In English 9, you can follow along with our daily work by going to our class website. Once there, you will be able to navigate to the weekly schedule, course overview, and a number of other links. I also have a FOR PARENTS tab where I will link these posts.
To organize these posts, I will separate them into three categories: our current unit, reading, and grammar. This should make it easy to see what is expected of each throughout the week.
Current Quarter Grades:
September Reading Progress, The Most Dangerous Game Theme Paragraph, No Red Ink Mid-Point Quiz, and The Tell Tale Heart
Cask of Amontillado Objective Summary, The Lady or The Tiger? Short Story Ending
UNIT 1: SHORT STORIES
“The Lady or The Tiger?” by Frank Stockton.
Students are expected to finish writing a one page Short Story Ending by the end of the day today so that they can earn a grade for their spelling, punctuation, and capitalization for a grade. They will be given a chance to revise based on feedback before they turn it in.
We also read “The Tell Tale Heart” where we discussed MLA Formatting and decided whether or not the narrator of the story was reliable or unreliable. Students were asked to write a single paragraph in which they made a claim, supported the claim with two pieces of evidence, and then explained their thinking clearly.
Students have been given a practice grade (worth 10% of the overall reading grade) for the amount of reading they did on their own and in class over the month of September. I made this a practice grade to allow them the chance to have created a Goodreads account and figure out how exactly to record their progress, while giving them some time to find a book–online, at home, or from our school library.
Unfortunately, many were unable to score well on this for a variety of reasons.
If they would like to improve upon their reading, the month of October will count as a Summative grade (worth 90% of their reading grade). They are expected to read on their own while they are at home (not in school) and record their progress on Goodreads about twice per week. If they record more than the required progress updates, they will basically earn extra credit as their grade would be bumped up to a 4.
Please encourage them to find some time to read and, if they can’t find something they like, let me know so I can help!
GRAMMAR: NO RED INK
Students should be moving through No Red Ink Assignment 1.5 Adjectives and Pronoun Case. They will have one more set of practice items next week before the Final Quarter 1 Assessment.
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