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Fix Me Friday; Independent Reading

13 Sep

Fix Me Friday

Write a corrected version of each sentence in your notebook

  • In September 1846, a german astronomer, Johann Galle became the first to observe the planet Neptune.
  • The eighth plant, Neptune is named for the roman god of the Sea.
  • Neptune is about 30 times farther from the sun then planet earth is.
  • Sometimes Neptunes orbit crosses that of Pluto;

Independent Reading

Today we will be doing Independent Reading.

Complete this worksheet for credit.


Vocabulary Connection Chart

12 Sep

Quick Write: Come up with some possible meanings for this picture (the more the better).

Vocabulary Connection Chart

Create a Connection Chart for both of yesterday’s words (optimism and pessimism). The more connections the better! They only need to make sense to you. Some of the most powerful connections I’ve made with vocabulary words seem completely random and nonsensical to any sane person, but they help me remember the word!

Put charts on your folder.

8th Period: Grammar – Commonly Confused Words

Vocabulary; Participation

11 Sep

Quick Write: Imagine it is June 2019. Write about one thing you did well this past school year. How did you make it happen?

Wednesday Wisdom

About Class Participation Self Evaluation and you will also get your Super Pass!

Two Word Tuesday? On a Wednesday?

Normally, on Tuesdays, we do Two Word Tuesday. Every Tuesday we go over two new vocabulary words. This allow us to focus on and go deep with two words. Since we missed Tuesday this week and missed it last week, we will do vocabulary today.

9th Grade Vocabulary List.  Today’s words are Optimism and Pessimism.

8th Period: Grammar – Commonly Confused Words

Write Your Important Object Paragraph

10 Sep


Period 3: Go to A205
Period 4: Go to A206
Period 8: Go to Library

Today we will be typing our well organized paragraph on an important object on Google Classroom.

Log into your Sachem Google Account:

UsernameUse your regular computer login, then add

PasswordSach.(last 4 numbers of your ID)
Example:   Sach.1234
(The S must be a capital!)

Sign Up For Google Classroom

Click here to get to Google Classroom. Use the appropriate join code:

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Period 434avjld

Period 8: iw9ob7

Complete the Assignment on Google Classroom

Write a well organized paragraph about an important object in your life.

1 Topic Sentence
3 Supporting Sentences
1 Concluding Sentence

Writer’s Notebook

9 Sep

*Don’t forget to have a well organized paragraph about a important object in your life. Topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences, 1 concluding sentence. We will type these up tomorrow.

Quick Write: What is an important quote or motto that you try to live by?

Writer’s Notebook

We will go over the Writer’s Notebook today.

Orientation Assembly

15 minutes into class we will attend a 9th grade orientation assembly.


Fix Me Friday; Write a Well-Organized Paragraph

6 Sep

Quick Write: How was your first week of high school?

Fix Me Friday

Write the following sentences in your notebook with any corrections.

  • For many schools, september means the start of the school year. 
  • Students meet they’re new teachers and classmates. 
  • This is all so a time to by clothes and supply such as backpacks pencils, and notebooks. 
  • Do you feel excited or nervos about going back to school. 
  • Think about what you will learn an whether theres a special goal you will try to meat.

Organizing Ideas into Paragraphs


Break this story into paragraphs. Corrected version of the story.

Write a Well Organized Paragraph

In your notebook, write a well organized paragraph about one of the important objects in your life from yesterday’s Quick Write.

Skill: Organizing Ideas Into Paragraphs

5 Sep

Letter to Your Future Self is Due Today

*Don’t forget to get a Marble Composition Notebook!*

Quick Write: What are three objects that help define who you are as a person?

SKILL: Organizing Ideas in Paragraphs

Paragraphs help readers comprehend your writing.

As a reader, the end of a paragraph tells you one idea has ended and another is about to begin.

Paragraphs cause readers to pause and absorb what they just read.  Therefore, paragraphs can be used to control readers pace or to get the reader to focus on a single sentence or word.

The Main Rule: 1 idea per paragraph

Parts of a Paragraph:

TOPIC SENTENCE -the first sentence, which tells you what the paragraph is about.

SUPPORTING DETAILS – middle sentences, which explain and support the topic sentence.

CONCLUDING SENTENCE – reinforces the topic sentence and wraps up the paragraph.


Break this story into paragraphs. Corrected version of the story.