Freshman Academy Ninth Grade

Ms. Emily Quinn

English 9

 

 

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September 3 September 4 September 5 September 6 September 7
Labor Day! Superintendent's Conference Day

Open House

Welcome! (only morning classes got to step 4)

First Day Back!

Brainstorm a list of positive adjectives in groups (10 minutes)

Course Expectations Listening Activity (You will be able to use your notes on the quiz on Wednesday!)

(meet in library)

Library Orientation Day One: Physical Library

Answer questions on information.

 

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September 10 September 11 September 12 September 13 September 14

(meet in library)

Library Orientation Day Two: Databases and Web Resources

Answer questions on information.

Blaise Winter, motivational speaker, will be presenting to 12th graders today!

(meet in library)

Library Orientation Day Three: OPAC

Answer questions on information and sign out a book to read independently.

Blaise Winter, motivational speaker, will be presenting to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders today!

Finish Course Expectations Activity (afternoon classes)

Quiz on Course Expectations, using notes from 9/6

Use the list of positive adjectives to create rules for classroom

Computer Lab

Overview of Technology and CL Orientation

(Weekly Reflection 1 Due by the close of school on Tuesday, 9/18)

Class Rules posted and gone over

Watch video on prehistory.

HW: In what ways do you relate to the video? (HINT: You are a freshman adapting to a new learning environment...) Paragraph due in your composition notebook.

 

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September 17 September 18 September 19 September 20 September 21
Group share of connections paragraphs

Vocabulary Words given and worked on for remainder of the period

Independent Reading Day:

Reading Strategy: Annotation using reading on the Skara Brae

 

(WR 1 due by 3:20)

Vocabulary due

Begin WMMCfT

Computer Lab

Goals Collage

(Weekly Reflection  Due by the close of school on Tuesday, 9/25)

Vocabulary Stopper Paragraph due (Your reflection on what you are learning about change, using the following vocabulary words: nourishment, labyrinth, regard)

Write a summary of what we read on Wednesday (as best as you can) and complete the note-taking reflection activity when you are finished (3 steps)

Continue reading WMMCfT

 

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September 24 September 25 September 26 September 27 September 28
Using your notes from Friday, write a summary of what we read in class. 

When you are finished, use the book to check your summary for completeness and then read independently to page 46. 

Work on your second vocabulary stopper paragraph (due Wednesday) (Your reflection on what you are learning about change, using the following vocabulary words: arrogance, inevitable, scoff, folly, venture, emaciate)

Independent Reading Day:

 

Note-Taking Strategy: Double-Entry Notes using readings on the Catal Hoyuk

 

(WR 2 due by 3:20)

 

Continue reading and taking notes on WMMCfT

(Vocabulary Stopper Paragraph due)

Computer Lab

 

(Weekly Reflection  Due by the close of school on Tuesday, 10/2)

Third vocabulary stopper assigned (Your reflection on what you are learning about change, using the following vocabulary words: peer (v.), anticipate, adapt, invigorate, agility, journey)

Periods 1, 3, 4, & 9/10: You read WMMCfT and pause for notes

Periods 11 & 12: Pep Assembly

 

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October 1 October 2 October 3 October 4 October 5
Fourth vocabulary stopper assigned (Your reflection on what you are learning about change, using the following vocabulary words: inhibitor, irrational, predicament)

Continue reading WMMCfT and taking double-entry notes, Haw's Writings on the Wall Paraphrasing Worksheet due for class on Tuesday  (Periods 11 & 12-You read and pause for notes, no wksht due yet)

Reflection Letter and revision opportunity explained.  Letter and work due by the close of school on Thursday-no late letters accepted.

(WR 3 due by 3:20)

Finish WMMCfT in class, taking double-entry notes.

Final vocabulary stopper assigned and started (Your reflection on what you are learning about change, using the following vocabulary words: skeptical, savor)

Periods 11 & 12-Continue reading the story, finish the maze portion?

Computer Lab-

Work on your WR #4 (no school tomorrow, so you should be able to finish this week's today!)

Resize you goals collage images to fit on the cheese wedge that is due for class on Tuesday (All Classes).

End of 5-week progress period

Superintendent's Conference Day

No School for Students

 

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October 8 October 9 October 10 October 11 October 12
No School

Columbus Day Weekend!

Cheese Changing Charades! (Periods 11 & 12-Finish WMMCfT instead?)

All classes begin the quote sheet for their overall understanding of WMMCfT (due Thursday)

(Cheese Wedge due for the start of the period) (WR 4 due by 3:20)

 
Previewing/Skimming (Reading Strategy) Quote sheet on the overall understanding (Two Paragraphs, one from WMMCfT and one not from the story) due

Group share of paragraphs

Discussion/Overview of Critical Lens Essay on the Regents Exam

Groups read one of the following historical stories about the ancient world:

"His Majesty, Herself: Hatshepsut of Egypt", "Akhenaten and Nefertiti", "King Sargon and the Curse of Agade", "The Story of Gilgamesh", "Tale of a Tablet House", and "Hammurabi's Code"

Computer Lab

Work on your WR #5 (Remember that today is Friday, so you should be able to finish this week's today!)

Find information about the people/stories you read yesterday in class. Copy and paste the information (including the link!) and print out for class on Monday.

(Ms. Quinn is at a conference today)

 

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October 15 October 16 October 17 October 18 October 19
Egyptian culture and start of Mythology

1. Look for evidence of the role gods/goddesses/ myths in Ancient Egyptian Mythology

2. Discuss how Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses often interracted with the mortals, ruled harshly, and lived rather "soap-operaly"

3. Begin the "family tree" of the gods/goddesses

Reading Strategy, using Egyptian myths

1. Skim, then read and annotate "Ancient Egyptian Myths: An Overview".

2. Skim, then read and annotate "The Story of Ra: The Creation".

3. Partner up to share and discuss annotations thus far.

4. With partner, skim, read and annotate "The Rise of Horus" and "The Artful Thief".

(WR 5 due by 3:20)

Finish taking notes on the Ancient Egyptian Mythology Family Tree

 

 

Computer Lab-

Begin on your WR #6

Complete the Web Activity  "Transition Cultures: From Ancient Egyptian to Ancient Greek and Roman" (found on the documents tab, or by clicking here)

(Ms. Quinn is out for a meeting this afternoon )

Discussion of the differences between Ancient Egyptian and Greek/Roman Mythologies, using the Venn Diagram worksheet (due for class on Monday)

 

 

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October 22 October 23 October 24 October 25 October 26
 

Greek and Roman Mythology worksheet due (with the Venn Diagram and question on the back, except for periods 4 and 12)

Greek Mythology packet distributed and worked on.

(Periods 4 and 12 caught up on notes before beginning Mythology packet)

HW: Complete Greek Mythology packet worksheets for class on Wednesday (Thursday for periods 4 and 12)

Note-Taking Activity (Using the Elements of Literature Textbook, the section providing background information on The Odyssey)

(WR 6 due by 3:20)

Collect and correct worksheet on Mythology Packet

Watch The Illiad portion of the film of The Odyssey

Begin The Odyssey by watching The Trojan War and taking double-entry notes

(Periods 4 and 12-Collect and correct Mythology Packets)

Computer Lab-Listen to opening of The Odyssey and completing the web activity.

WR 7 started in class (due Tuesday, Oct. 30 by 3:20)

(Periods 1, 3, 4-Trojan War Packets Due--only questions 1-12)

 

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October 29 October 30 October 31 November 1 November 2
Overview of Plot Line--

1)Work in groups (per. 12 in partners) to list what you already know about a standard plot line

2) Compare your notes to the sheet explaining the elements of the plot line in order to take the appropriate notes (STUDY FOR QUIZ TOMORROW)

3) Overview/Discuss the plot line

4) Discuss "pictures" as plot lines

QUIZ on the plot line--students given a blank sheet of paper and told to write as much as they can remember.

Jigsaw Note-taking activity (Copied notes "checked" by everyone--skimming through text and making additions/corrections)

(WR 7 due by 3:20)

 
Begin to read The Odyssey

Per. 3-Freshmen Class Meeting (Fund Raising Kick-off!)

Per. 12-Finish watching the Trojan War portion of the film

Computer Lab-WR 8 (started)

Search for five novels that interest you using amazon.com (due at the end of the period)

 

The Odyssey

Continue with double-entry notes on the epic

Period 12-Finish Trojan War and predict how Odysseus will learn his lesson and then write a note to someone that is "underappreciated"

(End of 10-week marking period)

 

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November 5 November 6 November 7 November 8 November 9
The Odyssey-Double-Entry notes on the epic IRN Day (Independent Reading Novel Day)

(WR 8 due by 3:20)

 
The Odyssey -Packets for Parts 1-3 of the epic handed out.  Part One Packet -due tomorrow, Part Two is due on Tuesday, 11/13, and Part Three Packet is due Friday, 11/16.

Finish Book II of the epic with double-entry notes.

Computer Lab-10 minutes to START WR 9

Return to classroom to finish Part One of the epic.

Part One Packet Due for Class!

Listen to and complete a Venn Diagram for Books 3 and 4

Watch The Odyssey?

Reading Packet on Part Two with guided annotations handed out (due for class on Wednesday)

 

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November 12 November 13 November 14 November 15 November 16
No School

Veteran's Day

IRN Day (Independent Reading Novel Day)

Please Note: 12th period will be catching up with with the epic instead of having a reading day today.

(Packet for Part Two of The Odyssey due for class, WR 9 due by 3:20)

Reading Packet for Part Three with guided annotations handed out, due for class on Friday.

Watch The Odyssey

Reading Packet for Part Two due (12th period's are due on Friday, 11/16)

Computer Lab-10 minutes to START WR 10

Return to classroom to continue with the epic.

Watch The Odyssey

Reading Packet for Part Three due for class. (12th period's are due before students leave for Thanksgiving break.)

(12th period-Part Two Reading Packet with guiding annotations due today)

 

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November 19 November 20 November 21 November 22 November 23
Vocabulary/The Odyssey Review Vocabulary/The Odyssey Review

(12th period-Part Three Reading Packet with guiding annotations due before you leave today)

(Activity on giving thanks and acknowledging what we are appreciative for?)

No School

Thanksgiving Vacation

 

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November 26 November 27 November 28 November 29 November 30
Welcome guest storyteller, Leah Reukberg!

(double period in LGI for freshmen presentation, followed by individual class workshops throughout the day)

Continuation of Class Workshops with Leah Reukberg throughout the day Writing a story that shows Odysseus' lesson following his return to Ithaca  (hopefully to be shared with elementary students in connection to the spirit of the season) Continue with writing workshop Last day of writing workshop (First final copy of story due for the start of class today!

 

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December 3 December 4 December 5 December 6 December 7
Leah Reukberg returns to work with students on the art of storytelling and THEIR craft at performance! End of 15-Week Progress Period

 

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December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 December 28
No School

Winter Recess!

 

 

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December 31 January 1 January 2 January 3 January 4

No School

Happy New Year!

     

 

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January 21 January 22 January 23 January 24 January 25
  Regents and Midterm Exams End of 2nd Quarter

 

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