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



Explanatory Essay

You will read two articles and answer prompt below.



Document 2


What are the causes of teen stress?  What are possible solutions by using the 7 habits?

Your paper must be in MLA format (see sheet for creating a Google Doc. in MLA) below:

Setting up MLA format on Google Doc

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-



Dates to note!

Questions over first graphic novel due no later than Friday, October 26.  See earlier post for a pdf of two of the books- American Born Chinese can be downloaded (Google it!).

Assignment (different than the questions) over second graphic novel due Friday, November 2nd.-

Graphic novel terms and design TEST (a portion will be over the first book you read)- Nov. 1st

Vocabulary.com – 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens due Nov. 1st at midnight (I’ll print scores on Nov. 2nd).

You will begin reading your last parallel novel of the semester ( 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens) at home in November.  I will have a free PDF and audio of it on my blog; however, if you want your own copy, purchase it at any new or used book store.


Graphic novels

Maus PDF-


Persepolis PDF-


American Born Chinese PDF-

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



Some videos about Graphic Novels-

Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud-

Chapter 1


Chapter 2


Chapter 3