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

Getting to Know You--Phone Log.doc
Introduction Letter.doc

Student Resources by Unit:

Week 1: Aug. 20 - Aug. 24

Monday:

Signed Letter of Policy form

Get a 5-subject notebook for English


Tuesday:

Finish "Getting to Know You"


Wednesday:

Start Pearl Vocab 1-10 (due Friday, but can be pre-graded for help on Thursday)


Thursday:

Read Ch. 1/RRG

Finish Vocab 1-10


Friday:

Read Ch. 2/RRG

First Impressions Essay

Week 2: Aug. 27 - Aug. 31

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: Sept. 3 - Sept. 7

Monday:

No School--Labor Day


Tuesday:

Finish essay outline (typed in Google Docs)


Wednesday:

Write essay rough draft (typed in Google Docs)


Thursday:

Study for Pearl exam

Finish essay final draft (print paper from Google docs)


Friday:

No HW :)

Week 4: Sept. 10 - Sept. 14

Monday:

Be sure you have a 5-subject notebook for English only


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. 17 - Sept. 21

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:

Scout Island Field Trip! Only homework is to finish GE Vocab 11-20 by Tuesday of next week.


Week 6: Sept. 24 - Sept. 28

Monday:

Essay rough draft based on classwork brainstorming/quick-write. Type in Google docs. Due Wednesday.

Finish Vocab 11-20


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

GE Vocab 11-20 (due Tuesday)


Week 7: Oct. 1 - Oct. 5

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. 8 - Oct. 12

Monday:

Read Ch. 40-41/ Journal


Tuesday:

Read Ch. 43 (No journal required!)


Wednesday:

No HW...PSAT


Thursday:

Journal 42-44 (no additional reading tonight)

Friday:

Study vocab--Quiz Monday

Read Ch. 46/ Journal


Week 9: Oct. 15 - Oct. 19


Monday:

Read Ch. 47-48/ Journal (48 only)

Finish Vocab 41-50


Tuesday:

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


Wednesday:

Read Ch. 53-54/ Journal (53 only)


Thursday:

Read Ch. 57/ Journal


Friday:

Study for final GE exam (exam Tuesday)


Week 10: Oct. 22 - Oct. 26


Monday:

Study for final GE exam

Prepare journals for collection


Tuesday:

No HW!


Wednesday:

No HW!


Thursday:

Essay feedback reflection (if papers are handed back in class on this date)


Friday:

None


Week 11: Oct. 29 - Nov. 2


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: Nov. 5 - Nov. 9


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. 12 - Nov. 16


Monday:

No School--Veterans' Day

Tuesday:

Finish reflections...due Wednesday


Wednesday:

None


Thursday:

None


Friday:

None


Week 14: Nov. 19 - Nov. 23

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:

Thanksgiving


Thursday:

Thanksgiving


Friday:

Thanksgiving


Week 15: Nov. 26 - Nov. 30

Monday:

Finish reading through Pg. 100

Reflect on Isolation Questions

Finish OMATS Vocab 1-10


Tuesday:

Finish novel and Isolation Questions


Wednesday:

Study OMATS Vocab 1-10 (Quiz Thursday)


Thursday:

OMATS Vocab 11-20 (due Monday)

Brainstorm evidence of analogy: OMATS:Hemingway::fish:Santiago


Friday:

Finish OMATS Vocab 11-20


Week 16: Dec. 3 - Dec. 7

Monday:

Brainstorm essay ideas

Review previous essay reflections


Tuesday:

Finish essay outline

Begin studying for Vocab final

Wednesday:

Study OMATS Vocab 11-20 (quiz Thursday)


Thursday:

Study for Vocab final!


Friday:

OMATS Vocab 21-30 (due Monday)

Reflect on practice essay...what needs to be done before finals to make it shine?


Week 17: Dec. 10 - Dec. 14

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. 17 - Dec. 21

Monday:

Study!


Tuesday:

Study!


Wednesday:

Study!


Thursday:

Study!


Friday:

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


Spring Semester

Week 1: Jan. 14 - Jan. 18

Monday:

Electives


Tuesday:

Electives


Wednesday:

No School--Faculty Meetings


Thursday:

Book 1/ CRL

OD Vocab 1-10 (due Monday)


Friday:

Books 2-3/ CRL

Finish Vocab 1-10


Week 2: Jan. 21 - Jan. 25

Monday:

No School--Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Tuesday:

Book 4/ CRL


Wednesday:

Book 5/ CRL

Start studying OD Vocab 1-10 (quiz Friday)

Thursday:

Book 6-7/CRL


Friday:

Finish OMATS Vocab 11-20 (due Monday!)

Book 8/CRL



Week 3: Jan. 28 - Feb. 1

Monday:

Book 9/ CRL

Begin brainstorming storybook project


Tuesday:

Book 10/ CRL



Wednesday:

Book 11/ CRL

Study OD Vocab 11-20 (Quiz Thursday)


Thursday:

Book 13/ CRL (remember...book 12 was done IN CLASS today ;)

WDYK 7-12

OD Vocab 21-30 (due Monday)


Friday:

Book 14/ CRL

Finish OD Vocab 21-30 (due Monday)

Outline essay and write intro only in Google docs


Week 4: Feb. 4 - Feb. 8

Monday:

Book 15/ CRL

Add Body Paragraph #1 to essay in Google docs


Tuesday:

Book 16/ CRL

Add Body Paragraphs #2-3 to essay in Google docs


Wednesday:

Book 17/ CRL

Finish essay and edit


Thursday:

Book 18/ CRL

Finish essay Final Draft and print

OD Vocab 31-40 (due Monday)


Friday:

Book 20/ CRL (remember... Book 19 was done IN CLASS today ;)


Week 5: Feb. 11 - Feb. 15

Monday:

Book 21/ CRL


Tuesday:

Book 22/ CRL

Wednesday:

Books 23-24/ CRL

Finish OD Storybook project...Due Friday!


Thursday:

Study for OD final exam

Finish WDYK 19-24 (classwork)

Prep journals for collection


Friday:

None...WHEW! :)


Week 6: Feb. 18 - Feb. 22

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 (if essays were handed back today in class)


Week 7: Feb. 25 - March 1

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 4 - March 8

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 11 - March 15

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 18 - March 22

Monday:

Finish all performance preparations


Tuesday:

Final run-throughs and rehearsals


Wednesday:

None :)


Thursday:

None :)


Friday:

None :)


Week 11: March 25 - March 29

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 Tuesday)


Week 12: April 1 - April 5

Monday:

No School--Cesar Chavez Day


Tuesday:

OMAM Vocab 11-20 (due Wednesday)

Poetry 23-35/ Journal


Wednesday:

Essay rough draft (Google and printed)


Thursday:

Essay final draft (Google and printed)

Poetry 35-48/ Journal

Prepare for OMAM Unit Exam (exam Friday)

Friday:

Poetry 49-59/ Journal


Week 13: April 8 - April 12

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 14: April 16 - April 20

Spring Break! Enjoy time with your family!

Week 15: April 22 - April 26

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 29 - May 3

Monday:

None :)


Tuesday:

Finish classwork parsing


Wednesday:

None :)


Thursday:

Study for finals!


Friday:

Study for finals!


Week 17: May 6 - May 10

Monday:

Study for finals!


Tuesday:

Study for finals!


Wednesday:

Study for finals!


Thursday:

Study for finals!


Friday:

Study for finals!


Week 18: May 13 - May 17

Monday:

Semester 2 Vocab Final Exam

Tuesday:

Finals

Wednesday:

Finals

Thursday:

Finals

Friday:

Finals