Ms. Kelly Notes

Language Arts 9

Notes

Posted: December 5, 2014

Satire and Persuasion We have looked at various types of satire over the past two weeks, and have analysed writing for both persuasive and satirical techniques. Your task now is to write a persuasive essay that is satirical. So far, we have chosen topics, filled out a position/support web to organize our arguments, and found ways to make the essay persuasive and satirical. Drafting the essay will begin on Monday, and the final essay will be due on Thursday, December 11.

Posted: November 24, 2014

Energy Drink advertisements/labels are due tomorrow. Don't forget to attach a paragraph defending your choices (ie. warning label, product design, etc). Parts of Speech quiz is on Wednesday.

Posted: November 17, 2014

To Kill a Mockingbird Article of the Week #2 ("Nova Scotia Burning" and "Mississippi of the North: Is this title deserved?") is due on Thursday, November 20.

Posted: November 7, 2014

Remembrance Day contest submissions (literary or poster) are due on Friday, November 14.   For the contest criteria, see: http://www.legion.ca/youth/contests/

Posted: November 7, 2014

Due Monday Nov.10: read Chapter 8 Due Wednesday, Nov. 12: Thematic connection assignment- child soldiery   The To Kill a Mockingbird calendar has been updated since the storm day on Monday.

Posted: November 6, 2014

Extended Narratives are due on Monday, October 10. Narratives should contain between 3 and 6 snapshot moments (these were all done during class time), and focus on a single theme, place or person. Assignments are to be typed, double-spaced and have your name, class, teacher and date listed in the top left-hand corner. 10% will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.

Posted: October 17, 2014

Progress Reports went home today: please return them signed on Monday. Don't forget to record your reading. I will be checking to see that you read two hours this week on Monday. Please return the Independent Corrections sheets from your snapshot moments (worth 10 marks)

Posted: October 17, 2014

Graphic organizer assignments on "The Most Dangerous Game" are due on Wednesday, October 22.
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Posted: October 15, 2014

Homework: Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game." We left off on page 8 in class.   If you would like to listen to the audio version, use this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfp04WjOv9A

Posted: October 6, 2014

Snapshot Moment assignments are due Wednesday, October 8th by 3:20 pm.Assignments must be typed and double-spaced (or written in pen on white paper), following the proper name and date format: Top left-hand corner:NameLanguage Arts 9Ms. Kelly8 October 2014 10% will be deducted for each day the assignment is late.
Snapshot MomentWe have been looking at lots of examples of snapshot moments (writing about a moment when time slowed down), as well as the techniques authors have used to slow time down in their writing. On Thursday I will be collecting your drafts, so have them completed along with a draft question for me: write down a question for me to give you feedback on after I read your draft (ie. how are the conventions? Can I organize this differently?). Writer's NotebookI will also be collecting your Writer's Notebooks on Thursday, so make sure all of your Quick Writes are in the notebook as well as the mini-lessons we have completed in the Writer's Craft section.

Posted: September 23, 2014

Personal Essay: Due Monday, September 29th. Typed, double-spaced in MLA format10% deducted for each day lateDrafts, with draft questions and revisions were due today.

Posted: September 9, 2014

Due on Thursday, September 11: Signed immunization consent formsAwesome assignment

Posted: September 9, 2014

Your first Article of the Week is due on Friday. We went over how to complete the assignment in class, and I passed out a sheet on annotated close reading. Don't forget to annotate the article and answer the response question.
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Posted: September 8, 2014

Personal Essay: We are still looking at traits of the personal essay and examining mentor texts for those traits. You will have to pick your essay topic this week, so start thinking of possible topics.  Please have your Writer's Notebook and SSR book on Tuesday.

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