Ms. Kelly

Language Arts 9

Posted: January 6, 2015

The test on To Kill a Mockingbird will be on Wednesday, January 7th.

Posted: December 15, 2014

Your To Kill a Mockingbird test will be on Thursday, December 18. A review sheet was passed out today, so be sure to know the answers to the study questions and be able to identify the speaker, context and significance for each quotation on the sheet. The written connection for the documentary project was due today (MLA format with a Works Cited page)

Posted: December 8, 2014

Due tomorrow: essay introduction. Don't forget to include a hook, claim (brief summary of your three main points), and a thesis statement (sums up your argument). Missed a step in the essay writing process? See the last post for Grade 9 Language Arts.

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:

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)