Assignments for Ninth Grade, Spring 06

Assignments for Ninth Grade, Spring 2006

DateDo NowAIMHomework Assignment
Jun 13 Hand in all work What grade do you deserve? Have a good Regents and summer.
Jun 12 Hand in your Final Exam
Begin outlining your self assessment
What have I done this semester and how well have I done it? Your self assessment.
Jun 9 Vocabulary 14 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
In a 250 word essay, use the following quote as a critical lens, through which you review the two poems and short story. Explain what the quote means. Tell whether you agree with it or not. Examine the two poems and the short story through the quote. In addition be sure to include elements of irony in all three pieces as it pertains to choice. Are some of our choices ironic? And finally, conclude with how you assert free choice.

THE CRITICAL LENS:
Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices. Alfred A. Montapert

Jun 7 Define irony.
Show how irony is part of the poems and story we have recently read.
How is irony part of your daily activities? Discuss the use of irony in the two poems and the short story. Provide specific examples.
  • Vocab 14: QUIZ Friday June 9 eponyms:
    dunce, charlatan, sycophant, anachronism, draconian, plummet, fatal, nefarious, vindicate, vindictive
  • Jun 6 Read the short story (handout). How do I make choices? Read The Emperor's Three Questions By Leo Tolstoy
  • Vocab 14: QUIZ Friday June 9 eponyms:
    dunce, charlatan, sycophant, anachronism, draconian, plummet, fatal, nefarious, vindicate, vindictive
  • Jun 5 Read the two poems (handout). What do I do when I read a poem? Read "Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost and "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson.
    1. What is the construction of each poem?
    2. What are the key words of each poem?
    3. Identify literary terms.
  • Vocab 14: QUIZ Friday June 9 eponyms:
    dunce, charlatan, sycophant, anachronism, draconian, plummet, fatal, nefarious, vindicate, vindictive
  • May 30 D.E.A.R What am I doing well with my writing?
    How can I improve my writing?
  • Vocab 13: QUIZ Friday June 2 eponyms:
    chimerical, asinine, bellwether, limbo, plagiarize, titanic, irony, effete, hyperbole, diabolic
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 26 Vocabulary 12 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
  • Vocab 13: eponyms:
    chimerical, asinine, bellwether, limbo, plagiarize, titanic, irony, effete, hyperbole, diabolic
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 25 Hand in cellphone essay. What are the elements of persuasion?
  • QUIZ Friday, May 26, Vocab 12: eponyms:
    Spartan, gadfly, homage, spurn, pedigree, pittance, preposterous, macabre, farce, bombast.
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 24 Hand in late essays What are the qualities of a good essay?
  • Read cellphone handouts. Use these and other articles you find in the newspapers or on the Internet to write a 250 word essay that deals with both sides of the issue and provides your opinion about cellphones in schools.
  • QUIZ Friday, May 26, Vocab 12: eponyms:
    Spartan, gadfly, homage, spurn, pedigree, pittance, preposterous, macabre, farce, bombast.
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 22 D.E.A.R
    Hand in essay on Harrison Bergeron.
    What are the qualities of a good reader?
  • QUIZ Friday, May 26, Vocab 12: eponyms:
    Spartan, gadfly, homage, spurn, pedigree, pittance, preposterous, macabre, farce, bombast.
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 19 Vocabulary 11 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
  • "Now watch me become what I can become!" was a bold statement made by Harrison Bergeron as he stripped the handicaps from himself. Discuss in a 250 word essay, how this statement also applies to you.
  • Vocab 12: eponyms:
    Spartan, gadfly, homage, spurn, pedigree, pittance, preposterous, macabre, farce, bombast.
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 18 Finish questions from story. How do I show my individuality? QUIZ Friday May 19; Vocab 11: eponyms:
    Achilles' heel, stentorian, mnemonic, fathom, serendipity, desultory, pariah, tawdry, pecuniary, impecunious
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 17 Take out HW. Is equality what we want? What are your thoughts about: "uniformity (of any kind) leads to the loss of individuality, and therefore to absolute deformity of humanness."
    QUIZ Friday May 19; Vocab 11: eponyms:
    Achilles' heel, stentorian, mnemonic, fathom, serendipity, desultory, pariah, tawdry, pecuniary, impecunious
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 16 Hand in your vocab lists. Can we be equal? Read Harrison Bergeron and answer the questions.
    QUIZ Friday May 19; Vocab 11: eponyms:
    Achilles' heel, stentorian, mnemonic, fathom, serendipity, desultory, pariah, tawdry, pecuniary, impecunious
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 15 Consider how "handicap" is a negative word. How does this change our perception if instead we used the words: "differently abled" when referring to people we have referred to as "handicapped"? Are they really "handicapped" or just "differently abled"? Are we equal? Harrison Bergeron VOCABULARY, Due Tues May 16: Look these words up before you read. Vigilance, handicap, sashweights, luminous, calibrated, symmetry, consternation, cowered, hobbled, synchronizing, flounced, capered, gamboled, procrustean. Look up any other words you need to and add them to your list.
    QUIZ Friday May 19; Vocab 11: eponyms:
    Achilles' heel, stentorian, mnemonic, fathom, serendipity, desultory, pariah, tawdry, pecuniary, impecunious
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 12 Vocabulary 10 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Vocab 11: eponyms:
    Achilles' heel, stentorian, mnemonic, fathom, serendipity, desultory, pariah, tawdry, pecuniary, impecunious
  • Bring Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 11 Read Langston Hughes' Mother to Son Which poetic devices help a poet express his ideas in a poem? Friday Quiz: Vocab 10: eponyms:
    agnostic, nepotism, enigmatic, blatant, nebulous, procrustean, denigrate, prosaic, docile, boycott
  • Bring your Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 10 D.E.A.R (Drop Everything And Read) What do I need to do to improve my reading skills? Friday Quiz: Vocab 10: eponyms:
    agnostic, nepotism, enigmatic, blatant, nebulous, procrustean, denigrate, prosaic, docile, boycott
  • Bring your Reading Book to class EVERYDAY!!! Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 8 Write a letter to me about what you plan to do in this last marking period. What do I have to do to excel this last marking period? Friday Quiz: Vocab 10: eponyms:
    agnostic, nepotism, enigmatic, blatant, nebulous, procrustean, denigrate, prosaic, docile, boycott
  • Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 5
    Happy
    Cinco de Mayo
    Vocabulary 9 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Vocab 10: eponyms:
    agnostic, nepotism, enigmatic, blatant, nebulous, procrustean, denigrate, prosaic, docile, boycott
    May 4 Review your essay on Immigrant Boycott How do your classmates respond?
  • Vocab 9: eponyms: ignominy, aboveboard, anecdote, bedlam, martinet, indolent, meander, precocious, scapegoat, shibboleth
  • Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 3 In an essay express your thoughts and reactions to the immigrant boycott and plight. What are your thoughts, reactions to the immigrant boycott?
  • Vocab 9: eponyms: ignominy, aboveboard, anecdote, bedlam, martinet, indolent, meander, precocious, scapegoat, shibboleth
  • Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 2 What did you hear about the boycott?
    What was the source of your information?
    What was the effect of the boycott?
  • Listen to the news, read papers about the boycott. Write up a page of your reflections on the events of May 1, 2006. Our Readings
  • Make up any work, grades close Wed!!
  • Vocab 9: eponyms: ignominy, aboveboard, anecdote, bedlam, martinet, indolent, meander, precocious, scapegoat, shibboleth
  • Book Report 4 due May 31
  • May 1 What does May Day mean? How do you know about the boycott today? Listen to the news, read papers about the boycott.
    Make up any work, grades close Wed!!
    Vocab 9: eponyms: ignominy, aboveboard, anecdote, bedlam, martinet, indolent, meander, precocious, scapegoat, shibboleth
    Apr 28 Vocabulary 8 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Make up all past due work.
    Vocab 9: eponyms: ignominy, aboveboard, anecdote, bedlam, martinet, indolent, meander, precocious, scapegoat, shibboleth
    Apr 27 Share your poem with table and then class. How do YOU love Poetry? Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 26 Share your poem with table and then class. How do YOU love Poetry? Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 25 Select a poem from your copy of the New Yorker How do I love Poetry? Let me count the ways. Find your own poem to share with the class.
    Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 24 Hand in Essay
    How do I express my opinion? Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 12 TEST How well have I prepared my notes for the test? Due Apr 24, write your own essay.
    Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 11 TEST How well have I prepared my notes for the test? Due Apr 24, write your own essay.
    Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 10 Due Compare and Contrast essay on Montaigne and Twain. How do I prepare for a test? Due Apr 11, TEST
    Due Apr 24, write your own essay.
    Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 7 Vocabulary 7 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Due Apr 10, Compare and Contrast essay on Montaigne and Twain.
    Due Apr 11, TEST
    Due Apr 24, write your own essay.
    Due Apr 28, Book Review 3
    Vocab 8: eponyms: zealous, candid, posthumous, enthrall, parasite, chagrin, cant, ephemeral, dexterous, sinister. Find your own stories for these words.
    Apr 6 Share Twain worksheet with tablemates. How well have I read Twain's "Advice to Youth"? Begin Outlining Compare and Contrast essay on Montaigne and Twain.
    Vocabulary 7 quiz Friday: eponyms
    curtail, travesty, scruple, havoc, mentor, haggard, utopian, mercurial, diffident, hypocrisy
    Get April Book
    Apr 5 Read Twain's "Advice to Youth" How is Twain's piece an example of satire? Do Twain worksheet
    Vocabulary 7 quiz Friday: eponyms
    curtail, travesty, scruple, havoc, mentor, haggard, utopian, mercurial, diffident, hypocrisy
    Get April Book
    Apr 4 Share Vocabulary definitions and synonyms with tablemates. How well have I looked up definitions and synonyms? What is satire?
    What is a pun?
    Vocabulary 7 quiz Friday: eponyms
    curtail, travesty, scruple, havoc, mentor, haggard, utopian, mercurial, diffident, hypocrisy
    Get April Book
    Apr 3 Hand in makeup work.
    Share worksheets with tablemates.
    How clearly have I read? Vocabulary 7 quiz Friday: eponyms
    curtail, travesty, scruple, havoc, mentor, haggard, utopian, mercurial, diffident, hypocrisy
    Get April Book
    Mar 31 Book Review 2 DUE Vocabulary 6 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Finish unfinished work:
    C&C essay of sonnets.
    Your own sonnet.
    Montaigne workshee t
    Book review 2
    Get April Book
    Mar 30 Share worksheet with your tablemates. What are the qualities of telling the truth? Vocabulary 6 quiz Friday: eponyms
    aegis, auspicious, jaded, atone, lewd, succinct, prevaricate, aloof, jovial, saturnine
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 29 Read Montaigne's essay.
    Begin the workshee t
    How does this quote: "If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything." apply to what Montaigne wrote in "On Liars" Read Montaigne's essay.
    Do the workshee t
    Vocabulary 6 quiz Friday: eponyms
    aegis, auspicious, jaded, atone, lewd, succinct, prevaricate, aloof, jovial, saturnine
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 28 What did you learn about the essay? (your outline) What is an essay? Read Montaigne's essay.
    How is this an essay?
    Vocabulary 6 quiz Friday: eponyms
    aegis, auspicious, jaded, atone, lewd, succinct, prevaricate, aloof, jovial, saturnine
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 27 Sonnets Due
    What do you know about the essay?
    What is an essay? Read essay.
    Outline what you learn about the essay.
    Vocabulary 6 quiz Friday: eponyms
    aegis, auspicious, jaded, atone, lewd, succinct, prevaricate, aloof, jovial, saturnine
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 24
    Par/Teach Conf
    Review your sonnet with your neighbor. How do I prepare for an oral reading of sonnet? Final draft of your own sonnet due Monday, March 27.
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 23
    Par/Teach Conf
    Vocabulary 5 quiz. How good is my Vocabulary acquisition?
    How do I instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms?
    Why is exploring the story of the word helpful?.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Final draft of your own sonnet due Monday March 27.
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 22 Continue assembling the parts for your sonnet. What parts do I need for my sonnet? How will I incorporate these parts? Write your own sonnet, due Monday, Mar 27.
    Vocabulary 5 quiz Thursday: eponyms
    amazon, iconoclast, sardonic, supercilious, nemesis, procrastinate, panacea, capricious, introvert, extrovert
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 21
    First Day of Spring
    Begin assembling the parts for your sonnet. What parts do I need for my sonnet? Write your own sonnet, due Monday, Mar 27.
    Vocabulary 5 quiz Thursday: eponyms
    amazon, iconoclast, sardonic, supercilious, nemesis, procrastinate, panacea, capricious, introvert, extrovert
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 20 Hand in C&C essay on sonnets. To assess the Book Review 1.
    To prepare for next Book review.
    Write your own sonnet, due Monday, Mar 27.
    Vocabulary 5 quiz Thursday: eponyms
    amazon, iconoclast, sardonic, supercilious, nemesis, procrastinate, panacea, capricious, introvert, extrovert
    Book Review 2 due March 31.
    Mar 17
    Happy St. Pat's Day
    Vocabulary 4 quiz. To assess Vocabulary acquisition.
    To instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms.
    To explore the story of the word.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Final draft of C&C essay on sonnet.
    Mar 16 Review first draft of sonnet C&C essay. To practice the writing process. Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 15
    Beware the Ides of March
    Peer Review first draft of C&C essay. To explore function of the first draft in writing process. Write draft of Sonnet C&C essay. Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday.
    Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 14
    Happy Pi Day
    Review outline and first draft of C&C essay To assess outline and first draft construction. Prepare a first draft of the sonnet C&C essay from the outline.
    Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 13 Review Test. To review test taking skills. To assess test taking skills. To use the part IV for C&C essay. Prepare a first draft of the sonnet C&C essay from the outline.
    Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 10 Review test results. Take out Notes and outline for C&C essay. To assess test taking skills. To go over results of test. To prepare for C&C essay. Write final draft of Sonnet C&C essay.
    Mar 9 D.E.A.R.: Drop Everything And Read To instill positive and good reading habits. Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 8 Test To ascertain notes and comprehension of class contents since beginning of semester. Bring Book Report 2 book.
    Complete Outline and/or begin first draft of C&C essay..
    Vocabulary 4 quiz Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 7 Proof read outline and share with table mates. To assess outline part of writing process. Test Wednesday.
    Mar 6 Selected students will put outline on Boards. To assess use of outline to write first draft. Classnotes
    Write Outline of Sonnet C&C essay.
    Test on Wednesday.
    Vocab 4 quiz on Friday: eponyms
    odyssey, protean, fiasco, idiosyncrasy, quintessence, rankle, decimate, narcissism, incumbent, succumb
    Mar 3 Vocabulary Quiz V3 To assess student's acquisition of vocabulary.
    To instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms.
    To explore the story of the word.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Sonnet Compare and Contrast Outline
    Mar 2 Review your sonnet worksheet for rhyme, rhythm. To use prior knowledge of poetry analysis (sonnet) to analyze a new sonnet. To analyze a poem. Vocabulary 3 Quiz & Sonnet Compare and Contrast Outline
    Mar 1 Finish looking up Vocab 3 words.
    Continue analyzing sonnet.
    To instill skills of self discipline and cooperation with sub. Vocabulary 3 and Sonnet worksheet.
    Book Review 2 Due March 31
    Feb 28 Hand in book review To use prior knowledge of poetry analysis (sonnet) to analyze a new sonnet Vocabulary 3:
    mesmerize, martial, erotic, cupidity, philistine, catholic, jeopardize, precarious, foible, forte
    Discover the meanings of the above words. Relate the story behind the word. Find 2 synonyms and 2 antonyms for each word. Use Internet resources.

    Book Review 2 Due March 31

    Feb 27 Take out what you have done on your Book review. To engage in peer review for improving self editing. Book review 1
    Feb 17 Vocabulary Quiz V2 To assess student's acquisition of vocabulary.
    To instill an understanding of vocabulary via eponyms.
    To explore the story of the word.
    How does the story behind the word help you remember it?
    Book Review. Due Feb 28.

    Be sure you have a public library card and get your PIN from your local public library.

    Have a happy holiday.

    Feb 16 In the octet, of the poem: "How do I Love Thee? Let me count the ways", what problem or question has been stated which is resolved in the sestet? Developing the skills to analyze a sonnet through knowledge of its structure. Study for Vocabulary quiz. tantalize, labyrinth, machiavellian, laconic, maudlin, galvanize, lethargic, ostracize, gregarious, egregious
    Feb 15 Proofread your rewrite of the poem: "How do I Love Thee?" How do we understand a sonnet through text -to - self connections? What is a sonnet? What do you know? Look up in notes, books, and on the Internet. Finish scanning the meter of the poem: "How do I Love Thee?"
    Feb 14 "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways..."
    Respond to this quote by choosing someone you love in your life. Write some of the ways in which you love the person.
    How do we understand a character in a sonnet through text -to - self connections? Read the sonnet again. How would you change the words of sonnet to represent your feelings for someone in your life? What comparisons would you use? Why?
    Remember Book Review for February.
    Feb 10 If you heard someone say to someone else, You are such a YOUR NAME.” What would that mean? If you were to give your name to something” what would it mean? tantalize, labyrinth, machiavellian, laconic, maudlin, galvanize, lethargic, ostracize, gregarious, egregious
    Discover the meanings of the above words. Relate the story behind the word. Find 2 synonyms and 2 antonyms for each word. Use Internet resources.
    Feb 9 Share your paragraph with your neighbor to your right. Peer edit the one you receive. Checklist: Topic sentence, 3 supporting sentences, closing sentence, unity, development, coherence, transition, standard English What are the essential elements of the paragraph? Revise paragraph.
    Feb 8 Make a list of the parts of the paragraph. What are the parts of the paragraph? Write a paragraph on how to write a paragraph.
    Feb 7 Complete Vocabulary quiz. How does the story of the word help you remember the word's meaning? Use your own paragraph (Feb 2 assignment) to create a list of facts you know about the paragraph. What is a paragraph?
    Feb 6 GO TO LIBRARY 4TH FLOOR Read stories of words handout and Study for Vocab Quiz on Tues
    Feb 3 If you heard someone say to someone else, You are such a YOUR NAME.” What would that mean? If you were to give your name to something” what would it mean? Stoical, impede, stigma, bowdlerize, Herculean, quixotic, cynically, pandemonium, pandering, expedite.
    Discover the meanings of the above words. Relate the story behind the word. Find 2 synonyms and 2 antonyms for each word. Use Internet resources.
    Feb 2 Read your hw to yourself. Share your hw with your neighbor. Edit and make comments on your and your neighbor's work. Is what you wrote what you meant? Revise paragraph.
    Feb 1 On a piece of paper provide three ideas about what you want to accomplish in English this semester. What three things do I want to accomplish this semester? Why? How? Get reading book and notebook as instructed on webpage: http://www.tnellen.com/06iths/spring/e2/expect.html
    Review webpage. How will you be assessed? What is expected of you? In a 100 word paragraph write how you will accomplish your goals for the semester.