Archive | November, 2018

Wednesday Wisdom and Personification

14 Nov

Quick Write: Who is someone you are thankful for and why?

Text a person you are thankful for and let them know you are thankful for them! Things you could say:

“Thank you for:

  • helping me
  • listening to me
  • being there for me
  • putting up with me when I’m difficult
  • for accepting me for who I am
  • taking care of me”

or “Hello, today at school, I have to text one person I am thankful for. I picked you. Thank you!”

Wednesday Wisdom

The Health Benefit of Being Thankful


One of the strengths of Laurie Halse Anderson’s Speak is her use of personification. Here are the day’s notes on Personification.

Add Personification to Your Quick Writes

Go back through your notebook and pick a sentence from any five of your quick writes. Rewrite the sentence using the personification techniques from our notes.

Continue Reading Speak

Two Word Tuesday; Start Speak

13 Nov

Quick Write: Write about a highlight of your 3-day weekend.

Two Word Tuesday: we will go over these words from the 9th Grade vocabulary list: Caricature and Daunting.

Start Reading Speak

Today we will begin reading the novel Speak. Here is an online version.

Share School Strategies

8 Nov

Quick Write: What is something that you wish would happen but hasn’t yet?

Share School Strategies

Today your group will share your five strategies for success in school. Make sure get at least one piece of advice that you can apply to your life.

Notebooks Due! Reflect on Your Work Habits

7 Nov

Quick Write: Overall, how did you do the first quarter of your freshman year? What classes did you do well in? Why? What classes did you do poorly in? Why? What are some of your strategies for success? What can you change?

Wednesday Wisdom:

How you do one thing is how you do everything.


Today your notebooks are due, as well as any missing or revised work!


Group Work

Share with your groups your thoughts on how to succeed in school. What are some strategies you can employ to improve your work and manage your time? With your group, come up with five pieces of advice to succeed in high school.

9th Grade Quarterly Essay

5 Nov

Today we will have our quarterly essay exam.

Wednesday is the last day to turn in missing or revised work.

Notebook is due Wednesday!

Fix Me Friday – Independent Reading

2 Nov

Quick Write: How are you doing in this class? Do you know your current grade? What do you need to do before Wednesday, when everything is due?

For today’s Fix Me Friday, we will look at a few student examples from yesterday’s Task 3 assignment.

Independent Reading: Read in class and fill out this worksheet.

Type Task 3 NPR Note Taking Essay in A206

1 Nov

Write Essay on Google Classroom

All Classes will go to A206 to write a Task 3 Essay on the NPR Note Taking article.

Be sure to turn in your Task 3 Worksheet  for the article.