Ms. Cabel Notes

Our grade nine boys in The Outsiders


Posted: December 7, 2016

We have been working on our extended narratives in class and we have have many grammar mini-lessons on sentence structure and conventions.  The due date for the final copy of the extended narrative is Monday.  Students will have lab time tomorrow and Friday to start typing.  On Tuesday, the grade nines will have a grammar quiz on all of the concepts we've covered during this unit.  The students will receive a quiz outline ahead of time.

Posted: November 25, 2016

Homework for Monday: Have your topic chosen for your extended narrative.

Posted: November 25, 2016

Homework for Monday:

1. Read up to p.133 ' "They spread out nervously"

2. Vocab words for chapters 6 and 7 (3 words)

3. Finish close reading - this assignment is for marks. 

Posted: November 22, 2016

Finish the storyboard activity for "14 Black Birch Lane" for tomorrow.

Posted: November 22, 2016

Wednesday: There will be a quiz on chapters 1-6 of Lord of the Flies.  The quiz will include multiple choice (on plot and figurative language), quotes (choose 3 of 6), and vocabulary (matching definitions).

Thursday: Read up to p.118 for Thursday.

Posted: November 14, 2016

A reminder that students will be receiving their needles tomorrow.  Please ensure that students have their forms turned in to their English teacher.  Remember that Remembrance Day pieces are due on Thursday.

Posted: November 10, 2016

For Monday, read up to p. 68 of the novel.

Posted: November 10, 2016

Today, students handed in their Articles of the Week.  They were also assigned a Remembrance Day assignment.

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Posted: November 4, 2016

Today we read up to page 38 in Lord of the Flies.  I will be continuing to read aloud on Monday.   There is no reading homework unless you were absent from class today.

Posted: November 2, 2016

Don't forget that both your Article of the Week and your personal essay are due on Friday.

Posted: November 2, 2016

Over the past few weeks, we have been working on reading comprehension with our grade nine students, both fiction and non-fiction.  We have been focusing on topics that we feel are important for teens to be knowledgable about.  One of those topics is the legal issues surrounding sexting - we want students to be informed of their responsibilities when communitating digitally.  So your child may want to discuss some of these topics with you as we move through the mini-lessons.  Report card marks are due next week, so any late assignments owing are due by Friday at the latest.

Posted: October 20, 2016

Today we completed reading comprehension questions on "A Sound of Thunder".  Most students finished in class, but if not, they may complete it for homework.  The questions are attached and the story can be found in my web links.

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Posted: October 19, 2016

Progress reports went home today in all of my classes.

Posted: October 18, 2016

Thursday, October 20th - Short Story Test

Monday, October 24th - New due date for 2nd personal writing piece

Thursday, October 27th - In class essay on SSR Book

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Posted: October 18, 2016

For the last week, we have been talking about reading comprehension strategies.  Yesterday, we reviewed figurative language and the students completed a drawing which is due tomorrow.  Today we read Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" in class.  We will be working with this story for the rest of the week.  If you were absent, please read it on your own time.  I am including a link to the story under the Web Links on my webpage.