Homework: English 9 (Periods 1 / 3 / 5)

  • Week of 10/21 - 10/25

    - NO SCHOOL FRIDAY, 10/25 (STAFF DEVELOPMENT DAY)

    30 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering the dates: begin date = 10/01/19 & end date = 10/31/19) = Thurs., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Ch. 9 vocab. index cards = Wed., 10/23
    - Ch. 9 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 10/23
    - Ch. 9 vocab. test = Wed., 10/23

    - Read chapter 23 from American YAWP: the Great Depression = Wed., 10/23

    Of Mice and Men:

    • Review your notes (in notebook):
      • Introduction to the Great Depression
      • Introduction to the Dust Bowl
      • Background information regarding the text (i.e., geographical, contextual)

     

    Week of 10/14 - 10/18

    30 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering the dates: begin date = 10/01/19 & end date = 10/31/19) = Thurs., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Ch. 8 vocab. index cards = Thurs., 10/17
    - Ch. 8 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Thurs., 10/17
    - Ch. 8 vocab. test = Thurs., 10/17

    - Finish reading, annotating, and answering the text analysis questions (if you did not complete your work) = Tues., 10/15

    • Editorial: "An Early Start on College" (TB: p. 79 and p. 80, questions #3-6)
      • Please visit Google Classroom for a thorough explanation of each question (do NOT turn in work to Google Classroom)
      • You may reference how to annotate a text on p. 49 of Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • Review your annotations of the text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text):
      • Notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text
    • Please bring your book to class to return to the Cybrary = Thurs., 10/17

    *For those who received a letter from me today regarding advanced English, please make sure to have your parents read it and sign it. You need to return the letter back to me at SNACK on MONDAY, 10/21/19. **FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION OF PLACEMENT IN ADVANCED ENGLISH FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO GOT ACCEPTED FOR THE FALL 2019 SEMESTER!**

     

    Week of 10/07 - 10/11

    30 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering the dates: begin date = 10/01/19 & end date = 10/31/19) = Thurs., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Ch. 7 vocab. index cards = Wed., 10/09
    - Ch. 7 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Fri., 10/11
    - Ch. 7 vocab. test = Fri., 10/11

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide and Textbook:

    • Aristotle's Rhetorical Triangle (in resource guide p. 63, in textbook p. 67)
      • Ethos
      • Pathos
      • Logos
    • Writing an Essay that Evaluates the Strengths and Weaknesses of Competing Arguments (p. 64)
    • Persuassion Academic Vocabulary (pp. 65-66)
    • Evaluating an Argument: And the verdict is... (p. 67)

    - Review handout:

    • "Overview of Rhetorical Patterns"
    • "Common Rhetorical Patterns and How They Might Be Used"

    - Finish reading, annotating, and answering the text analysis questions (if you did not complete your work) = Tues., 10/15

    • Editorial: "An Early Start on College" (TB: p. 79 and p. 80, questions #3-6)
      • Please visit Google Classroom for a thorough explanation of each question (do NOT turn in work to Google Classroom)
      • You may reference how to annotate a text on p. 49 of Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • While reading:
      • Write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand in your class notebook and define each of those words
      • Answer the short answer questions:
        • Chapter twenty-seven: "Because Russian Guys Are Not Always Geniuses" (pp. 199-213 in text, questions #1-4 in reading guide) = Wed., 10/09
        • Chapter twenty-eight: "My Final Freshman Year Report Card" (p. 214 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Wed., 10/09
        • Chapter twenty-nine: "Remembering" (pp. 215-218 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Wed., 10/09
        • Chapter thirty: "Talking About Turtles" (pp. 219-230 in text, questions #1-4 in reading guide) = Wed., 10/09
      • Continue annotating text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text) and take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text

     

    Week of 09/30 - 10/04

    - 30 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering the dates: begin date = 10/01/19 & end date = 10/31/19) = Thurs., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Ch. 6 vocab. index cards = Thurs., 10/03
    - Ch. 6 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Thurs., 10/03
    - Ch. 6 vocab. test = Thurs., 10/03

    - Video release form = Thurs., 10/03

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide and Textbook

    • Common Terminology:
      • Argument Terms (p. 6)
      • Academic vocabulary (p. 6)
      • Essay terms (p. 6)

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • While reading:
      • Write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand in your class notebook and define each of those words
      • Answer the short answer questions:
        • Chapter eleven: "Halloween" (pp. 77-81 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter twelve: "Slouching Toward Thanksgiving" (pp. 82-98 in text, questions #1-6 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter thirteen: "My Sister Sends Me an E-mail" (pp. 99-100 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter fourteen: "Thanksgiving" (pp. 101-103 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter fifteen: "Hunger Pains" (pp. 104-113 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter sixteen: "Rowdy Gives Me Advice About Love" (pp. 114-117 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter seventeen: "Dance, Dance, Dance" (pp. 118-129 in text, questions #1-4 in reading guide) = Thurs., 10/03
        • Chapter eighteen: "Don't Trust Your Computer" (pp. 130-132 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Thurs., 10/03
        • Chapter nineteen: "My Sister Sends Me a Letter" (pp. 133-134 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Thurs., 10/03
        • Chapter twenty: "Reindeer Games" (pp. 135-149 in text, questions #1-5 in reading guide) = Thurs., 10/03
        • Chapter twenty-one: "And a Partridge in a Pear Tree" (pp. 150-151 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Thurs., 10/03
        • Chapter twenty-two: "Red Versus White" (pp. 152-158 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Mon., 10/07
        • Chapter twenty-three: "Wake" (pp. 159-168 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Mon., 10/07
        • Chapter twenty-four: "Valentine Heart" (pp. 169-178 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Mon., 10/07
        • Chapter twenty-five: "In Like a Lion" (pp. 179-196 in text, questions #1-6 in reading guide) = Mon., 10/07
        • Chapter twenty-six: "Rowdy and I Have a Long and Serious Discussion about Basketball" (pp. 197-198 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Mon., 10/07
      • Continue annotating text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text) and take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text

    *EXTRA CREDIT:

     - Participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest (Literature option) = Mon., 10/07

     

    Week of 09/23 - 09/27

    - Ch. 5 vocab. index cards = Wed., 09/25
    - Ch. 5 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Fri., 09/27
    - Ch. 5 vocab. test = Fri., 09/27

    - Finish answering the reading analysis questions (if you did not complete your work) = Wed., 09/25

    • "Always Running" and "'Race' Politics" (TB: pp. 39-40, #1-10)

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide = Fri., 09/27

    • Common Terminology:
      • Argument Terms (p. 6)
      • Academic vocabulary (p. 6)
      • Essay terms (p. 6)

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • While reading:
      • Write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand in your class notebook and define each of those words
      • Answer the short answer questions:
        • Chapter seven: "Rowdy Sings the Blues" (pp. 48-53 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Wed., 09/25
        • Chapter eight: "How to Fight Monsters" (pp. 54-66 in text, questions #1-7 in reading guide) = Wed., 09/25
        • Chapter nine: "Grandmother Gives Me Some Advice" (pp. 67-73 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Fri., 09/27
        • Chapter ten: "Tears of a Clown" (pp. 74-76 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Fri., 09/27
        • Chapter eleven: "Halloween" (pp. 77-81 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter twelve: "Slouching Toward Thanksgiving" (pp. 82-98 in text, questions #1-6 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter thirteen: "My Sister Sends Me an E-mail" (pp. 99-100 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter fourteen: "Thanksgiving" (pp. 101-103 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter fifteen: "Hunger Pains" (pp. 104-113 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
        • Chapter sixteen: "Rowdy Gives Me Advice About Love" (pp. 114-117 in text, questions #1-2 in reading guide) = Tues., 10/01
      • Continue annotating text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text) and take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text

    *EXTRA CREDIT:

     - Participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest (Literature option) = Mon., 10/07

     

    Week of 09/16 - 09/20

    - Ch. 4 vocab. index cards = Thurs., 09/19
    - Ch. 4 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Thurs., 09/19
    - Ch. 4 vocab. test = Thurs., 09/19

    - Finish reading and annotating the class work (if you did not complete your work) = Thurs., 09/19

    • "Always Running" (TB: pp. 35-36)

    - Finish reading and annotating the class work (if you did not complete your work) = Mon., 09/23

    • "'Race' Politics" (TB: pp. 37-38)
    • Please annotate the stanzas with the following line sequence chunks:
      • 1-5
      • 6-14
      • 15-17
      • 18-25
      • 26-34
      • 35-38
      • 39-42
      • 43-48
      • 49-61
      • 62-65
      • 66-72

    The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • While reading:
      • Write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand in your class notebook and define each of those words
      • Answer the short answer questions:
        • Chapter three: "Revenge Is My Middle Name" (pp. 15-24 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Thurs., 09/19
        • Chapter four: "Because Geometry Is Not a Country Near France" (pp. 25-31 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Thurs., 09/19
        • Chapter five: "Hope Against Hope" (pp. 32-43 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Mon., 09/23
        • Chapter six: "Go Means Go" (pp. 44-47 in text, question #1 in reading guide) = Mon., 09/23
      • Continue annotating text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text) and take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text

    *EXTRA CREDIT:

     - Participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest (Literature option) = Mon., 10/07

     

    Week of 09/09 - 09/13

    - Ch. 3 vocab. index cards = Wed., 09/11
    - Ch. 3 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Fri., 09/13
    - Ch. 3 vocab. test =  Fri., 09/13

    - Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide = Wed., 09/11

    • Characterization (pp. 26-27)
    • Literary Terms (pp. 5, 17-20, 23-24)

    - Narrative writing (prompt on Google Classroom) = Wed., 09/11

    • Bring a typed and printed copy to class
      • Please use black ink (DO NOT use colors => Jane Schaffer Writing Program)
      • DO NOT print from turnitin.com
      • DO NOT submit your work on Google Classroom
      • Written work needs to be submitted to turnitin.com by Tues., 09/10 by 11:59pm PST

    - The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:

    • Review your notes on the background information / historical context = Fri., 09/13
    • While reading:
      • Write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand in your class notebook and define each of those words
      • Answer the short answer questions:
        • Chapter one: "The Black-Eye-of-the-Month Club" (pp. 1-6 in text, questions #1-3 in reading guide) = Tues., 09/17
        • Chapter two: "Why Chicken Means So Much To Me" (pp. 7-14 in text, questions #1-5 in reading guide) = Tues., 09/17
      • Continue annotating text (in notebook and/or on Post-it notes in text) and take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text
      • Review your notes on themes, motifs, symbols and characters = Tues., 09/17
      • Anticipation guide: "The ABC's of Teenage Life" = Tues., 09/17
      • Pre-reading activity: prediction worksheet = Tues., 09/17

    *EXTRA CREDIT:

     - Participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest (Literature option) = Mon., 10/07

     

    Week of 09/02 - 09/06

    - Ch. 2 vocab. index cards = Thurs. 09/05
    - Ch. 2 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Thurs. 09/05
    - Ch. 2 vocab. test =  Thurs. 09/05

    - Finish completing the ZINC diagnostic = Tues., 09/03 by 11:59pm PST

    - Signed study session permission slip = Thurs., 09/05 by snack

    • You need to turn in your signed permission slip, even if you initially do not think you will attend the optional study sessions. You never know if/when you may want/need to attend; thus, why you need to turn it in ahead of time just in case!

    - Finish annotating article (front and back) titled, "Voting Rights Success? Not So Fast" = Mon., 09/06

    - Review your notes and Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide = Mon., 09/06

    • Constructive Conversation Skills (p. 35, 38-39)
      • Four elements (create, clarify, fortify, negotiate)
    • Annotating for Success: How to Read Critically (p. 49)
    • Plot (pp. 21-22)
    • Elements of a Short Story (p. 25)

    *EXTRA CREDIT:

     - Participate in the PTSA Reflections Art Program 2019 contest (Literature option) = Mon., 10/07

     

    Week of 08/26 - 08/30

    - Ch. 1 vocab. index cards = Thurs. 08/29
    - Ch. 1 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Thurs. 08/29
    - Ch. 1 vocab. test =  Thurs. 08/29
    - Finish labeling FATt sentence worksheet (#1-6) = Thurs. 08/29

    - Create an account for NoRedInk and complete the NoRedInk Baseline Assessment (Fall Semester) = Thurs., 08/29 at 8:00am PST

    - Review Jane Schaffer Writing Program:
    * Elements of a FATt sentence (F = Focus; A = Author; T = Title; t = text type)
    * CD = Concrete Detail
    * CM = Commentary
    * CS = Concluding Sentence
    **Back to School Night = Thurs., 08/29 (6:30-8:00pm)

     

    Week of 08/19 - 08/23

    - Signed syllabus = Fri., 08/23

    - Supply check = Tues., 08/27

    - SSR book check (200+ pages) = Tues., 08/27

    - Signed Academic Honesty Policy = Tues., 08/27

    - Complete ReadTheory Pretest = Tues., 08/27

    - Create accounts for the following = Tues., 08/27

    •   Google Classroom
    •   Newsela.com
    •   Zinc Reading Labs
    •   ReadTheory.org
    •   Turnitin.com (DO NOT use your GUSD email address; you will not be able to recover your account if you forget your password)

    - Remind app (class code and school code):

    • Class name (Period 1) Period 1: English 9
      • Class code = @ohanian1
    • Class name (Period 3) Period 3: English 9
      • Class code = @ohanian3
    • Class name (Period 5) = Period 5: English 9
      • Class code = @ohanian5
    • School code:
      • Freshmen: Text @2023cmhs to 81010
      • Sophomores: Text @2022cmhs to 81010
      • Juniors: Text @2021cmhs to 81010
      • Seniors: Text @2020cmhs to 81010

    **Back to School Night = Thurs., 08/29 (6:30-8:00pm)