Thursday, February 25

Agenda:

  • The Sea Devil vocab/spelling quiz
  • Homework Check for MJ questions and the plot diagram
  • discussion of the above
  • Write one theme statement that applies to BOTH stories
  • Work on the Chart for the COL assignment – will be posted after the theme statement is completed.
  • HOMEWORK for Monday:
    • make sure you have completed the COL assignment/chart for BOTH The Sea Devil and A Mountain Journey – the document is in the Short Story Tab of the blog but I have posted it here as well: Short Story Chart for COL assignment
    • it is very important that you have quotes and page numbers in the above chart!

Wednesday, Thursday – February 24, 25

Agenda:

  • FEC spelling/vocab quiz
  • Review Mushrooms
  • FEC Composition assignment – discussion
    • Homework for your next face to face class:
      • a SOLID draft with your minimum two quotes from FEC chosen for evidence
      • you will have some time to work on your composition, to review quote integration, and to use the checklist.
      • the Composition will be due for BOTH the A – L and M – Z groups on Wednesday, March 3 at 6:00 pm- you will also have other homework, so make sure you use your time wisely today and over the weekend.

Monday, Tuesday – February 22, 23

Agenda:

  • Homework check:
    • parts of speech Quiz B
    • Theme statement: #9 and 10 of the Response to Terms assignment
  • Review and discuss the rest of The Friday Everything Changed:
    • text to world connections

Homework:

  • For both groups (A-L = Thursday; M -Z = Wednesday) 

    • study for the FEC vocab/spelling quiz

    • How does the poem ‘Mushrooms’ by Sylvia Plath fit the same ‘umbrella’ theme for The Friday Everything Changed?

Monday, February 22

Agenda:

  • Homework check and discussion of questions #1, 2, and 3 of the Sea Devil, during the HW check, do the following
    • finish any editing or tweaking of your composition – it is due at 6:00 pm today; remember to use the checklist BEFORE you turn in your work in
    • work on The Sea Devil vocabulary: the vocab/spelling quiz for The Sea Devil is Thursday, February 25
  • Finish the Sea Devil Questions for tomorrow
  • New Grammar concepts – start working on this package

Friday, February 19

Agenda:

Thursday, Friday – February 18, 19

Agenda:

For A – L group – a homework check on Thursday for the following:

    • Finish the last two pages of the Parts of Speech Grammar Package: here is the link to learn about prepositions
    • On the FEC Response to Terms Document/assignment (in the short story tab) complete #3, and 4 (protagonist and the conflict) – make sure you support your answers with evidence from the story
  • Finish the response to terms document for The Friday Everything Changed – I would like to discuss some of it today.
  • A – L group: Homework for Monday:
    A) complete #9 and #10 of the FEC Response to Terms assignment – essentially, what is the theme of the story? Write a theme statement for FEC using the rules of writing theme (see Grade 9 Short Story Terms) – the class notes will be posted after Friday’s class to the Short story tab of the blog
    B) Complete Parts of Speech Quiz B – in the Writing and Grammar tab of the blog

    C) work on the FEC vocabulary – remember you have a quiz next week – Thursday, February 25

For the M – Z group – a homework check on Friday for the following:

    • finish the rest of the Parts of Speech Grammar Package: here is the link to learn about prepositions
    • On the FEC ‘Response to Terms’ document/assignment (in the short story tab) you need to complete numbers 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 – make sure you can support your answers with evidence from the story (FEC)
  • M- Z – Homework for Tuesday, February 23
    A) what is the theme of the story? Write a theme statement for FEC using the rules of writing theme (see Grade 9 Short Story Terms)
    B) Complete Parts of Speech Quiz B – in the Writing and Grammar tab of the blog

    C) work on the FEC vocabulary – remember you have a quiz next week – Wednesday, February 24

 

Wednesday, February 17

Agenda:

  • homework check and review of the Parts of Speech Quiz B (in the WG tab of the Blog)
  • work on the FEC writing composition: Questions?
  • review the rubric for the FEC composition – steps:
    • re-read the story
    • read the notes on the story on the blog
    • read the Gandalf connections notes
    • read over the instructions and the rubric
    • start a draft – and just write – nothing is perfect the first time around – get your thoughts down, then you can go back and edit and organize
  • Grammar Quiz is on Friday:
    • What to study:
      • parts of speech – be able to identify what a word is in a sentence
      • you will also have to write a sentence using the required parts of speech AND label the various parts of speech
      • everything you need to study is in the WG tab of the blog