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!