Last Day to Get in Work!

21 Jan

Midterms:

Tuesday 8am

Rooms: P4 A313, P6 A314

Important Dates:

Midterm Tuesday 1/24

Vocabulary Connection Project: Friday 1/21

Any missing or revised work: Friday 1/21

Wednesday Wisdom

19 Jan

Quick Write: Listen to the Last Time. What are some things from your life right now that you will miss a few years from now?

Midterms:

Tuesday 8am

Rooms: P4 A313, P6 A314

Speak Task 3 Essay

Read “Stupid Stupid” on page 130 of Speak. Then complete the Task 3 essay using this section as your reading. You may use your notes and the template to structure your answer.

Instructions:

Closely read the text provided and write a well-developed, text based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify the central idea of the author and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) advances this idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.

Vocabulary and Review Task 3 Regents

18 Jan

Quick Write: Listen to the Last Time. What are some things from your life right now that you will miss a few years from now?

Vocabulary

Today we will go over the words Trivial and Eloquent from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Speak Task 3 Essay

Read “Stupid Stupid” on page 130 of Speak. Then complete the Task 3 essay using this section as your reading. You may use your notes and the template to structure your answer.

Instructions:

Closely read the text provided and write a well-developed, text based response of two to three paragraphs. In your response, identify the central idea of the author and analyze how the author’s use of one writing strategy (literary element or literary technique or rhetorical device) advances this idea. Use strong and thorough evidence from the text to support your analysis. Do not simply summarize the text.

Subject Verb Agreement and Commonly Confused Words

14 Jan

Quick Write: How do you plan to spend your 3 day weekend?!

Subject Verb Agreement

Here are some notes about subject-verb agreement.

Today we will go over on this worksheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c4tVO2KMzX0m4TeoPbK6Kw7XVQu83hAM/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=true

Commonly Confused Words

We will also go over the Commonly Confused Words worksheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DjEjG4j89F0SVODUnq_Rc32E-phUinjs/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=true

Important Dates:

Midterm Tuesday 1/24

Vocabulary Connection Project: Friday 1/21

Any missing or revised work: Friday 1/21

Notebook Checks: Thursday 1/20

Parental Contact About Grades Lower Than 70: Tuesday 1/18

Subject Verb Agreement

13 Jan

Quick write:

They say…

… You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.

…Show me your friends and I will show you your future.

Do you think the people you spend the most time with are good influences on you? Are they bringing you down or helping you accel? Are they undermining your efforts or bolstering you?

Here are some notes about subject-verb agreement.

Today we will work on this worksheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GXFLZRmkARFPXJtfJqllqxJ0m2fYKdcgMsMoMnh1cis/edit?usp=sharing

Important Dates:

Midterm Tuesday 1/24

Vocabulary Connection Project: Friday 1/21

Any missing or revised work: Friday 1/21

Notebook Checks: Thursday 1/20

Parental Contact About Grades Lower Than 70: Tuesday 1/18

Two Word Wednesday

12 Jan

Two Word Tuesday

Today we will go over the words Complacent and Vagrant from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list. I will also give you a few minutes to work on your Vocabulary Connections Project on Google Classroom.

Catch up on Any Missed Work

We will have time to make up any missing work. Review your grades and Google Classroom for any work you need to make up or wish to revise for a better grade.

Finishing Speak

6 Jan

Speak 4th Marking Period

The goal for this week is to finish reading Speak and answer the questions on Google Classroom. If you happen to finish early, this is a great time to revise or make up any work you may be missing this quarter!

Complete the Speak part 4 questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PCeoJ9iRBKZ1shRHIdmTTjC6LI8R2MAr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=truehttps://www.youtube.com/embed/43UrxzwswTk?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent

Two Word Tuesday and Speak

4 Jan

Two Word Tuesday

Today we will go over the words Fervent and Virulent from our 9th Grade Vocabulary list. I will also give you a few minutes to work on your Vocabulary Connections Project on Google Classroom.

Speak 4th Marking Period

We will continue reading along with the next section of Speak.

Complete the Speak part 4 questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PCeoJ9iRBKZ1shRHIdmTTjC6LI8R2MAr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=true

SPEAK!

3 Jan

Welcome Back Happy New Year New You!

Quick Write: How was your holiday break? What did you do? Did you go anywhere? What was your favorite moment? What was your least favorite moment? Did you learn anything? Did you do anything new? Do you think you spent it wisely? Are you happy to be back to school?

Speak 4th Marking Period

We will continue reading along with the next section of Speak.

Complete the Speak part 4 questions: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PCeoJ9iRBKZ1shRHIdmTTjC6LI8R2MAr/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=109848166531836635792&rtpof=true&sd=true

Period 4 is on page 162 at 4:41:09

Period 6 is on page158 at 4:31:15

The Tribute Piece

20 Dec

The tribute piece honors a person (or thing) that plays an important role in your life. It is a chance to think about what makes this person special and to reflect on the memories you share. It can be written directly to the person (meaning it really only needs to make sense to that particular person) or it can be intended for a more public audience (people often give tributes as speeches at weddings, birthday parties, funeral services, award shows, etc.). The point is to be specific about the importance this person has in your life. 

Examples:

Skills That Might Work Well:

Grading:

Thoughtfulness, Effort, Detail (25%): How much thought went into your tribute? Are you using specific details to bring it to life? Are you showing the reader how important this person is to you? Is the piece long enough to adequately show your appreciation?

Organization (25%): Are your ideas organized or are your ideas scattered in whatever random way they came into your head? Did you break ideas up into paragraphs?

Skills (25%): Did you use a variety of skill in your writing to make it more interesting? Make sure you label the skills using the comments feature on Google Docs.

Grammar, Spelling, Clarity, Language Use (25%): Is your piece written well and easy to read? Do you use language that is appropriate for your audience (this might mean a more casual or formal tone, depending on who the piece is for)?

Quick Writes to Help Get Your Ideas Together

  • List 3 people that are important in your life.
  • Choose 1 of those people for the next prompts.
  • What makes your relationship with this person special?
  • What is different about this relationship from any other you have?
  • How did you meet?
  • How long have you known each other?
  • List some good memories.
  • List some bad memories.
  • What are some problems you two have?
  • List any inside jokes or things that only the other person would understand.

More Quick Writes for Getting into Detail

  • Think of any songs, movies, shows, books, clubs, activities, etc. that you share an interest or experience in. (You can make allusions to these in your writing).
  • What do you want them to know? What is something that you don’t usually tell/say to him/her? 
  • Think of something that may have been serious, challenging, or difficult at the time, but you two can laugh about it now. 
  • Think of something this person has said to you that has stuck with you.
  • What might your life be like without this person in it or if you never met?
  • What does the future look like for you two? Are there any plans? Upcoming events? Things to look forward to? (This can be a great way to end your piece).

Tribute Songs

George Harrison pays tribute to his friend and former bandmate John Lennon. Lyrics

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth pay tribute to the late actor Paul Walker. Lyrics

The inspiration for the title of the student example “One Sweet Day.” Lyrics