The Alchemist: pdf, audio, quiz dates

1/11/19- after SRI, take the following tests and record your findings in your journal. over Alchemist is due 1/17- those terms will be on the final Alchemist test.

Below is a free pdf of the book:

Below leads you to an audio version of the book:

Reading assignments:

Part one quiz- Jan. 22nd


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!

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

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

study your terms from this power point-


“Cask of Amontillado” by Poe



“The Scarlet Ibis”

audio is in 3 parts-

part 1:

part 2:

part 3:

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

MLA rules will be on test

Setting up MLA format on Google Doc

Nonfiction terms will be on test


Graphic novel terms and American Born Chinese will be on test


Midterm 2018

Below, you can find the review sheet and many resources to study to prepare for the midterm (20%)

Watson- study guide for midterm 2018

Short Story Unit-

“Cask of Amontillado”- summary-

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


Short Story literary terms -PowerPoint – 2016



Nonfiction Terms PPT Notes9th Lit – revised Fall 2017


Technology presentations/ projects


You will receive a sheet that looks like the info. below on Friday.

Group members:


You and your group members have chosen your topic (list here: _____________________________)

Found articles, videos and images.

Verified the sources for reliability-what sites could you not use? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Pulled info. From those reliable sources (copied and pasted into printed packet or written out)

Created at least four categories for your info.:





Now, you need to arrange your information in order to present and decide on how to arrange it.  Below are your choices.

1.       Poster board

2.       Create an infographic AND print (this part can be tricky!)

3.       Create a game that teaches the concepts of your researched issue.

4.       Create a video that teaches and illustrates your topic (must have a written plan before approved).

Illustrate basic layout on back of this paper!


You will ONLY have Monday to work in class on project- all other work must be done outside of class.  Presentations will begin Thursday 12/6.


Circle your choice and return to me today!

Presentations will be December 6th and 7th.


Thanksgiving Break OPTIONAL assignment- The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Story Corps was begun to document interviews with loved ones.  In the past, this could be done by making an appointment at a Story Corps center at a Story Corps booth.  After winning the Ted Prize, the creator of Story Corps created an App that allows interviews to be done anywhere, anytime and be uploaded to the Library of Congress to be stored forever (and retrieved by family in the future).

As extra credit (and a homework pass)- students may interview an elder over the break and upload (with your approval) to be archived.

Below are some links to the creation and purpose of Story Corps and some examples of interviews in the past.  Enjoy!

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- next parallel novel- quiz schedule below

If you don’t want to buy the book, I have a pdf below-

Below is the reading schedule- you will have quizzes throughout the reading of this book (almost all reading is done outside of class).

Intro. part one, chapter one: Paradigms and Principles- chapter 2: The Personal Bank Account pp. (48-104): quiz 11/9

chapter 3: Habit 1- Be Proactive and chapter 4: Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind: quiz 11/13

Habit 3 and 4 : quiz 11/27

Habit 5, 6 and 7 and “Keep Hope Alive”: quiz 11/29



Graphic Novels- test Thurs. 11/1

Test will cover terms and the two graphic novels you read.  Review sheet below:

Review Sheet for Graphic Novels

This article is to be read and questions answered in class on 10/16- if you are absent, print questions and bring in tomorrow.


Graphic novel questions with article

PDFs of graphic novels-