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Mrs.  Beth  Smith
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Practical/technical writing
Due Date: 1/24/2014
Subject: English 9

Discuss interview strategies and techniques and then have students complete a W-4 form.



Nonfiction reading practice exercises
Due Date: 1/23/2014
Subject: English 9

Students will complete reading exercises about expository writing by using a newspaper.



Nonfiction reading
Due Date: 1/22/2014
Subject: English 9

Students will read and identify different parts of a newspaper and will look at the classified section for job postings.



Nonfiction/technical writing
Due Date: 1/21/2014
Subject: English 9

Continue filling out job application.



Nonfiction/technical writing
Due Date: 1/20/2014
Subject: English 9

Begin review of nonfiction/expository writing.  Discuss purpose of technical writing skills and begin completing a job application.



Usage practice
Due Date: 1/10/2014
Subject: English 9

Finish work on usage practice.  Quiz on the proper use of commonly misused words.



Usage practice
Due Date: 1/9/2014
Subject: English 9

Continue work on usage.  Reteach as necessary.



Usage practice
Due Date: 1/8/2014
Subject: English 9

Continue work on usage problems.  Practice worksheet to correlate with topic.



Usage practice
Due Date: 1/7/2014
Subject: English 9

Students will complete sentences using the proper forms of words such as to, two, and too as well as their, there and they're.



Second semester introduction and usage pretest
Due Date: 1/6/2014
Subject: English 9

Begin with a review of first semester and the requirements for second semester.  Distribute new vocabulary word lists for "word of the day".  Begin with usage pretest.  Students are to write the sentences and fill in the correct usage of the word.



Exam review
Due Date: 12/13/2013
Subject: English 9

Continue working on exam review.



Exam review
Due Date: 12/12/2013
Subject: English 9

Distribute exam reviews for students to work on in class.  Completed exam review turned in on exam day will be worth 20 bonus points on the exam.



Group project
Due Date: 12/11/2013
Subject: English 9

Groups will present their new society to the class and show them their propaganda poster, their flag, and explain why their society is the best. The class will then vote on their society of choice.



Group project
Due Date: 12/10/2013
Subject: English 9

Groups will create a propaganda poster for their new society.



Group project
Due Date: 12/9/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will work in groups to develop a new society, just as the animals on Animal Farm did.  They will collaborate and determine a name for the society, the type of government, and their 7 commandments. 



Video of Animal Farm
Due Date: 12/6/2013
Subject: English 9

Video of Animal Farm



Video of Animal Farm
Due Date: 12/5/2013
Subject: English 9

Video of Animal Farm



Writing assignment
Due Date: 12/4/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will complete an essay on a topic from Animal Farm.

1st and 5th periods- Write descriptive paragraphs of Boxer, Napoleon, Snowball, and Benjamin

3rd and 7th periods- Write a character analysis of either Boxer or Napoleon

4th period- Write an essay about the topic "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"



Animal Farm Test
Due Date: 12/3/2013
Subject: English 9

Test on Animal Farm



Test review
Due Date: 12/2/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will review for a test on Animal Farm to be given on Tuesday.  We will review using the Jeopardy! format.



Chapter 10 and quiz
Due Date: 11/26/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading Chapter 10. Quiz on Chapters 9 and 10.



Chapter 10
Due Date: 11/25/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin reading Chapter 10



Chapter 9
Due Date: 11/22/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading Chapter 9



Chapter 9
Due Date: 11/21/2013
Subject: English 9

Read Chapter 9



Chapter 8 and Quiz
Due Date: 11/20/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading Chapter 8 and quiz on chapters 6-8



Chapter 7
Due Date: 11/19/2013
Subject: English 9

Read Chapter 7



Read Chapter 6 of Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/18/2013
Subject: English 9


Quiz
Due Date: 11/15/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish Chapter 5 and quiz on chapters 3-5



Chapter 4
Due Date: 11/14/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading Chapter 4 and begin reading Chapter 5



Chapters 3 and 4
Due Date: 11/13/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading Chapter 3 and begin reading Chapter 4.



Unit Test
Due Date: 11/12/2013
Subject: English 9

Complete unit tests in the computer lab



Chapter 3
Due Date: 11/11/2013
Subject: English 9

Read Chapter 3.



Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish chapter 2



Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/7/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin Chapter 2



Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/6/2013
Subject: English 9

Continue reading Chapter 1



Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/4/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin reading Chapter 1 of Animal Farm



Background Notes on Animal Farm
Due Date: 11/1/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish background notes



Poetry Terms Test
Due Date: 10/31/2013
Subject: English 9

Poetry Terms test



Propaganda presentation
Due Date: 10/30/2013
Subject: English 9

Introduce different types of propaganda and give examples of each



Background notes for Animal Farm
Due Date: 10/29/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin background notes on Animal Farm



Poetry Booklet
Due Date: 10/28/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will work on their poetry booklets- DUE OCTOBER 30!!!!



Poetry Project
Due Date: 10/25/2013
Subject: English 9

Continue working on poetry booklet.



Poetry Project
Due Date: 10/24/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin discussion of poetry project.  Students will create a poetry booklet with 10 original poems.



Simile and Metaphor
Due Date: 10/23/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will complete worksheets on similes and metaphors.



Make up Picture day/Poetry selections
Due Date: 10/22/2013
Subject: English 9

Read the poem "The Seven Ages of Man". Discuss in class.

 



Poetry selections
Due Date: 10/21/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will finish worksheet questions on "The Road Not Taken". Read "Flannan Isle" and discuss in class.



Poetry selections
Due Date: 10/18/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will read various poems including "Fire and Ice", "I Never Saw a Moor", and "Hope is the thing with Feathers". We will review the meaning and theme of each poem.



Poetry Terms
Due Date: 10/17/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will define poetry terms.



Notes on Poetry
Due Date: 10/16/2013
Subject: English 9

Unit introduction and notes on poetry



Career surveys
Due Date: 10/15/2013
Subject: English 9


Computer Lab- Benchmark Testing
Due Date: 10/14/2013
Subject: English 9


Short story test
Due Date: 10/11/2013
Subject: English 9

Test on short stories (character and irony)



Short story test review
Due Date: 10/10/2013
Subject: English 9

"Jeopardy!" review for short story test.



"The Cask of Amontillado"
Due Date: 10/9/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading the story.  Complete "daily oral grammar" exercises.



Read "The Cask of Amontillado"
Due Date: 10/8/2013
Subject: English 9

Background information on "The Cask of Amontillado".  Begin reading story.



Group work- "Gift of the Magi"
Due Date: 10/7/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will analyze elements of the short story in groups and present their findings to the class.



"The Gift of the Magi"
Due Date: 10/4/2013
Subject: English 9

Read "The Gift of the Magi" in class.



Proofreading essay
Due Date: 10/3/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will rewrite an essay, correcting the grammar, spelling and punctuation.



"The Necklace" quiz
Due Date: 10/2/2013
Subject: English 9

Open book quiz on "The Necklace"



"The Necklace"
Due Date: 10/1/2013
Subject: English 9

Read "The Necklace" in class.



Vocabulary puzzles
Due Date: 9/30/2013
Subject: English 9


Character analysis essay
Due Date: 9/27/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin writing analysis of Buddy's friend.  Essay should be at least five paragraphs and should focus on how she is childlike. Students will work on these essays in class.



Character analysis essay
Due Date: 9/27/2013
Subject: English 9

Continue working on essay



Essay notes
Due Date: 9/20/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin discussion of proper essay form.  Discuss elements of a good essay and show examples. Begin prewriting for essay.



Proofreading exercise
Due Date: 9/19/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will complete a proofreading exercise on Buddy's friend. 



Characterization
Due Date: 9/18/2013
Subject: English 9

Review characterization- both direct and indirect.  Students will identify elements of the story and classify them as direct/indirect, imagery, or figurative language. 



Quiz
Due Date: 9/17/2013
Subject: English 9

Open book quiz on "A Christmas Memory"



"A Christmas Memory"
Due Date: 9/16/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading "A Christmas Memory"



"A Christmas Memory"
Due Date: 9/13/2013
Subject: English 9

Finish reading "A Christmas Memory"



Notes on character
Due Date: 9/12/2013
Subject: English 9

Students will take notes and identify the difference between flat and round characters.  Begin reading "A Christmas Memory".  Discuss point of view and characterization within the story.



Test
Due Date: 9/11/2013
Subject: English 9

Test on "The Most Dangerous Game" and "A Sound of Thunder"



Test review
Due Date: 9/10/2013
Subject: English 9

Vocabulary worksheet and test review for a test on "The Most Dangerous Game" and "A Sound of Thunder" on Wednesday.



Quiz
Due Date: 9/9/2013
Subject: English 9

Complete quiz on "A Sound of Thunder"



Reading selection
Due Date: 9/5/2013
Subject: English 9

Begin reading "A Sound of Thunder".  Discuss plot, setting, and conflict.



Plot Graphs and Reading Comprehension
Due Date: 9/4/2013
Subject: English 9

Review elements of plot.  Complete "Somebody Wanted But So" reading activity from the overhead. Draw a plot graph for "The Most Dangerous Game".



!st period
Due Date: 8/29/2013
Subject: English 9

Complete word search on "The Most Dangerous Game". Due on Friday.