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English 9 homework blog




10/10: Tomorrow we will take a short story test (ESA) on all the elements of fiction and literary devices learned so far.




10/3: We are continuing ROR presentations in class
  • Also, in the Odyssey we have read up to the Cyclopes scene    




10/1: We started our ROR presentations in class today (remember and be prepared on the day you present)
  • Check our quizlet page for new vocabulary you need to be aware of - study the terms
  • Also, the last ROR log - log 4 - is due tomorrow
  • We're continuing Homer's Odyssey in class


October 2019



9/30: We  have begun discussing the Heroe's Journey and how it pertains to our next unit: The Odyssey
  • Also, last week we covered different options for the ROR project; remember the day you present and be ready    



9/23: Today we covered the ROR project (ESA) and what it entails for you as you wrap up your book.
  • Visit our ROR page (close to the homework blog) to cover directions and visit me if you didn't sign up for a presentation day.    




9/20: This week we've been reading the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Mauppassant. 
  • We just wrapped up discussion on the short story yesterday (and a little of today)
  • Tomorrow, we'll be filling out a "Organizer for Argumentative Writing" handout to go with it



9/13: We finished reading and discussing "The Cask of Amontillado" last week; we turned in our discussion sheet
  • We also took a quiz on "Cask"
  • We read our ROR books; also, the ROR log 2 is due on Monday, September 16th.



9/9: We're continuing to read our ROR novels in class. 
  • We've been reading our next short story "The Cask of Amontillado" in class. Finish filling out the discussion guide.




9/6: Today we spent some time reading our ROR books; bring them to class everyday
  • We started working on our ROR log 1, but didn't finish it so it is due Monday (on google classroom)
  • Although we started reading each other's unreliable narrator drafts, we didn't get to finish, so we'll do it in class on Monday




9/5: Remember to have your ROR book ready for tomorrow and the rest of September; bring it to class everyday.
  • Today we took notes on the unreliable narrator; after notes you were given a journal assignment due tomorrow.




9/3: Today we discussed the ROR project. Have a novel picked out for this Friday (9/6).
  • Also, today we began our graded discussion of The Lady or the Tiger.
  • Check our quizlet page for new vocabulary words added.


September 2019




8/28: Today we went over how to turn in the Most Dangerous Game paragraph on turnitin.com
  • Our class ID for turnitin.com is 22164726. The enrollment key is costea5
  • We peer edited our rough drafts yesterday and the final draft of the paragraph is due by 10pm tonight
  • We also began reading The Lady or the Tiger as our next short story. Finish it and the discussion sheet by Tuesday



8/27: We looked at specific examples of MDG paragraphs and began typing our rough drafts today.
  •     Check the new set of vocabulary words on our quizlet page


8/26: Today we discussed the "MDG" paragraph ESA. The paragraph outline is due tomorrow (8/28)
  •     We also went over how to correctly integrate quotes into your writing



8/23: Today we discussed the short story "The Most Dangerous Game" and turned in our discussion guides. No homework.



8/22: Today we did our last daily opener for week 1 and turned them all in. 
  •     The password for our google classroom 
  •     We began our graded discussions on our first short story (MDG)



8/21: Today we discussed the vocabulary words and went over them in class from our quizlet page. Also:
  • We discussed what annotating and highlighting will look like in class
  • We started our first short story: "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell; finish reading it at home



8/20: Today we continued to take notes on the Elements of Fiction in class
  • Also, we discussed the short story vocabulary list on quizlet. Study them. 


8/16: We worked on the 1 topic = 18 topics writing ideas; the writing assignment comes out this Friday.
        Directions are linked below if you need them. 



8/14: Freshmen, have your parents read the syllabus covered in class and sign it for points due Thursday (1/5).
       The attachment is on top of the homework blog box.


August 2019

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