Ms. Kelly Notes

Language Arts 9


Posted: November 9, 2018

For Tuesday, please have the following completed:

-chapters 1-3 of Lord of the Flies (chapter 3 was assigned during Thursday's class)

-vocabulary for chapters 1-3

-update character charts (with page numbers)


Posted: November 6, 2018

Finish reading Chapter 1 for Wednesday's class.

Personal Essay is due tomorrow (see previous post for MLA format guidelines)

Posted: November 1, 2018

Posted: October 23, 2018

  • Personal Writing Piece, choice B: originally due on October 25, now due on October 29.


  • Personal Essay: due November 7. Handout given in class with topics and requirements.

                          -we will be working on the essay in class, with daily mini-lessons on writing craft and conventions. I will read drafts to check MLA formatting.



Posted: October 10, 2018

  • Thursday, October 18: Personal Writing, Choice A due
  • Tuesday, October 16: in-class assignment on The Pearl
  • Monday, October 22: Short Story test (review and outline will be passed out next week)
  • Thursday, October 25: Personal Writing, Choice B due


We will start working on your personal essay next week, and a due date will be decided soon.

Posted: October 2, 2018


October 11: Personal Writing, Choice A (note the date change!)

October 16: The Pearl in class assignment

October 25: Personal Writing, Choice B (date change!)

Posted: September 18, 2018

Reminders and Deadlines

  • September 18 homework: read the article you were given and at the bottom or back, summarize the main points. Be prepared to share these in class tomorrow.
  • September 21: in-class assignment on Of Mice and Men.
  • October 4: first personal writing assignment due
  • October 18: second personal writing assignment due

Posted: May 28, 2018   "John Brown" by Bob Dylan  "The Ballad of Crowfoot" by Willie Dunn

Posted: April 20, 2018

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Posted: April 11, 2018


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Posted: February 1, 2018

Before we start reading Romeo and Juliet, it is important to understand who Shakespeare's audience was. Use the attached form to guide your research, and don't forget to take notes from each website. We will be working with the information you find in class to write a process essay about how to survive in Elizabethan England.

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