Monday, February 12, 2018

February 12-16

READING 7:
We will continue our evaluating arguments rotations on Monday and Tuesday. ALL rotation assignments are due on Wednesday. Wednesday will be the evaluating arguments quiz and synthesis paragraph assessment. On Thursday and Friday, we will begin our work with identifying opposing viewpoints in text.


ENGLISH 9:
We will spend the week reviewing Shakespeare's style and structure as well as review the plot and literary elements of Romeo and Juliet. The unit test will be on FRIDAY. Please utilize the pink study guide as you prepare for the exam.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February 5-9

READING 7:
This week, we will continue our practice with evaluating argumentative text by working on synthesis paragraphs and working through our practice rotations. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, February 13, on evaluating argumentative text.
TUESDAY: All classes -- synthesis paragraph due next class period if not finished in class.


ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will finish reading Romeo and Juliet Act 5 with a focus on what dialogue reveals about a character and how dramatic irony contributes to the plot. We will continue our close-reading practice and wrap-up the week with a review of the play and the concepts within it. There will be a unit test on Tuesday, February 13.

Monday, January 29, 2018

January 29-February 2

READING 7:
This week, we will continue our practice with annotating and evaluating argumentative text. We will work on three whole-group practice article before dividing into small groups for rotations.
THURSDAY P. 1, 2: Finish "Beyond Thirst"evaluating arguments organizer if not finished in class. Bonus points if your step six synthesis paragraph is turned in tomorrow as well! :)
THURSDAY P. 3, 4, 5: Finish "Beyond Thirst"evaluating arguments organizer  for evidence pieces #1-6. Do not worry about the final 3 questions. We will do that tomorrow.


ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will continue working towards finishing our reading of Romeo and Juliet. We will continue reading and analyzing Act 4 and Act 5 with a focus on what dialogue reveals about a character and how dramatic irony contributes to the plot.

Monday, January 22, 2018

January 22-26

READING 7:
Monday through Wednesday will be spent working on "The Trial of SpongeBob SquarePants" in class as a way to review argumentative writing and prepare for the evaluation of argumentative text. All work will be completed in class, though students do have the option of working on their arguments outside of class on their own time. Thursday and Friday will be spent learning how to annotate argumentative text. There will be no formal homework this week.

ENGLISH 9:
We will begin the week by finishing Act 3 of Romeo and Juliet. There will be a test on the Act 1-3 study guide questions on TUESDAY. We will continue working our way through Act 4 from Wednesday through Friday.

Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15-19

READING 7:
Monday will be spent completing a TDA for our craft and structure unit. Tuesday will be a catch-up day for students to work on test corrections for the second marking period. Wednesday through Friday will be spent introducing the concept of evaluating arguments through a mini-mock trial in the classroom.

ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will wrap up our study of  Romeo and Juliet, Act 3. We will continue completing our study guides as well as look at how dialogue impacts our understanding of a character. There will be a mid-point test based off the study guide to review student understanding of the text thus far next TUESDAY, January 23.

Monday, January 8, 2018

January 8-12

READING 7:
We will wrap up our study of word meanings this week. There will be a quiz on TUESDAY. We will spend Wednesday and Thursday reviewing our craft and structure unit, then test on FRIDAY.

ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will continue with Romeo and Juliet, Act 3. As we read, we will continue working with our study guides as well as dive into sonnet form. After Act 3, there will be a mid-point test based off the study guide to review student understanding of the text thus far. The test date will be dependent upon our movement through the act.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

January 1-5

There is no school on Monday, January 1.

READING 7:
This week, we will pick up with our study of word choice and word meanings. We will review the content, do whole-group instruction to practice, and end the week with Study Island practice. There will be a word choice and word meanings quiz on MONDAY, JANUARY 8.

ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will dive back into Romeo and Juliet, picking up with Act 3. As we read, we will continue working with our study guides as well as dive into sonnet form. After Act 3, there will be a mid-point test based off the study guide to review student understanding of the text thus far. The test date will be dependent upon our movement through the act.

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 18-22

READING 7:
This week, we are completing the Ugly Sweater Challenge to practice multiple meanings of words -- technical, figurative, connotative, and denotative. Students will be working in groups through a series of questions testing their knowledge of these topics to create an ugly sweater that matches the key. The challenge must be completed by THURSDAY. There will be no homework this week. Friday is an 11 AM dismissal.

ENGLISH 9:
We will wrap up our study of Act 2 this week using read aloud, film, and audio version of Romeo and Juliet. We will continue looking at character and begin focusing on the crimes committed in the play to prepare ourselves for our persuasive writing assignment that will occur at the end of the play. At the end of Act 2, we will apply our study of character and theme to a Christmas movie, completing a character and thematic analysis. Friday is an 11 AM dismissal.

Word Meanings PowerPoint

https://docs.google.com/a/northschuylkill.net/presentation/d/1V2VpT3dCwMHDe89v0yuY66TM3Nat9AlDr9B34roW-dM/edit?usp=sharing

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 11-15

READING 7:
We are continuing our practice with text structure this week. There will be an open-note quiz to ensure that students have the correct notes from the Google Doc. We will work in rotations and will conclude our practice with a quiz on Friday.

ENGLISH 9:
We are continuing our work with Romeo and Juliet, diving into Act 2 this week. The majority of work will be completed in class. Any work not finished in class will become homework.

Monday, December 4, 2017

December 4-9

READING 7:
We will begin our week with whole-group instruction on text structure on both Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday will be spent in the computer lab completing CDT tests. All students will earn 10 points for completing their CDT as well as an additional 5 bonus points for showing growth.
TUESDAY HW: Finish text organization notes packet.

ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will continue reading Romeo and Juliet by wrapping up Act 1 on Monday and completing text analysis as an open-book Act 1 quiz on Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday will be spent in the computer lab completing CDT tests. All students will earn 10 points for completing their CDT as well as an additional 5 bonus points for showing growth.

February 12-16

READING 7: We will continue our evaluating arguments rotations on Monday and Tuesday. ALL rotation assignments are due on Wednesday.  Wedne...