Homework: English 9 (Periods 2, 4, 6)

  • Week of 12/05 - 12/09

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 15 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 12/07 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 15 vocab. test = Thurs., 12/08

    - Review for final exam:

    • Vocabulary (chapters 1-15)

    • My Name Is Aram 
    • The House on Mango Street
    • Of Mice and Men, the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl

    • Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide
    • Grammar

     

    Week of 11/28 - 12/02

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 11/01/21 & end date = 11/30/21 --> select 'apply') = Tues., 11/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

      • Ch. 14 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 11/30 (8:00am PST)
      • Ch. 14 vocab. test = Fri., 12/02

    - Finish reading your SSR book (by the end of Thanksgiving Break) = Mon., 11/28

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Completed thematic poster (group project) = Mon., 11/28

    - Oral SSR Book Report = Tues., 12/06

    - Review the information under the 'Grammar' tab on Google Classroom on grammar and punctuation = Thurs., 12/02

    • "Grammar Notes"

    • "Parallel Structure / Verb Tenses"

    • "Grammar and Punctuation Resources"

      • Information to cover:

        • Semicolon

        • Colon

        • Apostrophe

        • Hyphen

        • Dash

        • Ellipses

        • Quotation marks

        • Punctuation marks

        • Fragment

        • Run-on sentences

        • Comma splice

        • Parallel structure

        • Independent clause

        • Dependent clause

        • Denotation

        • Connotation

        • Active voice

        • Passive voice

     

    Week of 11/21 - 11/25

    - Thanksgiving Break! :)

     

    Week of 11/14 - 11/18

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 11/01/22 & end date = 11/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Wed., 11/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

      • Ch. 13 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 11/16 (8:00am PST)
      • Ch. 13 vocab. test = Wed., 11/16

    - Finish reading your SSR book (by the end of Thanksgiving Break) = Mon., 11/28

     

    Week of 11/07 - 11/11

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 11/01/22 & end date = 11/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Wed., 11/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 12 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 11/09 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 12 vocab. test = Thurs., 11/10

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Completed hard copy of outline (in pencil) = Tues., 11/08
    • Completed peer review packet = Tues., 11/08
    • Open Mind = Mon., 11/14

     

    Week of 10/31 - 11/04

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 10/01/22 & end date = 10/31/22 --> select 'apply') = Mon., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 11 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 11/02 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 11 vocab. test = Fri., 11/04

    - Of Mice and Men:

        • Essay:

          • Print out a hard copy of your final draft (in color) with your rubric stapled ON TOP to be submitted at the beginning of class on Tues., 11/08

            • Print a hard copy of your essay directly from turnitin.com = Tues., 11/08

              • Directions:

                • Log onto turnitin.com

                • Click the icon to view your essay

                • Click on the downward facing arrow and click "Current View" to download your paper

                • Print the packet you downloaded (includes title page, color-coded essay, originality report and the grademark report) --> essay needs to be in COLOR --> you may also print the packet using black ink and may neatly underline each sentence using colored pens per the JSWP

          • Completed hard copy of outline (in pencil) = Tues., 11/08
          • Completed peer review packet = Tues., 11/08
       
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    Week of 10/24 - 10/28

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 10/01/22 & end date = 10/31/22 --> select 'apply') = Mon., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 10 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 10/26 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 10 vocab. test = Wed., 10/26  

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Essay

      • Mini outline = Wed., 10/26 (8:00am PST)
        • Print out a hard copy of the mini outline (in color) to be submitted at the beginning of class (if you can't print in color, underline the information in blue per the JSWP)
      • Outline

        • Introduction = Mon., 10/31

        • Body Paragraph #1 = Mon., 10/31  

        • Body Paragraph #2 = Mon., 10/31  

        • Body Paragraph #3 = Wed., 11/02  

        • Conclusion = Wed., 11/02  

      • Peer Review (edit and revise essay in class) = Fri., 11/04

        • Print out a hard copy of your essay (in color) to be peer reviewed at the beginning of class  
      • Final draft of essay = Fri., 11/04 on turnitin.com by 11:59pm PST

        • Print out a hard copy of your final draft (in color) with your rubric stapled ON TOP to be submitted at the beginning of class on Tues., 11/08

     

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide:

    • Aristotle's Rhetorical Appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) --> p. 89
    • "Writing an Essay That Evaluates Strengths / Weaknesses of Competing Arguments" --> p. 90
    • "Evaluating an Argument...And the Verdict Is" --> p. 94
    • "Persuasion Academic Vocabulary" + Denotation / Connotation --> pp. 91-92
    • Thesis Statement --> pp. 49-52
    • Transitional words / phrases --> p. 80
    • Summarizing do's / don'ts --> p. 60
    • 'TIES' method for embedding quotations + whiteboard picture of introducing quotations --> pp. 82-83
    • In-text citations --> p. 84
    • Punctuating titles --> p. 65, 82
    • PowerPoint Presentation: Argumentation and Persuasion --> on my teacher page under the 'Files' tab located on the school website

    - Review: Argumentation and Persuasion Presentation 

     

     

    Week of 10/17 - 10/21

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 10/01/22 & end date = 10/31/22 --> select 'apply') = Mon., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 9 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 10/19 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 9 vocab. test = Thurs., 10/20

     

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Read:

      • Chapter five (pp. 84-98 in text) = Tues., 10/18

      • Chapter six (pp. 99-107 in text) = Tues., 10/18

    • While reading each chapter:

      • (Expected):

        • Complete the reading guide discussion questions (on Google Classroom) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete taking notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text (in your class notebook) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete the character chart (hard copy --> NOT on Google Classroom) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete KWL Chart = Tues., 10/18
      • (Optional):

        • In your class notebook, write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand and define each of those words (as needed)

        • Reference the descriptions of the characters found on the character list (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

        • Reference the connections / relationships of the characters found on the character map (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide:

    • Aristotle's Rhetorical Appeals (ethos, pathos, logos) --> p. 89
    • "Writing an Essay That Evaluates Strengths / Weaknesses of Competing Arguments" --> p. 90
    • "Evaluating an Argument...And the Verdict Is" --> p. 94
    • "Persuasion Academic Vocabulary" + Denotation / Connotation --> pp. 91-92
    • Thesis Statement --> pp. 49-52
    • Transitional words / phrases --> p. 80
    • Summarizing do's / don'ts --> p. 60
    • 'TIES' method for embedding quotations + whiteboard picture of introducing quotations --> pp. 82-83
    • In-text citations --> p. 84
    • Punctuating titles --> p. 65, 82
    • PowerPoint Presentation: Argumentation and Persuasion --> on my teacher page under the 'Files' tab located on the school website

    - Review: Argumentation and Persuasion Presentation 

     

     

    Week of 10/10 - 10/14

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 10/01/22 & end date = 10/31/22 --> select 'apply') = Mon., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 8 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 10/12 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 8 vocab. test = Fri., 10/14

     

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Read:

      • Chapter one (pp. 1-16 in text) = Wed., 10/12

      • Chapter two (pp. 17-37 in text) = Wed., 10/12

      • Chapter three (pp. 38-65 in text) = Fri., 10/14

      • Chapter four (pp. 66-83 in text) = Fri., 10/14  

      • Chapter five (pp. 84-98 in text) = Tues., 10/18

      • Chapter six (pp. 99-107 in text) = Tues., 10/18

    • While reading each chapter:

      • (Expected):

        • Complete the reading guide discussion questions (on Google Classroom) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete taking notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text (in your class notebook) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete the character chart (hard copy --> NOT on Google Classroom) = Tues., 10/18

        • Complete KWL Chart = Tues., 10/18
      • (Optional):

        • In your class notebook, write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand and define each of those words (as needed)

        • Reference the descriptions of the characters found on the character list (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

        • Reference the connections / relationships of the characters found on the character map (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

     

    Week of 10/03 - 10/07

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 10/01/22 & end date = 10/31/22 --> select 'apply') = Mon., 10/31 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 7 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 10/05 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 7 vocab. test = Thurs., 10/06

    - Review Ms. Ohanian's English Resource Guide:

    • Aristotle's Rhetorical Appeals (ethos, pathos, logos)
    • "Writing an Essay That Evaluates Strengths / Weaknesses of Competing Arguments"
    • "Evaluating an Argument...And the Verdict Is"
    • "Persuasion Academic Vocabulary" + Denotation / Connotation
    • "Overview of Rhetorical Patterns"

     

    - Of Mice and Men:

    • Complete the first two columns of the KWL Chart ("What I Know" and "What I Want to Know") = Mon., 10/10

    • Review the background information, themes, and characters (on Google Classroom) = Mon., 10/10  

      • The Great Depression

      • The Dust Bowl

      • The "American Dream"

     

    Week of 09/26 - 09/30

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 09/01/22 & end date = 09/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Fri., 09/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 6 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 09/28 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 6 vocab. test = Fri., 09/30

    - My Name Is Aram and The House on Mango Street:

    • Reading notes (stapled and ready to submit BEFORE class) = Fri., 09/30
    • Literary analysis (group project and presentation) = Fri., 09/30
    • Read:
      • My Name Is Aram:
        • "Old Country Advice to the American Traveler" - "A Word to Scoffers" (pp. 129-151) = Mon., 09/26
      • The House on Mango Street:
        • "A Smart Cookie" - "Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes" (pp. 90-110)   = Mon., 09/26
    • While reading each chapter:
      • (Expected):
        • Take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text, in addition to elements of the plot, short story, and characterization (in your class notebook)
      • (Optional):
        • In your class notebook, write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand and define each of those words (as needed)
        • Reference the descriptions of the characters found on the character list (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

     

     

    Week of 09/19 - 09/23

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 09/01/22 & end date = 09/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Fri., 09/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 5 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 09/21 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 5 vocab. test = Thurs., 09/22

    - My Name Is Aram and The House on Mango Street:

    • Review elements of plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement, resolution)  
    • Review elements of a short story (plot, character, setting, theme)
    • Review characterization (protagonist, antagonist, dynamic, static, flat, round)
    • Review character list  
    • Review themes
    • Read:
      • My Name Is Aram:
        • "My Cousin Dikran, the Orator" - "The Circus" (pp. 67-101) = Tues., 09/20
        • "The Three Swimmers and the Educated Grocer" - "Locomotive 38, The Ojibway" (pp. 102-128) = Thurs., 09/22
        • "Old Country Advice to the American Traveler" - "A Word to Scoffers" (pp. 129-151) = Mon., 09/26
      • The House on Mango Street:
        • "Chanclas" - "Geraldo No Last Name" (pp. 46-66)   = Tues., 09/20
        • "Edna's Ruthie" - "Beautiful & Cruel" (pp. 67-89)   = Thurs., 09/22
        • "A Smart Cookie" - "Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes" (pp. 90-110)   = Mon., 09/26
    • While reading each chapter:
      • (Expected):
        • Take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text, in addition to elements of the plot, short story, and characterization (in your class notebook)
      • (Optional):
        • In your class notebook, write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand and define each of those words (as needed)
        • Reference the descriptions of the characters found on the character list (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

     

     

    Week of 09/12 - 09/16

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 09/01/22 & end date = 09/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Fri., 09/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 4 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 09/14 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 4 vocab. test = Fri., 09/16

    - My Name Is Aram and The House on Mango Street:

    • Review elements of plot (exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement, resolution)  
    • Review elements of a short story (plot, character, setting, theme)
    • Review characterization (protagonist, antagonist, dynamic, static, flat, round)
    • Review character list  
    • Review themes
    • Read:
      • My Name Is Aram:
        • "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse" - "The Pomegranate Trees" (pp. 1-38) = Wed., 09/14
        • "One of Our Future Poets, You Might Say" - "A Nice Old-Fashioned Romance" (pp. 39-66) = Fri., 09/16
        • "My Cousin Dikran, the Orator" - "The Circus" (pp. 67-101) = Tues., 09/20
        • "The Three Swimmers and the Educated Grocer" - "Locomotive 38, The Ojibway" (pp. 102-128) = Thurs., 09/22
        • "Old Country Advice to the American Traveler" - "A Word to Scoffers" (pp. 129-151) = Mon., 09/26
      • The House on Mango Street:
        • "The House on Mango Street" - "Meme Ortiz" (pp. 1-22) = Wed., 09/14  
        • "Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin" - "A Rice Sandwich" (pp. 23-45)   = Fri., 09/16
        • "Chanclas" - "Geraldo No Last Name" (pp. 46-66)   = Tues., 09/20
        • "Edna's Ruthie" - "Beautiful & Cruel" (pp. 67-89)   = Thurs., 09/22
        • "A Smart Cookie" - "Mango Says Goodbye Sometimes" (pp. 90-110)   = Mon., 09/26
    • While reading each chapter:
      • (Expected):
        • Take notes on quotations that relate to the overall themes of the text, in addition to elements of the plot, short story, and characterization (in your class notebook)
      • (Optional):
        • In your class notebook, write down vocabulary words from each chapter that you do not understand and define each of those words (as needed)
        • Reference the descriptions of the characters found on the character list (as needed) --> found on Google Classroom

     

    Week of 09/05 - 09/09

    - 20 completed and passed readtheory.org assessments (when filtering dates, click on 'date' --> select 'custom range' --> filter date: begin date = 09/01/22 & end date = 09/30/22 --> select 'apply') = Fri., 09/30 at 8:59pm PST

    - Complete the SSR book log for the fall 2022 semester (on Google Classroom) = Tues., 09/06 by 11:59pm PST

    - Vocabulary:

    • Ch. 3 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed., 09/07 (8:00am PST)
    • Ch. 3 vocab. test = Thurs., 09/08

     

    Week of 08/29 - 09/02

    - Complete the T-Chart for the article titled, “Voting Rights Success? Not So Fast” = Tues., 08/30  

    - Ch. 2 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed. 08/31 (8:00am PST)

    - Ch. 2 vocab. test =  Fri. 09/02

    - Personal Narrative: Identity = Fri., 09/02 due on turnitin.com by 11:59pm PST (do NOT wait until 11:59pm PST to submit your paper --> the system WILL mark your paper as being late! Do NOT share, email, and/or submit your final paper to me on Google Classroom --> only submit your paper on turnitin.com). 

     

    Week of 08/22 - 08/26

    - Signed syllabus (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Signed Academic Honesty Policy (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Signed film form (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Complete ReadTheory pretest (eight questions) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Complete NoRedInk grammar diagnostic = Wed., 08/24 (8:00am PST)

    - Add yourself to Google Classroom = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Ch. 1 vocab. workbook (WB) work = Wed. 08/24 (8:00am PST)

    - Ch. 1 vocab. test =  Fri. 08/26

    - Complete the T-Chart for the article titled, “Voting Rights Success? Not So Fast” = Tues., 08/30

     

    Week of 08/15 - 08/19

    - Signed syllabus (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Signed Academic Honesty Policy (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Signed film form (link on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Complete ReadTheory pretest (eight questions) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    - Complete NoRedInk grammar diagnostic = Wed., 08/24 (8:00am PST)

    - Add yourself to Google Classroom = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    • Class code:
      • Period 2 = 2tzpxib
      • Period 4 = rfscrtj
      • Period 6 = bhbftye

    - Create accounts for the following (class codes on Google Classroom) = Mon., 08/22 (8:00am PST)

    •   Remind app (remind.com)
    •   Turnitin.com
    •   ReadTheory.org
    •   Listenwise.com
    •   Newsela.com
    •   Noredink.com
    •   Townsendpress.com