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Whitfield - English 9

swhitfield@latinpcs.org
Room 128
Office Hours: 3:15pm - 3:45pm or by appointment*
English 9 Eta period, room 019

Welcome!

I am excited to be starting this new school year with you, and anticipate that collectively, we will emerge "better" from the experience. We will have plenty of time to define what "better" means for us individually and as a class as we tackle the essential questions for English 9.

Conferences:

In order for us to be proactive in ensuring that we are on target for reaching our class goals and your individual goals for English, I will be scheduling brief conferences throughout the school year. You will be able to sign up during class-time.**

Grading:

Homework/class assignments 20%
Major assignments (writing projects, tests) 35%
Minor assignments (quizzes, small writing responses) 25%
Class preparation/participation 20%

Essential Questions:

  • How can a person’s words, ideas, and actions change the world?
  • How can and can individuals change unfair laws or government?
  • When is rebellion morally justified?
  • How does rebellion contribute to the progression or regression of society?
  • What is the role of rebellion in society?
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Announcements: Thank you for joining us this past Saturday to serve in the 8th ward community. We will be serving again Saturday, 10/21, and would love for you to join us.


1) How can feeding those in need change the world?
Opportunity to serve: Saturday, 9/16 and Saturday, 10/21 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Let me know if you are interested. You are able to earn community service hours.
2) How can helping those affected by Hurricane Harvey change the world?
School-wide drive. If you are interested in helping beyond donating non-perishable food, clothing,
and supplies, let me know.

EXTRA CREDIT:
LBiTU - Timeline (due 9/8/17)
I am Malala - Find your Voice. What will it "look" like? (due: 10/7/17)
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Homework - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Friday, September 22, 2017

Annotations: at least 2 starred words/sentences (related to character or vocabulary) and 1 underlined word/sentence (related to theme/topic) per page.


Mon., 9/18/17 -
  • Read and annotate to page 89; start to work on characterization and vocabulary pages in your packet.
Tues., 9/19/17 -
  • Read and annotate to page 103.
  • Continue to work on characterization and vocabulary pages in your packet
Wed., 9/20/17 -
  • Read and annotate to page 126.
  • Complete guided questions for pages 104-126.

Fri., 9/22/17 -
  • Read and annotate to page 156.
  • Complete guided questions for pages 127-156.

Homework - Monday, September 11, 2017 - Friday, September 15, 2017

Annotations: at least 2 starred words/sentences (related to character or vocabulary) and 1 underlined word/sentence (related to theme/topic) per page.

Mon., 9/11/17 - Read and annotate the Prologue; start to work on characterization and vocabulary pages in your packet.
Tues., 9/12/17 (No class on Wednesday)
  • Read and annotate through page 43
  • Continue to work on characterization and vocabulary pages in your packet
  • Be ready for reading quiz on Friday
Fri., 9/15/17
  • Read and annotate through page 80
  • Continue to work on characterization and vocabulary pages in your packet
  • Finish quiz

Homework - Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Tues., 9/5/17
  • 1) Continue to work on your project that is due on Friday.
  • 2) Read the article about Gloria Estefan at
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/music/gloria-estefan-inducted-into-latin-songwriters-hall-of-fame-i-am-so-honored-and-blessed-6473626
  • Wed., 9/6/17
  • https://sabr.org/bioproj/topic/baseball-demographics-1947-2012 (read and analyze a table)
    Use the data in Table 1 to make:
    1) at least two comparisons,
    2) one statement that can be supported by the data, and
    3) an analysis as it relates to Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Fri., 9/8/17 - Pre-reading activity for I am Malala (Use your resources, including the Internet, to do some research)
  • Pre-reading activity:1) Who is Malala Yousafzai?2) What has she done that is significant?3) How has what she done (is doing) impacted(ing) the world?

Homework - Monday, August 28, 2017 - Friday, September 1, 2017 (amended 8/30)

Note: Your first project is due Friday, September 8, 2017
Project - Venn Diagram showing similarities and differences between 3 characters from your summer reading. Character 1 will be from LBITU, Character 2 will be from your second summer reading book. Character 3 will be from your third summer reading book.
  • Mon., 8/28 - Complete characterization for your first character for your project. Unless you are certain about your final design, this is a draft.
  • Tues., 8/29 - Complete characterization for your second character for your project. Unless you are certain about your final design, this is a draft.
  • Wed., 8/30 -
  • 1) Complete characterization for your third character for your project. Unless you are certain about your final design, this is a draft.
  • 2) Answer reflection topic #1 (What does the author of the LBiTU say about “those who have the courage to become conscious in a world that invites us to choose illusion and denial”?)
  • Answer in AT LEAST FOUR complete sentences.

At this point, you are expected to have completed the following assignments during class. If you have not, use the extra day to catch up.
1) Characterization sheet, Concept sheet (see your packet for LBITU)
2) Journal entries for Essential Questions 1 as it relates to LBITU (see your packet for LBITU)
3) Journal entry for Reflection Topic #1 (see your packet for LBITU)
  • Fri., 9/1 -
  • 1) Two (2) journal entries, 1 for reflection topic #2 and one for reflection topic #3
  • 2) Sentence Diagramming pre-test (not graded)

Homework - Wednesday, August 23 - Friday, August 25

Note: It is always advantageous to review your notes every day. You never know when you will have a pop quiz.
  • Wednesday, 8/23 - Continue to work in your packet for LBITU, and study for Friday's test.
  • Thursday, 8/24 - Study.
  • Friday, 8/25 - Begin independent reading characterization packet. Select the 2 summer independent reading books you will be using, and be ready to submit the titles on Mon., 8/28.

Looking ahead - Your first project will be a comparison between a character from LBITU and one character from each of (2) of your independent reading books.