English 9

Welcome to English 9! This site will provide a weekly posting of homework assignments along with a few key website links you'll need in order to be successful. On occasion, student and class needs may necessitate a change from the posted plan. In this case, please always defer to what is announced in class and/or posted on our classroom agenda board.

Teacher Contact Information

Shauna Hill

Email: shhill@mail.fresnostate.edu

Useful Links

Free Online Oxford English Dictionary : https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/


The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): https://owl.english.purdue.edu/

Fall Semester

Week 1: Aug. 14 - Aug. 18

Wednesday:

Signed Letter of Policy form

Getting to Know You


Thursday:

Read Ch. 1

Ch. 1 RRG

Pearl Vocab 1-10


Friday:

Read Ch. 2

Ch. 2 RRG

First Impressions Essay

Week 2: Aug. 21 - Aug. 25

Monday:

Read Ch. 3

Ch. 3 RRG


Tuesday:

None! Breathe :)


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 4

Ch. 4 RRG


Thursday:

Read Ch.5

Ch. 5 RRG

Vocab 11-20 (due Monday)


Friday:

Read Ch. 6

Ch. 6 RRG

Finish Vocab 11-20


Week 3: Aug. 28 - Sept. 1

Monday:

Finish essay outline and type (Google Docs strongly recommended)


Tuesday:

Print Draft 1


Wednesday:

Study for Pearl exam

Final Draft


Thursday:

Finish CSUF email set-up


Friday:

Get single-subject, college ruled notebook (8.5x11) for use in English only (will be used as journal in multiple units throughout the year).

Week 4: Sept. 4 - Sept. 8

Monday:

No School: Labor Day


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 2/ Journal


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 4/ Journal


Thursday:

Read Ch. 6/ Journal

GE Vocab 1-10 (due Monday)


Friday:

Read Ch. 7-8/Journal

Finish Vocab 1-10


Week 5: Sept. 11 - Sept. 15

Monday:

Read Ch. 11/ Journal


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 14-15/ Journal


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 17/ Journal

Study Vocab 1-10 (quiz Thursday)


Thursday:

Read Ch. 18-19/ Journal (19 only)

GE Vocab 11-20 (due Monday)


Friday:

Type a rough draft of a formal essay based on today's quick-write (use highlighter to mark usable ideas from quick-write). Be sure to use your SCHOOL GOOGLE ACCOUNT and type essay as a Google Doc. (due Wednesday 9/24)

GE Vocab 11-20 (due Tuesday)


Week 6: Sept. 18 - Sept. 22

Monday:

Freshman Field Trip


Tuesday:

Finish rough draft and print (essay should be printed as well as on your school Google Drive


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 22/ Journal

Essay final draft due Friday


Thursday:

Read Ch. 25/ Journal

Finish final draft, print (and Drive)

Study for Vocab 11-20 quiz


Friday:

Read Ch. 27/ Journal

Vocab 11-20 (due Tuesday)


Week 7: Sept. 25 - Sept. 29

Monday:

Read Ch. 29/ Journal

Finish GE Vocab 21-30


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 31-32/ Journal


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 34/ Journal


Thursday:

Read Ch. 36/ Journal

Study for GE Vocab 21-30 quiz


Friday:

Read Ch. 37-38/ Journal

GE Vocab 31-40 (due Tuesday)


Week 8: Oct. 2 - Oct. 6

Monday:

Read Ch. 40-41/ Journal


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 43 (No journal required!)


Wednesday:

Journal Ch. 42-44 (one combined prompt...you'll see ;) )


Thursday:

Read Ch. 46/ Journal

Study Vocab 31-40 (quiz Friday)


Friday:

Read Ch. 47-48/ Journal

Vocab 41-50 (due Tuesday)


Week 9: Oct. 9 - Oct. 13


Monday:

Read Ch. 50-51/ Journal (51 only)

Finish Vocab 41-50


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 53-54/ Journal (53 only) NOTE: There is a LOT of reading tonight...rewards fall tomorrow! :) Also, tonight's journal is reflective of Magwitch's motive...NOT to be found in Ch. 54 per say, but finding closure in Ch. 54. Don't search, think!


Wednesday:

NONE! Enjoy the small break!


Thursday:

Read Ch. 57/ Journal


Friday:

Study for final GE exam (exam Tuesday)


Week 10: Oct. 16 - Oct. 20


Monday:

Study for final GE exam

Prepare journals for collection


Tuesday:

None!


Wednesday:

None!


Thursday:

Essay feedback reflection


Friday:

None


Week 11: Oct. 23 - Oct. 27


Monday:

Finish intro if needed


Tuesday:

Finish Body Paragraph #1 if needed


Wednesday:

Finish Body Paragraph #2 if needed


Thursday:

Finish Body Paragraph #3 if needed


Friday:

Reflection letter--What did I learn? Advice for future essays?


Week 12: Oct. 30 - Nov. 3


Monday:

Get to know your sources well

Finish grammar classwork if needed


Tuesday:

Review rubric and become familiar with traits of each score. Highlight some key words in each point that may help you identify a paper's "level",


Wednesday:

None


Thursday:

None


Friday:

None


Week 13: Nov. 6 - Nov. 10


Monday:

Finish reflections (due Tuesday!)

Tuesday:

None


Wednesday:

None


Thursday:

None


Friday:

Veteran's Day...say thank you to those who have served!


Week 14: Nov. 13 - Nov. 17

Monday:

Read OMATS Day 1 (through pg. 25)

Reflect on "Isolation" questions


Tuesday:

Read OMATS Days 2-3 (through pg. 82)

Reflect on "Isolation" questions

OMATS Vocab 1-10 (due Thursday)


Wednesday:

Read OMATS Day 3.5 (through pg. 100)

Relfect on "Isolation" questions

Finish OMATS Vocab 1-10


Thursday:

Finish novel and "Isolation" questions


Friday:

Study Vocab 1-10 (quiz Monday)


Week 15: Nov. 20 - Nov. 24

Monday:

Vocab 11-20 (due NEXT Monday, but don't wait until vacation...get it done so you can rest!! :) )


Tuesday:

Finish Vocab 11-20


Wednesday:

Thanksgiving Break


Thursday:

Thanksgiving Break


Friday:

Thanksgiving Break


Week 16: Nov. 27 - Dec. 1

Monday:

Brainstorm essay ideas

Review previous essay reflections


Tuesday:

Finish essay outline

Begin studying for Vocab final

Wednesday:

Study Vocab 11-20 (quiz Thursday)

Write Body Paragraph #1


Thursday:

Vocab 21-30 (due Monday)

Write Body Paragraphs #2-3


Friday:

Finish the essay and scoring...make it WORTHY!

Be sure to edit by reading aloud!


Week 17: Dec. 4 - Dec. 8

Monday:

Finish POV classwork

Study for finals!


Tuesday:

Finish "Form and Structure" classwork

Study for finals!


Wednesday:

Finish "Sentence Structure and Diction" classwork

Study for finals!


Thursday:

Study!


Friday:

Study!


Week 18: Dec. 11 - Dec. 15

Monday:

Study!


Tuesday:

Study!


Wednesday:

Study!


Thursday:

Study!


Friday:

Celebrate! You survived 1st semester! Congrats!! :)


Spring Semester

Week 1: Jan. 15 - Jan. 19

Monday:

None


Tuesday:

Read Book 1/ Journal

Start OD Vocab 1-10 (due Thursday)


Wednesday:

Read Book 2/ Journal

Finish OD Vocab 1-10


Thursday:

Read Book 3/ Journal


Friday:

Read Books 4-5/ 2 Journals

Study Vocab 1-10 (quiz Monday!)


Week 2: Jan. 22 - Jan. 26

Monday:

Read Book 6/ Journal

OD Vocab 11-20 (Due Wednesday)


Tuesday:

Read Book 7/ Journal

OD Vocab 11-20


Wednesday:

Read Book 8/ Journal

Start brainstorming OD Storybook Project


Thursday:

Read Book 9/ Journal


Friday:

Read Books 10-11/ 2 Journals

Study Vocab 11-20 (quiz Monday!)

Essay reflections


Week 3: Jan. 29 - Feb. 2

Monday:

Read Book 12

No Journal...instead, go through WKYK process as started in class

OD Vocab 21-30 (due Wednesday)


Tuesday:

Read Book 13/ Journal

Finish Vocab 21-30

Outline essay and write Introduction


Wednesday:

Read Book 14/ Journal

Write Body Paragraph #1


Thursday:

Read Book 15/ Journal

Write Body Paragraphs #2-3


Friday:

Read Books 16-17/ 2 Journals

Finish essay and edit (due Tuesday 2/6)

Study Vocab 21-30 (quiz Monday!)


Week 4: Feb. 5 - Feb. 9

Monday:

Read Book 18/ Journal

Finish final draft

OD Vocab 31-40 (due Wednesday)


Tuesday:

Read Book 20/ Journal

Finish Vocab 31-40


Wednesday:

Read Book 21/ Journal


Thursday:

Read Book 22/ Journal


Friday:

Read Books 23-24/ 1 Journal

Finish Storybook project (due Monday)

Begin studying for OD Unit Exam


Week 5: Feb. 12 - Feb. 16

Monday:

Finish WDYK 19-24

Prep journals for collection

Study for OD Unit Exam


Tuesday:

None! Whew!!


Wednesday:

Project research/group work. Meet on Google :)


Thursday:

Finish up projects and come in prepared to present on Friday


Friday:

None :)


Week 6: Feb. 19 - Feb. 23

Monday:

No School--Presidents' Day


Tuesday:

None


Wednesday:

Summarize the video so far using correct character names


Thursday:

Summarize today's portion of the video using correct character names


Friday:

Essay reflection


Week 7: Feb. 26 - March 2

Monday:

5 Paragraph mini-essay (due Tuesday, no drafting)

MSND Vocab 1-10 (due Wednesday)


Tuesday:

Finish Vocab 1-10


Wednesday:

None :)


Thursday:

None :)


Friday:

Study Vocab 1-10 (quiz Monday)

Essay reflections (if not done last Friday!)


Week 8: March 5 - March 9

Monday:

MSND Vocab 11-20 (due Wednesday)


Tuesday:

Finish Vocab 11-20


Wednesday:

Type group scene out in Google docs (shared with team; each group member adds their own lines!). Do NOT copy and paste script from online...the typing process is part of the memorization process!


Thursday:

None :)


Friday:

Study MSND Vocab 11-20 (quiz Monday)

Memorize lines


Week 9: March 12 - March 16

Monday:

MSND Vocab 21-30 (due Tuesday!)

Study lines


Tuesday:

Begin studying for MSND Unit Exam (exam Thursday)


Wednesday:

Study for exam and lines


Thursday:

Study lines


Friday:

Study lines

Finish costumes, props, etc.


Week 10: March 19 - March 23

Monday:

Finish all performance preparations


Tuesday:

Final run-throughs and rehearsals


Wednesday:

None :)


Thursday:

None :)


Friday:

None


Week 11: March 26 - March 30

SPRING BREAK!

Enjoy your time with family and friends!


Week 12: April 2 - April 6

Monday:

OMAM Vocab 1-10 (due Wednesday)

You will need a journal for our poetry unit starting Tuesday...you may use your same "old" journal (if it has survived this long!), or you may start fresh. You will only need approximately 15 pages of paper total :)


Tuesday:

Finish reading OMAM Ch. 2 (if needed)

Poetry 1-11/ Journal


Wednesday:

Finish reading OMAM Ch. 3 (if needed)


Thursday:

Finish reading OMAM Ch. 4 (if needed)

Poetry 11-22/ Journal


Friday:

Study Vocab 1-10 (quiz Monday)


Week 13: April 9 - April 13

Monday:

OMAM Vocab 11-20 (due Tuesday!)


Tuesday:

Poetry 23-35/ Journal


Wednesday:

Essay rough draft (Google and printed)

Study Vocab 11-20 (quiz Thursday)


Thursday:

Essay final draft (Google and printed)

Poetry 35-48/ Journal

Prepare for OMAM Unit Exam (exam Friday)

Friday:

Poetry 49-59/ Journal


Week 14: April 16 - April 20

Monday:

Poetry 60-70/ Journal

Finish Poetry Vocab 1-10 steps 1 and 2 only


Tuesday:

Poetry 71-83/ Journal

Finish Poetry Vocab 1-10 steps 3 and 4


Wednesday:

Poetry 84-93/ Journal

Prepare journal to be collected Thursday


Thursday:

None :)


Friday:

Start studying for finals!


Week 15: April 23 - April 27

Monday:

None :)


Tuesday:

None :)


Wednesday:

Write a sonnet in proper form...will be shared, so don't get too personal or mushy ;) If you need inspiration, read Shakespeare's sonnets free online! Your poem must use (and correctly identify) at least 2 poetic term functions.


Thursday:

Repair poems if needed


Friday:

Finish essay reflection


Week 16: April 30 - May 4

Monday:

None :)


Tuesday:

Finish classwork parsing


Wednesday:

None :)


Thursday:

Study for finals!


Friday:

Study for finals!


Week 17: May 7 - May 11

Monday:

Study for finals!


Tuesday:

Study for finals!


Wednesday:

Study for finals!


Thursday:

Study for finals!


Friday:

Study for finals!


Week 18: May 14 - May 18

Monday:

Semester 2 Vocab Final Exam

Tuesday:

Finals

Wednesday:

Finals

Thursday:

Finals

Friday:

Finals