Monday, November 14



  • reminder of the three themes from the introduction; three more themes will emerge as we read the novel
  • review the novel process; all documents are in the Novel Tab of the blog
    • Novel Study Overview
    • Reflections and Quote Log: save to your desktop English folder
    • Vocabulary Log: save to your desktop English folder
  • Read the first chapter, start work on the logs:

Tuesday, November 7



  • a reminder that your project is due to TEAMS tonight
    • you MUST upload the PUBLISHED LINK to teams – not the ‘preview’ link nor the ‘draft’ link
    • see the Today in English 9 agenda with the instructions for the TAG  etc.
  • Introduction to the novel – all materials are in the NOVEL tab of of the class blog
    • in your English 9 folder that you made for organization, create a Novel folder

Monday, November 6



Today is the last day to work on the project; make sure you that you do the following:

  • edit your Synopsis for:
    • punctuation errors – make sure that you do not have run-ons or fragments
    • short story terms – make sure you have a minimum of three in your synopsis
    • the theme you chose – make sure that it is evident through your synopsis and your story details
    • Title, names (proper nouns) – make sure they are all capitalized
    • CHECK spelling!
  • Movie Poster:
    • make sure that you have a TAG line or hook on the poster that reflects the conflict and theme you chose
    • make sure you have other movie poster items – see p. 2 of the instructions
    • make sure everything is spelled correctly; you will lose marks if there are spelling errors on the movie poster
  • Reflection and post:
    • READ page 3 and 4 of the instructions for how to write your reflection and what should be on your post (tag, title, headings etc.)
    • make sure you upload your synopsis and reflection as ‘Documents’ not links (add Document)
    • make sure you choose the correct size for the images that you upload to the post
    • view the template of how your post should look – password = AIposter

Thursday, Friday – November 2, 3



Thursday and Friday:

  • work on your brainstorm sheet for the literary terms which apply to your story ‘synopsis’
    • this includes the synopsis which will be later copied to a separate document, then uploaded as a ‘Document’ to your blog post
    • use the language of the short story terms in your synopsis – see the Sea Devil synopsis on my teacher template of the project on the blog
  • you cannot start work on your AI prompt until this process is completed – so finish the synopsis (rough version) today
  • the project will be due next week but only half the class on Monday will be given to work on the project

Monday, October 30



Thursday, Friday – October 26, 27




  • Finish the discussion of the Sea Devil:
    • irony, character type, theme, figurative language
    • review the secondary resources
  • One more quick short story: Gentlemen, Your Verdict
    •  in the Short Story tab of the class blog


  • discuss the last story and the questions
  • write a theme statement
  • Mr. Barazzuol will come Monday to discuss the COL/English project you will be doing


Tuesday, Wednesday – October 24, 25


  • Take your kids to work day consent form and discussion:
    • Wednesday, November 1 is the date for it
    • Consent form is on the public page:
      • Download the Consent Form​ : deadline for returning the completed consent form to the OFFICE is Monday, October 30
    • you will be getting an HCE assignment for this, which is due November 15, which will be due to the same turn-in box in the office.
  • Homework check and discussion for questions #1 and 2 from the Sea Devil
    • finish #3 today in-class
    • the rest of the questions will be due Wednesday and Thursday