Archive | September, 2018

Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

28 Sep

Quick Write: (50 words in 3 minutes): The Ugly Truth or Pretty Lies?

Period 8 will be going to the Little Theater halfway through class.

Fix Me Friday

Correct the following paragraph in your notebook:

“A persons a person, no matter how small, said author and illustrater Theodor Geisel. Geisel’s first book for children, And to Think That i Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected by 27 publishers before it was printed. Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, was also know as Dr. Seuss. He published The Cat in the Hat at a time where many childrens books were dull since then, millions of Dr. Seuss books has been sold!

Independent Reading

We will have time to do our Independent Reading. Here is a copy of the Independent Reading Worksheet.

Computer Lab; Join Google Classroom; Imagery Memory

27 Sep

Go to the Computer Lab!

Period 3 and 8 go to A206. Period 4 go to A205.

Log into your Sachem Google Account.

Go to Google.

Username:  Use your regular computer login, then add


Password:  Sach.(last 4 numbers of your ID)

Example:   Sach.1234  (The S must be a capital!)

Join Our Google Classroom

Click on the little boxes on the top right of your screen. Select Classroom.

Use the following codes to join your class:

Period 3: sldhmx

Period 4: e35520a

Period 8: v2xxos


Complete the Assignment

Click on the Assignment “Imagery Memory.”

In no more than 150 words, write about a memory using as much sensory imagery as possible.

Remember to Bring Your Independent Reading Books To Class Tomorrow!

Sensory Imagery

26 Sep

Quick Write: Describe your favorite sound. Is it associated with a place, memory, person, etc.? What does the sound mean to you?

Wednesday’s Wisdom: Who Knows What Is Good Or Bad?

Skill: Sensory Imagery

Sensory Imagery: descriptive language that uses any of the five sense (sight, hearing, smell, taste, touch).

Our five senses are how we experience the world.  Without them, how would we know what is going on around us?  How would we even know anything is going on around us at all?

Describe the input your five senses are receiving to help your reader understand what it was like to experience what you are writing about.

Some simple examples of Imagery.

Two Word Tuesday

25 Sep

*Periods 3 and 4 will be going to the Little Theater halfway through class.

Two Word Tuesday

9th Grade Vocabulary: Define and write a sentence for Contentious and Solitude.

Ethos; Go Over 10 Things Questions with Evidence

24 Sep

Period 1 and 6 will be going to the Little Theater halfway through the class.

Quick Write: What is your most valued possession? Why? Is it replaceable?

Mad Skill Monday: Ethos

SkillEthos– The character of the speaker is used to appeal to the audience.
“As a doctor, I am qualified to tell you that this course of treatment will likely generate the best results.”

Go Over Answers for 10 Things Questions



Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

21 Sep

Quick Write: It’s the end of the summer. How was yours? Be specific!

Fix Me Friday

Edit this paragraph:

Autumn, also know as fall in north American English, is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn is cooler than summer. In fall their’s the color change in leaves and the harvest. The date of the beggining of autumn varies according to climate, tradition, and culture. when its autumn in the Northern Hemisphere, it is Spring in the southern Hemisphere, and vice versa.

Independent Reading

We will have time to do our Independent Reading. Here is a copy of the Independent Reading Worksheet.

Using Specific Evidence In Your Answers

20 Sep

Quick Write: How was your day off yesterday? What did you do?

Using Specific Evidence from the Text

Now that we know how to Use Evidence from the Text, let’s do some questions for 10 Things I Wish I’d Known in High School, using evidence from the text to support our answers.

Answer the following questions in paragraphs in your notebook. Be sure to use direct evidence from the text. A good format to follow: Give your answer. Support it with actual words from the text. Explain the quote and how it supports your answer.

  1. Approximately how old is the author?
  2. Describe her personality. What does she think is important?
  3. Do you trust her? Why/Why not?
  4. What do you think is her most important advice and why? What can you do to make sure you follow it?

Remember to Bring Your Independent Reading Book Tomorrow!