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The 9th grade textboook is online at this link:  http://my.hrw.com/


Please note that homework is posted daily in class. Due to the necessity of adapting instruction to student needs and/or schedule changes, sometimes last minute changes to assignments occur that get posted here later. The chalkboard is always the most accurate source.
January
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Quiz on Shakespeare's background, time period, and theater.

Based on these readings:
in your copy of Romeo & Juliet, pages xxvii-xxxvi ("Shakespeare's Life") and xxxvii-xlvii ("Shakespeare's Therater")

Also reviewing pages 1022-1025 in your textbook can be helpful.

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Prologue work due. All work to be written on the handout.

Identify each of the five clauses.

Identify the subject and verb within each of the five clauses.

Paraphrase each of the five clauses.
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Names research handout due. Do not spend more than 30 min on this assignment.

For those who are absent:

We will work on Act 1 scene 1 in class today. You should read through lines 105, to the end of Prince Escalus' speech.

In your notes record the main actions and the gist of the dialogue.

Plan on collecting notes from a friend.

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Vocab quiz Act 1 words

We read lines 106-158 in class. You should have a good idea of the kinds of people Benvolio and Montague are from that dialogue.
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SNOWDAY
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B & E Periods should have finished through lines 158. Be able to explain what kind of father Montague is and how you know.

In-class we finished scene 1. Be able to characterize Romeo and his relationship with Benvolio. Know how each boy thinks about love.

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Guidance visiting classes to discuss scheduling
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We worked through Act 1, scene 2 today in class.R&J Iii groupwork.doc
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EARLY DISMISSAL
1.3 groupwork today. See attached document below

1.3 groupwork.docx
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NO SCHOOL MLK.
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course selection forms due
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A & E Period Midterm Exam Today

B Period: We covered most of 1.4 in class today. Questions to have notes on:

1. How does this scene further the plot?
2. How does it further our understanding of Romeo? Consider how his friends (Benvolio & Mercutio) approach the party and response to Romeo.
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B Period Midterm Exam Today

Periods A & E do not meet
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Act 2 vocab quiz for B Period only.

A & E Periods: We covered most of 1.4 in class today. Questions to have notes on:

1. How does this scene further the plot?
2. How does it further our understanding of Romeo? Consider how his friends (Benvolio & Mercutio) approach the party and response to Romeo.

Like B Period, You will be completing the mask assignment posted below. Yours will be due Weds and should include information from 1.5, which we will be reading on Monday.

B Period: We got through most of the party scene (1.5)
You are to finish reading this scene--note main actions and any questions you have.

Masks due Tuesday. Assignment is posted below and on Schoology.

MASK PROJECT.doc
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END Q2

Act 2 vocab quiz for A & E Periods today.

We got through most of the party scene (1.5)
You are to finish reading this scene--note main actions and any questions you have.

Masks due Wednesday. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com

B Period: No class today
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B Period: Your Masks are due today. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com
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A & E Periods: Your Masks are due today. Assignment is posted in last Friday's box and on Schoology. Post your writeup to turnitin.com

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February
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December

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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thesis and topic sentences due to shared folder in google


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draft for Of Mice and Men thematic analysis due for peer editing.


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EARLY DISMISSAL
SHORTENED CLASSES
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Revised OMM essay due
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Unit 7 vocab check due

Notes on "Fire & Ice" and "miss rosie" due. Use all the elements of poetry, not just those mentioned in the guiding questions, to shape your notes.
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Notes on "Not in a Silver Casket" due
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Unit 7 vocab quiz

Notes on "I Am Offering This Poem" due.
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Notes on your assigned poem due.

in-class work day
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in-class work day
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Presentation slides due to shared folder on google

Apostrophe Quiz. Closed note.

Presentations begin.
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A Period: "Grape Sherbet" (if not already covered in class on Weds).
"My Papa's Waltz" & "I Ask My Mother to Sing"

B Period: "egg horror poem" (if not already covered in class on Weds)
"I Ask My Mother to Sing" & "Grape Sherbet"

E Period: "egg horror poem"(if not already covered in class on Weds). "My Pap's Waltz" & "O, What Is That Sound"
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A Period: "O, What Is That Sound" & "The Seven Ages of Man"

B Period: "O, What Is That Sound" & "The Seven Ages of Man"

E Period: "The Seven Ages of Man" & "I Ask My Mother to Sing"

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EARLY DISMISSAL
SHORTENED CLASSES
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WINTER BREAK

NO HOMEWORK FOR WINTER BREAK. PREPARATION FOR THE MIDTERM WILL BEGIN UPON OUR RETURN.

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WINTER BREAK
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WINTER BREAK


November

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Unit 3 reading comp test. Multiple Choice section only.
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In-class work on character/setting sketch
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In-class work on character/setting sketch

Quiz on FCW
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In-class work with C 1 of OMM

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Character/Setting sketch due to turnitin.com

In-class work on self-reflection portion of this assignment
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C 1 presentations
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.Vocab check on OMM list due

C 1 presentations
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.C 2 due with character notes (see handout)
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Periods B & E should have already watched the Apostrophe Song video via the link on Schoology.

C 3 due with character notes
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vocab quiz OMM list

C 4 due with character notes
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C 4 revised notes due

Apostrophes handout due.


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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

E Period does not meet.
A&B extended period.

C 5 due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

Character Analysis Support Paragraph due to turnitin

A&B do not meet.
E has extended period.

C 5 due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
PARENT CONFERENCES

All classes meet on regular half-day schedule.

C 6 due
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Vocab Quiz OMM list

Completed Apostrophe Rule DStudy Guide handout due.
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Apostrophe quiz?

Noteso n C 4 Intro materials die
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Apostrophe quiz?

Reading notes for "The Scarlet Ibis" due
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EARLY DISMISSAL
THANKSGIVING BREAK

Apostrophe quiz?

Element Analysis due to turnitin and Schoology. EVEN IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED, UPLOAD BEFORE YOUR CLASS WOULD HAVE STARTED.

A Period  8:53 AM
B Period  9:31 AM
E Period  10:09 AM
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THANKSGIVING BREAK
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THANKSGIVING BREAK

September-October

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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Reading notes for intro section for Unit 2 due. Remember two-column format and to include the examples.
Reading notes for "The Necklace" due.
For inference questions, include notes on your personal experience to show how you make the connection to infer.

Vocab Check on Unit 2 words.
Due: Read the Spending Spree materials on pages 237-238. Use notes to answer the three questions on 238.
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Reading notes for I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
due
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Reading notes for Rosa Parks selections due

Vocab Quiz on Unit 2 words

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Independent reading notes for "Pancakes" and "Hamadi" due. Free format.

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Unit 3 Vocab check. Be sure that you have been quizzed on each of the words this week.

Completed character chart (essay pre-write) due
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Thesis statements for Unit 2 Literary Criticism essay due on Schoology (Unit 2 folder)

MC section of Unit 2 test in class today.TECH ISSUES. MOVED TO THURS

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Part 2 of Unit 2 test in class today (structured responses)

Introductions for Lit. Crit. essay due on Schoology today.TECH ISSUES. MOVED TO FRIDAY
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NO VOCAB QUIZ DUE TO EARLIER TECH ISSUES
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NO SCHOOL
COLUMBUS DAY
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NO SCHOOL
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PSAT SCHEDULE
Unit 3 vocab check
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Vocab Quiz on Unit 3 words
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Final essay due to turnitin.com before the beginning of class.
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Unit 3 vocab check due. Must reach a full check mark and at least 4 practice sessions per week for full credit starting next week. You cannot earn higher than 80% for a week of practice without completing the list.

Reading notes for introductory material in Unit 3 due.  "Christmas Memory" will be due Weds.


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"Christmas Memory" reading notes due. Use the blue and red points. Must be read on handout as not available on-line.
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vocab quiz unit 3

Reading notes for "Through the Tunnel" due

Complete sentences for 9-12 on the Frequently COnfused Words list due.
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Creative response to "Through the Tunnel" due. Upload to Schoology (in Unit 3 folder) and turnitin.com.

You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.

Complete sentences for 13-16 on the Frequently COnfused Words list due.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.
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You should be practicing the Challenge on vocabulary.com this week.

August-September

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
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FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
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Parent slip from course overview due.

Possible quiz on the course overview.

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One-pager on summer reading due. Assignment and reading list attached above.

Reading notes for pages 4-6 of the Intro Unit of your textbook are due today. Take notes in the 2-column format. Headings and other topics belong in the left column, and details about those headings and topics belong on the right. Consider bolded key terms as "headings" and their definitions as "details".

A PDF of the Intro section is included in the attachments above for those having difficulty accessing the textbook from home. Not all materials will be made available in this way--we are just working out some technical kinks.
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NO SCHOOL
LABOR DAY
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First vocab check for Unit 1 vocabulary.com.

E Period should bring in the completed notes in the two-column format for "Los ancianos" on page 6 of the textbook.
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Completed binders due.

Writing Process Reflection is due. Assignment is attached above. Complete as a google doc. We will work with this on your chromebooks in class.

Notes from pages 7-9 in the textbook should also be complete.
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Vocab quiz on Unit 1.

"Checkout" reading notes due. Two-column format.
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Unit 1 vocab check

Capitalization quiz #2


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OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT

"The Most Dangerous Game" reading notes due. You will have had some class time on Mon and Tues to work on this assignment. Some will be completed at home.
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Draft of Personal Narrative due in google docs

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vocab quiz on unit 1.  Will include extra credit option for memorization of prepositions.

"Gift of the Magi" reading notes due. Two column format following procedure we used for "TMDG" notes.
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Final Personal Narrative uploaded to turnitin.com before class begins.
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"Seabisquit" &  reading notes due.

vocab check on unit 2 due

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Synthesis chart based on "Seabiscuit" and "Horse of a Century" readings.
Use the Synthesis reading on p 138 to guide you in making a synthesis chart for "Seabiscuit" and the three short readings that follow. Recap "Seabiscuit" first.

This work is the basis of the work to help you with the Drawing Conclusions Paragraph due Friday
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vocab quiz on unit 2

Drawing Conclusions Paragraph due in Schoology before class today.

"Incident in a Rose Garden" covered in class today.
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Unit One Test.
Will be taken on-line. Chromebooks are essential.
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vocab check on unit 2 due

Unit One Test.
Will be taken on-line. Chromebooks are essential.
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Handout on "The Raven" and "Incident in a Rose Garden" due.

You may find it helpful to have watched the video of the reading of "The Raven" on Schoology.
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NO SCHOOL
ROSH HASHANAH
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vocab quiz on unit 2



        

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