Ms. Kelly

Language Arts 9

Posted: March 11, 2014

Research Essays are due on Friday, March 14   Please pass in the following with your essay: position/support web outline draft Essays should be in MLA format (12 point font, double-spaced, works cited page and proper name/date format).   10% will be deducted for each day the essay is late.

Posted: March 11, 2014

Yesterday you planned out your literary essay on The Outsiders, and today we went through a model of an introduction, with a hook, bridge and thesis statement. Your homework is to write your essay introduction, and finish your position/support web if you haven't already.    

Posted: February 18, 2014

Research Essay Class Work and Homework I have been going through all the steps of the research essay with you, and giving you lots of time in class to work on each part with my help. Here is what you should have completed so far: Topic chosen and narrowed down Three sources (articles or websites) found for your topic Articles highlighted with main ideas / good quotations Position/support web Thesis statement Outline (I showed you my example of a detailed essay outline in class. Make sure you have your sources and quotations listed here, as well as topic sentences written clearly. Essays are due on March 10th. Over the next two weeks there will be mini-lessons given on each part of the essay and time to work on the essay in class.   Article of the Week #2: due on Friday

Posted: February 18, 2014

Periods Two and Six: Read chapter 7 for homework (there will be a reading check on Wednesday)   Make sure all of the work in your duotang is complete. I will be collecting them this week.

Posted: February 11, 2014

Homework (due Thursday): read Chapter 5 of The Outsiders complete vocabulary sheet on premonition complete characterization chart for chapters 3 and 4

Posted: February 4, 2014

Today we looked at examples of Grade 10 research essays. Your assignment was to read like a writer, highlighting and commenting on the following things in the essay you chose: 1. organizational strategies 2. evidence to support 3. persuasive technique 4. things you don't understand   This assignment was started in class and is due tomorrow.

Posted: February 3, 2014

Make sure you have passed in your "Would you Rather" reflection sheet News headline search was due today Article of the Week due Friday (see me if you weren't in class to get a copy)  

Posted: February 3, 2014

Period 1: Finish Chapter 1 of The Outsiders; make sure you have a duotang Period 2 and 6: have a duotang for The Outsiders work

Posted: January 30, 2014

Reminders:   Please bring an independent novel and duotang (for The Outsiders work) to each class.

Posted: January 30, 2014

Homework: Finish your reflection on one "Would you Rather" question from the group activity. Remember to state your point of view and also incorporate the other perspective in your response.

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