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Welcome to Ms. Israel's Website
for English 9P
first period

I'm very happy to see so many of my students from last year, and I'm enjoying getting to know my new students!

I'm at MJHS most of the day, so if you need extra help, please make an appointment with me and we'll meet before school.
By the way...
We do Daily Oral Language (DOL) and vocab./spelling every day, usually, at the beginning of class.

Here are your assignments
June 11-12
M:
EC due
portfolios go home
Final review
T: R and J Final
Have a wonderful summer!!

June 4-7
M:
Study guide due W
Age Poem FD due Tues
EC due next Mon
T: Age Poem due
Final ?s due typed TH
W: Review for Final/Study Guide due
TH: Final ?s due
R and J movie(s)
Final is Tuesday!! Study!!
EC essay due Mon

May 29-31
T:
  RD of essay due; peer editing
Bring in prompt and list of quotes tomorrow for test
W:  In-Class Tragedy Essay Test
TH: Write/Share Age Poem
Begin study guide for R and J Final

May 14-17
M:
  Read Act V; do all ?s
T: Act V ?s due
Act V Quiz
Finish Time and Character charts
W: Charts due
Tragedy Essay prompt/intro.
start w/s
TH: Finish w/s; start RD of essay, which is due Tues.

M: Act III scenes i-iii
Do #1-4 ?s
T: Act III scenes iii-v; finish ?s
W: Act III quiz
Act IV scene i; do #1-3 ?s
TH: Act IV scenes ii-v; finish ?s
Begin Juliet Essay

May 7-10
M:
Rd Act II scenes i-iii
Do ?s #1-5
Scene 6 FD
T: Scene 6 FD due
rd scenes iv-v; do #6-9
W: Act I and II Quiz
TH: Balcony scene
Shakespeare bio and notes

April 30-May 4
M:
Cornell note quiz
prologue HW due
T: Begin Act I scenes 1-3
R & J ?s h/o; start filling in charts tonight
W:  Finish reading Act I; do ?s 1-9
TH: Go over ?s
Act I Quiz
Scene 6 activity
Insult activity

April 23-27
M-W testing
TH:
Poster Gallery Walk and Cornell notes
F: Finish notes and do plot summary for HW
Character and Time Charts h/outs

April 16-19
M:
correct w/s 10; do Review in grammar pkt
Test Prep
T: Review due; do w/s 1, 2, 3 in Agreement pkt
Test Prep
W: correct w/s; do 4, 5, 6 in pkt
Test Prep
TH:  w/s due; do w/s 7 and Review to correct in class
Bring other HW if you've worked ahead!!
Test Prep
Grammar Rocks and notes on parts of speech
Put your textbk in your LOCKER!  (other kids will use our room for the test)

April 9-13
M:
 Do w/s 7 grammar pkt
Starr test prep
T: w/s 7 due; do 8
test prep
W: w/s 8 due; do 9
test prep
TH: w/s 9 due; do 10
Book Fair!
test prep
Agreement pkt--start on it

March 26-30
M:
Poetry Final
bring in copy of text Tues.
Chief Seattle Found Poem FD
T:  FD due
work on found poem of choice
W: Share Found poems FDs
Interpretive Poetry Essay evals
TH: no class
F:  Portfolio Day!
Have a terrific Spring Break!!!!!!  :)

March 19-22
M:
do w/s 6, grammar pkt
Group Poetry Presentations
Study for Poetry test
T: Registration
Study for test
W: w/s 6 and 5 corrected
Group Poetry Presentations, cont'd
TH:  Found Poetry w/ Letter of Chief Seattle
Study for Poetry Final on Monday!!!
Finish presentations either today or Mon.



March 12-15
M:
RD essay due
Bring: poem, binder paper, prompt, rubric
T: In-class poetry essay
Do grammar w/s 3
W: Do w/s 4
Group Poetry Explication
TH: Do w/s 5
Group Poetry Explication

March 5-8
M:
Types of Nouns A
Chimney Sweeper Think Sheet
T: Types of Nouns B
Interpretive Essay h/o: begin
W: Registration
Work 15-20 min. on essay
TH: Legible RD due Mon.
In-Class Test is Tues.
Types of Nouns B due




Feb. 13-16
M:
CUPs pkt E due; do F
Jabberwocky poem; FD due Tues.
T: Jabberwocky-style poem due
Think sheet for "CA Hills. . ."
CUP G
W:  CUP H
Think sheet for "Still I Rise"
TH: CUP I
I AM poem FD due Mon.
Song lyrics due next TH
HAVE A GREAT BREAK!!!!!

Feb. 6-9
M:
  Correct CUPs pkt A and do B
correct poetry review sheet
T:  Correct CUPs B; do C
Necklace Essay evaluation due for pts Wed.
Rewrites w/ original and eval attached due Mon.
No rewrite=hand in w/ eval on Wed.
Make an appointment w/ me if you need extra help!!!!!
W:  Correct C; do D
Poetry Silent Auction!
TH: Poetry Think Sheet for "Road Not Taken"
"Jabborwocky" poem
Essay rewrites due Mon. w/ original and eval attached!!


Jan. 30-Feb. 2
M:
  Necklace in-class Essay
Dear Abby EC
T:  EC due
Rd "The Harvest" and do p. 620 ?s
W:  ?s due
Do p. 621 ?s
TH:  ?s due
 REST OF THE HW TBA Tues. A.M.

Jan. 23-26
M:
pp. 606-7, read
Read "The Necklace" and do ?s on p. 615
T:  finish reading and ?s
EC Dear Abby due Mon.
W: ?s due
Discuss theme (prompt and Hamlet h/o and essay w/s)
Amazing performance of Hamlet's Polonius by John Slade!!
Do intro and 2nd paragraph of essay for tomorrow!!
TH: Necklace vocab. test
Pop Quiz
Finish essay RD (more class discussion and help)
IN-CLASS ESSAY on Monday: bring prompt, Hamlet h/o and write quotes from the short story on prompt (note the pg. #, too!).
EC due Mon.




Jan. 17-18
Finals Week
T:
BRING TEXTBOOK AND A PERSONAL READING BOOK TO CLASS ON WED. FOR FINAL!!
Survival Manual checked in
Portfolio day
Another final review
STUDY!!
W:
  Semester Final
7:15 make-up for D. Game vocab. test

You've been a wonderful class!  I hope I'll still have you next semester.

Jan. 9-12
M:
pp. 36-37 ?s due
do p. 38 grammar
study for tests
T: p. 39 Writing Lesson: Survival Manual
study
W: Elements of Short Story Test
Survival Manual
study
TH: Dangerous Game vocab. test
Survival Manual due
Study for final on the 18th, Wed.

Jan. 3-5
T:
  Rd pp. 16 and 17
Rd "The Most Dangerous Game" (start in class)
Do p. 17 vocab. dev. words in journal
W:  Continue ". . . Dangerous Game"
Lord of the Flies rewrites (w/ original essay and eval.) and novels due
L of F essay and eval. due for non-rewrites
TH: Finish ". . .Dangerous Game"
Do pp. 36-37 Review and Assess ?s (all)
Do p. 38 Fluency: clarify word meanings

Dec. 12-15
M:
  Children's book presentations (w/s due)
Vocab. Dev. words p. 523 in text book: write out in journal
T: vocab. dev. due
rd pp. 518-22
start "The Gift of the Magi"
W: finish story
do ?s on p. 530/531
TH: vocab. test
?s due
fill out essay evals and do rewrite if required
rewrites due Wed. 1/4/12
Happy Holidays, Everyone!!

for Nov. 14-17
M:
  Ch. 9 due
Language and Style w/s due
Ch. 10 rdg and ?s
T: Ch. 10 due
Ch. 10 Quiz
Ch. 11 rdg/?s
W:  Ch. 11 due
Symbols and Characters Charts due TH.
Study vocab. #5
Ch. 12 rdg/?s
TH:  Ch. 12 due
Symbols and Char. Charts due
Vocab. #5 Test
Symbol Poster due Tues. 11/29

for Nov. 7-9
M:
L of F Ch. 7
T: Ch. 8
Do Ch. 7 activity w/s
W:  Ch. 7/8 Quiz
Ch. 9 ?s and rdg
Language and Style w/s
Fill in Character and Symbols w/s


for Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Quarter's End
M:
  Ch.1 Lord of the Flies (LOTF) ?s due
Read Ch. 2, do ?s
TKAM essays and evaluations due; rewrites due
T:  Ch. 2 LOTF due
Rd Ch. 3 and do ?s
Ch. 1 and 2 Quiz
W: Ch. 3 due
Rd Ch. 4 and 5, do ?s
vocab. #4 Test
F:  Ch. 4 and 5 due
Rd Ch. 6, do ?s

for Oct. 24-28, 2011
M:
finish TKAM movie
textbook and TKAM book due
Literary Terms Big Review
T:  Big Review due
vocab. #4
Castaway
W: Castaway due
DOL/vocab
Novel intro/Stranded
TH: Stranded debriefing
DOL/vocab
Symbols, Character Chart, Ch. ?s handouts
Read Ch. 1 and do ?s for Lord of the Flies
TKAM essay evaluation and rewrites due TUES.

for Oct. 17-20, 2011
M:
TKAM Final
work on essay; create a readable draft
T:  Work on essay; do peer editing w/s
Bring TKAM, prompt, reading bk, binder paper to test
GO TO LIBRARY: GET 9TH GRADE ENGLISH TEXTBOOK!!!
DUE MON. IN CLASS!!
W:  In-class (timed) essay test on TKAM
TH: TKAM, the movie!!!
BRING ENGLISH TEXTBOOK AND TKAM MONDAY!!

for Oct. 11-13, 2011
T:
  vocab./DOL
Ch. 25-27 rdg/?s due
Cause and Effect assignment due
Read Ch. 28/29 and do ?s
W:  vocab./DOL
Ch. 28/29 due
Rd. Ch. 30/31; do ?s
study for vocab. #3 test
TH: vocab/spelling/part of speech test #3
Discuss Ch. 30/31 (due)
Review ALL Ch. ?s for mult. choice FINAL Mon.
Final In-Class Essay Review and notes for test on Wed.

for 10/3-10-6:
M: Vocab. #3 all week
Ch. 19/20 due
Do Ch. 21/22 rdg and ?s
Place Essay FD due Tues.
T:  DOL and vocab.
Place Essay FD due
Ch. 21/22 due
Do Ch. 23/24 rdg and ?s
W: DOL and vocab. 
Ch. 23/24 due
Do. Ch. 25/26/27 rdg and ?s
Character Work assignment

for 9/26-9/30:
M:  study proofreading marks
Ch. 14/15 due TKAM
Rd Ch.16 and do ?s
T: Proofrdg Mks Quiz
Ch. 16 due
Rd Ch. 17 and do ?s
W: Study vocab. #2
Ch. 17 due
Rd Ch. 18, do ?s
TH: Vocab. #2 Test
Ch. 18 due
Ch. 19/20 rdg and ?s for Mon.
Place Essay

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