9th Grade Vocab:
Deter, complacent, contempt, eloquent, virtue, guile, biased, censor, monotonous, trivial
10th Grade Vocab:
cryptic, hinder, esoteric, pretentious, incongruous, unprecedented, merger, pedestrian, prudent, exemplary
Define and write a story using any 7 words!
All Late Work and Revisions Must Be Turned in Today!
Today, make sure you turn in your letter to an incoming 9th grader piece.
In class complete the 4th quarter reflection: 4th Quarter Self Assessment
*******Make sure any missed work or revisions are in by tomorrow. Seniors, rumor has it some of you may be out tomorrow, make sure you get your work in! Senior cut day is not a valid excuse!!!
Today we will meet in the computer lab to work on the letter to an incoming freshman (which is due tomorrow!). Also, if you are missing work or want to revise a writing piece, those will be due Friday. Take advantage of the time today!
Guidelines for Letter to 9th Grader
12th Grade: Letter to a 9th Grader
9th Grade: Letter to a 9th Grader Underclassmen
10th Grade: Letter to a 9th Grader Underclassmen
Complete the following worksheet on using specific examples Write Using Specific Details
Then start outlining, jotting down ideas, and creating a rough draft of your letter to an incoming 9th grader.
Tomorrow we will be in room a206 (period 1 will be in the library).
Today we will pay attention to the skill: using specific examples.
Use Specific Examples: Go beyond simply describing and discuss actual things that happened. Don’t just say that Henry is mean, tell us things that happened. EX: Henry pushed his brother down the stairs and stole his candy. He then ripped up his brother’s comic books and yelled at the dog.
Notebook work: As an exercise give specific examples from your high school experience for these statements:
- High school is horrible
- High school is fun
- High school is different than middle school
- High school is stressful
- There are many fun activities to participate in
Today I will check your notebook for notes on our short stories, and for seniors, I will also check your quick writes about high school.
Today we will read a couple of articles on stress in high school. The Mad Dash and Teens More Stressed Than Adults .
You will then receive your next writing piece, the letter to an incoming freshman!
All Classes: Make sure you have the notes on the story. They will be checked for a notebook grade tomorrow, as well as the following:
12th Grade: Quick Writes… brainstorm the following:
- Best moments of high school
- Worst moments of high school
- How have you changed
- How have others changed
- What do you know now that you wish you knew when you began
- What would you change about your high school career
- What would you keep the same
9th Grade: In your notebook, answer the questions at the end of the story.
10th Grade: Read Vonnegut’s “Long Walk to Forever” and take notes on the Who, What, When, Why of the story.