Mrs. O'Neill-MacDonnell

English 9; English 123; GG (Special Olympics Leadership)

Posted: November 6, 2023

Make note of the strategies Elie Wiesel uses to slow down time in this excerpt from Night.

Due Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2023

Due Date: 

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Posted: October 16, 2023

Due Date: 

Monday, October 16, 2023

Posted: October 10, 2023


Do Exercises for
  1. Commas in Compound and Complete Sentences
  2. Commas in a Series
  3. Commas with Dates, City, and State

Due Date: 

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Posted: October 3, 2023

So far this year, we have covered commas in a series, commas in dates and places, AAAWWUBBIS, and FANBOYS


Cheers and Fears: Write a piece with an introduction that focuses on at least one cheer and one fear about starting high school at MVHS.
What makes a good quality teacher? Add a story in with an experience you may have had with a good teacher..
Most of this writing will be done in class.

Due Date: 

Monday, September 25, 2023

Posted: September 11, 2023

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Posted: September 11, 2023

šTitle of book and author and genre
šReadapassage from book
šGive information about the author and other books written, interesting facts
šOfferanyinteresting tidbits about the book (movie, #1 bestseller, etc).
šDoyouthinkyouwillreadthisbookand why/why not
šConfidentvoice when reading (practice)
šEye contact

Posted: September 5, 2023

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Posted: June 4, 2020

Please consider the following characters:  Ponyboy, Darry, Dally, Johnny, Cherry.  Provide proof that they should be considered heroes. Some characters will have more than one piece of proof! In the organizer below you have some examples of how these characters were heroes (You do not need to include page numbers as you do not have a copy of the book).  You may add your own examples as well.

I have uploaded notes on Important Events from each chapter, you may need to refer to these to help you with your assignment.

Assignment: Answer the questions; What does it mean to be a hero? And What qualities or character traits do heroes possess? Complete a list of heroic character traits for each of the characters listed below; Ponyboy, Darry, Johnny, Cherry, Dallas & Randy.  Then choose One character and write a 3-5 paragraph essay on why you feel they are the hero of The Outsiders.  If you would like feedback submit early to your teacher and you will have opportunity to fix your piece and resubmit.


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