Ms. Kelly

Language Arts 9

Posted: October 9, 2013

For those of you who need to pass in late assignments, here is what we have done so far: Article of the Week: 1, 2, 3 (attached) Personal Essay (was due on September 26th) Book Talk: Must be completed by October 15th Reading Goals: set two reading goals and a plan for yourself (see me for more info. on this) "Charles" reading comprehension questions Theme and lyrics assignment (you had a class in the library to work on this) "The Sniper" open mind portrait "The Sniper" visualization or writing assignment (due October 9th- also attached) I gave back your picture proofs today. Please bring in your orders by October 18th.

Posted: October 3, 2013

Please bring your independent novels to class tomorrow. There is no homework today- you will have a chance to finish the reading strategy questions on the two articles about sleep tomorrow during SSR.

Posted: October 3, 2013

Yesterday we looked at two songs and practiced writing theme summaries, and today you were asked to find a song of your choice and write a paragraph about its theme. These are due tomorrow with the lyrics attached. Don't forget to include the author, title of song, brief summary and two or three quotations from the song to support the theme you choose.   There was no article of the week handed out on Monday.

Posted: September 30, 2013

Today we read a passage from Edgar Allen Poe's "A Tell-Tale Heart" and looked at the creative use of conventions in it. You were asked to find four examples of creative use of conventions in mentor texts and/or your novel and record the convention as well as what effect is created.   Snapshot moments are due tomorrow. Please remember to put them in MLA format and pass them in before 3:30 p.m.
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Posted: September 30, 2013

Today I gave you a catch up class for all of the work we have done so far. Please make sure that you have passed in your three articles of the week, your personal essay, reading comprehension questions on "Charles" and your reading goals.   Independent Correction Sheets for your Personal Essays are to be handed in once you get your essay back, and I will accept essay rewrites

Posted: September 27, 2013

Final copies of snapshot moments are due on Tuesday, October 1st. Please have them passed in by the end of the day in MLA format (see attachment on previous postings). Try to make some improvements based on my answers to your draft questions, and don't forget the revision strategies we have reviewed (STAR and question floods). If you didn't finish the questions for "A Sound of Thunder" in class today, please pass them in on Monday.

Posted: September 25, 2013

Today you did some group work on analyzing "A Sound of Thunder" for repetition used for effect, examples of showing and not telling, similes and metaphors and the use of sound. We also discussed the dash and how it can be used for effect, and reviewed coordinating conjunctions.   Snapshot moment drafts will all be passed back tomorrow with comments, and the final copies will be due on Monday.

Posted: September 25, 2013

Personal Essays are due tomorrow. Please have them typed, double spaced and in MLA format (see attachment for instructions).   Article of the Week #3 is due on Friday.
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Posted: September 24, 2013

Today in class we read "A Sound of Thunder" by Ray Bradbury, and tomorrow we will be looking at the author's writing techniques in the story. Please see me if you missed the class today and need to borrow a copy of the story to read before tomorrow's class. You can also find the story online.   Snapshot drafts with draft questions were due today, and the final copy will be due on Monday.

Posted: September 24, 2013

Homework: Finish reading "Charles" by Shirley Jackson. http://www.loa.org/images/pdf/Jackson_Charles.pdf   Assignments: Personal Essay (MLA format) due Thursday.                     Article of the Week #3 due Friday.

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