Monday, June 11, 2018

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 8, 2018

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. 
Keep reading. 
Don't Panic! and have a wonderful restful summer. 
Come see us in the fall.

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


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 7, 2018

Book review and textbook return

Goal: Review of book #12 and textbook return.

Agenda: 
Finish your review of book #12
Finish your book recommendation slide
Finish project presentations

Review of Book #12: 
It is due today. I gave you time to start it on Monday. I reminded you to work on it Tuesday and Wednesday. You have this whole period to finish it.

Book Recommendation Slide:
Most of you are done with this.
Be sure you left me clear instructions in the slide notes about what to do with your name.

Project Presentations: 
A few groups did not get to present yesterday due to time.
If your group did not present I'll call you up to see me and show me your evidence.

Textbook Return:
When I tell you too we will all go down to return books.
Check your books to remove notes, writing, etc.

Reminders: 
Return all classroom books, library books, and textbooks.
Scroll to the post below for your study guide for the final. (You should have it already.)

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Show us your projects

How can you tell this is an old photo? 
Goal: Present your academic honesty project.

Agenda:
Read
Project presentations

Turn in your project: 
Did you do this yesterday?
If not, please complete the PROJECT SUBMISSION FORM.

Reflect on your project:
Did you do this yesterday?
If not, please REFLECT ON YOUR PROJECT.

Tell us about your project:

  • Be sure you include, your audience, your message, your format, your evidence that your project reached your audience. 
  • If you are using slides to show your work please be sure they are shared with Mrs. R. 

Reminders:

  • Did you get your STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL
  • Return all books you borrowed from our classroom. 
  • Textbook return 6/7. Bring all your books. 
  • Finish reading book #12 by 6/7. 
  • Clean out your locker before 6/7. (Get your combination from Ms Cooper in the library or the counseling office.)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tuesday: project submission and reflection

Goal: Submitting projects, finishing work, reflecting. 

Agenda:
Read
Class logistics
Project submissions
Work on review of book #12


Submit Your Project:
  • Tomorrow you will present your academic honesty projects. 
  • If your project is complete please submit it today. 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. 
Project reflection: 
Yes, I know you may not be completely finished, but I want you to do your PROJECT REFLECTION today anyway. 

Tomorrow you will present your project:
Each group will get up for a few minutes to explain the project you did and how it went.
Be prepared to show evidence that your project reached your audience. 
If your evidence is screenshots or pictures it is best to put them on slides and share those slides with me before class. 


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.
  7. Study guide for the final.  
Reminders: 
  • Return all books you borrowed from our classroom. 
  • Textbook return 6/7. Bring all your books. 
  • Finish reading book #12 by 6/7. 
  • Clean out your locker before 6/7. (Get your combination from Ms Cooper in the library or the counseling office.)