Welcome to 9th grade English!
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Course information:
Reading Expectations
Syllabus

Approaching Due Dates:
I-Search Research paper due 11/7
Read 1/2 hour a night from their choice novel
Permission slip for field trip due Tuesday 11/8-11/9
Turn in your TKAM books
Field Trip to BASCC Senior Center 11/9
*After interview on the ninth, students will be writing a
personal essay on the person they interviewed. They will work with a partner to complete it in class. They will have time on 11/10, 11/11, 11/14
First Draft of Personal Essay due 11/11
Final Draft of personal Essay due 11/15 at the end of class.
Final Exam is 11/22 (click here for Final Review Study guide)


Here is the Powerpoint I showed in class about how to write an essay.
It covers thesis, concrete detail, commentary detail etc..

external image octet-stream.png janeschafferparagraphwriting-cinderella.ppt.lnk

How to explode a moment. Watch video below:












Nouns:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc-ukN1Rvb8
adjectives:
http://www.schooltube.com/video/964198d6a8d99911f4dc/School-House-Rock-Unpack-Your-Adjectives-Grammar-Rock
Aderbs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tc-ukN1Rvb8


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Weekly lesson plans or note taker
9/14
9/15
9/16
9/19
9/20
9/21
9/22 Lead handout
9/23
9/26
9/27
9/28
9/29 worked in lab on memoir
10/3 read and went over what was due this week-see above due dates for summer reading. Ms RN collected rough draft of memoir, rough draft of book review (summer reading) and bookmarks. Tomorrow is last day to turn in bookmark. We also were in the lab working on our memoir.
10/4
10/5-10/6worked in lab on memoir
10/7
10/10 participial phrases
10/11 computer lab for typing-summer reading assign
10/12 phrases: Prepositional phrases and gerund phrases
10/13 computer lab to work on summer reading assign-due today at turnitin.com
10/14 went over see-think-wonder strategy
10/17 started To Kill A Mockingbird and read chapter one in class and filled out character chart.
Class roster: