Ms. Kelly

Language Arts 9
The Romeo and Juliet test will be on Wednesday. I've attached the review sheet in case you didn't get one in class.
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Posted: April 13, 2015

We are beginning a multigenre reading and writing unit, and the last few classes have been dedicated to looking at sample projects and finding a novel for the anchor text. You should have a novel chosen now, and the novel information form (handed out in class today) is due on Tuesday.

Posted: April 13, 2015

Today we watched a documentary on teenage brain research and started a graphic organizer assignment comparing the characteristics of a teenage brain to actions in Romeo and Juliet. The graphic organizer is due on Friday, April 17.

Posted: March 30, 2015

Today was the first of three days of lab time to work on presentations on Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Era. Presentations will start on Thursday and continue next Tuesday. Be ready to present for Thursday's class, and make sure you rehearse the presentation!

Posted: March 18, 2015

Essays are still due tomorrow. Please pass in your draft (showing revisions) with the final copy. Format: -typed, double-spaced 12 point font - name, course, teacher and date in the top left-hand corner -page numbers -Works Cited page (I gave the format for this in class)

Posted: March 13, 2015

Essay drafts are due on Monday.

Posted: March 12, 2015

Today's class was for writing the body paragraphs, and we went over how to incorporate quotations into each paragraph. Homework for tomorrow is to have at least one body paragraph written (try to have all three done!).See the previous post for more information on the essay.

Posted: March 11, 2015

In class this week we have been working on a literary essay on The Outsiders. In each class you have been expected to complete one or two steps of the essay writing process, and so far you have chosen your topic, organized your ideas, written a thesis statement, found evidence to support your arguments, written an introduction and learned how to include in-text citations. If you've missed any of these steps, please see me.  Homework for Thursday is to have your introduction completed. Thursday and Friday's classes will be used for completing the body paragraph and writing the conclusion. The final essay will be due on Wednesday, March 18.

Posted: March 9, 2015

The final copy of your research essay is due on Friday, March 13. Please see me in class, at lunch or during Independent Study if you need help writing or revising your drafts.   800-1000 words double-spaced (3-5 pages typed)You must have at least three sources cited in your works cited. Your final draft must be double spaced on unlined paper, in pen or type (must be 12 point font – Times New Roman or Arial). Don't forget to include your Works Cited page.   

Posted: February 23, 2015

Due tomorrow:-Chapter 9-answer one of these questions in paragraph form (100-150 words), making sure you provide adequate support for your answer:      1. Why is the rumble ironic?                              OR      2. How does the rumble change Ponyboy's perspective on fighting?