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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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Fri 9-13
1. Word of the Day-  abscond
2. Word of day quiz
3. Read 
4. List 10 most important events in OM&M.   Give a reason for each.
Show me your list.
5. W2L-Did George do the right thing? How do you know?
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#3 (due next Monday 9/16)

Mon 9-16
1. Word of the Day-
2. Read 
3. List 10 most important events in OM&M.   Give a reason for each. Show me your list.
4. Compare lists. Make an 6 or 8 panel chronological cartoon showing the most important events in OM&M. 
Picture, quote from book, explanation. 
5. W2L What's the most important event in book? Why?
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#4 (due next Monday 9/23)

Tues 9-17
1. Word of the Day- labile
2. Read 
3. Compare lists with a partner. Make a 6 or 8 panel chronological cartoon showing the most important events in OM&M. 
  Include a picture, quote from book, & explanation in each panel. 
4.W2L-Why don't Lennie and George get their dream?
Write at least three sentences.
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#4 (due next Monday 9/23)
4. 6-8 panel cartoon is due tomorrow.

Wed/Th 9-18/19
1. Word of the Day- bivouac
2. Read 
3. "To A Mouse" 
a. Read "To a Mouse" as a class.
b. Divide into groups
Summarize two stanzas.
                Put the stanzaz in your own words.
c. Read the poem as summary.
Questions about poem?
d. Think about the poem and the book.
W2L-Why did John Steinbeck 
title this book Of Mice and Men?
4. Finish your 6 or 8 panel chronological cartoon showing the most important events in OM&M. Due today! 
  Include a picture, quote from book, & explanation in each panel.       
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#4 (due next Monday 9/23)
4. 6-8 panel cartoon is due today.

Monday 9-23
1. Word of the Day-suffuse 
2. Read 
3. Watch Of Mice and Men
4. W2L - What's one difference between the book and the movie?
Ms. Bellacome will be here tomorrow. Help her!
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#5 (due next Monday 9/30)

Tuesday 9-24
1. Word of the Day-suffuse 
2. Read (10 min)
3. Watch Of Mice and Men
4. W2L - Which character in the movie is most different from the character in the book? Explain your answer.
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#5 (due next Monday 9/30)

Wed/Thu 9-25/26
1. Independent reading (15-20 min) 
2. WNB - Writing stamina exercise
3. Watch Of Mice and Men 
4. Word of the Day- look up "morose" W2L- Which character is the most morose in Of Mice and Men. Explain your answer.
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#5 (due next Monday 9/30)

Fri 9-27
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2. WNB - What did you learn from the characters in Of Mice and Men? Give examples to back up your learning.
3. Discuss what you learned from the characters.
4. Have a good Homecoming! Be safe!
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#5 (due next Monday 9/30)

Mon 9-30
AoW#5 is due!
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2. WNB - What is the American Dream? Do you believe that it's possible to achieve or not? What are your goals? What do you want out of life?
3. Group discussion/Class discussion. 
         Is the American Dream attainable for all?
4. Begin drafting American Dream Essay
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#6 (due next Monday)

Tuesday 10-1
AoW#5 is due!
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2. WSE
3. What is each each character's dream in OM&M?
4. Begin drafting essay (Essay due Oct 11)
    Is the American Dream attainable for all?
Use MLA format. 
Write an essay (2-3 pages) that answers the question
    -by defining the American Dream 
    -comparing/contrasting life & dreams today (your life or that of others)
      with one or more of the characters  in Of Mice and Men as they seek
      their dream(s).
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#6 (due next Monday)

Wed/Thu 9-2/3
1. Independent reading (20 min) 
2. W2L
a. Define noun. Define verb. Define adjective.
b. Underline the noun. Circle the verb. Put a star by the adjective.
Mr. Martin drives a fast car.
Mr. Martin has a bald head.
Mr. Martin was curious. 
Mr. Martin was bitter.
Mr. Martin was a man.<---be careful. This one is tricky.
Mr. Martin read three books.
3. WNB - Write about a time when you or someone you know worked hard to get something done. Give details. Fill a page (at least). Show me when you're done.
4. Work on essay. Is the American Dream attainable?
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#6 (due next Monday)
4. Essay due 10/11

Fri 10-4
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2. W2L 
-Define noun. Define verb. Define adjective.
-Underline the noun. Circle the verb. Put a star by the adjective.
-Mr. Martin wears a brown shirt.
-Mr. Martin writes with a pen.
-Mr. Martin is serious. 
-Mr. Martin is angry.
-Mr. Martin got a haircut.
-Mr. Martin has three children.
3. W2L - Write an assignment to use Of Mice & Men as evidence to answer a question about something else besides the American Dream for Mr. Martin's paper.
4. Work on essay. Is the American Dream attainable?
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#6 (due next Monday)
4. Essay due 10/1

Mon 10-7
AoW#6 is due!
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2.  Parts of Speech #2
3. Turn it in. Take AoW#7
4. Sample essay prompt:
            Can ending a friendship ever be an act friendship? 
5. What suggestions do you have for my paper?
6. Work on essay. Is the American Dream attainable?
(We will look at a revised sample tomorrow.)
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#7 (due next Monday)
4. Essay due 10/11

Tues 10-8
1. Independent reading (10 min) 
2. W2L-WSE
3. Share your essay with jaemarti@jeffcoschools.us
4. Work on essay. Is the American Dream attainable?
Homework
Bring a "completed" draft to our next class.
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#7 (due next Monday)
4. Essay due 10/11

Wed/Th 10-9/10
1. Independent reading (20 min) 
2. Share your "completed" draft with one or more peers.
3. Share your "completed" draft  with jaemarti@jeffcoschools.us
4. Answer workshop questions.
5. Fix your essay
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#7 (due next Monday)
4. Essay due 10/11

Fri 10-11
AoW#6 is due! Essay due today!
1. Independent reading (15 min) 
2. Pick 1 or more sentences from your essay. 
Copy onto a half sheet of paper.
Label one noun, one verb, and one adjective.
3. Discuss the writing process.
4. Write a page (at least) about your writing process
Homework
1. Bring a book every day.
2. Read ten minutes every day. Fill out SSR sheet.
3. AoW#7 (due next Monday)
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.





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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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Fri 9-13
1. Prepare
2. Finish Presentations
3. "The Wild Iris"
Discuss questions

Homework
1. Read "Spring and All"
2. Follow the directions
Write a cogent paragraph.
Bring it Monday.
3. Read "Cat in an Empty
Apartment." Just read it.

Mon 9-16
1. "Spring and All"
2. "Cat in an Empty Apartment." 
What are some literary devices used in the poem?
Write an essay explaining how at least three literary devices are used to create the meaning of the poem.

HW
-Keep a list of literary terms.
-Keep a list of vocab words.
-Bring answer to prompt for "Cat in an Empty Apartment"

Tues 9-17
1.  Look at each other's claims for "Cat in an Empty Apartment"
Why do they work? What do they do? How can you write a good claim?
2. “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid -Listen pp 699-700  
3. Write a level 2 question. Write your answer.
Discuss as group. What evidence helps us answer these questions? 
Pick one to share
-What can we conclude about the relationship between daughter and the mother?
Write a claim that you can back up with evidence from the story.
HW
-Keep a list of literary terms.
-Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read "A Rose for Emily"
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Wed/Th 9-18/19
1.  Write a level 2 question about "A Rose for Emily."
    -Write an answer to your question
    -Switch questions. Write an answer to 2nd question.
3. Get in groups. Share questions and answers.
4. Discuss as class. 
5. Divide into 5 section new groups- follow procedure
6. What is the significance of setting in "A Rose for Emily"?
HW
-Write a page/paragraph explaining what you know and what you've learned or know about planning to write an answer to an AP-style prompt. 
Also, what questions/concerns do you still have?
-Read Raymond Carver's story "Popular Mechanics"
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Monday 9-23
1. Write a Level-2 question about "Popular Mechanics"
2. Write an answer to your question.
3. Get with a partner. Share question and your answer.
4. Get with a new partner. Share.
5. Write a different L-2 question about "Popular Mechanics"
6. Write an answer to your question
7. Discuss
8. Write a thesis that would begin your answer to this prompt:
How does Carver use literary devices to create the story's meaning?
Ms. Bellacome will be here tomorrow. Help her!
HW
-Read Ralph Ellison's "Battle Royal" (277)
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Tuesday 9-24
1. Write a Level-2 question about "Battle Royal"
2. Write an answer to your question.
3. Get with a partner. Share question and your answer.
4. Get with a new partner. Share.
5. Write a different L-2 question about "Battle Royal"
6. Write an answer to your question
7. Discuss as class

HW
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Wed/Thu 9-25/26
1. Level 1 and 2 questions for Battle Royal
2. Write: What does it mean to be invisible?
3. How does Ellison use literary devices to create the story's point?
4. Write an essay answering the question above.
HW
-Finish your essay answering the question about Ellison's point.
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Fri 9-27
1. How does Ellison use literary devices to create the story's point?
2. Grading rubric
3. Grade your essay. Grade someone else's. Compare grades.
HW
-Read "We Wear the Mask." How does the mask compare/contrast with invisibility? Write. Also, bring a level 2 question.
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Mon 9-30
College essay?
1. "We Wear the Mask." 
2. W2L-When have you felt invisible? When do you wear a mask?
3. Level 2 question. Write. 
4. How does the mask compare/contrast  with invisibility? 
5. Who was Ralph Ellison? Keep a list of important facts.
HW
-Bring a college essay prompt
-Bring three facts about Ralph Ellison
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Tuesday 10-1
College essay?
    quick discussion
1. Who was Ralph Ellison
2. Read Invisible Man Prologue

HW
-Reread chapter 1 by Wed
-Read chapter 2 by Friday
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Wed/Thu 9-2/3
1. Who was Ralph Ellison?
Ralph Ellison: An American Journey
2. Read Invisible Man Prologue
HW
-Reading schedule
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Fri 10-4
+Reading schedule is in Google Classroom
1. Chapter 2 
L2 questions
answers
3. What's being repeated? Make a list of motifs.
4. Invisible Man -->read
HW
-Follow reading schedule for Invisible Man

Ch. 3-4 by Mon. Oct 7              (35 pages)

Ch. 5-6 by Wednesday, Oct 9 (40 pages)

Ch. 7-9         by Friday, Oct. 11       (40 pages)

Ch. 10-11 by Mon Oct 14                 (53 pages)

Ch. 12-13 by Wed, Oct. 16         (43 pages)

Ch. 14-15 by Friday, Oct. 18         (35 pages)

Ch. 16-17 by Mon, Oct 21                 (49 pages)

Ch. 18-19 by Wed, Oct. 23-24         (39 pages)

Ch 20-22         by Tues Oct 29                      (54 pages)

Ch 23              by Friday Nov 1                      (33 pages)

Ch 24-25         by Mon Nov 4                      (33 pages)

Epilogue and reread Prologue Wed, Nov 6 (25 pages)

Gallery walk                         Nov 12


-Ch3&4 for Monday
-Start a list: what's being repeated in Invisible Man?
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Mon 10-7
1. Chapter 3&4
L2 questions
answers
3. What's happened so far? (Many-headed beast.)
4. As a group, select a motif, 
explain how it's adding to the meaning of the work.
5. Write about how the motif you've selected adds to the meaning of the work.

HW
-Follow reading schedule. Read ch 5-6  for Wed.

Ch. 5-6 by Wednesday, Oct 9 (40 pages)

Ch. 7-9         by Friday, Oct. 11       (40 pages)

Ch. 10-11 by Mon Oct 14                 (53 pages)

Ch. 12-13 by Wed, Oct. 16         (43 pages)

Ch. 14-15 by Friday, Oct. 18         (35 pages)

Ch. 16-17 by Mon, Oct 21                 (49 pages)

Ch. 18-19 by Wed, Oct. 23-24         (39 pages)

Ch 20-22         by Tues Oct 29                      (54 pages)

Ch 23              by Friday Nov 1                      (33 pages)

Ch 24-25         by Mon Nov 4                      (33 pages)

Epilogue and reread Prologue Wed, Nov 6 (25 pages)

-What's being repeated in Invisible Man?
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Tues 10-8
1. As a group, select a motif, explain how it's adding to the meaning of the work.
2. Start two-column notes. Go back through the book. Identify important points in prologue and Ch 1-4
HW
-Follow reading schedule. Read ch 5-6  for Wed
-Keep taking two-column notes.
-What's being repeated in Invisible Man?
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Wed 10-9
1. Questions/observations about 5 and 6?
a. discuss as group 
b. graded discussion
2.  -What are the motifs
-What are the theme topics, so far?
List them
3. As a group, select a motif, explain how it's adding to the meaning of the work.
4. Write a sentence or two to answer the question:
How does one of the motifs contribute to understanding a theme?
HW
-Follow reading schedule. Read ch 7-9  for Fri
-Keep taking two-column notes. Note check on Friday.
-What's being repeated in Invisible Man?
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.

Fri 10-11
1. Project 
2. Who is the Founder? What does he represent? 
Why is he in this book? Respond to the reading.
3. Level 2 questions.

HW
-Follow reading schedule. Read ch 10-11 by Monday
-Keep taking two-column notes.
-What's being repeated in Invisible Man?
-Keep a list of literary terms. Keep a list of vocab words.
-Read something good on your own in your free time.