Should You Say “Me” or “I”

30 Apr

Me or I?

Play the Quizizz on whether to use Me or I: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=56776586

***You must receive higher than a 70 to receive credit (this quiz was originally designed for 1st grade class!)

Here are some notes on whether to say “you and me” or “you and I.”

Make Up Time!

Once you are done, you have some time to make up any missing work or revise assignments you want better grades on.

Your Life on the Phone; You and Me vs You and I

30 Apr

Your 2021…

We will calculate your screen time this year.

Find how many hours you average per day of screen time.

Multiply that number by 365.

Then divide it by 24.

That is how many solid days you will spend on your phone this year.

Your Life…

Let’s assume you are lucky enough to live until the age of 80.

That’s 65 more years.

Take the number of days you will spend on your phone in 2021.

Multiply it by 65.

Divide that number by 365.

That is how many solid years of your next 65 that you will spend on your phone.

You and Me vs You and I

Here are some notes on whether to say “you and me” or “you and I.”

Paul is Dead Man, Miss Him!

28 Apr

Wednesday Wisdom

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. – The Beatles

Quick Write: What is the message of this quote? Do you agree with it?

Paul is Dead Man, Miss Him Miss Him!

The Beatles were a major money making machine. When Paul McCartney died in a car crash in October 1966, they replaced him with a lookalike from a Beatles tribute band. The Beatles last show was in August 1966, but they later claimed they stopped touring for other reasons.

Paul left – Billy Shears right
Mustaches as a disguise.
Officially Pronounced Dead!
SGT Funeral Scene
Abbey Road Funeral Procession
Paul would be 28 if he lived.

Musical clues:

Turn me on dead man.

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Confirmation Bias!

Notes on Confirmation Bias.

Article on how this affects us on social media.

Social Dilemma and 2 Word Tuesday

27 Apr

Two Word Tuesday Vocabulary

Enigma and Denounce from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

The Social Dilemma

We will continue watching the documentary The Social Dilemma.

Social Dilemma and You

26 Apr

Your Social Media Life

Answer the questions here in your notebook.

The Social Dilemma

We will continue watching the documentary The Social Dilemma.

Social Dilemma and Rhetorical Strategies

19 Apr

Rhetorical Strategies Used to Persuade People


Logos– The speaker attempts to appeal to the audience’s logical or reasoning side. (Facts, stats, data, logical conclusions)

Pathos– The speaker attempts to appeal to the audience’s emotional or sympathetic side. (emotions)

Ethos– The character of the speaker is used to appeal to the audience. (Experts, people with experience)

Your Job: As we watch the film, write down an example of each strategy that is used to convey their points in your notebook.

Opinion Piece is Due Tomorrow Night!

The Social Dilemma

We will continue watching the documentary The Social Dilemma.

Social Dilemma

14 Apr

Quick Writes:

How old were you when you first got a phone?

How did it change your life?

Check your phone’s screen time. What do you think you would do with that time if you didn’t have a phone?

Quick Write: Why do you think the video above is telling you “don’t do it?” Do you agree? Do you feel pressure to conform in your life so far?

The Social Dilemma

We will continue watching the documentary The Social Dilemma.

Vocab and Social Media

13 Apr

Two Word Tuesday Vocabulary

Candid and Embellish from the 9th Grade Vocabulary list.

Quick Write:

3 things you like about social media. 3 things you don’t like about social media.

The Social Dilemma

We will begin watching the documentary The Social Dilemma.

The 4th Quarter Begins! Social Media and Phone Use…

12 Apr

Quick Write: How has the first 3 quarters of 9th grade been? Are you growing in the direction you want? Why or why not? What can you do to improve your life/grades/general happiness in the last quarter of the year?

Welcome Back Everyone!

We are back to full capacity for the fourth quarter. To help with potential contact tracing, we will need to set up assigned seats.

Social Media and Phone Usage

Quick Writes:

Do you consider your relationship with your phone to be healthy? Why or why not?

How long could you last without your phone?

Check your screentime. How do you feel about this number?

Quizziz and Make Up Missing Work

9 Apr

Today we will do an online Quizziz about commonly confused words: https://quizizz.com/join?gc=55177042

You will have the rest of the time to work on any revisions or missing work.

All work must be turned in by the end of the day today!