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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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You can listen to the play here:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kt8EzPxNeA&list=PLai1lKHezMNqFBmJMNtMSsU2cSxO9fAdE
Mon 5-20
Make a review sheet for the test. You can use one side of a piece of notebook paper. If you get it initialed by me today, you may use it on the test. Include the following items:
1. Review commas, sentence punctuation, and "there, your, its"
2. Review prologue. Make sure you know what each sentence means.
3. What's a point/claim/thesis? What's evidence? What's analysis? Be ready to define terms, to identify, and to write.
4. List one or two important things the important characters from each book do.
5. Be ready to explain comma use or "their, yours, its" on the board.
Homework 
-Work on review/study sheet
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Final
Block 5  - May 21
Blocks 4 & 6  - May 22

Wed/Thurs 5-15/5-16
1. Review commas and "there, your, its"
2.  Video +/- 45 min
3. Which characters in the two different stories are most alike? Explain.
    Which are most different? Explain.
-Discuss with partner
-Class
To prepare for the final
-Review prologue. Make sure you know what each sentence means.
-What's a point/claim/thesis? What's evidence? What's analysis? Be ready to identify and to write.
-Finish your lists of characters. R&J vs. OM&M
Write a sentence describing each character.
Turn it in.
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Final
Block 5 - May 21
Blocks 4 & 6 - May 22

Fri 5-10
Present Body Bio
-What does your bio demonstrate about your character?
-Explain why you selected your quotes.
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Final
Block 5  - May 21
Blocks 4 & 6  - May 22

Wed/Th 5-8/9
1. Prologue
2. Finish Body Bio--due tomorrow
3. Work on paper              Share your paper
Who's most at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
Use MLA format. Write 2-3 pages.
Prove it. Use 3 or more (10?) quotes from play.
Explain how your evidence supports your argument.
4. Present Body Bio
What does your bio demonstrate about your character?
Explain why you selected your quotes.
5. Read the draft of someone else's paper. Make a suggestion.
6. W2L What would you do different if you were one of the characters in R&J?
 If I were ....., I would .... because....
7. Independent reading 
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue by May 9
-Body biography due May 7
-Who's Fault? Paper due May 10.

Tues 5-7
1. Prologue
WORK DAY
2. Finish Body Bio--due tomorrow
The body biography document and instructions are  here: https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/j-martin-english-dept/home/documents
3. Work on paper 
                Who's most at fault for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet?
Use MLA format. Write 2-3 pages.
Prove it. Use 3 or more (10?) quotes from play.
Explain how your evidence supports your argument.  
Share your paper with jaemarti@jeffcoschools.us
4. Independent reading 
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue by May 9
-Body biography due May 7
-Who's Fault? Paper due May 10.

Mon 5-6
1. Prologue
2. Independent reading
3. Get in groups for body biography
Fill out plan.
Start work
4. Whose fault is the death of Romeo and Juliet?
Use MLA format. Write 2-3 pages.
Prove it. Use 3 or more (10?) quotes from play.
Explain how your evidence supports your argument. 
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-Body biography due May 7
The body biography document and instructions are  here: https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/j-martin-english-dept/home/documents
-Who's Fault? Paper due May 10.

Fri 4-26
1. Prologue
2. Get in groups for body biography
Fill out plan.
We will start work tomorrow.
3. W2L-whose fault is the death of Romeo and Juliet
4. Independent reading
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-Body biography due May 3
-Who's Fault? Paper due May 10.

Wed/Th 4-24/25
1. Prologue
2. Read Romeo and Juliet Finish Act III
3. Independent reading (or writing)
4. Read and listen to Romeo and Juliet Act IV
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Mon 4-15
1. Prologue
2. Independent reading
3. Watch Act 2 video (from proposal to marriage)
3A. Finish presentations for Act 2
4. Begin Act 3
5. W2L
Homework 
-Read something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Thurs/Fri 4-11/12
1. Prologue
2. Independent reading
3. Presentations.
Get ready
Present
4. Watch Act 2 
5. Begin Act 3
6. Work on your writing project.
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-Be ready to act out your page

Mon 4-8
1.  Prologue
2. Romeo and Juliet -- Review Act II
scene 3, 4, 5, & 6
3. Translate an important page in Act II--sc 3, 4, 5, or 6.
Present on block day. 
Explain why it's important
Act out your translation
Review for quiz 
4. Quiz Act II, sc3-6
5. Independent reading
or work on your writing project.
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-Be ready to act out your page

Fri 4-5
1.  Prologue
2. Romeo and Juliet -- Review Act II
scene 3, 4, 5, & 6
3. Translate an important page in Act II--sc 3, 4, 5, or 6.
Present on block day. 
Explain why it's important
Act out your translation
Review for quiz on Mon 4-8
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-Be ready to act out your page

Wed/Thurs 4-3/4
Prologue
1. Independent Reading
2. Romeo and Juliet -- Act II 
scene 3 & 4 
3. W2L-1/2 sheet What's your project? How's it going?
4. Work on your own writing project. 
(If you get done, come show me and start another project.)
5.  Romeo and Juliet -- Finish Act II
scene 5 & 6
6. Review Act II 
7. W2L--Where are we in the prologue?
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Tues 4-2
Prologue
1. Independent Reading
2. WNB-Work on your own writing project. 
(If you get done, come show me and start another project.)
3. Finish a six or eight panel cartoon  (one paper per group) 
of what's happened in Romeo and Juliet  so far--thru act2, sc2.
Include a quote (and a contemporary "translation"
of the quote for each panel)
You have 20 min.
4. W2L-What will happen next? Predict. Explain why.
It says... / I say... / So...
What does the story say? What do you say? So...
Homework 
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Mon 4-1

SPRING BREAK
Fri 3-22
1. Watch R&J video thru Act 2, sc 2
2. W2L-Write this as you watch. Pick one thing you notice.
-What do you notice that's different in this movie?
-Explain why the difference is good or bad.
-Does it make the movie better or worse? Why?
Homework 
-Have a great break!
-Read about something you're interested in every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Wed 3-20/21
Prologue
1. Start Act II, scene1 as class
Do scene 2 as a group
2. W2L Why is Juliet afraid for Romeo?
3. Write (your project)
4. Read
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue

Tues 3-19
Practice reciting the Prologue
1. Start Act II, scene1 as class
Do scene 2 as a group
2. W2L Why is Juliet afraid for Romeo?
3. Write
4. Read
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-No article of the week this week.

Mon 3-18
Prologue
1. Choice writing--work on your own project
2. Read 10 min
3. R&J Act I, scene 4 (maybe 5)
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-No article of the week this week.

Fri 3-15
Prologue
1. PSAT practice
2. Read 
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-No article of the week this week.

Wed/Thurs SNOW DAYS

Tues 3-12
1. R&J prologue
2.Writing - What's do you want write? Start writing it.
3.Read 10 min
4. Romeo and Juliet Act 1. sciii
5.  R&J prologue
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-No article of the week this week.

Mon 3-11
1. R&J prologue
2.Writing - WSE (5 min)
3.Read 10 min
4. Romeo and Juliet Act 1. scii
5. W2L
6. R&J prologue
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Memorize the prologue
-No article of the week this week.

Fri 3-8
1. R&J prologue
2.Writing - WSE
3.Read 10 min
4. W2L- Review lines 176-188. 
Write a series of three opposites.
Pick one and explain how/when it really exists
5. Finish Romeo and Juliet Act 1. sci
6. R&J prologue
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.

Tues 3-5
1. R&J prologue
2.WNB - 5 min WSE
3.Read 10 min
4. Romeo and Juliet
5 W2L- What happened?
6 R&J prologue
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.

Mon 3-4
-AoW #8
1. R&J prologue
2.WNB - Write a sarcastic page. 
Say the opposite of what you really mean.
3. Independent Reading (10)
4. Work on AoW#8
5. R&J prologue
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.

Tues 2-26
NEW - Daily work points (0-5; 0-10)
Turn in your instruction/image poem
1. WNB - Write a page describing some things in this room. 
Use detailed imagery.
2. Independent Reading (10)
3. Read two poems. What does each do?

4.Pick one to use as a mentor text.
Write your own poem. due tomorrow at end of class.

Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-Poem #2 is due tomorrow at end of class.
-AoW #7 is due Friday

Fri 2-22
1. WNB - Write a page about something good that happened this week.
2. Independent Reading (10-15)
3. Turn in your paper. Share it with
4. Poem
-read "Wild Geese" - How does it work?
-write a poem--give advice to someone--"You...
                  End with an image that pulls it all together
Homework 
-Read for 15 min every day.
-AoW #6 is due 2-22 (Today)
-Revised Character paper due today.

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.
"Documents" are here :<https://sites.google.com/a/jeffcoschools.us/j-
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. 
AP LIT TEST
-Get a good night's sleep. Do your best tomorrow morning.

7:15 am May 8

Red Rocks Community College - Arvada
   BRING
-photo ID
-#2 pencils (NOT mechanical)
-black/blue ink pens
-a watch
   DO NOT BRING 
- cell phone, laptop/tablet, 
        - smartwatch, food/drink

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