Mrs. Mrozek-Ferrara
Greenville High School Resource
 
 
            Mrs. Mrozek-Ferrara       Greenville High School       2017-2018


On Mondays, the homework that is known for that week is posted.  It is important to check back often as assignments may change throughout the week.

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                                                       After School Help
Tuesday - Math Ms. Martin Room 305 from 3PM-4PM

Wednesday- ELA Mr. Karle Room 311 from 3-4
                   Social Studies Mr. Thela Room 108 from 3-4

Thursday      Math Mr. Evans Room 303 from 3-4 



ELA 9 -Extended Plan for the 4th quarter and Final Exam Dates
April 16-20:
   Romeo and Juliet-Act I on film
   Guide pages 1-9B
   Various video clips and Power Point presentations on Shakespeare, classic dramatic structure, literary terms, and Elizabethan culture.
   Review of last grammar quiz- modifiers
   Information on the upcoming play, Blithe Spirit (field trip)
   Teacher created Power Point-allusion, foreshadowing, metaphor, simile,
         and symbolism in Romeo and Juliet.

April 23-27:
   Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
   Viewing of Act 2 on film
   Reading of selected scenes Act 2
   Completion of pages 10-17 in the guide
Tuesday, 24th: Earth Day activities and presentations
Thursday: Field trip to Capital Repertoire Theater, Albany

April 30-May 4:
Completion of any remaining material from last week
Viewing of Act 3 on film
Reading of selected scenes
Test #1 May 1 - Romeo and Juliet with review material. (multiple-choice and fill in.)


May 7-11:
   Review material for Final Exam distributed
  Completion of Romeo and Juliet, Acts 4-5, with short test at the end of the week. (Multiple-choice, and fill in format)
Hand in completed Romeo and Juliet guide.

May 14-18:
   Essay of argumentation (70 point on fourth quarter and 70% of final exam)
The directions include three short articles about a public safety issue, a graphic organizer, and a rubric.
Students will be given the entire week to read the short articles and compose the essay.

May 21-25:
This week we will have the course content portion of the final exam. (30 percent)
See all review materials. In this section, students will apply their awareness of literary device with ten multiple-choice questions based on a short story included in the exam. They will also do a short (paragraph) literary response for ten points. The remaining ten percent of the exam will focus on our course content from our various literature and topics of study.

May 29-June 8
  June 5th is a NYS Regents day. Students will only attend if they have an exam.
  This week, we will have a short poetry unit and complete any unfinished material from the 4th quarter and/or the final exam.
   

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April 9-13, 2018

Earth Science
Make up all labs and back work

Global
Africa DBQ - Please hand this in

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

-Announcement of missing work from students. Assignments which are still accepted include:
    -Grammar quiz
   -Self-evaluation sheet for essay
Be sure to come in during lunch, study hall or after school to make up work
This week: pages 4-8 of grammar guide (parallel construction and modifiers)
Han in the guide by Thursday. The quizzes in the guide will be done in class and graded.
-Water Challenge video- The water challenge begins this week.
-Field trip permission slip due prior to April 26th trip to theater
-Introduction to Romeo and Juliet
-Page 525-530 and question #2, p.531 in paragraph form. Responds with a topic sentence, and three well supported examples written in sentence form.
-Close reading page 1 of Shakespeare guide,
                       Fill in chart for act 1 and 2, page 2 of guide
                       Close reading with notes page 3-6-emphasis- terms used to describe
                         classic drama.
                       Reading of Prologue p. 8 of guide and close reading notes
                       Viewing of opening to play on video.
          (Most likely some of this will carry over into next week.)




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March 26-30, 2018

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

*Completion of short grammar notes and practice with text pages for reference.
*We will check the notes against what we have and complete according to what has been accomplished in the different classes.
*Ties That Bind guides and essays will be returned.
*Students will read their best 2-3 essay sentences aloud to the class for credit and do a self-evaluation sheet. They will note:
     “What I did well on the literary essay”,
     “What I need to work on or found difficult.”
Sources for commenting about one’s writing include the essay directions, the teacher’s comments on the essay, and the yearly guide, self-editing pages 3-4. Three comments for each category are required. (Due by Friday, 30th)
*Practice with clauses- page 445 grammar text
Tuesday:
*Begin parallel construction lesson with guide and video
Wednesday- Open notes, open book grammar quiz; self-evaluation sheet for literary essay
Use:
   teacher comments
   directions to essay
   pages 3-4 yearly guide, self-editing
         pages
Thursday: Career Day
Friday- Continue with parallel construction and modifiers.

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March 19th-23rd      ELA 9         Mrs. Toohey
This week in general:
   * Complete the essay (unit final) to Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
   *Wednesday: Presentation from the guidance department prior to our campus wide Earth Day, April 23rd
   *Begin our short unit on practical grammar with readings, practice, video and open notes quiz. This selected grammar will alert you to common errors in common errors in student writing.
Monday-Tuesday:
Continue with the literary essay directions, body paragraph 2 and the conclusion
Discuss the directions for body paragraph 2 (paragraph 3 of the essay itself) and the conclusion.
Resources to use for this essay: -
Graphic organizer or writing the draft
The directions (two sided handout)
The novel Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Novel guide
Information on theme (reading and notes from video)
Handout on characterization and irony
Posters in the back of the room

Some ways to introduce the protagonist’s inner thoughts, behavior, speech, action:
Add the underlined words below to your directions:
Ailin, the protagonist: shows, demonstrates, conveys, portrays, describes, thinks, and feels
   (Of course there are other words to introduce her characterization, but these will get you started.)
Happy writing!

Wednesday-Friday: Short grammar unit

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Africa DBQ -Due Thursday March 22, 2018
Africa Packet Due Monday March 26, 2018

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March 12-16, 2018
ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey
Completion of Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, Chapter 11 Questions #2-5.
Each response requires 2 sentences and #3 requires a quote from the novel. Spelling and sentence structure will count.
Reading of the epilogue to the novel. The written response to this section will be done in groups.
Short video on review of common literary device and notes
   (handout)
Directions and planning page for literary essay to the novel to be done in class.
We hope to complete the essay this week. A form for the planning and final copy will be provided. The essay will be done solely in class.

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Please make up all labs


Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
AFRICA: Land, Climate and Early Peoples
4 Questions Due 3/15/18

Math
Please follow your math teachers homework plan

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Week of March 5-9th  Mrs. Toohey

Review of the plans for the week.
*FYI- 5 week grades and the progress reports are due Tuesday at noon. Note about missing work-Please come in at lunch. 
*Earth Day survey-sign up for various workshops using your laptop or the sign up paper provided.  Earth Day is April 23rd.
*Completion of notes on theme. Add to page 3 of your guide to theme.
*Short video on theme (Add any notes to your guide on theme)
*Short video on analogy-Take a few notes in your guide on the last page of your Ties guide.
Due Thursday the 8th- required questions for chapter 10-11 and epilogue.
This week we will complete the novel Ties That Bind.
If you finish early, please brainstorm for the final essay to the novel. (This will be distributed on Wednesday)

Chapter 10
    #2  p.125-129,   #4, p. 129,   #6 p. 134
Chapter 11
     #2, p. 140   #3, p.144    #4 p. 146   #5, p. 148 (explain in two sentences)
Epilogue-all question done in groups

*On the bottom of p. 14 of the guide (Chapter 11), list some aspects of Eastern culture that are not common in The Western Hemisphere (even if some of these are historically out of practice.) Label your list “Eastern Culture”.
Epilogue p. - Answer all
The “Extra” section on p. 15 will be required and answered in student groups. Make at least 5 comments in this space and be prepared to share with the class.
**Writing is to be done honestly and individually. Work that just appears completed and on time, when you’ve actually been absent, or work that is copied in class, will not be accepted unless you come in during lunch, etc. to get the details of the assignment and any additional notes. Be sure to come in on your own time when you get back from any absence. Your writing should not resemble anyone else’s, unless it’s done in groups in class. Honesty is important.
We will also have the essay for this book in class during the week of March 5th.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Wednesday- Review packet due and Test
Make up all labs due !
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February 26, 2018-March 2, 2018

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Review of these plans:
Remember-help is available if you were absent or have fallen behind. Make sure to get a pass to come in during your lunch time and get caught up.
Hand in guides (for those who were given extra time due to absence)
Review/return of guides to Ties That Bind… chapters 7-8 (Chapters 7-8 were graded) Add to your graded guide. Others who have just turned in their guides should take a few notes by chapter on loose leaf. Add these when you get your guide back tomorrow.
Highlighting of required questions Chapters 9-11.
Handout on theme-with additional notes (Keep in binder)
  Notes to be added to handout on theme:
    Themes:  Copy sections in bold
  A) –Themes are written in a “universal” manner-meaning they can apply to people of many cultures and time periods.)
-Example- Having a positive goal can sometimes improve someone’s chance of survival (Think about John Dau’s book.)

B) –They do not give advice. Morals give advice. Example: Always heed wise advice. (Think about the Greek myths we read in class.)
C) One theme can apply to many different books, poems, plays, movies, etc. 
D)  Themes are not plot summaries
    (You can probably think of a few stories, poems, plays, etc. which support the theme of staying determined through difficult challenges?)
Begin reading chapter 9
Two vocabulary words to write on top of page for chapter 9
Impudence (noun) rudeness; disrespect p. 115
  Ex: His impudence was reflected in his tone of voice.
Condescended (past tense verb) to lower oneself down to another’s level
  (Example: The queen condescended to speak to her peasants.)
Required questions:  Highlight and label by page number.
Prior to chapter 9:
Analogy (related to question #4) Short video with examples-literarydevices.net

Chapter 9
    #3 p. 107         #4 p. 111     #6  p. 115    #7  p. 116
Chapter 10
    #2  p.140,   #4, p. 129,   #6 p. 134
Chapter 11
     #2, p. 140   #3, p.144    #4 p. 146   #5, p. 148 (explain in two sentences)

On the bottom of p. 14 of the guide (Chapter 11), list some aspects of Eastern culture that are not common in The Western Hemisphere (even if some of these are historically out of practice.) Label your list “Eastern Culture”.

Epilogue p. - answer all
The “Extra” section on p. 15 will be required and answered in student groups. Make at least 5 comments in this space and be prepared to share with the class.

Chapters 9 and 10 will be graded on Friday.
Note about honesty- All required writing is to be done honestly and individually. Work that just appears completed and on time, when you’ve actually been absent, or work that is copied in class, will not be accepted unless you come in during lunch, etc. to get the details of the assignment and any additional notes. Be sure to come in on your own time when you get back from any absence. Your writing should not resemble anyone else’s, unless it’s done in groups in class. Honesty is important.
The guide will be collected only once again after this week (March 5th -9th ) for the completion of chapter 11 and the epilogue responses.
We will also have the essay for this book in class during the week of March 5th.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Mrs. Rao

Math

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Monday- Friday: Feb 12-16, ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey
This week’s graded work:
Chapter 7- # 3-8
Chapter 8-All questions to chapter.
Reading only of chapter 9 with discussion and some notes at a later date.
The guide will be collected on Monday and returned Tuesday and collected again on Friday.
Also graded- irony handout- effort, group involvement, use of time, correctness of selections and explanations. …
Monday: Review of chapter 6
This week also-Chapters 7-9 *Last week had two a short videos on the topic of irony . This week we will have a slides about this literary device (irony) and read the chapters 7-9.
*Monday…Meet with your group at the end of the chapter 6 review and the slides on irony. Brainstorm examples of irony with your group from chapters 5-6 only. List the sentence demonstrating the irony and explain why it might be ironic. See the definition and types of irony on p. 11 of your yearly guide.
Present your findings to the class as a group at the end of class Tuesday. Take turns speaking and discuss the irony of the examples you chose.
Hand in your guide at the end of class Monday for the grading of chapters 3-6.
Class time was provided last Friday, 2/9 for the reading of chapter 6 and the completion of the three required questions.
Friday the guide will be collected again.
Creative writing:
Hand in one Act play
Begin Holocaust essay contest

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Math
See math teachers calendars
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Feb. 2-9,   ELA 9
Period 1 2 5 6 7 3 4 8 9
*Page reassignment for those absent or at a lesson
*Credit for any overdue work. Come in during your lunchtime to make this up. *Do not do overdue work in class. I will only give you credit if you show initiative and do this honestly with me during your lunch period.
*Highlight questions graded for the week.
In today’s reading pages, Father and Grandmother discuss the effects of the Boxer Rebellion and how Ailin will go to the public school supported by American missionaries. Ailin, our protagonist, also takes an entrance exam for the school.
Term used in today’s reading:
Virtue a quality that represents a good, moral value. Virtues can differ in various cultures. Typically, virtues include helping of one’s neighbors, kindness, and strength of character. The opposite of virtue (a noun) or being virtuous (an adjective) is vice, or a quality that hurts an individual or group.
This week: *You tube video-Literary terms, by Kathy Roth, 9:17 minutes
Graded questions in Ties That Bind guides:

GRADED:
Chapter 3- #3, 5, 7    …
Chapter 4 #2, 6, 7, 10, 14
Chapter 5 #6, 7
Chapter 6 # 1, 2, 5
Tuesday: Reminder about absenteeism
Completion of chapter 4-student reading
Themes to notice in this reading:
Please raise your hand if you notice these in the reading and want to comment.
Themes: A changing China, both politically and culturally (Culture-the habits and traditions of a society at a given time.)
The sexism evident in the culture
-Xueyan’s progressive attitude (progressive-forward thinking, willing to break with tradition) She is Ailin’s new friend and an important part of the book, along with the new teacher from the American missionary school, Miss Gilbertson, and the history teacher, Miss Scott.
Notice the foreshadowing related to father.
“Colored cocoons” is an important symbol (p.55-56) Any thoughts about this?
What can be said about Ailin now? What method of characterization was primarily used for her in this chapter?
With the remainder of our time do the required questions for chapter 4 #2, 6, 7, 10, 14
Also, read the questions (all) for chapter 5 and begin the reading on your own.
Remember-use your reading and writing time wisely at the end of class. Please respect the rights of others to concentrate on the requirements.
Wednesday-Friday
*Chapter 5 is strong in irony.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Test on Friday

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Math-Please see your teachers calendar
Martin-Test on Thursday
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Monday January 29th-February 2, 2018     ELA 9
*Hand out for those absent on Friday the 26th.
*Review of the plans for the week
*Video and handout on characterization. Hand in for graded credit. 
Reading of chapters 3-5 and pages 5-8 in the novel guide
Many of the questions will be done as a class in a group setting; others are required of individual students. Below is the list of questions students will be responsible for on their own.
In class:  Highlight the numbers of the required questions.  Write the word quote on the margin for any questions which require a short quote worked naturally into your response. Do not include a full sentence quote in any of your answers. Instead, introduce the quote with words of your own and use only a phrase copied from a piece of a sentence. Be sure to capitalize and punctuate correctly. Here is an example:
Big Uncle disliked the British and often referred to them as “foreign devils.”
…or
  Ailin was repulsed by Second Sister’s feet, calling them “pitiful stumps.”
Here is the list of questions for you to do on your own. All questions require a two sentences response
Chapter 3-:
       # 3
        #5 include a short quote worked into a sentence or two of oyur own
Chapter 4:
                    #2
                   #6 include short quote
                    #7
                   #10          continues…       
                  # 14 –Include quote and explain with 3 expressive sentences
Chapter 5:
                 #6 include a short quote worked into your answer
                  #7 include a short quote worked into your answer 

Hand in the guide on Friday.

Global 9 Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Math
See math teachers calendar
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January 16-19, 2018  

ELA 9 Mrs.  Toohey
January 16-19   ELA 9 Toohey  
This week:
*Tuesday is the last day for p. 7-8 persuasion guide credit (Directions- summarize each paragraph, highlight words of concession, and offer your opinion about portfolios at the end of the article.
*Students may still hand in the essay of argumentation this week. A bibliography is required and has been provided on the back of the grade scale. Be sure to show research from all three sources.
Period 4-5- Present research to historical events in novel Ties That Bind, Ties That Break
Images related to novel’s content

Complete page 2 of novel guide
Reading of chapters 1-3 with responses to pages 3-5 in guide.
Guides collected on Friday the 19th. This is also course selection day.
Priority:
*Print argument essay
*If your essay has been graded and returned make sure you put it in your writing folder.
*The argument essay is on second quarter, which ends soon. It was due the 5th.
Today, Thursday, is the 18th.
*Watch ten minute video on flashback and take notes on the purpose of flashback. Keep in your binder for the future. Label paper with your name,  Warner’s Education and the word flashback
*Review of chapter 1
Read/reread quietly on your own with our remaining time.
*Do p. 2 of Ties That Bind guide. Define literary terms according to “yearly guide, define sexism and culture according to Webster’s dictionary and list 6 “facts” about the protagonist, Ailin, according to the information in the prologue. 
*Homework: p.7-8, guide to persuasion- from last week- You can still get ½ credit if you have it done completely.

Friday:
*Course selection day
*Hand in essay of argumentation
*Images of objects and places referred to in Ties That Bind…
*Reading of chapter 2 and completion of p. 2 of the guide to the novel.
  Enter onto p. 2:
The term flashback is not included on your yearly guide. Please use the following definition on p. 2. Use your guide for all other terms:
Definition of flashback- interrupting the chronology to refer to earlier events
Hand in your guide at the end of the period on Friday the 19th.
*For your reference, we will have school on Monday, Tuesday and Friday of next week.
*Third quarter begins on Friday, the 26th. 


Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Jan. 16, 2018 - Slide show and project for Medieval Faire Project must be complete.
Students will be presenting this week. 
Medieval Faire is Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 @ 6-7pm HS Cafeteria

Earth Science Rao
Make up work!  Grades for 2nd quarter close on January 25, 2018

Math
Follow your math teachers calendar

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December 18-22, 2017

ELA Mrs. Toohey

December 18-22, 2017   ELA 9   Toohey
Monday: Completion of text #2 close reading notes –pages 14-16 in guide to argumentation and questions on p. 18
Tuesday: Review of page 5 and 7-8,- sample argument essay with close reading notes
Wednesday: Most classes will attend an assembly
Thursday-Friday: Group and individual work for graphic organizers in argument guide, pages 11-12 and 19B
Hand in guide for a grade.

Argument essay guide-requirements.
The guide will be collected prior to vacation, December 22nd.
The essay will be due January 5th. You do not have to work on it over vacation.
Page 3-Highlight the words which “qualify” and are used in conceding (concessions). These are at the bottom of the page. Highlight the word “Qualifiers” under HELP FILE
      Note that these words should be used in paragraph 3, the paragraph which concedes and refutes.
Page 4 notes from class
Page 5 notes from class- Tuesday Dec. 19th
Page 6 terms on final
Page 7-8 Close reading notes from sample essay of argumentation- Tues Dec. 19th
Pages 9-10 are the general directions
Page 11- Graphic organizer for entire essay.
  Due at end of week Dec. 22nd.
          Page 12- Quote planning page- Change “text #4-6 to text number #1-3. This is the page for specifically copying the quotes you will include in your paper.
Pages 13-17- Text 1-3- Thorough close reading notes are required
Page 18- Answer all questions 1-4
     Questions 1 found in Text #2- line 76
     Question 2 – Summarize Text #1
     Question 3 refers to Text #2 (The article has
               two authors) Use a word of transition when you move from describing the thoughts of one author to the thoughts of the other.    Question 4 refers to text #3 and was done in class.
Page 19- This page looks like a page from the New York State Regents
  * Nothing is required to do on this page, but read it for your reference.
Page 19B- This is another graphic organizer for writing your supporting evidence more neatly. This is the planning for your first body paragraph
Page 20-Notes on grammar, style transitions, organization, spelling, and correctness
Page 21 Self editing sheet continues to letter H.  Appearance-Please change “blue or black ink” to “typed in size 12 font, double spaced, 1 and a half pages.
The specific grade scale begins with the words “Heading includes”
Under “second paragraph”, p. 21 highlight the words:
“Cites 3-4 passages…”
Under the words “third paragraph” highlight the words “offers at least one correctly cited passage”
This is a total of 4 correctly cited passages as a minimum for the entire paper. 
Read the grade scales closely.

Global Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Make up any past work/labs that are due

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December 4-8, 2017

Global Mr. Katagiri
DBQ work and due on Friday

English 9 Mrs. Toohey

Please make sure you have placed your myth essay, rewrite, and grammar test in your writing folder. These will be of use to you on our final exam.
*Return of “Sir Gawain” and “Greensleeves” guides and review.
*Hand in either the guided notes on tone or the guided notes on persuasion for class credit.
*Organize ideas in your group for the presentation of the argument about football at Greenville High School. Please assume that the school has enough athletes to actually have a team. Argue according the four steps to persuasion and decide who will say what during the presentation. Everyone in the group must have a speaking role. Research the topic to the best of your ability and present on Tuesday.
Also this week:
-First six pages of the guide to “Writing Persuasive Essays”. Please label the first page with your full name and the words “Argumentative Writing”.
-Guided notes for a YouTube video about crafting an argument. (See the separate handout.)
-Review of the active reading process: pages 14-15 of ELA 9 Yearly Guide
-Begin close reading note-taking to the articles about volunteering in order to graduate (our debatable topic) .
You will making a claim (thesis statement), presenting your opinion, and supporting it with specific evidence (quotes) from the three articles in a formal essay.






November 27-December 1, 2017

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
ELA 9-Mrs. Toohey   November 27-December 1, 2017
Review of grammar test- Retest offered after school Wednesday- There will be some grammar questions on our final exam.
You can hand in your edited essay by this Wednesday.  The Sir Gawain and the Green Knight exercise is also still accepted. Other assignments are not.
Mentoring application –High school students to help middle school students
Reminder of local essay contest “Why Thank a Veteran”-The application is due this week and the essay is due by the end of January. See the specifics of the information about the contest.
Three short videos on tone 1. What is tone? (by Chungdam) 2. Determining author’s tone (by Linglebach) 3. Author’s tone (by J. Miller) Students should take notes on the definition of tone and its difference from the literary device of “mood”.
Reading of poem “Greensleeves” with comprehension questions about content, style, mood and tone. Hand in.
Essay –Begin directions for essay of argumentation “Should high school students be required to do community service as a requirement for graduation?”
Begin unit on the writing of argumentation with the first few pages of the guide to argumentation and the videos “How to Craft an Argument and “Logical Fallacies-How to Avoid Them”.
Mock debate- Should The Greenville School District support a high school football team?
    This is a warm up activity but students will be given credit for their part in the speaking and crafting of the argument.
Steps for presentation:  All members of the debate groups are responsible for speaking.
1. State opinion clearly and directly. Begin with a “hook” sentence”
2. Support opinion-Use fact and emotion
3. Refute opposing opinions politely. This means for you to anticipate the opposition to your point of view and head it off at the pass, or counter that opinion ahead of time. You can’t anticipate every counter or opposing opinion, but you can anticipate some.
4. Conclude with a restatement of the thesis and ask for agreement and involvement.

Earth Science Mrs. Rao

Living Environment Mrs. Finch

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Due Friday - DBQ questions answered and DBQ writing  - "Why did the Roman Empire persecute Christians?"

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November 20-22, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

November 20-22, 2017
Recent scores on School Tool
*Grammar cards (1/2 credit now)
*Grammar test (50 pointed, curved 5/50)
No additional class time beyond the two full class periods provided last week will be used for test completion. Please make arrangements with the teacher to finish this test.
*Grammar guide-Hand in Monday –This is an effort and participation score from the past two weeks (20 points) and is not accepted after Monday, 20th
*Myth essay revision- The corrected essay should be stapled to the original copy with the teacher’s comments. This was due Friday the 17th.


Monday: Above announcements
Vocabulary to “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and beginning of the story.
We will have volunteer readers and study the story in terms of types of conflict and vocabulary.
The guide to the story will be due before vacation. We will also have a poem and study the literary device of tone in our short unit on the literature of The Middle Ages.  This may be after vacation.
Tuesday-Review of grammar test
         Completion of the guide to the short story
Wednesday-Reading on American Thanksgiving
                      Word Game 


Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Mrs. Rao

Living Environment Mrs. Finch



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November 13-17, 2017

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey
Thursday - Grammar Test
Essays are due!

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Wednesday - Ancient Greece Quiz

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Algebra 1A Ms. Martin
Thursday - Test

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November 6-10, 2017
ELA 9
Parts of speech video-Mindset Learn
Notes taken during video- for credit and share out to class
Credit for locating examples of parts of speech on flashcards
Completion of Grammar guide (in class) (credit)
Exercises from chapter 1 Warriner’s Handbook (to continue into next week)

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Living Environment Mrs. Finch

Math

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October 30-November 3, 2017

ELA 9    Mrs. Toohey
Any book chat should happen before the end of the day Wednesday. You must have the book with you for the conversation.
This week – Completion of myth essay due Friday November 3rd at the beginning of Friday’s class.
We will have further writing instruction Monday-Wednesday, followed by writing time in the second half of each class. Students should use their writing time carefully. Students may work from their laptops if preferred.
Review of essay directions in class- pages 23-31, myth guide
This essay score will be the first score of the second quarter.
After school help is Wednesday, 2:45.
Thursday: Grammar cards
                   Work on essay
                    Peer edit of essay (optional)
Friday- Hand in myth essay at the beginning of class.
                Grammar immersion to continue into next week.
                Your papers will be corrected for these grammar errors in the
                future.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri


Earth Science Ms. Rao


Living Environment Ms. Finch




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October 23-27, 2017        ELA 9  Toohey
*Review of the plans for the week.
*John Dau slides and interview on NBC
*Those absent for Friday’s test should make plans to make this up.
*Reading of p. 25, text analysis with notes from class
*Video overview of Task 3- How to write task 3- August 2015
*Page 26-27 model essay with notes
*Reading of the grader’s comments, p.27
*Writing of the introduction with thesis as the last sentence (in class)
The theme is the central idea of any piece of literature.  In our reading, it applies to obedience/ disobedience, and authority.
The thesis (the last sentence of your introduction), is the statement you make about those ideas. It will include the ideas of authority, obedience and Greek mythology. Your thesis will be supported by your body paragraphs
In every Body Paragraph:
  Use the TEA (anachronism) strategy to support your thesis.
T= Topic sentence mention story title and idea of suffering and/or obedience
E= Evidence-Give specific evidence of your topic sentence with words of your own, a quote or two from the story and one or two literary terms worked naturally into your writing. (See model p. 26-27 0f guide)
A= Analyze the quote- Explain the meaning of the quote you chose and tie it to the thesis.
This week we will take notes on the directions to Regents Task 3 and the model essay, complete the introduction (and hand it in) and do the graphic organizer for the body paragraphs.

October 23-27, 2017 Mrs. Toohey
*Review of the plans for the week.
*John Dau slides and interview on NBC
*Those absent for Friday’s test should make plans to make this up.
*Reading of p. 25, text analysis with notes from class
*Video overview of Task 3- How to write task 3- August 2015
*Page 26-27 model essay with notes
*Reading of the grader’s comments, p.27
*Writing of the introduction with thesis as the last sentence (in class)
The theme is the central idea of any piece of literature.  In our reading, it applies to obedience/ disobedience, and authority.
The thesis (the last sentence of your introduction), is the statement you make about those ideas. It will include the ideas of authority, obedience and Greek mythology. Your thesis will be supported by your body paragraphs
In every Body Paragraph:
  Use the TEA (anachronism) strategy to support your thesis.
T= Topic sentence mention story title and idea of suffering and/or obedience
E= Evidence-Give specific evidence of your topic sentence with words of your own, a quote or two from the story and one or two literary terms worked naturally into your writing. (See model p. 26-27 0f guide)
A= Analyze the quote- Explain the meaning of the quote you chose and tie it to the thesis.

This week we will take notes on the directions to Regents Task 3 and the model essay, complete the introduction (and hand it in) and do the graphic organizer for the body paragraphs.


Global Mr. Karagiri
Daoism Legalism Writing Assignment Due Monday 10/23
Test on China Monday 10/23

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Living Environment Mrs. Finch
10/23-10/27
Tuesday  Cell Chemistry Crossword Puzzle Due
Wednesday  KNow the terms Crossword Puzzle Due
Thursday Biochemistry "quiz" (take home) Due
Friday  Chapter 2 Quiz

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October 16-20, 2017
ELA 9  Mrs. Toohey  Month of October 2017

Due 10/5/17                                 T
Close reading notes for all three myths as directed in class; Prometheus, Pandora, Phaethon. These should be thoughtful notes demonstrating the definition of targeted vocabulary words, short summaries of events, such as the rising action, climax and resolution of the stories, and other literary device, especially foreshadowing, irony, and allusion.
Also due 10/5:
                          Page 8 of myth guide, questions 5, 6, 7
                          Page 9, #2A, 2B, 5, 6 , 7.
                          Phaethon-both sides of form to story.
The above assignments represent 3 weeks of class work.
Grading of guide = All responses should relate specifically to the story (show specific examples)
9 points page 8 Prometheus, #5-7
9 points page 9 Pandora #2, 5-7
9 points-thorough close reading notes for all three stories   =27 points
Prometheus guide (two sided) all sections of vocabulary 1 point each, written responses 4 points each, last question 1 point = 25 points

October 10th   (Tuesday) Distribution of 5 page guide to Lost Boy, Lost Girl with:
   * map of setting
    * key terms to know in the discussion of the book (example: cultural identity,
       assimilation, refugee)
     *Group discussion with class comments written on the guide
    (This will be a participation grade)
October 11th-13th (Wednesday-Friday) completion of book, Lost Boy, Lost Girl. These chapters are available online. If students get behind in the reading, they may also come in during their lunch period to read. Bring your lunch.
The poem or letter to John or Martha Akech (narrators) is due October 12th,   (Thursday). These will be short enough to fit in the “poetry frame” and will be edited by the teacher. When you receive the edited poem or letter back from the teacher, you should then copy it over onto the poetry frame.
October 16th- (Monday) Author John Dau visits the high school and ELA 9 presents their original writing to him.
October 17th-discussion of visiting author and assembly review for final test on mythology (See slides and review sheet)
October 18th -20th-directions and draft of mock Regents literary essay. See pages 22-31 of mythology guide. These contain the directions, a model essay, a common errors page, and editing sheet. All will be reviewed in class.
October 19th Thursday-Mythology unit test  This will be multiple-choice with one short writing question.
October 23rd-24th (Monday Tuesday)- Typing of literary essay to mythology
                                                                      Peer editing.
Hand in literary essay- Thursday October 25th.
October 25th-31- Wed.-Friday, Monday and Tuesday- Grammar Days
                                We will have various grammar exercises. This will be practical grammar as it applies to better writing.  Participation and effort will be graded.

Living Environment Mrs. Finch
Wednesday   Chapter 2 Vocabulary Due
Thursday       Graph practice  WS #44-46, #45-47

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Daoism Legalism Writing Assignment Due Monday 10/23
Test on China Monday 10/23

Earth Science Ms. Rao

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October 10-13, 2017

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

For Global 9:
HW: River Valley Thematic Essay Outline due Tuesday 10/10
Extra Credit: One Minute Biography  due Tuesday 10/10
Quiz on India Tuesday 10/10

English 9 Mrs. Toohey

ELA 9       October 2017
Due 10/5/17 (this material cover three weeks of work.)
Close reading notes for all three myths as directed in class; Prometheus, Pandora, Phaethon. These should be thoughtful notes demonstrating the definition of targeted vocabulary words, short summaries of events, such as the rising action, climax and resolution of the stories, and other literary device, especially foreshadowing, irony, and allusion.
Also due 10/5:
                          Page 8 of myth guide, questions 5, 6, 7
                          Page 9, #2A, 2B, 5, 6 , 7.
                          Phaethon-both sides of form to story.
October 10th   (Tuesday) Distribution of 5 page guide to Lost Boy, Lost Girl with:
   * map of setting
    * key terms to know in the discussion of the book (example: cultural identity,
       assimilation, refugee)
     *Group discussion with class comments written on the guide
    (This will be a participation grade)
October 11th-13th (Wednesday-Friday) completion of book, Lost Boy, Lost Girl. These chapters are available online. If students get behind in the reading, they may also come in during their lunch period to read. Bring your lunch.
The poem or letter to John or Mary Akech (narrators) is due October 11th,   (Wednesday). These will be short enough to fit in the “poetry frame” and will be edited by the teacher. When you receive the edited poem or letter back from the teacher, you should then copy it over onto the poetry frame.
October 16th- (Monday) Author John Dau visits the high school and ELA 9 presents their original writing to him.
October 17th-discussion of visiting author and assembly review for final test on mythology (See slides and review sheet)
October 18th -20th-directions and draft of mock Regents literary essay. See pages 22-31 of mythology guide. These contain the directions, a model essay, a common errors page, and editing sheet. All will be reviewed in class.
October 19th-Mythology unit test  This will be multiple-choice with on short writing question.
October 23rd-24th (Monday Tuesday)- Typing of literary essay to mythology
                                                                      Peer editing.
Hand in literary essay- Thursday October 25th.
October 25th-31- Wed.-Friday, Monday and Tuesday- Grammar Days
October 19th - Myth test (20 multiple-choice, one short writing)
The test will be Thursday the 19th and we will review with slides and a review sheet.

Earth Science Mrs. Rao


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October 2-6, 2017

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
The Indian Caste System Graphic Organizer/worksheet due Tuesday 10/2.

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

Complete close reading notes to Prometheus
  Answer questions 3-8 on page 8 of your guide
Prometheus in art
Class reading and “close notes” to Pandora
Pandora in art
Mark the story Pandora with close reading notes.
    beginning on p.13 of myth guide
Remember-active reading (close reading) techniques are outlined in your “Yearly Guide” on pages 14-15.
For Pandora- Answer 2A, 2B and 5-7 on page 9 of your myth guide
Read Phaethon- Use the form provided and take close reading notes on the margin of the story. Begins on p.15 -Close reading notes are important, especially when you need to look for a quote related to a literary term to use on next week’s essay.
All of the above is due at the beginning of class on Thursday.
Thursday and Friday we will read Lost Boy, Lost Girl. Also, begin to think about the topic of your letter or poem to present to the author on the 16th. These will be reviewed and graded.


Earth Science Ms. Rao
Due Tuesday: Lab 4 Earth's Shape
Due Friday: Extra Credit (Greenville Benchmark)

Math Ms. Martin

Math -

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September 25-29, 2017

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Wednesday - Quiz
*Make sure you have your science binder in class daily

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
*Make sure you have your English binder in class daily
Homework for week due Wednesday:   Pages 7 mythology guide. Directions reviewed in class. This will not be accepted late.
Monday-Wednesday-
Review of homework
Absentees from Friday, the 22nd should make plans to take mythology quiz #1 on Monday.
Review of quiz-Tuesday-Place myth quiz #1 in your writing folder.
This week we will begin working toward our first essay with the reading of Prometheus, Pandora, and Phaethon. These stories will be the basis of an upcoming essay in a NYS Regents format.
This week we will read Prometheus and Pandora. These stories are on pages 11-14 of your guide.
We will take notes (neatly) on the margin of the stories, according to:
*The yearly guide p. 15 (Ten Close Reading Questions), focusing on questions 1-3, 6 and 8.
* and pages 8 and 9 of your myth guide.
You will be given graded credit for the completion, correctness, and effort expressed in your notes, as we cover these stories in class. These notes will due at the end of class on Wednesday and should be entered into your guide on the margin of the stories.  You will be handing in your guide Wednesday.
Thursday-Friday: continuation of Lost Boy, Lost Girl and chart.
As always, you will be responsible for any of the above, should we not be able to finish in class due to fire drills or your absenteeism.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
* Make sure you have you Global binder in class daily
Tuesday - Unit Test

Math Ms. Martin
*Make sure you have your math binder in class daily
Algebra 1A - Packets 1-1 and 1-2 should be shown to Ms. Martin for grading and then filed in your math binder.
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September 18-22, 2017

Earth Science Mrs. Rao
Density problems 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 16, 17 due Friday

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Homework due Monday Sept. 18, 2017
       Civilizations Graphic Organizer Worksheet
*Homework due Monday September 25, 2017 - RAFT Graphic organizer Hammurabli's Code
*Tuesday September 26, 2017 Global Unit Test

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Monday-Wednesday:
Review of week’s plan
-Establish writing folders-enter “Interest inventory and signed policy sheet into this
Distribute review sheet for Friday’s quiz (9/22)-Introduction to mythology
The quiz Includes vocabulary matching, two multiple-choice and two writing questions. All will be reviewed and are on the review sheet.
Teachers will initial the completion of p. 4 mythology guide-review of page
Pages 5-8 and the close reading (with notes on the margin of stories) of Prometheus and Pandora. Depiction of these stories in classic art. See the “yearly guide” for close reading techniques.
Thursday-Friday
Review of the opening to Lost Boy, Lost Girl
Continuation of the memoir
Copying of themes into notes and noting of major episodes on sequence chart
Friday-short quiz on mythology and continuation of Lost Boys, Lost Girls

Math - See Mrs. Martins homework packets/worksheets

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September 11-15, 2017

English Mrs. Toohey
Supplies for the year-
3 ring binder, paper, pens, pencils, and highlighter
*Class policy handout
*Course overview (syllabus)
“Interest Inventory”-due Friday
*Errors to avoid and commonly made on “Interest Inventory
*All nine questions should be completed and 3 revised/and or edited for better quality.
*Establishing writing folders.
*Article: Why We Read- Take notes on the margin of the article.
Week of 9/11-15
Grade for “interest inventory”
Grade for editing of errors on the above writing (Friday 15th)
Grade for signed policy sheet.
Review of the directions for pages 1-5, myth guide- *complete pages 1-5 myth guide for Friday, 15th Write it down
*Review of key words from the readings on mythology, pages 1-5 (quiz Friday the 22nd.)
*Begin first few chapters of Lost Boys, Lost Girls (hand out included). This short memoir will be read in class on Thursdays and Fridays. The author will visit October 16th.
*Reminder-We do have optional, extra credit reading due Nov. 1st. The genre is historical fiction.

Earth Science Mrs. Rao
Due Wednesday - signed safety sheet
Friday- Binder Check -must have a binder for class

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
*Please have a binder for class 
Homework due Monday Sept. 18, 2017
       Civilizations Graphic Organizer Worksheet

Math -
Please have your binder for class
Please see your math teachers homework assignments
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September 5-8, 2017

Welcome Back to School

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Please complete the Interest Inventory

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Please bring signed paperwork back to class

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Math Ms. Martin
Please see your packet if/when assignments are due

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June 5-12th, 2017

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

Students have this week to complete the final exam essay, study for and take the final exam.
Students will hand in their copy of Mockingbird
If students want to do an extra credit book chat, this is the last week.


ELA 10 Mr. Karle




May 8th - 19, 2017

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Follow your 'To Kill a Mockingbird guide' and class assignments

English 10 Mr. Karle
Make up any assignments not handed in - See Mr. Karle for list of assignments not completed

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Weekly Regents Review packets due - each are worth 100 points
Review packet 3 due Friday 5/19/17 and packet 4 due next Friday 5/26/17.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Living Environment Mrs. Finch/Ms. Sharkey
Week of 5/15-5/19/17
Read and Outline p. 72-74 and ?#1-11 Due Thur
Read and Outline p. 74-76 and #12-23 Due Fri
Immune Vocab #1-15 Due Friday

Earth Science Ms. Rao

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May 1-5, 2017

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Test on May 2nd - Chapters 12-17 of To Kill A Mockingbird

English 10 Mr. Karle


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April 24-28, 2017
English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Follow your reading guide for To Kill a Mockingbird
Test on Tuesday Chapters 6-11
Test on May 1st Chapters 12-17

English 10 Mr. Karle
New AOW
Reading and writing on Poetry

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Test on Friday

Gloibal 9 Mr. Katagiri

Earth Science Ms. Rao/ Ms. Finch

Living Environment Mrs. Finch/ Ms. Sharkey

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April 10-14, 2017

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Test on Chapters 1-5 on Wednesday
Read chapters 6-7 and do all related questions the guide. Thursday-Friday will be chapters 8-9. with questions.

English 10 Mr. Karle
All 3rd quarter late work in due on Monday April 10th

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Global 10 Mr. Thela

Earth Science Ms. Rao

Living Environment Mrs. Finch/Ms. Sharkey
Wed   ws 14-2 and 14-3
Thurs Chapter  13 and 14  test


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April 3-7, 2016

English 10 Mr. Karle
The final draft of Essay due Friday. Any back work Due Friday. Informational texts due Friday

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
April 10th - Quiz #1
Read Chapters 1-5 by 4/7

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Project due on Tuesday

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Thematic Essay on Belief Systems will be due by Wednesday 4/12.
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March 27-31,2017

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

Completion of the directions to the essay about life in The Middle Ages (5 paragraphs)
This essay is due Wednesday, March 29th.

Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird with overview of the guide.
Some additional pages to the guide will be distributed and stapled on.
Begin "terms practice-chapters 1-4"
Distribution of terms flashcards

Creative Writing:
Reading and discussion of pages 3-5 short story guide
Page one of short story due Monday 27th
Review of plot pyramid
Time to work on continuation of story

ELA 10 Mr. Karle
Monday- Article of the Week due
Please work on mid-term essay and book essay that are due on Friday

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Monday-Quiz

Living Environment  Ms. Finch and Ms. Sharkey

Global 10 Mr. Thela

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Please complete packet by Friday
Work on Mesoamerica Project


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March 20-24, 2016

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Wednesday - Study Packet due and Cold War Test

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Test on Tuesday

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Due Dates:
Monday 20th –Outline of chosen topics and selected quotation (see guide p. 15)
Wednesday-22nd Introductory paragraph to essay (hand written or typed)
March 29th- Wednesday- Typed 5 paragraph essay with citations and correct heading. See all the directions.

English 10 Mr. Karle




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ELA 10 Mr. Karle March 13-17, 2017
Students need to continue to read their books.

This is a two week plan for  ELA 9
March 6-10 and March 13-17, 2017
Late papers are subject to a ten percent deduction. (See class syllabus.)
Papers submitted after 10 days will not be accepted.
Due March 8th Wed.  Paragraph answering the question-Was King Arthur based on a real, historical figure”?  The grade will be based on content and correctness.
    Also March 8th- Open notes quiz on parallel construction (grammar)
   Due March 22rd (Wednesday)-Expository essay-Peasant Life in The Middle Ages
     This requires:
                 -Close reading of nonfiction and note-taking of four texts
                 -Organization and expression of ideas supported by text evidence
                 -Understanding how to write an expository essays in the MLA style
                 -Composing a 2 page, typed, 5 paragraph essay.
                 -Composing a bibliography.(The bibliography will be done with the class.)
Week of March 6th-
-Handout on parallel construction. (Close reading for information and note taking)
-Short You Tube video on parallel construction. (See –parallel construction by papa nuge.) Here are some terms you will need for the video:
  Gerund- a word that looks like a verb, but isn’t because it ends in “ing”, such as “singing”, “laughing”, and “performing”. Gerunds need a helping verb and are part of a verb phrase, such as “am singing”, “is laughing”, and “will be performing” .
Also in the video- Correlative conjunctions: These are the “either-or”, neither-nor combinations, as in:
       Either you eat now, or you will not get a chance until later.
       Neither Sara nor Susan will eat now.
Reading of p. 461-462 Warriner’s Grammar (purple text) This is a reading on the topic with a practice exercise on parallel construction.  Exercise 6 on 462 will be graded and done in class.
Open –notes, open book quiz on parallel construction- March 8th
The remainder of the week and the week the week of March 11th will include the reading of the four texts for the expository essay on peasant life and the draft to the essay. Students should bring their laptops to class Thursday and Friday, March 16-17.
We will also read about manuscript writing (format for the expository essay) from Warriner’s Grammar, p.490-500.
They final copy of the essay will be due March 22nd.

English 10 Mr. Karle
Reading of your chosen book
Finishing presentations this week for argument essays
Please hand in your AOW that was due on 3/3 if you have not already done so

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Global 10 students have a Cold War study packet to complete by Wednesday's (3/22) Cold War Test. 

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Make up all labs due

Living Environment Ms. Finch/Ms. Sharkey
Wksht 12-4 Due Thurs
Chapter 12 Vocab Due Friday
Wkaht 12-5 Due Tuesday
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February 27-March 3, 2017

ELA 10 Mr. Karle
Students should be reading their books, vocabulary quiz on Friday, AOW Due Friday as well.

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey
Information on modifiers (common writing problem)-notes, practice from text
Wed. Open notes quiz on above grammar
Thursday-Friday –Begin short writing exercise based on video “Was King Arthur Real? By Matt Henson
                   Includes writing prompts, a graphic organizer, draft and final copy for a single paragraph answering the above question. 

Creative writing:
   Peer editing-student plays
   Begin video lesson about how to write a short story. (Includes listening guide)

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Lab 16 is due on Wednesday
Lab 17 is due on Thursday


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Feb. 13-17 2017
ELA 9
   Completion of argument essay-Attach the final copy to p. 10 of the informational guide and the graphic organizer.
   Grammar -modifiers (The misuse of modifiers is a common writing problem). We will have both text work and a handout on the topic.

Creative writing:
   Reading of student plays
   The first in a series of 3 short videos on "how to write a short story", with accompanying handout.

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Hand in test and DBQ by Thursday February 16th

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Make up labs




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February 6-10, 2017

Mrs. Toohey ELA 9

The essay of argumentation (“Should students be required to volunteer in order to graduate?”) is now due Tuesday-Feb. 14.
    All the pre-work for this essay will be due at the time the essay is handed in. Class time was provided for all of the following. The list is as follows:
   *Close reading of text 1-3 on the topic-This includes summaries, unfamiliar words identified, marking of thesis statements
   * Page 10 “Writing from sources”
  * The graphic organizer for the essay. Students should locate and interpret quotes to use in their essay.
  The requirements are for a 1 and a half page, typed, double-spaced paper with 4-6 internal citations. Internal citations are short quotes within the paper, labeled by text and line number.
  Students are advised to read the directions carefully and see the rubric included in the directions.
We will do the bibliography in class together.
Friday: Review of the test on terms associated with argumentation
             Remaining presentations “best of” last thematic essays.
                    (Students chose their best short passage to read aloud.)
       The grammar from this week is now postponed to next week.

ELA 10 Presentations this week

Global 9 - Global Quiz Monday

Global 10 - 2/7 WWII Quiz

Earth Science - Quiz Friday (study guide is worth 5 points)

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January 30-Feb 3, 2017


Global 10 Mr. Thela
We will be taking a brief multiple choice quiz on WWII 2/7

ELA 10 Mr. Karle
Presentations this week on Thursday and Friday

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey


Earth Science Ms. Rao

Living Environment Ms. Finch/Ms. Sharkey

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January 9-13,2017

ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey

January 9-13, 2017- Plan for the week - ELA 9 and Creative Writing    Mrs. Toohey

A three ring binder is required for ELA 9. (See syllabus) Students are asked to present a binder on Friday containing the following. This is in an effort to promote student organization and success.
In the front of the binder:
-Course Overview
-Class policy sheet, signed by parent/guardian
-Self editing sheet for editing
-The Active Reading Process
-Common errors made on essays
-All grammar and usage papers
After these pages, students should organize papers by topic:
-short story (all)
-poetry not included in literature guides (all)
-mythology
-Travels with Charley guide
-general Information about writing,
-memoir/nonfiction-Steinbeck guide
-upcoming to organize after the above papers:
-argument essay information
-Document based essay about The Middle Ages-all instructional materials.
-Romeo and Juliet guide and literary essay
-To Kill a Mockingbird guide and essay
Quizzes, tests, and essays are to be kept in the student’s writing folder in class.
This list will also be printed separately.

This week:
   Review of pages 11, 14-18 Travels with Charley guide.
   Directions for the final writing on theme in Travels with Charley (350 words or more) Students are advised to stay to their selected topic in their writing.  This writing is due Friday and class time will be provided. We will have a short film on thematic writing and additional notes on the format of the paragraph.
-Students should attach the quotation selection sheet to the final typed essay.  It will be part of the final score for this short essay.
- Bring laptops this week for essay composition.
-Students will be provided materials for the optional post card project as described on page 18 of the Travels with Charley guide.  This extra credit will be due Tuesday the 17th. This will be accepted only if the short essay to the memoir is handed in first. 
This week’s grammar-prepositions, purple grammar text 28-31 (practice) The goal is to improve writing with the correct use of prepositions. This is part of our review of parts of speech.

ELA 10 Mr. Karle

Vocab quiz Friday 1/13
Finish information book and evidence sheet by Friday 1/13
Rough draft of argument essay due Tuesday 1/17

Living Environment Ms. Finch/Ms. Sharkey
Tue: Wksht 10-1 Due
Thurs: Wksht 10-2 Due
Fri: Chp 10 Vocab Due

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Test on Thursday the 12th.



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January 3-6, 2017
ELA 9-Toohey
Page 4-Adjective-adverb guide (from before vacation)- Self-correct-Hand in for credit today.
*If you have not received a grade for pages 2A, 9, 10 and 13, hand your guide during class today or tomorrow. It will be returned to you so you can do tonight’s homework.  Absentees hand in today-Per. 3 Clifton, Audrey, Trevor, Jake, Per 5  Jolene, Chris, Cody, Joe, 
From Travels with Charley guide:
  *Page 11 Poem-“A Bag of Tools” and all associated writing questions. All writing for this week’s assignment should be done in full sentences. The questions to “A Bag of Tools” is tonight’s homework.
Wednesday-
Initialing of page 11 (homework from last night)
A Bag of Tools” poem will be reviewed tomorrow.
Some work (the guide for pages 2A, 9, 10 and 13) will be accepted from absentees. Some have not handed in the adjective-adverb guide. You can still receive partial credit.
Today:
Review 256-259 Travels…
   *Page 14- This entire page is required. Use the memoir Travels with Charley, pages 256-259 to do the first question on page 14. Introduce the required quote with a sentence of your own.
The second question we will do together as a class. -Take notes on student and teacher comments.
  The third question you will do on your own based on your awareness of history, society and cultural values.
-Thursday:
Credit for the completion of
   p. 14 Steinbeck guide  (initialed) 
    Begin to think about how you will answer the first question on page 15.
Reading pages 268-269
               Pages 275-277
   Page 15- personal writing (American achievement) and notes to poem  “The New Patriot” done in class from listening to discussion.  Do these neatly on the margin of the poem.
   Page 16-For the writing on page 16 you may either:
A) Make connections in paragraph form  between the memoir, Travels with Charley and the poem The New Patriot  or
B)Write about the literary element of the poem and how they support the theme. Whichever topic you chose, be sure to begin with a topic sentence, write neatly, use transitions and write as completely as possible. In this case, your ideas should fill the space provided. It is best to draft this response.
For your reference page 11, 14, 16-17 are due at the end of class on Friday.
    *Page 17-Creative writing on social problems. Please change the word “cope” in the directions, to “correct” (social problems). List the type of problem followed by a possible solution. Do this seriously.
The remainder of this four day week will be devoted to locating quotes to use in the final writing about theme in Travels with Charley.
Next week we will do the final writing to the book.

ELA 10 Mr. Karle
10th Grade students are working on their essays.

Global 9 Katagiri
The assignment students will be working on out of class the next two weeks is their Medieval Faire projects. Friday their proposal is due (a simple half sheet I handed out yesterday) and next Wednesday their bibliography is due (I'm handing out a sheet on Friday to help them with it--they will need a total of five sources, two books and three websites).

Global 10 Mr. Thela


Living Environment Ms. Sharkey/Ms. Finch
Graphing packet due Thur
Chapter 8 Vocab Due Firday
Quiz on Friday on Cell Respiration and Photosynthesis

Earth Science Ms. Rao
Lab 11: Earth's Shape is due on Thursday
Lab 12: Earth's Revolution is due on Friday

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ELA 9   December 19-23, 2016
FYI to students-Teachers will enter interim grades by Tuesday 20th
This week:
Page 4  Adjective-Adverb guide. Make sure you have been given credit for the completion of pages 3-4 of this guide and have self-corrected any errors using the answer key. Show to Mrs. Toohey for credit.
Reading in Travels with Charley pages 243-259. Answer the question about “The Cheerleaders” on page 13 of the guide to this memoir. You will definitely want to do a draft prior to writing your final answer on page 13. You may type this response if you choose.
Close reading of a two page article entitled “Brown vs. Board of Education”. Words to define are attached to the article and underlined in it. Be sure to pay attention to the context of the word in its sentence. Define these on the margin of the article.  Students are asked to make other close reading notes on the article. Read the question on page 13 prior to taking close reading notes.
Thursday: Hand in Travels with Charley guide for the grading of:
Page 2A-Self-selected vocabulary
Page 9-second question about Charley’s behavior in Yellowstone National Park
Page 10-entire page-kindness of service station attendant in Oregon
Page 13 “The Cheerleaders” (second question-paragraph form)
Hand in the close reading notes to “Brown versus the Board of Education” separately.




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December 12-16, 2016    ELA 9   Mrs. Toohey, Mrs. Mrozek-Ferrara, Mr. Snyder

This week: Work on making a topic selection(s) for the writing on theme in Travels with Charley. We have a chart for this purpose. Begin making some quotation choices for the theme(s) you select. We will continue with this over the next two weeks. Use the page numbers provided in class for locating themes. (See your reading chart.) You may use any other examples you find, as well. When you write about any theme, you must have a two or more examples from two or more different scenes.
*Extra credit this week -page 7 about “improved” vending machines. This passage is on pages 90-91 of the book.
* You should also be working on page 2A vocabulary according to the directions.
Tuesday: *Add page 183-187 (service station in Oregon) to your reading chart
                   (theme for pages 183-187-the generosity of the average American)
                  *pages 161-165 and the second question on p. 9 of your guide. (Yellowstone)
Tuesday: page 183-187- beginning “ Somewhere in Oregon……” and the completion of page 10. Complete sentences are required for the first two questions. The last on page 10 is a list. (Themes: American culture; the generosity of the average American.)
Wednesday: Adjective/adverb review (handout) Keep to use on an eventual open notes grammar quiz.
Thursday-Friday:
    *Travels with Charley page 229-231 (Texas) beginning, “I have said that Texas is a state of mind…” (These pages relate to American culture and landscape)
   *Page 11 in guide to book-Poem “A Bag of Tools” and the three questions on that page
   *Completion of the adjective/adverb review. Show to the teacher(s) for credit.
   * Any additional notes on theme for your chart.
The guides will be collected on Friday for the grading of the items above in bold.


English 10 Mr. Karle

Please complete and hand in any Articles of the week that are past due.
Please complete and hand in any papers that you revised/edited
Work on your Argument essay

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
DBQ Test Wednesday and Thursday 12/14 and 12/15

Global 10 Mr. Thela
WWI Propaganda Poster due Friday 12/15
Next Tuesday, 12/20 there will be a WWI Unit Test - You may use your study guide on the test.



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December 5-9, 2016

English 9 Mrs. Toohey
Tuesday - Read pages 125-132 - Travels with Charley
Wednesday- Read pages 152-157
Thursday - Hand in extended metaphor assignment and read pages 158-160
On a sheet of paper labeled with your name, the date, and pages 158-160, Travels with Charley, explain what Steinbeck says about the Nez Perces tribe and the US government (2 expressive sentences.)  In another 2 sentences, explain the author's tone (attitude) toward the Nez Perces.  Use the word "tone" in your writing and include a short quote worked into one of your sentences. 

Friday - Read pages 161-165 (in class) about Yellowstone National Park and do the second question on page 9 of your guide.   Also, add another word of your choosing to page 2A.

Earth Science - Ms. Rao
Star Comic Strip due Thursday

Global 9

Global 10
Working on reading 3 articles for Argument Essay.  Articles were handed out in class.

Living Environment - Ms. Finch and Ms.  Sharkey


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November 28-December 2, 2016             ELA 9 Mrs. Toohey
Monday- Missing work list
     -The last grammar quiz will be reviewed Tuesday and should be completed by then.
American timeline-1961-1962-Setting of book, Travels with Charley (visual with discussion)
Begin chart on themes in Travels with Charley. We will add to this a little every day.
Students are also reminded to add individual vocabulary word choices to page 2A of their guide to the book. By the end of the week, all students should have four of the required six words completed.
*Fill in the following dates on your reading chart:
Due Tuesday 29th Read pages 80-88    “I am an avid reader of signs…”
Due Wednesday- Read3page 90-91  “At intervals there are places…” and the question on page 7 of the guide to the book. This question about “improved” machines requires 3-4 sentences and a quote from the book worked into your writing. Neatness counts. You may also type your responses and staple them into your guide.
Due Thursday:  Reading pages 95-104 (the American desire to be mobile)
Also Thursday-Friday - Notes and questions to Carl Sandburg’s poem “Chicago”
    See pages 5-6 of the guide.
The guide to Travels with Charley will be collected Friday.
An unannounced (and simple) 5 question “Did you read it?” valued at 10 points, could occur on any day this week. Be sure to read.

Earth Science Ms. Rao
The Earth Science homework is to complete the vocabulary assignment.  They are to write down each word, its definition, and draw a picture.  It is due on Thursday.


Biology Ms. Sharkey/Mrs. Finch


Global 9 Mr. Katagiri


Global 10 Mr. Thela
Friday- Test on Imperialism
Friday-Study Guide Due

Math
Please see teachers notes


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Week of November 14-18, 2016 and November 21-22, 2016         

Mrs. Toohey   ELA 9                                                              
Monday: 

1. Travels with Charley guide-hand in
       2.   Reading schedule for the book-The following are due dates
                            11-15 Read pages 33-36 and 44-48
                           11-16 Read pages 53-58 (in Maine)
                          11-17- Read 59-68 (on migrant workers)
11-18 Do remainder of page 4 in guide-Hand in guide Friday
3. Writing folder
4. Myth essay
       5.   “Identifying parts of speech” guide with noun and verb
Monday:    ** Hand in Travels with Charley guide-at the beginning of class- for the grading of pages 1, 2B, 3 and the first question on page 4
All mythology literary papers will be returned on Monday.  Students are asked to do a rewrite following each of the teacher’s comments. This rewrite should be stapled to the original copy and handed in any time before the Thanksgiving break.
Before you take your paper with you, take your writing folder and enter any spelling errors onto your personal spelling list inside the cover of the folder. On the other inside cover, make a list of the type of writing errors you made, ex;
Fragments, run-on, capitalization, lack of topic sentence, disorganized writing, spelling errors made in the copying of quotes, capitalization of proper nouns, (names)
Monday also: Page 4 and 6 grammar guide –in circle
Open notes quiz on the grammar guide will be Friday, (forms of the noun and the verb).  Six questions will be related to Travels with Charley. You can bring your book and guide to use on the quiz.
Monday: General notes taken on the reading schedule about the subject of groups of pages. (I will demonstrate.) You will also be required to take a few notes in class about the reading and could have a brief “Did you Read it?” type quiz at any time.
During the week we will:
A.    Take brief notes on the content of Travels with Charley for the required pages. These notes will later be used to do a paragraph on themes in this nonfiction piece. (See the back of the reading schedule entitled-Final Writing Project- Writing on a Theme) 
B. Complete the noun-verb guide
C. Play some grammar games on our laptop (Thursday)
D. Rewrite the myth essay
E. Have some reading time
F. Have a “Did you read it?” quiz
G. Have a quiz on Friday: grammar, Travel with Charley to page 68.
H. View a timeline for the setting of this book.
Name_________________
Creative Writing:
Hand in second paragraph about human behavior from choosing and adjective from the can. Remember format:
Denotation of the word
Connotation of that word
What the word looks like in action in the real world
Period 8-Begin directions for the writing of a one act play (articles)

English 10 Mr. Karle
Article of the week is due Tuesday, November 21st, 2016

Math Ms. Martin
Assignments given daily in class

Bio Ms. Finch and Ms. Sharkey
Cell Crossword Due Thursday 11/17
Vocab #12-25 Due Friday   11/18

Global 9 Mr. Katagiri
Monday 11/21 - Quiz on Greece
Tuesday 11/22 - Propaganda Poster Due

Global 10 Mr. Thela
Monday - November 21, 2016 Open notebook quiz on Imperialism in Africa and India 

Earth Science Ms. Rao
***All students must make up labs 6 and 8 if they have not been handed in



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Week of November 7-11, 2016
No School Friday November 11, 2016  Veterans Day
1/2 Day Thursday November 10, 2016 Parent/Teacher Conferences

Nov. 7-11, 2016
ELA 9 and Creative Writing
Toohey
ELA 9:
*Page 6-grammar guide on the verb-Exercise A only
*Due Monday the 14th and worked on in class this week:
Travels with Charley guide
   *Pre-reading pages 1, 2B, and 3
  *Reading of pages 5-16
   *First question, (prediction) on page 4 of guide (See book, p. 10-16)
*Choose two words from pages 5-16 (not already listed on page 2B of guide, and complete the requirements as listed on page 2A
  *Discussion and review of all directions above
  *Return of literary essays- rewrites according to teacher comments due December 1st.

Creative Writing-
Sharing and discussion of student poems and writing about human behavior (paragraph) from last week.
Begin the discussion about writing a one act play- with included short film.

Global 9  Mr. Katakiri 
Complete all back work and test corrections by Tuesday 11/8/16

Global 10   Mr. Thela

Living Environment Ms. Finch/Ms. Sharkey
Thursday - Crossword Puzzle
Friday - Vocab #12-25

Earth Science Ms. Rao




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Week of October 31-November 4, 2016

ELA 9 and Creative Writing
Oct 31-Nov. 4, 2016
Mrs. Toohey

Completion of Mock Regents Essay- Mythology/History- due Tuesday 11/1/16
Grammar-Parts of speech practice/review in preparation for grade level grammar and
   comprehension of editing tasks.
Begin Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley. Students will have their own copy of this nonfiction piece and will be expected to read at home occasionally during the next few weeks. This week we will discuss the author’s motivation and the historical context of the book.

Creative Writing:
-Sharing of student paragraphs, “Writing about human behavior”
Completion of original poem in the style of Wendell Berry’s Come Forth-due Thursday 3rd.

Ms. Rao Earth Science
Lab 6 due Wednesday, Lab 7 due Friday.

Mr. Katagiri Global 9


Ms. Martin Math
Tuesday Algebra 1B - worksheet 1B

Ms. Finch Earth Science


Ms. Sharkey and Mrs. Finch
Biology 
Wksht 7-1 Due Tue
Wksht 7-2 Due Thurs
Vocab #1-11 Due Friday
My Quia activities and quizzes
GLOBAL MC REVIEW PART 1: Including Neolithic Revolution, ancient civilizations, Greece, Rome & Byzantine Empires
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GLOBAL MC REGENTS PRACTICE PART 2 FROM FEUDALISM TO ABSOLUTISM
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REGENTS GLOBAL PRACTICE GEOGRAPHY
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REGENTS QUESTIONS BELIEF SYSTEMS 1
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REGENTS QUESTIONS BELIEF SYSTEMS 2
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REGENTS QUESTIONS EARLY CIVILIZATIONS 1
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TOOHEY 2015 FINAL POP-UPS
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