Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, May 20th

Today we...
1. Talked about your HORRENDOUS vocabulary tests! Sheesh! They were AWFUL! Congrats to those of you who studied & did well.
2. Worked on a review crossword puzzle for Romeo and Juliet, due Monday.
3. Finished watching Romeo and Juliet the movie. I think only a few of you needed lots of tissues to dry your tears :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19th

Today we...
1. Took a test over the vocab from Romeo and Juliet. Please see me asap if you need to make this up!
2. Watched another segment of the movie, Romeo and Juliet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tuesday, May 17th

Today we...
1. Turned in our project proposals. If yours was not ok'd, you need to turn it into me TOMORROW!
2. Went over important dates coming up. Thursday will be your vocab test. Next tuesday you will have you Romeo and Juliet test. and Friday, May 27th, your projects are due. Remember, I will NOT be accepting ANY late projects!
3. Checked our vocab packets. I would keep these if I were you! Hint, hint!
4. Watched the first part of the Romeo and Juliet movie.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 16th

Today we....
1. Went over Act 5 study guide.
2. Discussed our projects for Romeo and Juliet. Please ask your classmates about this and get the other information from the Absent Crate. See me if you have questions.
Due tomorrow: Your magic squares vocab packet and your project proposal.

Second Period

Second Period

Romeo and Juliet Example

Romeo and Juliet Example

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Thursday, May 12th

Today we...
1. Went over the Act three study guide.
2. Checked and turned in Acts 4 and 5 vocab.
3. Listened to the rest of Act 4 on our CD and got an Act 4 study guide.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11th

Happy Birthday to my wonderful, beautiful, smart mother! 35 looks good on you!

Today in class most of you had a substitute, and you worked on your Act 3 Study guide. You also should have completed Acts 4 &5 vocabulary and a one paragraph summary for Act 4 Scene 1. All of these things are DUE IN CLASS tomorrow! See you then!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday, May 10th

Today we....
1. Got into our groups to finish working on our Act 3 scenes.
2. We also filled out the answers to an Act 3 Vocab sheet that you will need to study from.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday, May 9th

Today we...
1. Turned in our Dear Abby letters (only if you are in 4th period).
2. Discussed our Language Packet. (turn this in if you have not already!)
3. Got into groups and read specific scenes in Act three based on groups. You will be acting these out tomorrow!

** Please check progress book to see what you are missing! The trimester is almost over!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thursday, May 5th

Today we....
1. Finished listening to Act 2 in Romeo and Juliet. It's getting intense! We are about to witness the marriage of our favorite star-crossed lovers in Act 3 :)
2. We finished our Study Guide for Act 2 and discussed the answers. Please be sure whenever I ask you for a passage, that you mark these specifically, using the citations I taught you (2.2.37 is Act 2, Scene 2, Line 37).
3. You will have a quiz over Act 2 TOMORROW!!
4. For homework, other than studying for the quiz, you need to write the first half of your Dear Abby Letter. Depending on if you were a number one or number two, you need to choose a character from either the Montague family or the Capulet family. Then you need to write a letter from the point of view of whatever character you chose to Abby, asking for advice. For example, you could write the letter from the point of view of Rosaline, describing to Abby that you have decided to not get married and lots of people are not happy with your decision. This letter needs to be at least two paragraphs and is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wednesday, May 4th

Today we...
1. Filled in the rest of vocabulary Act one worksheet.
2. Traded and graded Act 2 vocabulary. If you were absent, please get this from the crate and turn it in asap.
3. Listened to Act 2 scenes 1,2 and 3 on CD. If you were absent, you may come in advisory to listen or after school. You may also read the acts in your book. There is a study guide for act 2 in the crate.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tuesday, May 3rd

Today we...
1. Talked about our Act I study guides
2. Took a quiz over Act I
3. Took a binder quiz
4. Worked on Act 2 vocabulary for homework

Please if you haven't taken any of these quizzes, see me as soon as possible to make arrangements!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday, April 28th

Today we...
1. Turned in the vocab worksheet for Act I. Please turn this in ASAP if you were absent!
2. Passed out invitations for the Masquerade Ball tomorrow :) See me if you have any questions. Remember to BRING YOUR SNACKS! AND MAKE YOUR MASKS! No mask = No food!
3. Showed examples of masks - remember, you can win a prize if your mask is nicely made!
4. Read all of Scene 1 Act 1
5. Filled out part of our study guide for Act I.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27th

Today we...
Talked about Semicolons.
Finished translating the prologue, and worked on learning about iambic pentameter.
Finished the vocabulary worksheet for Act I (Due tomorrow).
Assigned parts for Act I and started reading.
Discussed our Masquerade Ball that we will be having on Friday. Please remember to bring snacks if you can!

Tuesday, April 26th

Today we...
translated the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. You can find this in the absent crate. Please get the notes we took in class from a classmate. We also worked on a "Dear Abby" worksheet that you can find in the crate as well. Please finish the journal entry you will find on that sheet before Monday.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Monday, April 25th

Today we...
watched Shakespeare in the Classroom with Ben Affleck and Gweneth Paltrow. There is a notes worksheet in the absent folder. Please get the answers from someone in the class.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Shakespeare Games

For 2 bonus points, copy and paste the address of the game you found in a comment below. In that comment, make sure you tell me all about the game. How is it played? Would you recommend it? Why or why not! Annnddddd... GO!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15th

Today we....
1. Finished our $1 summaries over the Shakespeare OGT essay. We learned that when you let yourself get "deeper" into the text, you learn much more and retain it better. Combine this with our visualizing exercise, and your OGT skills should definitely improve!
2. Completed a "Commas in Action" exercise. You can look forward to apostrophes on Monday!
3. We had our very own Poetry Slam! Some of you definitely suprised me. Check out this video we watched in class today:

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14th

Today we ...
1. Took notes over Commas Part 5 and finished a Commas In Action worksheet as our Grammar of the Day.
2. Talked about note taking and summarizing.
3. Did $1 summaries over an article about Shakespeare.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, April 12th

Today we...
1. Took our second section of notes on commas! You need to get this from someone in your class. We now have 4 sections of notes completed, make sure you have all of them.
2. Went over our Animal Farm tests.
3. Practiced a reading skill for the OGTs.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Isn't it ironic....

Today in class we watched the movie version of Animal Farm by George Orwell. As a reward, some students chose to bring in their own snacks.
Logan decided that for viewing the movie, he was going to eat PORK RHINDS. For those of you that know the story of Animal Farm, I hope you enjoy the irony!
I sure did!

Thursday, April 7th

Today was Animal Farm test day - please see me ASAP if you need to make this test up!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tuesday, April 5th

Today we...
1. Completed an Animal Farm review packet and discussed what would be on the test. Your Animal Farm test is THURSDAY! Study! And please remember to bring your Animal Farm novel to class that day.
2. We played a review game.. some of you did very well, others may need to go home and do LOTS of reading!

On Friday, we will be watching the Animal Farm movie in class. IF the entire class gets above a C on the test the day before, I will bring snacks for the class during the movie.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Monday, April 4th

Today we.....
1. The first thing we did was go over our symbolism activity from Friday. We checked our matches and turned in the worksheet, and then went over the fill in answers on the other worksheet from Friday.
2. We discussed fables that we had heard in our lifetime, and then completed a worksheet about fables by Aesop and Ralph Waldo Emmerson.
3. Homework for today is your favorite kind: optional. For up to ten points bonus, you can write your own fable to be turned in tomorrow at the beginning of class.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday, March 31st

Today we watched a video about Joseph Stalin. This video was very informative and showed us that the events that happened on Animal Farm very closely mirrored the Soviet Union. Please pick up a video worksheet if you were absent and get the answers from a classmate. You will need this information tomorrow in class!

Please also bring scissors and glue/tape tomorrow for class!


Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Room 212's Society

Wow! There was some learnin' goin' on today in Room 212! Instead of ME telling you what we did, I am going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Then, for 5 bonus points, YOU can leave a comment that talks about what we did in class & what you learned. Remember to finish your irony worksheets for class tomorrow :)

Hagan & Mary trying to get everyone to listen to the "Council."

The leaders from first period getting down to business.

Is someone rebelling?

Second period, trying to sort through the chaos.

Do I see a leader?

Is everyone being heard?

The first leaders in 4th period.

Cody, bound and determined to be a hunter.

"The Gatherers" from 4th period discussing their duties.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday, March 29th

Today we....
1. Checked our vocabulary review
2. Discussed our advertisements. These were very good! It was hard to choose my top three winners from each class, but congratulations to those who won! I hope to have these displayed very soon.
3. We wrote letters from the point of view of Snowball. You are to pretend that you are Snowball and that you are writing a letter to the other animals on the farm, persuading them to do something. You must have three paragraphs and you must use each point of the rhetorical triangle (logos, ethos & pathos).

Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday, March 28th

Today we...
1. Turned in our vocabulary worksheets.
2. Discussed persuasion techniques and propaganda.
3. Completed the advertisement activity. This is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. The best three advertisements in each class will get a C.H.A.M.P card!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, March 25th

Today we...
1. Finished our discussions from yesterday.
2. Wrote our first journal entry. The topic: Define communism and explain how it relates to Animal Farm. This journal entry needs to be 5 sentences long, minimum.
3. Filled out a story map on Animal Farm. Pick up one to fill out on Monday from the Cubby.
4. Did vocabulary review sheets. These are in the absent folder next to the door, and are due Monday.

For 2 pts. bonus, leave a comment proofreading and correcting the following text:

One nite I woke up durring a terible storm huge bolts of
lightning esploded all aruond our house. And thunder boomed
so loudly it shook my bed Wind rattled the windoes, a poundig
rain assaultid the roof. It was scarey for my brother and I.
Slowly the strom moved away and, we fell asleep agan.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Thursday, March 24th

Today we...
1. Took notes over Animal Farm and had some pretty deep discussions! Good job, classes. If you need a copy of those notes, you can find them here: Animal Farm Notes.
2. We worked on our discussions today, and some of you blew me away with some very intelligent thoughts. Keep it up!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday, March 23rd

Today we...

1. Read for 10 minutes and completed a reading record.
2. Went over the answers to the 9/10 vocab sheet.
3. Discussed Chapters 9 and 10.
4. Broke into discussion groups for an in class activity. Each group got four questions that went a but above and beyond comprehension. The group then discussed these questions and made an outline, because tomorrow these groups will be responsible for teaching the class about the questions they were given and the topics they cover.

Bonus: (for 1pt) What is a holiday celebrated today in the United States?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday, March 22

Today in class we....

1. Turned in our Chapter 7/8 Vocabulary Worksheets
2. Took a Chapter 7/8 Quiz
3. Worked on Vocabulary for Chapters 9/10
4. Read Chapters 9/10

Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday, March 21st

Today in class we:

     1. Turned in our 7 Commandment Writing Assignment. If you were absent please get this to me ASAP.
     2. Did Chapter 7/8 Vocab in class. Please get a copy from the absent folder. REMEMBER to do Part 3(draw the picture) for homework!
     3. We read Chapter 7/8 in class. I WOULD NOT BE SUPRISED IF THERE WERE A QUIZ TOMORROW!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 17th - Happy St. Patty's day!

Today in class we graded and turned in our vocabulary 4-6 worksheets. Then we took a quiz over chapters 1-6. Some of you very quickly learned that you need to read your assignments much closer! If you need to access that quiz to make your corrections (due tomorrow) you can find it here: quiz link . You may only make corrections on the vocabulary section!

In class, you also got a 7 Commandments Writing Assignment. You can find this in the 9B folder next to the door. This assignment is due Monday. Please see me if you have any questions.

St: Patty's day trivia: Is it true that St. Patty wasn't actually Irish? (First person to answer correctly gets 1 pt. bonus!)

Click the above picture for more cool St. Patty's trivia!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Where was that written?

In order to get three bonus points, you must reply ON THIS BLOG to the following question:

In which chapter can you find this direct quote: "The human beings did not hate Animal Farm any less now that it was prospering; indeed, they hated it more than ever."

Wednesday, March 16th

Today in class we discussed Ch. 1-3 and went over the study guide. We then worked on the 4-6 vocabulary worksheet, which you can find in the absent folder next to the door. I also passed out a copy of the 4-6 study guide (which you can get by clicking on this link).

Due tomorrow: You need to read chapters 4-6 in Animal Farm, and have your vocabulary worksheet finished.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Tuesday, March 15th

Today in class I passed out your Animal Farm novels. Make sure your name is written on these! These are a hot item, and you are going to want to have them with you in class at all times!

We read chapter 1 in Animal Farm as a class, and then read chapters 2 & 3 on our own. You need to fill out the chapter 1 - 3 study guide (which you can find in the absent folder next to the door). There are quite a few characters in this book, keep track of them however you need to. Study guide & reading is due tomorrow.

We checked Chapter 1 - 3 vocab today as well. Please see me if you have any questions. I did not take this for a grade, but these words will be on your quizzes.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monday, March 14th

Today in class we discussed advertisements, persuasion techniques and propaganda. You need to get the notes over the rhetorical triangle (click there to check out the powerpoint we used in our discussion) from someone in class. We also worked on a vocabulary worksheet for Animal Farm chapters 1-3. You need to add a few things to this worksheet: 1) You may not use a dictionary on questions 1-8 on the front. 2) You need to tell me the part of speech for each word 1-8 on the back matching section. 3) You need to add a part three. For part three, you need to write one sentence for each vocabulary word that includes context clues. Show me that you know what the word means!

We will be starting Animal Farm in class tomorrow. For two points bonus - be the first person to tell me the author of Animal Farm.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Go Get 'Em 'Dogs! Beat Van Wert!

Click here to watch the basketball video from Friday, March 11: 2011 Basketball

Friday, March 11th

Today in class we discussed synthesizing information. Here are a few notes about our discussion:

Key Questions:
What does it mean to synthesize information?
     - When you gather information and come to your own conclusions
Where can you use this skill in your daily life?]
     - Rumors, Food choices, News shows
How can you synthesize the information on the survey to create a character and a story?
     -Use the answers to come up with different events in a story and details about a character

After you are given a survey that is not your own, you will read over the answers your partner wrote down. Think about them. What sticks out as interesting and unique? Now comes the fun part. You get to be creative! You will use the character you created and write a short story based on that character.

Ok, so… what does a short story have? Does anyone remember the rap song?(remind me to play link!)
-        Plot
-        Character
-        Conflict
-        Theme
-        Setting

*Practice your best "gangsta lean" as you watch this video about short stories!

Your story must have all of these! Now, the question you have all been dying to ask…
How long does it have to be? At least three (3) solid paragraphs.

Your story must also start with, "Once upon a time...."

Be creative! These stories are due Monday, and we will be sharing them in class.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Welcome to English 9B!

Welcome to English 9B! Today we are going to do the following things:
  1. Go over the syllabus and what you need to be a success in this class.
  2. Play a "Get-To-Know-You" Game
  3. Complete the "Whoooooo Are You?" Survey (If we do not finish this in class, it needs to be done for homework!)
You can never make a second first impression!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Make a "sea of green" to save our "sea of green"!

This Friday our Bulldogs host OG at the Fieldhouse. This is a HUGE game for us! When (not if) we win, we will win the WBL! In support of our 'Dogs, the Spirit Squad is selling these TShirts for $10 in lunch. $4 from each shirt goes to the Lake Improvement Association. Please help make a "Sea of Green" at the game on Friday to help improve our very own "sea of green". Thanks so much!

*All checks can be made out to the Celina Spirit Squad.

The Response From Neil Pasricha!

            During the first trimester, my English 9A classes started each day by reading the “Awesome Thing” on the blog by Neil Pasricha. Then, we took turns naming a few awesome things that happened in our own lives. Our responses varied from “chewing gum in class” to “beating St. Marys after 11 years.” Towards the end of the trimester I realized that not only were we learning from Neil Pasricha that “awesome” was everywhere, but we were also picking up on some very key writing skills that Pasricha employed in his blog posts. We learned about figurative language, using fragments for creative purposes, and even how to use our five senses to improve our writing. Soon after, we set to writing our own “awesome things” book with an entry from each student, and we wanted to share these with Neil. Each student also wrote a letter to Mr. Pasricha, many of them asking for a copy of his book, The Book of Awesome. Last Friday, I received that book, via mail with a handwritten note from Neil:

“To Ms. Sneddon & her AWESOME students! Wow! I absolutely LOVED reading all of your awesome thoughts and letters! They made me laugh, they made me cry, and most of all they made me realize… we’re all the same. We’re all in this together! Do me a favor? As you go through life, always remember that we don’t have much time here, so it’s always important to stay YOU, stay TRUE, and stay AWESOME! With love, Neil”

            My classes were inspired by Neil Pasricha and his amazing attitude toward life. I encourage each of you to check out his blog ( and see for yourself just how awesome the littlest things in life can be. In the words of Neil himself, “Go forth – and be AWESOME!”

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If you were absent Wednesday, February 16th...

English 9B - Today we read Act 2 up until Scene 5. We also filled out our act 2 packets. You need to finish the language tricks worksheet in your packet.

Gothic Lit - Today we read and discussed chapters 8-10. Please read ch. 11 for HW. You will have a quiz over 1-10 tomorrow.

English 9A - today we worked with our five paragraph packets. Essays need to be revised for tomorrow. We also checked vocabulary Unit 8.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vocabulary Unit 8

Click here to view the powerpoint for Unit 8.

If you were absent Tuesday, February 15th...

English 9B - We read Romeo and Juliet Act 2 today, all the way to scene three. We have conquered the famous balcony scene. Please fill out your packet tonight.

English 9A - Today we worked on Unit 8 Vocabulary, and I showed the powerpoint. We also got a packet for our 5 paragraph essays which you can pick up in the absent folder by the door. Tonight's homework was to finish Unit 8 vocab and to write a rough draft of a 5 paragraph essay.

Gothic Lit - today we read chapters 8 and 9 in ATTWN.

Friday, February 11, 2011

If you were absent Friday, February 11th...

English 9B - we are almost finished with Act I in Romeo and Juliet! Not as bad as you thought, right? Please be sure to finish your packet over the weekend to the best of your ability. We will be going over it on Monday.

Gothic lit - People are dying left and right! Do you know who did it? Read chapters 6 & 7 for some more clues!

English 9A - Well, I don't think anyone hit a homer today but we had fun trying! Study harder so that next week your team will be on track to win! Remember, Unit 7 & 8 quiz next Friday. You also need to write a one page journal entry on a day you will never forget.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If you were absent Tuesday, February 8th....

English 9B - Today we read the prologue to Romeo and Juliet. We will begin reading Act I tomorrow. If you did not get the answers to the entire prologue packet, you need to get these answers from another classmate (or me!).

Gothic Lit - Today we discussed the characters in ATTWN. We turned in our posters that we made in groups. We also got a worksheet that discussed social classes in ATTWN. Please get this from the folder.

English 9A - Today we worked on Unit 7 Vocab (Due Tomorrow) and our poetry projects (due Thursday).

Monday, February 7, 2011

If you were absent Monday, Feb. 7th...

English 9B - Today we worked on the Prologue packet for Romeo and Juliet. If you do not have these answers, you need to get them from a classmate.

Gothic Lit - Today we did a foreshadowing worksheet and finished up our posters for characters in ATTWN. We will present these tomorrow.

English 9A- Today we had a workday for our poetry packets and Unit 7 Vocabulary. Please make sure that Unit 7 is finished for wednesday. The poetry packet will be due Wed. or Thursday.

Monday, January 31, 2011

If you were absent Monday, January 31st

English 9B - Today we began to work on the Prologue packet for Romeo and Juliet.

Gothic Lit - Today we read Chapter 1 in And Then There Were None and filled out parts of the character chart you got on Friday.

English 9A- vcocab 4-6 review is due on Wednesday. Today you also recieved your poetry project. Click here if you need a syllabus for that.

Friday, January 28, 2011

If you were absent Friday, January 28th...

English 9B- You missed a great video on Shakespeare today! Please be sure to pick up a Prlogue packet when you return. You will need to read the first page and fill out the worksheet that follows.

Gothic Lit: Today we finished the Poe web activity and are moving on to reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie.

English 9A- Today we took a quiz over unit 6 vocabulary and went over the agreement worksheet that you had for homework last night.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

If you were absent Thursday, January 27th

English 9B - Today we turned in our poetry projects and began discussing Romeo and Juliet. Get excited!

Gothic Lit - Today we watched an Edgar Allan Poe biography. We will be starting And Then There Were None tomorrow!

English 9A: Today we went over the unit 6 vocab ppt. YOu can find that posted earlier on this blog. You recieved an agreemement worksheet for homework. We also finished discussing The Lorax and reading other children's books to find allegories in our daily lives. *BONUS POINTS* if you can leave a comment telling us about your favorite children's book and why it is an allegory! (5 pts.)

Unit 6 Vocab Ppt.

Click here to view the Unit 6 Powerpoint. Study away!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

If you were absent Wednesday, January 26th

English 9B - Today we worked on our poetry projects. You will have half of the period tomorrow to finish. I look forward to reading your work!

Gothic Lit: Today we were in the lab working on the Poe activity, earlier posted on this blog. We also finished the skit about Poe today.

English 9A: Today we checked Vocab Unit 9 - make sure to show this to me. We also talked about The Grandfather, and read Dr. Seuss's The Lorax. Remember your homework - the symbolism list and the journal about whether or not you believe this story is an allegory. For bonus - BRING IN YOUR CHILDREN'S BOOKS!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Poe Web Activity

Use this website to answer the following questions about Edgar Allan Poe.

Copy and past these questions onto a seperate word document. At the end of class, print out a version with your answers.

1. What were some of the main topics that Poe wrote about? Based on what we learned in the skit, did his life have anything to do with this? Why or why not?

2. Go to the biography section of the site. Give two facts that you learned about Poe that we did not discuss in our skit.

3. Go to the quotes section. Please copy and paste one of Poe's quotes that appeals to you. What do you think it means?

4. Go to the summaries section of the site. Choose two of Poe's works. Do you see any themes in common in them? What are those themes? Why do you think he wrote about these things so often?

5. Go to the poems section of the site. Choose one poem. Summarize that poem and give your reaction. Did you like the poem or connect with it? Why or why not?

6. Go to the forum section of the website. Under the topic "Are true artists irritable?" leave a comment. Copy and paste your comment here.

7. Go to the gallery section of the site. Then click on the gallery that will show you Poe's home. IS this what you imagined his home looking like? Why or why not? Then check out photos of his grave. Is this what you would expect Poe's grave to look like? Why or why not?

8. Go to the timeline section of the site. Copy and paste one fact that sticks out to you. Why are you interested in this fact? (For example, I was shocked to see that Thomas Jefferson was alive during this time.. I thought he was much younger than that!)

9. Go to the word list. Copy and paste three words here, and put the definitions of those words into your own terms. Tell me what that word means today, if anything.

10. For 5 pts. bonus, go to the contact section. Ask the author of the site any questions that seem relevant to you or your interest in Poe. Copy and paste that correspondence here!

Toy Drive Thank You Video

I know it has been awhile, but I wanted to thank you for making our toy drive successful! Please check out this video!

If you were absent Tuesday, January 25th...

English 9B - Today you were given a poetry project and were allowed to work on it. You will also have all period tomorrow to work on this project. It is worth 75 pts. so make sure you do it and do it well! Click here if you would like another copy of the syllabus for the project.

Gothic Lit: Today we worked on a skit about Poe. We will finish this tommorrow.

English 9B - Today we finished the pronoun agreement packet. You will more than likely have a take home quiz on this tomorrow. We then took notes over symbolism and allegory. Please get these notes. We read in groups the story The Grandfather on pg. 430. You can bring in a children's book for 5 extra credit points Thursday. Remember that Vocab Unit 6 is due.

Monday, January 24, 2011

If you were absent Monday, January 24th

English 9B: Today we had a binder quiz. You will need to make this up asap.

Gothic Lit: Today we watched the movie that our winning group picked. For 5 pts. bonus, leave a comment commenting on the similarities between the movie we watched and a Hitchcock movie.

English 9A: Today we took a binder quiz. You will need to make this up asap. We also worked on unit 6 vocab (due wed.) and the Agreement packet. You will need to finish pg. 17.5 for homework.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unit 5 Vocabulary Powerpoint

Click here to view the unit 5 vocabulary powerpoint.

Get Famous!

Are you pretty proud of your vignette? I love mine. I think it says a lot about me as a person and I think that you will find yours will, too! Here is the example that I wrote that we talked about in class today. If you would like to publish yours as a comment, there will be 3 bonus points added to your grade!

Click here if you would like to read the example we talked about in class.
Click here if you need a copy of the worksheet.

If you were absent Thursday, January 13th...

English 9B: Today we briefly discussed citations and works cited pages. We also discussed your Animal Farm essays and then worked on brainstorming and outlines in class.

Gothic Lit: Today you had a work day on your scenes for Hitchcock. Please bring anything you will need to complete your project tomorrow.

English 9A: Today we worked on writing our own vignettes. Please complete that worksheet for tomorrow. We also reviewed for your Unit 5 vocabulary quiz, which will be tomorrow. Please see the powerpoint for this unit on another post.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

If you were absent Wednesday, Jan. 12th...

English 9B: Today we checked vocab unit 10, if you need to have this graded please come see me for a pass to come during advisory or stop in after school. We also talked about citations and will be starting our paper for Animal Farm very soon.

Gothic lit:Today we finished Psycho. You will be starting on your scene writing tomorrow so bring any materials you think you may need. What an ending!

English 9A: Today we continued working in our clause packet. We finished Adverb clauses, and you need to finish the noun clauses for homework. We also graded unit 5 in vocab, and if you were not here or did not have it done you need to see me asap to get that grade up. We also read parts of mango street and continued looking for a theme.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Unit 10 Powerpoint

Please click here if you would like to see the powerpoint for Unit 10.

If you were absent Tuesday, January 11th...

English 9A - Today we watched a good chunk of the Animal Farm movie and went over the powerpoint for unit 10 vocab. Please look for that ppt. on another post.

Gothic Lit - Is anyone else dying to know how Psycho ends?! Don't worry - we should finish the movie tomorrow and then you will have time to work on your scenes for Thursday (or Friday, depending on if we have school.)

English 9A - Today we took notes over theme, please get these from a classmate. We also read from a book called The House On Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and completed part of our clauses packet. Please see me if you need a packet. Remember Unit 5 is due tomorrow!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

If you were absent Thursday, Jan. 6th...

English 9B- You have an exam over Animal Farm tomorrow. We did test review and I gave a crossword puzzle to use for review.

Gothic lit - Today we started watching The Man Who Knew Too Much by Alfred Hitchcock. Please get the worksheet when you return to class. This website was very helpful in understanding the confusing plot. Please comment below if you found any other websites that were helpful.

English 9A- Please turn in your questions from pg. 208-#2-7. We also started a Poe To Do List (in the 9A folder by the door) that you will need to complete. We graded Unit 4 Vocab and there will be a quiz tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

English 9B Animal Farm Symbolism Word Bank

Sorry you didn't have access to this in class! Here it is (and feel free to post it on Facebook!)

Cold War
mindless masses
Czar Nicholas II
Nazi-Soviet Pact
Fortress of common man
Communist Internationale
Operation Barbarossa
Feb. Revolution
Great Purges
Oct. Revolution

If you were absent Wednesday, January 5th...

English 9B - Remember your exam over Animal Farm is this Friday! Start studying! Also, today we worked with symbolism and the worksheet is due tomorrow.

Gothic Lit - Get ready for the Alfred Hitchcock unit!

English 9A: Unit 4 vocabulary due tomorrow, with flashcards for extra credit. Today we read "The Necklace" and you need to answer questions 2 -7 on page 208. Please get the notes we took in class from someone.

Lots of you have missing assignments, which is leading to poor grades! Come talk to me and get those assignments handed in for partial credit!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

If you were absent Tuesday, January 4th...

9B - Today we discussed irony in Animal Farm. Your exam will be on Friday. Please be sure to go over the worksheet with someone from class.

Gothic lit - we had a heated debate over gothic literature & Charles Dickens. To be continued!

9A: Unit 4 is due on Thursday. Tomorrow we will take a quiz over Characters and characterization!