Monday, June 12, 2017

Second Semester Final: Show what you know

A final exam is an opportunity to show what you know, a chance to prove to yourself and others that you have learned, and that you are capable of meeting expectations.

Your 9th grade English teachers designed this test almost entirely around things you have already read, tasks you have already done, and skills you've had lots of practice with.

It is not meant to be hard, but it will require your concentration and critical thinking as you make the best selection for each question.

The test includes 33 multiple choice questions and several short answer responses. At the end of the test you will find some reflection questions. After you submit your test you will see a link to complete the course evaluation

I've enjoyed teaching you this year and I hope you'll come back and say hello next year.

SECOND SEMESTER FINAL Yes, it has a password. No, you won't be able to guess it. Yes, I change it frequently.



Friday, June 9, 2017

Last class before finals!

Welcome to our last class. It's time to reflect, share, and celebrate the things we have learned this year. 


  • I'll be here at lunch if you need to do any last minute work. 
  • Today is the last day to request re-grades. I'll process those this weekend so you can know what your grade is going into the final.

You have all been great classes. I've loved every minute of working with all of you. Keep reading. Don't Panic! and have a wonderful restful summer. Come see me in the fall.

Finals:
Monday periods 5 and 6
Tuesday periods 1 and 2
Wednesday periods 3 and 4


Studying for the final? Here are some tips. 
  1. Review your Comparative Analysis essay for "The Cask of Amontillado" and The Night of the Hunter. There will be questions about these two works, as well as how the writer/director used various stylistic techniques.
  2. Review the articles from the Extreme Sports unit. These should be in your Google Drive. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions. 
  3. Review the articles from the Academic Honesty unit. These should also be in your Google Drive. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions.
  4. Review the literary terms we used throughout the year: diction, irony (all three kinds), theme, sensory details, figurative language etc.
  5. Review the rhetorical terms we used throughout the year (ethos, pathos, logos, etc.) 
  6. Review the format for writing a Rhetorical Precis summary paragraph.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Show us your projects

Goal: Show us your projects.

Agenda:
Class logistics
Project Presentations

Submit Your Project:
  • Today you will present your academic honesty projects. 
  • SUBMIT PROJECTS HERE
  • If your project is online (slides, videos, website, etc.) use the link above to submit your work. 
  • If your project is not online get ready to turn it in. 
Present your project:
Each group will get up for a few minutes to explain the project you did and how it went.
While each group presents please share your opinions about how they did.
EVALUATION FORM

Studying for the final? Here are some tips. 
  1. Review your Comparative Analysis essay for "The Cask of Amontillado" and The Night of the Hunter. There will be questions about these two works, as well as how the writer/director used various stylistic techniques.
  2. Review the articles from the Extreme Sports unit. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions.
  3. Review the articles from the Academic Honesty unit. The exam will include passages from these articles with multiple choice questions.
  4. Review the literary terms we used throughout the year (diction, irony, theme, etc.).
  5. Review the rhetorical terms we used throughout the year (ethos, pathos, logos, etc.) 
  6. Review the format for writing a Rhetorical Precis summary paragraph.
Reminders: 
  • Return all books you borrowed from our classroom. 
  • Clean out your locker before 6/9. (Get your combination from Ms. Bertha Almeida in the attendance office.)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Book Reviews and project work time

Goal: Finish book review #11 in your book review doc.

Agenda:
Read
Book review (last one)
Work on AH project

Great job!

  • Some of you completed book review #11 at home and those people are working on their academic honesty project. 
  • If you didn't write your review at home you need to do that first. 
  • Remember even a partial review of a book you didn't finish reading is better than not writing a review at all. 

Reminders: 

  • Textbook return tomorrow. Bring all of your textbooks to class. We will return them to the library. You can keep books you need to study for a final. Those books are due the day of that final. 
  • Academic Honesty Projects due THURSDAY. Be ready to tell us about yours. 
  • Return ALL classroom books! 
  • Friday is the last day for lockers. Clean out your locker. See Ms. Cooper in the library if you forgot your combination. 
  • Friday is also the last day to request a re-grade on work from this semester. 
  • Finals next week! M: 5&6, T: 1&2, W: 3&4. 



Monday, June 5, 2017

Project Time

Goal: Work on your academic honesty project so that you will be done by Thursday.

Agenda:
Read
Project time
Reminders

Project time:
Be sure to review expectations on the Academic Honesty-Next Steps Project Page
Specifically be sure your project has:
  • Data from our survey
  • Cited sources/ references visible to the audience (even if it is small)
  • Your first names
  • Credits to anyone who helped you with the project
Want more project time in class tomorrow? 
You can write you BOOK REVIEWS TONIGHT. Put it in your Book Reviews document (not your English Journal.)

Reminders: 
  • CALL IN your Extreme Sports essay if you haven't already.
  • Return all books you borrowed from our classroom. 
  • 6/6 Book reviews due. Write at home or in class depending on your project needs.
  • 6/7 Textbook return. Bring all of your textbooks to class and we will take them back to the library during our class period.
  • 6/8 Academic honesty projects due. Be ready to present and explain your project.
  • 6/9 Clean out your locker before 6/9.