Ms. Kelly Notes

Language Arts 9


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:

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.

Posted: September 8, 2014

Reminders:Please have your Writer's Notebooks for Tuesday's class, as well as an SSR book if you haven't found one already. Assignments: Awesome Assignment is due on Thursday, September 11. This is based on the quick writes we did based on The Book of Awesome. You are to focus on one awesome thing and write one page, double-spaced about that thing. Please use proper formating (name, teacher, class and date in the top left hand corner), and remember that 10% will be deducted for each day late.

Posted: September 5, 2014

Welcome to Grade 9 Language Arts!  A few reminders about what you need for Monday:-a hardcover journal for your Writer's Notebook-a novel to read during SSR-one awesome thing (from the two Quick Writes we did today)

Posted: May 22, 2014

Due tomorrow:   "The Highwayman" analysis questions Article of the Week #6

Posted: May 7, 2014

Today we started a multigenre project, and you were asked to find a book that you will be able to finish by May 30th (with classtime provided for reading). The next two days will be for reading (and making sure you have a book you are comfortable with and enjoy). The books can be any genre.   By Monday, have enough of the book read so that you will be able to talk to me about it and we can find a theme or issue to focus your project on.
Due dates for Creative Extensions:   #1: Monday, April 7 #2: Monday, April 28   Remember that you can complete them in any order (A or B first), and 10% is deducted for every date late.  
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