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Course Description and Syllabus

English 9 is a year-long course designed to engage students in high-level reading and writing activities. Students will explore literature and informational texts from multiple cultures and traditions and apply learned techniques to their writing in a variety of genres and styles. This course is aligned with Minnesota English Language Arts Standards.


Classwork and Homework: What did we do today?

Below you will find a calendar with Due Dates, Deadlines, and links to active assignments and daily posts. Daily posts include learning targets, lecture slides, and instructions for classwork and homework. Use this page and the rest of the website to keep up with your daily work, especially when you have been tardy or absent. Questions? Email Genevieve.Hollerich@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Q4 Assignment Calendar and Persepolis Reading Schedule

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

April 30

DUE:

Persepolis Vocab. & Comp. pgs. 3-32





May 1






HAVE READ:

pgs. 3-32

May 2

*Cloud Coach*


ASSIGNED:

OPTIC Analysis

DEADLINE:

Rick Steve’s “Iran” Graphic Organizer

May 3






HAVE READ:

pgs. 33-61

May 4

ASSIGNED:

Mini-Memoir Part 1

DUE:

OPTIC Analysis

DEADLINE:

Field Trip Permission Slip

May 7

DUE:

Mini-Memoir Part 1

ASSIGNED:

Mini-Memoir Part 2

DEADLINE:

Persepolis Vocab. & Comp. pgs. 3-32

May 8









HAVE READ:

pgs. 62-71

May 9

*Cloud Coach*


DUE:

Mini-Memoir Part 1 on TurnItIn.com,

Mini-Memoir Part 2 stapled to rubric


May 10

ASSIGNED:

One Story, Two Perspectives, Two Genres





HAVE READ:

pgs. 72-93

May 11

*Field Trip*


DEADLINE:

OPTIC Analysis

May 14


DEADLINE:

Mini-Memoir (Parts 1 & 2)

May 15


ASSIGNED:

Multi-Genre Project (M.G.P.)


HAVE READ:

pgs. 94-117

May 16

*Cloud Coach*


DUE:

One Story, Two Perspectives, Two Genres

May 17





HAVE READ:

pgs. 118-134

May 18

May 21


ASSIGNED:

Revisions for Mini-Memoir, One Story..., OPTIC Analysis assignments

May 22





HAVE READ:

pgs. 135-153

May 23

*Cloud Coach*


DEADLINE:

One Story, Two Perspectives, Two Genres

May 24

May 25

DUE FOR FEEDBACK:

Multi-Genre Project (M.G.P.)

28

NO SCHOOL

Memorial Day


May 29

DEADLINE:

Revisions for Mini-Memoir, One Story..., OPTIC analysis assignments.

May 30

BLOCK SCHEDULE: Hours 1, 3, 5


*Cloud Coach*

MAP Testing

May 31

BLOCK SCHEDULE: Hours 2, 4, 6


*Cloud Coach*

MAP Testing

June 1


School Cancelled!

June 4

DUE:

Class returns copies of Persepolis to the Media Center.

June 5

June 6

BLOCK SCHEDULE: Hours 1, 3, 5


DEADLINE:

Multi-Genre Project  


June 7

BLOCK SCHEDULE: Hours 2, 4, 6


DEADLINE:

Multi-Genre Project  


June 8

Field Day - No class!


* There will be an unannounced Learning Target/Daily Notes check at least once Q4.

06/06 Wed and 06/07 Thurs: Final MGP Submission

posted Jun 5, 2018, 9:19 AM by Genevieve Hollerich   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 8:01 AM ]

LEARNING TARGET(S):
  • I am aware of the WHS Summer Reading Program.
  • I can proofread and edit my MGP for capitalization and punctuation.
  • I can submit my final MGP with my original rubric.
  • I can take a class picture.
CLASSWORK: 
    First: Complete the MGP Checklist (back of rubric).
        THEN
    1. TurnItIn.com: Project all on one Google doc, put original rubric in Homework Tray
        ~OR~
    2. Homework Tray: Project all on paper, put original rubric in Homework Tray.

    *If you lost your original rubric, ask for another one or it will be marked Missing in the Portal.

  • Revise, proofread, and edit your MGP:
        CAPITALIZE:
    • The start of each sentence
    • Names of people, cities, states, countries, languages, religions, brand names, and the pronoun I in all its forms: I’m, I’ve, I’d, I’ll.
            PUNCTUATE:
      • End every sentence with a period OR a question mark OR an exclamation point.
      • Contractions need apostrophes: can’t, don’t, won’t, didn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t, you’re, I’m, I’ll, I’d, I’ve, etc. etc. etc
    • Submit your MGP and your rubric!
    HOMEWORK: READ, have fun, be safe, be smart, make good choices!

    06/05 Tues: MGP Revisions

    posted Jun 5, 2018, 9:03 AM by Genevieve Hollerich   [ updated Jun 5, 2018, 9:05 AM ]

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I can use feedback to revise my MGP.
    • I can complete the Exit Ticket.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
    • Use teacher feedback to revise and improve your Multi-Genre Project.
    • Emphasis on "Language" part of rubric.
      • Capitalization
      • Punctuation
    1. Work your way through the Exit Ticket.
    2. Proofread and Edit for “Language”:
    • You are expected to capitalize:
      • The start of each sentence
      • Names of people, cities, states, countries, languages, religions, and the pronoun I in all its forms: I’m, I’ve, I’d, I’ll.
    • You are expected to end every sentence with a period OR a question mark OR an exclamation point.
    HOMEWORK: 
    MGP DEADLINE: Wed. 6/6 (1st, 3rd, and 5th Hours), Thurs. 6/7 (2nd and 6th Hours)

    06/04 Mon: MGP Revisions

    posted Jun 4, 2018, 8:57 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):

    • I can return Persepolis.

    • I can email my Cloud Coach mentor and complete the Cloud Coach post survey.

    • I can finish my Artist Statement and use feedback to revise my MGP.


    CLASSWORK:

    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
    • Return Persepolis to the Media Center.
    • If you didn't email your Cloud Coach mentor on your MAP test day, do so now.
    • Take the Cloud Coach post survey; check your email for the link.
    • Finish drafting your Artist Statement.
    • Use teacher feedback to revise and improve your MGP scores.

    HOMEWORK:

    • MGP DEADLINE: Wed. 6/6 (1st, 3rd, and 5th Hours) Thurs. 6/7 (2nd and 6th Hours).

    05/30 Wed + 05/31 Thurs: MAP Testing, Cloud Coach

    posted May 30, 2018, 8:06 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I can take the MAP Reading test.
    • I can email my Cloud Coach mentor.
    • I can revise graded work and/or write my Artist Statement.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Log in and take the MAP Reading test.
    • Email your Cloud Coach mentor.
    • Revise graded work/write your Artist Statement.
    HOMEWORK: 
    • MGP DEADLINE: Wed. 6/6 (1st, 3rd, 5th Hours) Thurs. 6/7 (2nd and 6th Hours)

    05/29 Tues: Write your Artist Statement!

    posted May 29, 2018, 10:25 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I know about the MAP test, Pepfest Schedule, Block Schedule
    • I can write my Artist Statement.
    • I can revise graded work and finish reading Persepolis.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
    • Review Pepfest Schedule/MAP Test and Block Schedule. Any questions
      • Review Block Lunch Schedule
    • Review Artist Statement requirements:
    Artist Statement
    This is a reflection piece (3-5 paragraphs) that you can include either at the beginning or at the end of your project.  In your statement, address the following talking points:
    1. Introduce and describe your theme, memoir, or family narrative.
    2. Discuss how and why you chose your theme, memoir, or family narrative.
    3. Describe how you approached the theme, memoir, or family narrative. Answer the following questions:
      • How did you decide which perspectives to use? 
      • How did you decide which genres to use? 
      • What factors did you consider as you put your genre pieces in order?  
    4. Reflect on the process of creating your project. Answer the following questions:
      • Which piece was the most powerful for you to create? Explain your answer.
      • Which piece do you think is the best piece of writing?  Why is it the best?
      • What did you discover about your theme or about writing in different genres and perspectives as you worked on your project?
    HOMEWORK: 
    • MGP DEADLINE: Wed. 6/6 Thurs. 6/7.

    05/25 Fri: MGP DUE for Feedback!

    posted May 25, 2018, 9:17 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S).
    • I can work on my MGP and submit it for feedback.
    • I can revise graded work and finish reading Persepolis.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
        MGP Submission Requirements
        Your project must be turned in:
            ALL on paper in the Homework Tray
                                ~OR~
            ALL in one doc on TurnItIn.com 
        EVERYONE must turn in a rubric with a completed checklist.


    HOMEWORK: 
    • Revise graded assignments. DEADLINE: Tues. 5/29

    05/24 Thurs: MGP work time

    posted May 24, 2018, 9:17 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I can work on my MGP.
    • I can revise graded work and finish reading Persepolis.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
        Work Time:
    1. Use paper or a Chromebook to work on your MGP.
    2. Revise graded assignments.
    3. Finish Persepolis.
    4. Practice touch-typing: www.typingclub.com  
        Expectations:
    • Sit in your assigned seat.
    • Ask for materials if you need them.
    • Ask for help if you need it.
    • Be working on English.
    HOMEWORK: 
    • Work on MGP DUE: Fri., 5/25.

    05/23 Wed: Cloud Coach, MGP work time

    posted May 23, 2018, 7:16 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I can read and respond to an email from my Cloud Coach mentor.
    • I can work on my MGP / revisions to graded assignments.
    • I can practice touch typing on typingclub.com.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
        Today's Plan:
    1. Carefully read your mentor’s email.
    2. Write a thoughtful, thorough reply (answer their questions).
    3. Proofread to make sure it’s your best writing, then send.
    4. DEADLINE: One Story, Two Perspectives, Two Genres assignment (both parts must be submitted TOGETHER, either on paper OR TurnItIn.com).
    5. Work on your MGP.
    6. Typing lessons: www.typingclub.com.
    HOMEWORK: 
    • Revise graded work. DEADLINE: Tues., 5/29
    • Work on MGP. DUE: Fri., 5/25.

    05/22 Tues: Multi-Genre Project work time

    posted May 22, 2018, 10:34 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S):
    • I can work on my MGP.
    • I can revise graded work and finish reading Persepolis.
    CLASSWORK: 
    • Write Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
    • Complete the Learning Target check.
    • Multi-Genre Project work time:
    1. Use paper or a Chromebook to work on your MGP.
    2. Revise graded assignments.
    3. Finish reading Persepolis.
        Expectations:
    • Ask for materials if you need them.
    • Ask for help if you need it.
    • Sit in your assigned seat.
    • Be working on English.
    HOMEWORK:
    • Work on MGP DUE: Fri., 5/25.
    • Revise graded assignments DEADLINE: Tues. 5/29.

    05/21 Mon: Multi-Genre Project work time

    posted May 21, 2018, 7:08 AM by Genevieve Hollerich

    LEARNING TARGET(S)

    • I can complete the MGP Google form.

    • I can work on my own MGP.


    PROCEDURES/CLASSWORK:

    • Write your Learning Targets/Due Dates/Deadlines/Homework while the teacher takes attendance.
    • Review student exemplar: Zombie Apocalypse
    • MGP Work Time:
    1. Check your school email for the link to the MGP Google form. 
    2. Complete the form.
    3. Use paper or a Chromebook to work on your MGP.
    4. Ask for materials if you need them.
    5. Ask for help if you need it.
    6. Be working on English.
    • Work on project and/or revisions to graded assignments.

    HOMEWORK:

    • Read to pg. 153 by Tues., 5/22.
    • Work on MGP DUE: Fri., 5/25.

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