Mrs. Mrozek-Ferrara
Greenville High School Resource
            Mrs. Mrozek-Ferrara
     Welcome to 9th and 10th Grade

   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

February 13-17, 2017

English 9 Mrs. Toohey

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)

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


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)
-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.


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.
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.
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.
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

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.


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.
    *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.


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


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

Please see teachers notes


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

Mrs. Toohey   ELA 9                                                              

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.
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


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
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


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
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
Useful links
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