Ms. Kelly Notes

Language Arts 9


Posted: September 30, 2016

We started the short story unit yesterday with "Charles" by Shirley Jackson. We will be focusing on one short story element and one reading strategy for each story we read, and at the end of the unit you will be tested on the short story elements in each story. Keep good notes and don't lose your copies of each story.

I've attached a copy of "Charles" for those of you who need it to finish your homework.

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Posted: September 26, 2016

Snapshot moments are due on Friday, September 30. Essays are to be typed and double-spaced in the MLA format I reviewed in class.

Posted: September 26, 2016

Your personal essay is due on Wednesday, September 28. Essays should be typed and double-spaced with proper name and date format (MLA format we went over in class). 10% will be deducted for each day late, and a note is required if you are absent from class on Wednesday.

Posted: September 19, 2016

Today we looked at an essay with lots of voice, and talked about how to organize your essay (you should have some notes). Tomorrow and Wednesday's classes will be for working on your drafts, and drafts are due on Thursday.

Posted: September 15, 2016

Don't forget: Article of the Week 1 is due tomorrow.

Posted: September 13, 2016

  • Due tomorrow: have one Thing I Know for Sure to share tomorrow; Colour of Conviction assignment due
  • Due Friday: Article of the Week #1


Posted: September 6, 2016

Welcome to English Language Arts 10! We're jumping right into things and starting the year with a personal essay, so be sure to show up to class prepared and ready to read and write. You'll need a novel for SSR and a Writer's Notebook as soon as possible (try to have them by Friday, September 9). I've attached the course outline.

Posted: September 6, 2016

Welcome to Writing 110! I look forward to writing and working with you this semester. I've attached the course outline, and don't forget to have a novel for SSR and a Writer's Notebook as soon as possible.

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Posted: April 5, 2016

Currently we are halfway through reading The Outsiders, and there have been several small assignments as well as reading homework. All work must be passed in by Friday in order to count on next week's report card.

  • You should have read up to Chapter 7. We are starting Chapter 8 tomorrow.
  • Chapter 1-3 questions were due last week, and if you didn't complete them, see me for a make up assignment.
  • What/So What or Quotation Illustration assingments are due on Thursday, April 7. You had classtime on Monday and today to work on these.



Posted: March 1, 2016

Due to the school cancellations over the past week, I am cancelling the spoken performance part of the final poetry assignment. The written component is now due on Friday, March 4.

Posted: February 24, 2016

Your final poetry assignments will be due next week. The written portion is due on Thursday, March 3, and you signed up in class for a poem presentation date. Please see the attached assignment outline.

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Posted: February 18, 2016

This week we have been looking at gender roles and expectations, and today's focus was fairy tales. You were asked to choose a copy of a fairy tale and make a chart comparing the roles of men and women in the story. Please have the story read and the chart complete for tomorrow's class.

Posted: February 15, 2016

  • Please pass in your poem reflection assignments on the two song lyrics you brought in (this was due today for Periods 1, 2 and 4, and due tomorrow for Period 6).
  • Today (in Periods 1, 3 and 4) you worked on "Just Because" poems. Please have these completed for tomorrow's class.

Posted: February 8, 2016

For tomorrow's class, please bring in the lyrics to two songs (print or write out the lyrics so they can be passed in). You will need them for a class activity.

Posted: February 1, 2016

This semester I will continue to use the Remind program. This allows me to send texts or emails to students and parents without using my phone number or yours. I've attached the instruction sheets below- just look for the correct period number. You can choose to have the messages sent via text or email.

I've also attached the course outline. Please note the materials needed: students need to have a Writer's Notebook and a novel with them each class.