This week we will continue our reading of the class novel, Animal Farm. Students are responsible for reading Chapters 7-8 independently and each student has been assigned a literature circle role. Students will bring his or her completed assignment on Wednesday and meet in small learning groups to discuss what they have found in the reading. In addition, Nov 1 and Nov 4th are both technology days. Students are working on developing a personal TedTalk speech. Your research outlines are due by the end of the school day on November 1st with a submission shared with Ms. Whipple through Google Docs at firstname.lastname@example.org In addition, report cards will be distributed this Friday during 4th Block.
We will continue our reading of Animal Farm chapters 5-7. Students you will have a reading quiz over the chapters. Make sure that you are actively reading (by annotating the text), answering the comprehension and discussion questions provided to you in the supplemental packet! You will submit this work for a grade at the end of the week. Please remember that you can make up any zeros before the unit test. Also you can stop by for extra help during our new help days, Turn Up Tuesday and Throwback Thursdays both from 3:40 -4:50 in Room 101.
This week we will continue our reading of Orwell's Animal Farm. Please make sure that you are keeping up to date with your reading folder and individual reading assignments. In addition, we will have mini-lessons on Leadership, and MLA. Please remember that you can take advantage of tutoring on Tuesdays and now Thursdays from 3:45-5:00 pm.
This week we will begin reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell. Each student will receive a copy of the text to annotate. You will be responsible for keeping and bringing your copy to class. We will also complete several reading tasks and quizzes/reading checks for EACH chapter! Portions of the novel will be read in class and some will be at home. Please take advantage of reading this great literary classic.
This week we will discuss the rhetoric strategy that has made leaders successful, caused wars, inspired acts of bravery and much more. We will explore, identify, and create appeals that use ethos, pathos, and logos. Students you will have a mini-quiz on Friday going over the concepts and identifying specific examples. It is important that you begin studying now. In addition, on Wednesday we will take another SRI test to mark our progress and growth from August. Thursday and Friday we will work on a Vocabulary term museum and a few center activities to get prepared for our class novel.
Wisdom Curator, 9th Grade Literature Teacher, Life-long Learner