Archive | October, 2018

Commonly Confused Words and Redundant Sentences

22 Oct

Quick Write: Would you rather have fame but not much money or lots of money but people don’t like you?

Today we will be working on a worksheet dealing with commonly confused words and redundant sentences.

Fix Me Friday

19 Oct

Quick Write: Write about something you are proud of.

Fix Me Friday:

The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is – im not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent then me and you might be smarter than me. But if we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things – you’re getting off first or I’m going to die. Its really that simple. Your not going to out work me.It’s such a simple concept. The majority of people who aren’t getting to places they want or aren’t achieving the things that they want are being outworked and are missing crucial opportunitys. If you stay ready, you don’t gotta get ready.  

-Adapted from Will Smith

Type our Task 3

18 Oct

Go to the Computers!

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

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!)

Task 3 Dress Codes

Click on the Assignment “Task 3 Dress Codes.”

Use the worksheet and notes from the last few days to complete the assignment.

Remember to Bring Your Independent Reading Books To Class Tomorrow!

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Task 3 with Dress Code

17 Oct

Quick Write: What is some advice you’d like to give your teachers?

Task 3 with Dress Code

We will begin practicing to write our Task 3 essay for the Dress Code article. Complete the following worksheet.

Continue with notes on task 3.

Two Word Tuesday; Dress Code Article

16 Oct

Quick Write: What advice would you give your parents/guardians?

Two Word Tuesday

Cursory and Ambiguous  9th Grade Vocabulary

Dress Code Article

Go over answers to questions and find evidence.

Task 3 Question

Today you will see a question that will come up again and again: the English Regents Task 3 essay.

Here is the question and some notes on how to write it.


SOAPSTONE and Dress Code Article

15 Oct

Quick Write: What advice would you give your 10 year old self?

Skill: Pathos – the use of emotion to persuade (guilt, anger, sadness, pity

Today we will read this article on Dress Codes. We will answer the questions, then apply SOAPSTone to the article.

Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

12 Oct

Quick Write: What is something at the top of your bucket list?

Fix Me Friday

Correct the following passage:

Harriet Tubman was born in to slavery. In 1849, she excaped from a Maryland plantation. She would devote the rest of her life to helping other slaves gain there freedom. She was a leader of the Underground Railroad, a network of secret places ware slaves could stay on their way to the North. During the civil War, she serve as a cook a nurse, and a union spy. Tubman dyed in March 1913. Her tombstone reads, Servant of God, Well Done.”

Independent Reading

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