchanged In the Time of the Butterflies for To Kill a Mockingbird in the library.  In addition, students began revising a rhetorical analysis body paragraph.

    • Finish body paragraph revision if you did not have enough time to do so in class today.

    • Be prepared to take an In the Time of the Butterflies reading comprehension test tomorrow.

     

     

    Friday, 3/1/19:

    • Today in class students participated in a Socratic Seminar.

    • Bring books to class on Monday so that we can exchange them for Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird.

     

    Thursday, 2/28/19:

    • Today in class students prepared for a Socratic Seminar in response to Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies.

    • Finish preparing for tomorrow's Socratic Seminar.

     

     

    Wednesday, 2/27/19:

    • Today in class students began reading the epilogue from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading the epilogue from In the Time of the Butterflies and complete all remaining study guide questions.

     

     

    Tuesday, 2/26/19:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter 12 from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading chapter 12 and answering remaining chapter 12 study guide questions.

     

     

    Monday, 2/25/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter 11 from In the Time of the Butterflies and began reading chapter 12.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading through page 274 and add on to study guides.

     

     

    Friday, 2/22/19:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter 11 (pages 242-254) from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their study guides and character charts.

     

     

    Thursday, 2/21/19:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies, Part III Vocabulary Tests.  In addition, students began reading chapter 11.

    • Finish reading through the end of page 241 and add on to study guides.

     

     

    Wednesday, 2/20/19:

    • Today in class students continues reading chapter 10 from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Finish reading chapter 10 and complete chapter 10 study guide questions.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies, Part III Vocabulary Test is tomorrow, 2/21/19 (invoking-placate).

     

     

    Tuesday, 2/19/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter 10 from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides and character charts.

    • Catch up on reading and study guide questions if you are behind.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies, Part III Vocabulary Test is on Thursday, 2/21/19 (invoking-placate).

     

     

    Monday, 2/18/19:

    • No school.

    • Finish reading chapter nine and complete study guide questions 1-6 before the start of class on Tuesday, 2/19/19.

     

     

    Friday, 2/15/19:

    • No school.

    • Finish reading chapter nine and complete study guide questions 1-6 before the start of class on Tuesday, 2/19/19.

     

     

    Thursday, 2/14/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter nine from In the Time of the Butterflies and added onto study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter nine and complete study guide questions 1-6 before the start of class on Tuesday, 2/19/19.

     

     

    Wednesday, 2/13/19:

    • Today in class students completed their in-class rhetorical analysis essays.

    • No homework.

     

     

    Tuesday, 2/12/19:

    • Today in class students brainstormed for an in-class rhetorical analysis essay and began writing.

    • Finish reading chapter eight (pages 159-168) from In the Time of the Butterflies and finish all remaining study guide questions.

     

     

    Monday, 2/11/19:

    • Today in class students read, color-marked, and annotated a speech delivered by John F. Kennedy.

    • Read pages 148-159 from In the Time of the Butterflies and add onto study guides.

     

     

    Friday, 2/8/19:

    • Today in class students worked together to write a conclusion for their group essay and edited writing for clarity, control, and insight.

    • If you did not do so in class today, be sure to submit your group essay to www.turnitin.com by 11:59 pm.

     

     

    Thursday, 2/7/19:

    • Today in class students completed a whole class arch method analysis of this week's speech and writing prompt.  In addition, students began writing independent body paragraphs as part of a larger group essay.

    • Finish drafting your body paragraph.

     

     

    Wednesday, 2/6/19:

    • Today in class students read, ranked, and discussed student writing models.  In addition, students began writing a rhetorical precis in a small group setting.

    • Finish group rhetorical precis (this will need to be typed into a shared Google Doc.).

     

     

    Tuesday, 2/5/19:

    • Today in class students read and began color-marking and annotating "Violence against Women and the Example of the Mirabal Sister."

    • Finish color-marking and annotating use of ethos, logos, and pathos in today's speech.

     

     

    Monday, 2/4/19:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter seven from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter seven and catch up on study guide questions.

     

     

    Friday, 2/1/19:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #2.  In addition, students continued reading chapter seven.

     

     

    Thursday, 1/31/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter seven from In the Time of the Butterflies.  In addition, students added on to their character charts and study guides.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Test #2 (words from chapters 5-8) is tomorrow, 2/1/19.

     

     

    Wednesday, 1/30/19:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter six from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides.

    • Finish reading chapter six and finish remaining chapter six study guide questions.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Test #2 (words from chapters 5-8) is on Friday, 2/1/19.

     

     

    Tuesday, 1/29/19:

    • Today in class students viewed a speech delivered by Emma Watson to the UN.  In addition, students began color-marking and annotating the use of ethos, logos, and pathos in the speech.

    • Finish color-marking and annotations and complete a Rhetorical Precis showing your understanding of Watson's use of rhetoric.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Test #2 (words from chapters 5-8) is on Friday, 2/1/19.

     

     

    Monday, 1/28/19:

    • Today in class students continued reading chapter six from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Test #2 (words from chapters 5-8) is on Friday, 2/1/19.

     

    Friday, 1/25/19:

    • Today in class students debriefed last night's rhetorical precis.  In addition, students began reading chapter six from In the Time of the Butterflies and added on to their study guides.

     

     

    Thursday, 1/24/19:

    • Today in class students completed a small group activity to reinforce their understanding of logos.  In addition, students read, color-marked and annotated the use of ethos, logos, and pathos in "The Growing Crisis in Venezuela."

    • Finish color-marking and annotations.

    • Attempt your first rhetorical precis using the fill in the blank template provided in class.

     

     

    Wednesday, 1/23/19:

    • Today in class students completed In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1.  In addition, students continued reading chapter five.

    • Finish reading chapter five and answering chapter five questions on your In the Time of the Butterflies Part II Study Guide.

     

     

    Tuesday, 1/22/19:

    • Today in class students completed a small group activity to reinforce their understanding of pathos.  In addition, students began reading chapter five from In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Test #1 (words from chapters 1-4) is tomorrow, 1/23/19.

     

     

    Monday, 1/21/19:

    • No school.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1 (words from chapters 1-4) is on Wednesday, 1/23/19.

     

     

    Friday, 1/18/19:

    • Today in class students were introduced to Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle and the three appeals (ethos, logos, and pathos).  In addition, students completed a small group activity to reinforce their understanding of ethos.

    • In the Time of the Butterflies Vocabulary Test #1 (words from chapters 1-4) is on Wednesday, 1/23/19.

     

    Thursday, 1/17/19:

    • Today in class students completed a vocabulary inventory for In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  In addition, students finished reading chapter four and added on to their study guides.

    • Finish In the Time of the Butterflies Part I Study Guide if you did not have enough time to do so in class today.

     

     

    Wednesday, 1/16/19:

    • Today in class students began reading chapter four from In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and added on to their study guides.

     

     

    Tuesday, 1/15/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter three from In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. 

    • Finish study guide questions 7-9 before class tomorrow.

     

     

    Monday, 1/14/19:

    • Today in class students finished reading chapter two from In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.  In addition, students finished chapter two study guide questions and began reading chapter three.

     

     

    Friday, 1/11/19:

    • Today in class students finished chapter one study guide questions and began reading chapter two from In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.

     

     

    Thursday, 1/10/19:

    • Today in class students reviewed the historical context for In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and read chapter one.  In addition, students answered chapter one study guide questions. 

     

     

    Wednesday, 1/9/19:

    • Today students checked out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, completed an anticipation guide and read a supplementary resource with background information on the text and its author.

     

     

    Tuesday, 1/8/19:

    • Today in class students completed a fall semester grade reflection.

    • Bring your student ID to class tomorrow.  We will be checking out In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez.