Category Archives: Daily Vocabulary

English 9 and Honors English

Please turn in signed Syllabus if you haven’t already.

Class discussion on Agree/Disagree on these topics mdg-intro-agreedisagree

Vocabulary for this week is on p. 4 of the purple Literature Book

Begin reading “The Most Dangerous Game”

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English 9

Unit 10 Vocabulary Quiz – You have one week from today to make this up.

Theme Info – Watch this video on Theme

Homework – Due for Monday, 05/23: on half sheet of paper, write your name and a workable theme for your Lit Analysis on Romeo and Juliet. If you prefer, you may use your Lit Circle Book. If you are not planning to use R & J, your theme should apply to your Lit Circle Book.Tell me which book/story you will be writing about and check your theme to your notes to be sure it is good. I will be approving these before you begin writing the Lit Analysis.

Honors English

Unit 10 Vocabulary Quiz – You have one week from today to make this up.

Theme Info – Watch this video on Theme

Homework – Due for Monday, 05/23: on half sheet of paper, write your name and a workable theme for your Lit Analysis. You may choose to write your analysis on Romeo and Juliet, your Lit Circle Book, or another book we read together as a class, so your theme should apply to that.Tell me which book/story you will be writing about and check your theme to your notes to be sure it is good. I will be approving these before you begin writing the Lit Analysis.

Read through this handout “Points to Consider for Literary Analysis” Literary Analysis Prep and write down any questions you have to go over on Monday. Bring this with you Monday!

English 9 and Honors Englis

Group Activity in preparation for Literary Analysis StationActivitiesR&J

If you were absent today, please choose three of the literary terms to take notes on. This will be important for what we are doing in class tomorrow. Read instructions carefully. Here is the link to No Fear Shakespeare – Romeo and Juliet

Remember: Vocab Quiz Tomorrow!!! STUDY!!!

English 9 and Honors English

Confused Words Wednesday – I know we’ve had these before, but I’m still seeing the same mistakes, so let’s review:

  • Then: shows sequence – In a triathlon, first you swim, then you bike, then you run.
  • Than: makes a comparison – She is faster than her sister.

Final Day in the Computer Lab: Use today to check slides for grammatical accuracy, spelling, capitalization, etc. Check to be sure EVERYTHING is cited. Create a correctly MLA formatted Works Cited page, using Microsoft Word for easier formatting. If you are not sure how to cite something, check OWL Purdue; Check to see that your Works Cited page is correct. Print a copy with all of your names on it to turn in.

Check the timing on your presentation – 10 to 20 minutes

Presentations will begin mid next week

REMINDER: Vocab Quiz – Friday, 05/20

 

English 9 and Honors English

Daily Vocab: Ambiguity – an element of uncertainty in a text, in which something can be interpreted in a number of different ways

Satire– type of writing that ridicules something—a person, a group of people, humanity at large, an attitude or failing, a social institution—in order to reveal a weakness

Day 2 in the Computer Lab – Keep working! You were awesome yesterday! Remember to follow all the rules of research; CITE EVERYTHING! Evaluate sources, and use internal citations where appropriate.

Use bullet points rather than complete sentences; you don’t want to read slides to the class when presenting.

Use a font size your audience can actually see.

ASK for HELP if you need it!

Make a plan for those who will be gone and here tomorrow.

English 9

Daily Vocab: Structure – The way the author selects and arranges the details of the story (how it is put together); time manipulation: chronologically, flashback, flash forward

Style – The author’s technique of writing. Consideration should be given to sentence length and syntax (how the author puts words and phrases together to make sentences); punctuation or lack of it; diction (word choices) and vocabulary; use of symbolism, metaphor and simile constructions, & other forms of figurative language; author’s use of idioms, slang, & vernacular (indigenous/native) speech

Syntax – the study of the rules and/or patterns for the formation of sentences in a language.

Read/complete: Light and Dark in R & J

Finish Questions from yesterday: Act III PartnerDiscussion

Use No Fear Shakespeare to help you with the above

Summaries of Act IV Summaries Act IV – If you were absent, read through these, as it is the only info you need for Act IV. (You DO need it)

REMEMBER: Final Book Discussion Tomorrow – BE PREPARED!!!