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Welcome to Golden Valley High School's English 9 with Mrs. Pennay. The purpose of this site is to provide helpful information and remote access to our classroom. Please 'friend' me on Facebook; I send out homework reminders, project due dates, and links from class activities (facebook.com/ipennay).


Have a wonderful Winter Break!

posted Dec 19, 2014, 9:00 AM by Ilona Anderson

I hope you have a wonderful 24 days off! I'm looking forward to seeing you in the new year. Please come back to me safe and healthy!!
All the best,
Mrs. Pennay

Week of 12/15

posted Dec 12, 2014, 11:25 PM by Ilona Anderson

MONDAY
Final Prep!

TUESDAY
8-10 - period 1/7 final
10:20-12:15 - period 4 final

WEDNESDAY
8-10 - period 6 final
10:20-12:15 - period 3 final

THURSDAY
8-10 - period 5 final
10:20-12:15 - period 2 final

FRIDAY
No School! Enjoy a wonderful Winter Break!

Week of 12/08

posted Dec 5, 2014, 10:27 AM by Ilona Anderson   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 9:42 AM ]

MONDAY
Intro to Research Report
Select a person to research from this article "The Fifty Most Influential Progressives of the Twentieth Century"
Complete the Google Form

TUESDAY
Work/writing day

WEDNESDAY
Work/writing day

THURSDAY
Work/writing day
Project Due!!

FRIDAY
Prep for Finals!!

**Extra Credit! First Semester!

posted Dec 2, 2014, 9:36 AM by Ilona Anderson

Extra credit is due Friday, December 12. No exceptions will be made.

Week of 12/01

posted Dec 1, 2014, 1:02 PM by Ilona Anderson

MONDAY
AOW -- Brown vs Board of Education -- CATCH due Friday
Trial Evidence Assignments

TUESDAY
Trial Evidence Reading 

WEDNESDAY
Trial Evidence Presentation

THURSDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird video notes 2

FRIDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird video notes 2

Week of 11/24

posted Dec 1, 2014, 12:57 PM by Ilona Anderson   [ updated Dec 1, 2014, 12:57 PM ]

MONDAY
Chapter 10 -- To Kill a Mockingbird

TUESDAY
Chapter 11 -- To Kill a Mockingbird

WEDNESDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird -- video notes 

Week of 11/17

posted Nov 19, 2014, 10:05 AM by Ilona Anderson

MONDAY
Chapter 7-9 Bookmark
Read chapter 7
TUESDAY
Article of the Week: "Inside the Racist Mind"
    Highlight unknown words and define in the margins
    Talk with the Text -- when does it remind you of other texts we have encountered?=
WEDNESDAY
Read Chapter 8
    Focus on DOK 2
Article of the Week
    Acknowledge confusion -- explain the bolded sections (4) in the margins
THURSDAY
Read Chapter 9
Sentence of the Week -- In-text citation!
    Practice and proof you can do it!
FRIDAY
Finish 7-9 Bookmark and turn in!
Turn in AOW work


Week of 11/10

posted Nov 10, 2014, 8:16 AM by Ilona Anderson   [ updated Nov 10, 2014, 8:17 AM ]

MONDAY (26 school days until Winter Break!!)
To Kill a Mockingbird bookmark for chapters 4-6
Read chapter 4

TUESDAY - no school
Veterans Day

WEDNESDAY
Sentence of the Week: in-text citation (more practice!)
To Kill a Mockingbird bookmark for chapters 4-6
Read chapter 5

THURSDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird bookmark for chapters 4-6
Read chapter 6

FRIDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird bookmark for chapters 4-6 Due
Chapter 1-6 in-class writing task

Week of 11/03

posted Nov 3, 2014, 12:25 PM by Ilona Anderson   [ updated Nov 5, 2014, 12:41 PM ]

MONDAY
Articles of the Week 
Respond to the statements on page 1.
Each student is assigned one of the two articles to read. Write a FATt sentence on page 1.
Watch the JayZ and Oprah interview and complete the chart on page 7.
Complete the responses for statements 1-3 on page 8.

TUESDAY
Socratic Seminar re: AOW1
Pick up To Kill a Mockingbird in the library (end of the period)

WEDNESDAY
Chapters 1-3 Bookmark

THURSDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird Chapter 2 & 3
Chapters 1-3 Bookmark

FRIDAY - 2 hour late start
Chapters 1-3 Bookmark & AOW Due

Week of 10/27

posted Oct 28, 2014, 9:10 AM by Ilona Anderson   [ updated Oct 30, 2014, 9:13 AM ]

MONDAY
Finish "Scottsboro Trial" 
Respond to paragraph prompts on the handout

TUESDAY
Q1 Performance Task review

How do people overcome obstacles?

What are the individual’s responsibilities in regard to issues of social justice?

What principles are worth fighting for?
WEDNESDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird Background Research

THURSDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird Background Research
Works Cited (www.bibme.org)

FRIDAY
To Kill a Mockingbird Background Research Presentations

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