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*Be metacognitive*  
* Reading and writing are thinking.* 
* Think about your thinking. * Write down your questions.* 
* Read a book that interests you. * Novels are tools of empathy.*

*USE THE INDUCTIVE PROCESS
-Ask questions.
-Look for evidence.
-Look for patterns
-Identify categories

-Once you have the evidence, create thesis.
-Then write your essay using evidence to support your point.
To prove a point, USE EVIDENCE AND ANALYSIS!
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9th grade English
Read from a good book every day.
Read a book that interests you!
Work hard. Believe in yourself!
           REMEMBER:-Rereading builds understanding.
-Writing a question down may help find the answer.
-Knowing you're confused is an important kind of understanding.




Read a good book. 
Come tell me about it.
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Assignments-

ENG 9 

Every day
Read something you're interested in. 
Read something difficult. Figure it out. 
Read. Read. Read.
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Wed/Th 2-20/21
1. WNB Write a page about something(s) that made you laugh 
or that made you cry. Explain what happened.
2. Independent Reading (20)
3. Work on character paper---Be sure to revise
4. Read someone else's paper
What's good about it?
Suggestions?
5. W2L- 
What was the point of Of Mice and Men?
How do you know?
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-AoW #6 is due 2-22 (Fri)

Tues 2-19
1. WNB Write a page about your plans for the future 
-long term?  -short term? How will you make them happen?
2. Independent Reading (10-15)
3. Work on character paper
4. Read someone else's paper
What's good about it?
Suggestions?
5. Revise
Wed 2-13/14
1. Independent Reading (20) 
2. WNB - Write a page without stopping
3. Read and critique sample paper
How does it work?
4. Work on character paper
Homework 
     (2-15 is early release day)
     (2-18 No school - Presidents' Day)
-Read for 15 min every day.
-AoW #5 is due 2-19 (Tues)
-Character paper due 2-19 (Tues)

Tues 2-12
1. Independent Reading (10) 
2. WNB Write a page about what you've 
learned or discovered this week. 
Explain in detail
3. Work on character paper
Write a 2-3 page MLA format paper, identifying the importance 
of a character in the novel Of Mice and Men. 
Explain why that character is important to the novel. 
-Summarize the character’s situation.
-Explain what readers of this story learn about the world or about life from what the character does, and what do we learn from what happens to that character? 
-Use examples and details from the novel.
-Use examples and details from life and the real world to explain why this character is important.
Homework 
        (2-15 is early release day)
(2-18 No school - Presidents' Day)
-Read for 15 min every day.
-AoW #5 is due 2-19 (Tues)
-Character paper due 2-19 (Tues)

Mon 2-11
1.  Finish Of Mice and Men 
2. Work on character paper
Pick a character. Why is that character
important to the novel? What do we 
learn from what happens to that character?
3. Independent Reading
Homework
    (2-15 is early release day)
    (2-18 No school - Presidents' Day)
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #5 is due 2-19 (Tues)
-Character paper due 2-19 (Tues)

Wed 2-6 & Fri 2-8 (block days)
1.  Independent Reading-20 min
2. Watch Of Mice and Men 30-40 min
3. Work on character paper
Pick a character. Why is that character
important to the novel? What do we 
learn from what happens to that character?
4. Share paper with jaemarti@jeffcoschools.us
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #4 is due Monday
-Character paper due due 2-19

Tues 2-5
1.  Independent Reading-10 min
2. Watch Of Mice and Men 20-30 min
3. Begin brainstorming character paper
Pick a character. Why is that character
important to the novel? What do we 
learn from what happens to that character?
4. W2L - Which character will you write about? Why?
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #4 is due Friday
-Character paper due due 2-19

Mon 2-4
1. Write a full page about Friday's class
- a narrative of what happened
- an apology to Mrs. Powell if you think it is warranted
- or both 
2. AoW #4
3. Finish the Of Mice and Men timeline
4. Work on AoW #4
5. Independent Reading
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #4 is due Friday

Fri 2-1
Students should turn in AoW (Article of the week #3)
1. Help the teacher
2. Use Of Mice and Men books.With a partner, students should make an illustrated eight-panel cartoon time line of the most important events in Of Mice and Men.
Figure out what eight events are most important.
Put the events in chronological order.
Divide two pieces of paper into four boxes each.
Illustrate each event. Colored pencils are on front table.
Label each event with a caption.
Turn in whatever you get done.
3. If you finish cartoon, read your independent reading book.
Homework
Read at least 15 minutes every night.
Finish AoW

Wed/Thurs 1-30/31
1. Of Mice and Men - Finish
2. "To a Mouse"
3. W2L - What does the poem have to do with the novel? 
Why did Steinbeck call the book Of Mice and Men?
Explain why you think it's a good or bad title.
4. Independent Reading
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #3 is due Friday

Tues 1-29
1. WNB-Write a 1/2 page that changes
from fast-paced to slow-paced. 
2. Explain on back--How did you change the pace?
3. Of Mice and Men - Chapter 4
4. Independent Reading
5. W2L - What was the most important thing
that happened in your independent reading book.
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #3 is due Friday

Mon 1-28
1. AoW#3
Read aloud
Annotate
2. Of Mice and Men - Chapter 4
3. WNB-Write a page in a doubtful tone
4. Independent Reading
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #3 is due Friday

Fri 1-25
-AoW #2 due today
1. W2L-What's the American Dream?
Do you think Lennie and George will achieve it?
Explain why you believe this.
2. Of Mice and Men - Finish Chapter 3
3. Independent Reading
4. W2L

Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.

Wed 1-23 and Thurs 1-24
1. At least a page Think back to your 
elementary school selfKnowing what you know now, 
what advice or wisdom could you offer to that elementary school 
version of you?  Write a letter to your elementary school self. 
2. Independent Reading
3. Of Mice and Men - Chapter 3
4. W2L - List the characters we've met in OM&M
For each write a sentence that explains 
something about them.
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #2 due Friday (next class)

Tues 1-22
1. Independent Reading
W2L- Find a sentence in your reading
that has an identifiable tone.
Copy the sentence. What's the tone?
2. AoW#2 - Read and annotate.
3. Of Mice and Men - Chapter 3 
    popcorn reading
4. W2L
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW #2 due Friday

Fri 1/18
Turn in AoW#1
1. Independent Reading
2. WNB --  Tone practice
3. Of Mice and Men - finish Chapter 2 
    popcorn reading
4. W2L

Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.

Wed/Th 1-16/17
1. Independent Reading
2. WNB -- WSE - 
3. Tone exercise
Of Mice and Men Chapter 2 
    popcorn reading
4. W2L 
-What will happen next? 
What in the book makes you think so?

Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW#1 due Friday 1-18

Tues 1-15
1. Independent Reading
2. Tone exercise
3. Of Mice and Men Chapter 2 
    popcorn reading
4. W2L - What will happen next? What in the book makes you think so?
Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW#1 due Friday 1-18

Mon 1-14
1. Phones in box or pocket
2. Independent Reading
3. AoW#1
4. Of Mice and Men
5. W2L How are Lenny and George different?
             How are they similar?

Homework
-Read for 15-30 min every day.
-AoW#1 due Friday 1-18


Thurs/Fri 1-10/11
1. Phones in pocket or box before bell rings 
2. W2L- How will we begin each class?
Finish this sentence: 
"When the bell rings..."
3. Library
4. W2L - Make a list of five tone words
5. Tone exercise
6. Of Mice and Men

Homework
-Bring a single spiral notebook by Monday
-Get a book to read by Monday. 
-Read for 15-30 min every day.

Wed 1-9
1. Welcome back!
2. What is tone?
W2L-Pick a tone word. Write a paragraph in that tone
3. How do you know?
4. Begin Of Mice and Men
5. Pick a paragraph. What's the tone?
How do you know?

Homework
Bring a single spiral notebook by Monday
Get a book to read. 
Read for 15-30 min every day.
12 AP Lit and Comp
Read good books! 
Read every day.
Hard work is more important than talent.
Practice the things you want to be good at.
          REMEMBER:-Rereading builds understanding.
-Writing a question down may help find the answer.
-Knowing you're confused is an important kind of understanding.





AP Central -- Web site for test review:
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AP test score calculator:
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Read a good book.  Come tell me about it.
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martin-english-dept/home/documents>
Assignments-
12 APLIT
Every day
Read. Read. Read.
Read something you're interested in. 
Read something difficult. Figure it out. 
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Wed 2-20
1. What is the point of Hoagland's essay
2. Read poetry to prepare for Canon essay.
HOMEWORK
-finish major work data sheet for Beloved
-READ <https://harpers.org/blog/2013/04/twenty-little-poems-that-could-save-america/>

Tues 2-19
1. What is the literary canon?
2. What are your questions?
-group
-class
3. Three poems
HOMEWORK
-finish major work data sheet for Beloved
-READ <https://harpers.org/blog/2013/04/twenty-little-poems-that-could-save-america/>
Bring three questions. One should be level two.
Wed 2-13
1. Rubric and sample essay.
2. Use the rubric to grade your own essay.
Write a commentary explaining your score
3. Grade someone else's essay. Write a commentary.
staple to essay
4. Meet and discuss your essays and your grades.
5. Repeat
6. <https://harpers.org/blog/2013/04/twenty-little-poems-that-could-save-america/>
HOMEWORK
-What is the literary canon? Define and bring to class.
-finish major work data sheet for Beloved
-read <https://harpers.org/blog/2013/04/twenty-little-poems-that-could-save-america/>
Bring three questions. One should be level two.
Tues 2-12
1. Pick a prompt
2. Write your answer to the prompt
Break down the prompt.
Gather/review ideas and evidence
patterns?
categories?
Create a thesis. Remember the MOWAW is a statement.
When you write, make sure 
-your thesis is direct and answers the prompt
-answer all aspects of the prompt
-do use 3rd person point of view
-do use author's name and book title  (book titles are underlined)
-in following references to the author--use last name only
-don't evaluate (or flatter) the author or writing
        -don't explain lit terms
HOMEWORK
-finish major work data sheet for Beloved

Mon 2-11
1. Work on major work data sheet
2. Collect evidence for each prompt
-Be sure to find some examples of Morrison's
manipulation of time and tie it to the MOWAW
-Pick a symbol. Find examples.
3. Get ready to write to one of the prompts
HOMEWORK
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12
-finish major work data sheet for Beloved

Wed 2-6
1. Multiple choice stems
2. Mutiple choice practice
3. Using the m.c. stems. Write an eleven question test
    about a passage from Beloved.
4. Compare tests
5. Meaning of the work
HOMEWORK
-Open essay plan check on Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Tues 2-5
1. Beloved?

2. Practice Writing:   
Use 2007 Prompt
3. Read/grade one or more of your classmate's essays.
W2L-Reflect on what this practice taught you.
HOMEWORK
-Read ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Mon 2-4
1. Why does Sethe try to kill Mr. Bodwin?
What is the significance of her attack?
2. Open essay plan
question #2
but work on questions #1 and #3 also if 
you need to.

HOMEWORK
-Read ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Fri 2-1
1. Finish ch 25-26 Beloved
2. Work on timeline and essay plan
HOMEWORK
-Read   ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 4 and Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Wed 1-30
1. Multiple choice practice
2. -Why is Stamp Paid called Stamp Paid? Give evidence.
-What causes the noise Stamp hears outside 124? Give evidence.
3. Character Journals/Open essay plan
4. What would help you on Friday?
HOMEWORK
-Read ch 26 by Mon  Feb 4
ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 4 and Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Tues 1-29
1. Groups of four - pick a symbol:
Symbol Function in the novel Why is the symbol important?
2.  -Why is Stamp Paid called Stamp Paid? give evidence
     -What causes the noise Stamp hears outside 124? give evidence
3. Character Journals
HOMEWORK
-Read ch 21-25 by Wed Jan 30
ch 26 by Mon  Feb 4
ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 1 and Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Mon 1-28
1. Beloved 
Write
Pair up
2. For tomorrow find Three Symbols:
Symbol Function in the novel Why is the symbol important?
3. Character Journals
HOMEWORK
-Three symbols 
    Symbol, function, importance?
-Read ch 21-25 by Wed Jan 30
ch 26 by Mon  Feb 4
ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 1 and Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Fri 1-25
1. Beloved Section 1
Write  a level 2 question
Begin brainstorm (to turn)
2. Graded discussion
3. Finish brainstorm

HOMEWORK
-Read ch 19-20 by Mon  Jan 28
ch 21-25 by Wed Jan 30
ch 26 by Mon  Feb 4
ch 27-28 by Wed Feb 6
-Open essay plan check on Feb 1 and Feb 8
-In class prompt writing on Feb 12

Wed 1-23
1. Multiple Choice
-Talk about what you learned from last practice
-Take today's practice
-W2L-What did you learn? How did help?
2. Beloved
Level 2 question
Work on timelines
Read
3. Final remarks/questions

HOMEWORK
-Read ch 14-18 by Fri Jan 25
           ch 19-20 by Mon Jan 28

Tues 1-22
1. Beloved 
  questions, observations
2. Character analysis
Write about Denver or Beloved using
sentence template

HOMEWORK
-Read ch 14-18 by Fri Jan 25
           ch 19-20 by Mon Jan 28
-Wednesday-One thing you learned
from multiple choice practice
Fri 1/18
1. Beloved 
    Open essay planning--Three different groups 
Essay #1
Essay #2
Essay #3
2. W2L- Pick an essay, write a possible thesis
OR write a question you need answered before
you can write the thesis.
HOMEWORK
-Read ch 9-13 in Beloved by Tuesday
           ch 14-18 by Fri Jan 25
           ch 19-20 by Mon Jan 28
-By Wed Jan 23 (look at practice M.C. Figure out one thing to help you.
                            What's one thing you learned from the practice?)

Wed 1-16
1. Multiple choice practice/ terms?
2. Beloved 
    A few details
    What's happening?
    Why does it matter?
3. Open essay planning due Friday
Homework
-Work on AP Lit Major Work Data Sheet
-Open essay planning #1
-Read ch 9-13 in Beloved by Tuesday
           ch 14-18 by Fri Jan 25
           ch 19-20 by Mon Jan 28
-By Wed Jan 23 (look at practice M.C. Figure out one thing to help you.
                            What's one thing you learned from the practice?)

Tues 1-15
1. Beloved
Work on timeline(s) 
What questions do you need to answer
Years/Page numbers
2. Major Work Data Sheet
Homework
-Start AP Lit Major Work Data Sheet
-Read ch 5-8 in Beloved by Wednesday

Mon 1-14
1. Beloved Ch1-2
        Review
        Write a level 2 question
        Brainstorm
        Speed date
2. Beloved Ch3-4
        Review
        Write a level 2 question
        Brainstorm
        Speed date
3. Class discussion
Homework
-Start AP Lit Major Work Data Sheet
-Read ch 5-8 in Beloved by Wed 1-16

Fri 1-11
1. Beloved
        What did you learn from the web sites?
2. Anticipation guide
3. Reading schedule
4. Open essay planning
Homework
-Start AP Lit Major Work Data Sheet
-Read ch 1-4 in Beloved by Monday

Wed 1-9
1. Fences?
-LEVEL 2 questions--write a page, discuss
-what is a literary tragedy?
Is Fences a literary tragedy?
2. Beloved
Handout books. Begin reading.
Homework
-Explore the following sites for further information.
Introduction to Toni Morrison and Margaret Garner
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/margaret-garner-incident-1856
http://www.ohiohistoryhost.org/ohiomemory/archives/876
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/books/98/01/11/home/14013.html
-Start AP Lit Major Work Data Sheet
-Read ch 1-4 in Beloved by Monday