Graphic novels

Maus PDF-

Below is the link to the audiobook on YouTube of Maus- It’s the best way to read it from home!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAvUD2a_kT8

Below is the PDF of Maus-

https://uniteyouthdublin.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/maus-a-survivors-tale-my-father-bleeds-history-by-art-spiegelman.pdf

Persepolis PDF- it has both part 1 (the book we have in class AND book 2- not requited but awesome…it could take the place of one of the other books).

https://rhinehartadvancedenglish.weebly.com/uploads/2/2/1/0/22108252/the-complete-persepolis-by.pdf

American Born Chinese audiobook from YouTube-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-M-cuRd-0

I can’t find a pdf at this time.  If you find one, send me the link.

Questions over each- turn in as you finish each one.

Maus- answer every question

During Reading Questions for MAUS I

Persepolis questions – answer TWO questions for each chapter

Get them from me- sorry

American Born Chinese (ABC)- answer (at most) 4 questions for each chapter

teachingamericanbornchinese_weebly_com-discussion-questions_html2

 

Some videos about Graphic Novels-

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud-

Chapter 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8EQ5pGke4c&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Spvwa-BVVMn1Axa0_XDOkK&t=0s&index=3

Chapter 2- we read this one in class

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pums9_uh6h0&index=3&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Spvwa-BVVMn1Axa0_XDOkK

Chapter 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fY-wYvaBhQQ&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Spvwa-BVVMn1Axa0_XDOkK&index=4

 

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After your RTI- Take Personality test & Sign up for Vocab.com – by class

First- sign up for Vocab.com through the link assigned to your class.

1st period 9th grade

http://vocab.com/join/2KRYTR2

3rd period 9th grade

http://vocab.com/join/38XE19P

7th period 9th lit.

http://vocab.com/join/2G9YGYE

Then- take the personality test on the following link- There is something to fill out responding to your personality results.

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

 

 

The Odyssey – Mythology Unit 4/8-5/16

DUE DATES:

GOD/GODDESS OF MODERN INVENTION- VISUAL OF GOD/GODDESS, SYMBOL AND STORY OF THEIR CREATION DUE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17TH!

 

Below are some resources you may need during our unit.

Below is a link to the move The Odyssey-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6S_l12WM_KM&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8R3H_BaHrrEOc3-FYJqiN7K&index=8&t=4s

Below are the viewing questions for Clash of gods Documentary (seen below)

viewing_guide_student-clash_of_the_gods

Below is a link to the History Channel documentary of Odysseus – part two will be the next thread into the YouTube choice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqC6ARhS_H8&list=PLA5e6wnPHowhzpYCF17IcweMtQ2Z2DJpr&index=6

Below is a great review video over The Odyssey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-3rHQ70Pag&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8R3H_BaHrrEOc3-FYJqiN7K&index=17&t=1s

Text of The Odyssey:

the-odyssey-prentice-hall-text-fitzgerald-part-2-3

the-odyssey-prentice-hall-text-fitzgerald-part-1-1-2

 

 

 

 

 

Drama Unit- Romeo and Juliet- Shakespeare Tavern (10$) Friday 3/22

Test over Romeo and Juliet is Monday, March 25th

Below are the study guides WITH ANSWERS.  Much of the test comes from this guide!

RJ study guide Prologue and Act 1 – 2014- with answers

Romeo and Juliet Act 2 SG- 2014 with answers

Romeo and Juliet Act 3 SG2 – 2014-with answers

Romeo and Juliet Act 4 SG – 2014- with answers

Romeo and Juliet Act 5 SG 2014- with answsers

R & J Project instructions and Rubric- due March 28th

RandJ – Scene Remix Project Instructions

Money for Shakespeare Tavern Due by Thursday- performance is Friday : $10

HW for Tuesday :  News Headlines – one per table- bring in headline and you will decide as a group which one is the best!  Yes…this is a grade.

  • Table 1- Act 1; scene 1 (be sure to capture both the fight and Romeo’s depression) p. 808
  • Table 2- Act 1; scene 2 p.815 Table 6- Act 2; scene 2 p.837
  • Table 3- Act 1; scene 3 p.818 Table 7- Act 2; scene 3 p.844
  • Table 4- Act 1; scene 4 p. 821 Table 8- Act 2; scene 4 p.847
  • Table 5- Act 1; scene 5 p. 824 Table 9- Act 2; scene 5 p. 854

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Act 1 & 2 Quiz Monday, March 11th.  Below is the study guide:

Romeo and Juliet Act I and II test review 2015

Below are some YouTube videos that can help you get ready for the quiz Monday:

Iambic Pentameter-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5lsuyUNu_4&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Q6WhStQONrvbKlFPwgLXH7&index=15&t=41s

This link will take you to a list of video summaries that will go scene by scene.  Remember, you are quizzed over Act 1 and Act 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgdJeTH0lG4&list=PLQOP19YiQI6B0y1IBvtQJyBwJq01nMO0L

If you are an actor tomorrow 3/5- read your lines on the link below:

http://www.online-literature.com/shakespeare/romeo_and_juliet/7/

and listen to you lines- (scene five begins around 34:00

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=romeo+and+juliet+act+1+scene+5+audio+bbc&view=detail&mid=AC65863D4F34AC97B8EEAC65863D4F34AC97B8EE&FORM=VIRE

HW- drama lit. terms power point- due FRIDAY 3/1

drama—2019-terms-powerpoint

We will begin R & J the week of 2/25 and will have The Shakespeare Tavern coming on March 22nd for a performance.  Kids will join them at 10 AM during school and will watch the play that has been shortened to 60 min.  There is a $10 fee for the in-house fieldtrip.  Money can be given to Me any day before the event.

For more info:

http://shakespearetavern.blogspot.com/2015/12/r-60-creation-story.html

If you miss a day- don’t worry- you can catch up by watching Romeo and Juliet at home with this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZBjlKf3AW4&list=PLjT3Z589ba7OpE9o1zsLA1U3Q3HLHCtBq

Or you can listen to it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kt8EzPxNeA&t=1s&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Q6WhStQONrvbKlFPwgLXH7&index=2

Drama lit. terms currently on VOCAB.COM due March 7th

New due dates!- Wed. morning study session over The Alchemist!

Alchemist Test over the ENTIRE book (yes, Epilogue too) is now Thursday, Feb. 7th- the pdf and audiobook are on my blog in an earlier post. I will give you a review sheet Mon. Feb. 3rd.- I will have a study hall for anyone who READ the book AND comes to my room BEFORE 7:55 on Wednesday, Feb. 6th.  Your ticket in the door is a sheet of paper with at least THREE specific questions concerning The Alchemist.  I will ANSWER all of your questions.  Don’t come if you didn’t read it!

Rough draft due Tuesday, Feb. 4th.- 10 % off each day late!

Vocab.com will be printed Tuesday at 3:00.

Final paper due Thursday, Feb. 14th.

 

Research papers – due date: 2/14- Test over RESEARCH RULES 2/13 (see below)

Review sheet & terms filled out-

Research Terminology Filled Out

Review Sheet for Research Paper Components Unit

You need to know the sequence of info. for entry on works cited (Easybib did it for you- but if you had to do it by hand, you would list all this below (punctuation too)

 

See the source image

You need to have your works cited page typed on your google doc. by 1/31.  Below are instructions of how to create a hanging indention on your works cited page.

how to setup the works cited page

MLA format-

https://academictips.org/mla-format/mla-format-google-docs/

 

Below is the info. on this year’s research paper-

the research paper – guidelines – 2019

You will have a packet at school with all of the “stuff” you need- BUT…here are some of what is in your packet (in case you need another)=

research paper outline for rough draft

Below is the sheet for evaluating your sources-

crapp test worksheet

Rubric-

research paper – technical writing – rubric – 2018 (003)

The Alchemist: pdf, audio, quiz dates

1/11/19- after SRI, take the following tests and record your findings in your journal.

https://www.psychologistworld.com/tests/jung-archetype-quiz

https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=what-is-your-archetype

https://www.archetypes.com/

 

Vocab.com over Alchemist is due 1/17- those terms will be on the final Alchemist test.

Below is a free pdf of the book:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0Bww2XZ1lBZHMeHZ6TEhaZEVRUEE/edit

Below leads you to an audio version of the book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg-2fPitqrE

Reading assignments:

Part one quiz- Jan. 22nd

Narrative Writing Piece- rewrite the ending of a fairy tale!

Type final piece in Google Docs.

Important (you will lose points if you don’t do this)- name your document (period last name, first name)  Ex (7 Watson, Christina).

SHARE it with me at christinawatson1970@gmail.com

rough draft *printed- Due – Thursday 10/3- bring a printed copy 

Final copy should be 300-500 words and in MLA format & you follow the rules of punctuation with your dialogue- see sheet below-

Dialogue Rules

Fairytale endings narrative instructions

Choose from one of the following fairytales- (if there is one you really want to explore that is not on here, see me):

  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rumple Stiltskin
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • Goldilocks
  • Jack and the Bean Stock
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Hans my Hedgehog

Below is a link to all of the stories in their “original” form (in order as seen above)- scroll down until you find your story.  Remember- you will need to have the same characters – maybe repeat something said in the story so you can see the thread of the story tying your new ending together with the old ending.

fairy tales

 

Assignment:

Fairy tales-new endings.  You will create a new ending to a classic tale.

Begin your ending at the climax.  Your first line will let us know where we are.

There are a few parameters that will be on the rubric:

  1. You must use one of the original versions from my blog or copies (class set- don’t take with you).
  2. You must have dialogue with correct use of quotations marks and punctuation.
  3. It must be in MLA format: 12 font- Times New Roman Double Spaced
  4. 300-500 words (name and title not included)
  5. Begin your narrative with a sentence that allows the reader to know the action you have started from or use an original line from the text.
  6. Keep the story in 3rd person. Keep it in past tense.
  7. Be sure that your details are consistent with plot possibilities and character dialogue is consistent with previous dialogue.
  8. Have fun with this- you will be sharing with your group. The winner of each group goes to the semi-finals!!!  Yes- there is a reward for the winner in each class. (:
  9. You must have a written rough draft that will be written at school and turned in; however, you will be sharing your typed version with me on my gmail- christinawatson1970@gmail.com
  10. You must share your document with someone who will edit- they will get a peer edit grade, so they will need to edit your shared doc by Thursday.  They need to write their name at top- as well as any changes they see that need to be made (they will have a list to look for in your paper).
  11. Due date for final typed copied (shared on gmail): Friday, Oct. 4th  Late papers will receive 10 points off per day.

Anthem- audio & pdf- question packet- Test on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd

Below is the link to the graphic novel of Anthem-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYfDxkn-8YI&list=PLnHOyZsmJroxNbv1p-TnXVh-2508EyeZK&index=1

https://www.shmoop.com/anthem-ayn-rand/summary.html

Above is a link to Shmoop’s review summary pages.  If you didn’t do well on the quiz, you may want to read the chapter summaries of ch. 1-7.

We will read Anthem in class (perhaps a few chapters outside- see audiobook and pdf below):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihpaz34QZEw&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8TbaML9uIFO3_gWdmlbw1ER&index=1

pdf:

https://www.anderson5.net/cms/lib02/SC01001931/Centricity/Domain/222/Anthem%20by%20Ayn%20Rand.pdf

Question packet-

Anthem study guide blank

Short Story Summative Thurs. 9/19/19

Short Story lit. terms quiz Wednesday.  The following terms will be on the quiz-

Short Story literary terms -PowerPoint – 2016

Watson- Short Story Review Sheet 2017     

The test will have questions over “Cask of Amontillado”, “Scarlet Ibis” & “Marigolds”- all of these can be found on my blog in PDF or audiobook form.

The definitions of these terms found on p.6 of workbook will be on the test-

Diction- word choice intended to convey a certain effect.

Syntax- Sentence structure; the arrangement of the words & the order of grammatical elements in a sentence.

Juxtaposition- arrangement of two or more things –

“Cask of Amontillado”- summary-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnPN0IlwAb4

“The Scarlet Ibis”- HILARIOUS student made film (and pretty accurate)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdGXCQ42gnc

This is a lovely retelling of “Scarlet Ibis”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=589Mtfja7aE

terms-

“Marigolds”

I found this movie that is true to the story!

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=marigolds+story+&&view=detail&mid=29D9E557608AE22CEF4D29D9E557608AE22CEF4D&&FORM=VRDGAR

Here is the story read and analyzed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg0iQ2yTVDI&list=PLxp1Pc70gb8Rs1Z6H9SEM4QAP7-sgpCOX&index=4&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg0iQ2yTVDI

 

Midterm – this week!

Review sheet!  –

Watson- study guide for midterm 2018

7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens will be on the final- just the basics about each habit.

Below is a link to a summary of his dad’s book- but they are the same habits!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktlTxC4QG8g

Anthem by Ayn Rand- I found this graphic novel (in movie form)- so cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYfDxkn-8YI&list=PLnHOyZsmJroxNbv1p-TnXVh-2508EyeZK

We will have a questions over the short stories and terms.

study your terms from this power point-

short-story-literary-terms–powerpoint—2017

“Cask of Amontillado” by Poe

video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TF_sMg5pKI

audiobook

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqSIRsmu7DE

“The Scarlet Ibis”

http://jjett.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/97072218/The_Scarlet_Ibis.pdf

audio is in 3 parts-

part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeBrWhFb7es&t=15s

part 2:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuxrClcvttY

part 3:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mu9Cmf84GIAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuxrClcvttY

“Marigolds” – you will read this when we return from break.- quiz Tuesday (10/2)

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxhdXBwc2VuZ2xpc2g5fGd4OjNlNDYwYTVkMmQ4ZmQwODU

MLA rules will be on test

Setting up MLA format on Google Doc

Nonfiction terms will be on test

nonfiction-ppt-updated-fall-2018

Graphic novel terms and American Born Chinese will be on test

graphic-novel-terminology-with-examples

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI-M-cuRd-0&t=5s

Narrative writing – I will grade this on Google Docs- be sure you shared with me- Should be perfect by Monday 10/7

Type final piece in Google Docs. BRING ROUGH DRAFT back to class on Monday. 

Important (you will lose points if you don’t do this)- name your document (period last name, first name)  Ex (7 Watson, Christina).

SHARE it with me at christinawatson1970@gmail.com

rough draft *printed- Due – Thursday 10/3- bring a printed copy 

Final copy should be 300-500 words and in MLA format & you follow the rules of punctuation with your dialogue- see sheet below-

Dialogue Rules

Fairytale endings narrative instructions

Choose from one of the following fairytales- (if there is one you really want to explore that is not on here, see me):

  • Cinderella
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Rapunzel
  • Snow White
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Rumple Stiltskin
  • Hansel and Grettle
  • Goldilocks
  • Jack and the Bean Stock
  • The Pied Piper
  • The Emperor’s New Clothes
  • Hans my Hedgehog

Below is a link to all of the stories in their “original” form (in order as seen above)- scroll down until you find your story.  Remember- you will need to have the same characters – maybe repeat something said in the story so you can see the thread of the story tying your new ending together with the old ending.

fairy tales

 

Assignment:

Fairy tales-new endings.  You will create a new ending to a classic tale.

Begin your ending at the climax.  Your first line will let us know where we are.

There are a few parameters that will be on the rubric:

  1. You must use one of the original versions from my blog or copies (class set- don’t take with you).
  2. You must have dialogue with correct use of quotations marks and punctuation.
  3. It must be in MLA format: 12 font- Times New Roman Double Spaced
  4. 300-500 words (name and title not included)
  5. Begin your narrative with a sentence that allows the reader to know the action you have started from or use an original line from the text.
  6. Keep the story in 3rd person. Keep it in past tense.
  7. Be sure that your details are consistent with plot possibilities and character dialogue is consistent with previous dialogue.
  8. Have fun with this- you will be sharing with your group. The winner of each group goes to the semi-finals!!!  Yes- there is a reward for the winner in each class. (:
  9. You must have a written rough draft that will be written at school and turned in; however, you will be sharing your typed version with me on my gmail- christinawatson1970@gmail.com
  10. You must share your document with someone who will edit- they will get a peer edit grade, so they will need to edit your shared doc by Thursday.  They need to write their name at top- as well as any changes they see that need to be made (they will have a list to look for in your paper).
  11. Due date for final typed copied (shared on gmail): Friday, Oct. 4th  Late papers will receive 10 points off per day.

Welcome to 9th lit.

We will be meeting and learning about one another the first weeks.

You will need a composition book for journal writing by August 7th.

Below, you will find my syllabus:

9th LitComp syllabus – Fall 2019

Your summer reading will be explore as early as Aug.6th- If you haven’t read  Refugee by Alan Gratz, do so now and be ready.   It’s a good and rather easy read.  Pay attention to your three main characters. 

One of your first assignments will be to create a “mini me” and be able to explain the symbolism of your choices.  I will give you a template; however, the link below will give you one to work with and print out:

mini-me-1

Below are some examples from past years.

mini mes