Archive | March, 2019

Review for Quarterly on Monday

29 Mar

Today we will spend the class reviewing for our quarterly on Monday.

Here are notes on how to write the essay.

We will read this blog post and discuss the main idea and literary devices.

 

A206 Quizizz Review Game

28 Mar

Go to A206 to take a Quizizz

Click here and enter the code: 642375

Our 3rd Quarter Exam will be on Monday April 1st (not a joke!). It will be a Task 3 Regents Essay (again). Here are some helpful notes.

Wednesday Wisdom Gratitude

27 Mar

Quick Write: If you were suddenly paralyzed from the  neck down, what things would you miss? List as many things as you can.

Wednesday Wisdom

Thoughts on Gratitude

60 Second Independent Reading Talks

Here are some ideas for your 60 Second Independent Reading Talk, which we will be starting today.

Definitely:

  • Write down your thoughts. You must plan! If you don’t have anything written down, you cannot go!
  • Tell us what you are reading/watching/listening to.
  • Summarize it in one sentence.

Maybe:

  • Give and explain interesting quote.
  • Explain how it relates to you, your life, or people in general.
  • Notice any literary devices? Imagery, metaphors, dramatic irony, effective lead, etc.
  • Compare to other things you have read/listened to/watched.
  • Important lessons you learned.
  • How you have applied it to your life.
  • Anything you found interesting and thought provoking.

Two Word Tuesday; 60 Second Independent Reading Talks;

26 Mar

Quick Write: Take the Rorschach Test here. What types of things do you see in the images? What might this say about the way your mind thinks?

Two Word Tuesday

Enigma and Denounce from the 9th Grade Vocabulary List.

60 Second Independent Reading Talks

Here are some ideas for your 60 Second Independent Reading Talk, which we will be starting today.

Definitely:

  • Write down your thoughts. You must plan! If you don’t have anything written down, you cannot go!
  • Tell us what you are reading/watching/listening to.
  • Summarize it in one sentence.

Maybe:

  • Give and explain interesting quote.
  • Explain how it relates to you, your life, or people in general.
  • Notice any literary devices? Imagery, metaphors, dramatic irony, effective lead, etc.
  • Compare to other things you have read/listened to/watched.
  • Important lessons you learned.
  • How you have applied it to your life.
  • Anything you found interesting and thought provoking.

Vocabulary with Your Group

Today you will be in a group and be given a short vocabulary assignment to complete and share with the class.

Using Evidence in Your Writing – Parenthetical Citations

25 Mar

Quick Write: Write about something you like to do to relax, besides sleeping.

60 Second Independent Reading Talks

Here are some ideas for your 60 Second Independent Reading Talk, which we will be starting tomorrow.

Definitely:

  • Write down your thoughts. You must plan! If you don’t have anything written down, you cannot go!
  • Tell us what you are reading/watching/listening to.
  • Summarize it in one sentence.

Maybe:

  • Give and explain interesting quote.
  • Explain how it relates to you, your life, or people in general.
  • Notice any literary devices? Imagery, metaphors, dramatic irony, effective lead, etc.
  • Compare to other things you have read/listened to/watched.
  • Important lessons you learned.
  • How you have applied it to your life.
  • Anything you found interesting and thought provoking.

How Do We Use Evidence in Our Writing? Parenthetical Citations

Today we will have notes on parenthetical citations.

Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

22 Mar

Quick Write: Look at your grades. Are you happy with them? What can you do to improve? What can you do to keep going in a positive direction?

Fix Me Friday

Independent Reading

Today you will have time to read, watch, listen etc to any material you want. Fill out a Independent Reading Worksheet about your material.

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A206 for Google Classroom Assignment

21 Mar

Today we are going to room A206 to complete an assignment on Google Classroom.

Here are the notes written on the desk from yesterday.

Wednesday Wisdom; Supporting Sentences

20 Mar

Wednesday Wisdom

You have some words of wisdom on your desk. In your notebook:

  • Write it down.
  • Put the quote into your own words.
  • What does it mean?
  • Is there a metaphor or deeper meaning?
  • How can you apply this to your life?

Supporting Sentences

Today we will go over the first paragraph in the creating our own supporting sentences worksheet. After that, finish it on your own.

Two Word Tuesday and Supporting Sentences

19 Mar

Quick Write: Choose any 4 vocabulary words from 2019 and create an announcement for the school’s PA system. Be sure to show the meaning of the words in your announcement.

Words: Fervent, Virulent, Complacent, Vagrant, Trivial, Eloquent, Oblivious, Indifferent, Revere, Profound, Objective, Subjective

Two Word Tuesday

Candid and Embellish from the 9th Grade Vocabulary List.

Supporting Sentences

Today we will build off of yesterday’s notes and start creating our own supporting sentences on this worksheet. (Just finish the first section of three).

 

 

Supporting Sentences

18 Mar

Quick Write: 

Do you think it’s a good idea for parents to use smart devices — like spy cameras, location tracking devices or other alert systems — to keep tabs on their children when they’re home alone? Why or why not?

Do your parents monitor you when you’re home by yourself? If so, how do you feel about it? It not, how would you feel if they did?

Supporting Sentences

Today we will have notes on Supporting Sentences.