Last Day to Submit Late Work is Wednesday, May 31st!

Honors 9th Grade English

Daily Paragraphs

 

Vocabulary

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January 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 11 President Elect Trump's first press conference January 23 Animal Farm Ch. 6, Vocabulary Quiz #8
January 12 Animal Farm Introduction January 24 Animal Farm
January 13 Animal Farm Ch. 2 January 25 Animal Farm Ch. 7
January 17 Animal Farm Ch. 3 Quiz, Vocabulary #7 January 26 Animal Farm
January 18 Animal Farm January 27 Vocabulary Quiz #8
January 19 Animal Farm Ch. 4 January 30 Conflict, Cause and Effect
January 20 Inauguration Day January 31 Animal Farm Ch. 8

Animal Farm Essay Choices:

One of the themes of the novel is that people’s ignorance can contribute to their political and social oppression. How does the animal’s behavior in the novel support this theme?
OR
The animals rebel against Jones because he made them work long, hard hours and generally neglected or abused them. How is all this IRONIC in light of the end result?

Your five-paragraph essay will be due February 15 at the beginning of class. Each body paragraph will include at least one quotation from the text.


February 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 1 Animal Farm February 15 Animal Farm Essay Due!
February 2 Animal Farm Ch. 9 February 16 Holocaust Introduction
February 3 Vocabulary Quiz #9 February 17 Night Introduction
February 6 Animal Farm Ch. 10 February 21 Night Ch. 1
February 7 Animal Farm Symbolism February 22 Introduction to the Literary Journal, Night Ch. 2
February 8 Animal Farm Essay Topic Introduction February 23 Night Vocabulary
February 9 Animal Farm Study Guide Workshop February 24 Night Train and Auschwitz Photographs
February 10 Vocabulary Quiz #10 February 27 Night Ch. 3
February 13 Animal Farm February 28 Night
February 14 Animal Farm Final Test  

Auschwitz Concentration Camp Research
1.Where did many prisoners think they were going before they arrived at Auschwitz?
2. How did the Nazis label the prisoners?
3. What did the Nazis do with the dead bodies?
4. How long did the prisoners usually have to work?
5. Did the prisoners get days off? What days did they not have to work?
6. What were the different kinds of experiments that Nazis conducted on prisoners?
7. What were the twins experiments? What kinds of things did Joseph Mengele do?
8. What were the three ways the Nazis tried to finish the Final Solution?
9. What was the name of the common gas used by the Nazis?
10. What kind of gas did they use at Auschwitz?


March 2017

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 1 Night Ch. 4 March 16 Auschwitz with Oprha and Elie Weisel, Literary Journal #10
March 2 Night Literary Journal March 17 Night Essay Topics Assigned
March 3 Night Ch. 5 March 21 Thesis Statement Workshop
March 6 Night Vocabulary March 22 What goes into Body Paragraphs?
March 7 Manzanar Introduction and Discussion March 23 Schindler's List
March 8 Night Ch. 6 March 24 Schindler's List
March 9 Manzanar and Auschwitz March 27 Schindler's List
March 10 Night Ch. 7 March 28 Essay Workshop
March 13 Daylight Savings, Literary Journal #7, Night Ch. 8, Elie's shame about his father March 29 Essay Workshop
March 14 Night Ch. 9, complicated emotions March 30 Night Essay Due
March 15 The Holocaust aftermath and plight of refugees  

April 2017
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 3 First Submission Workshop April 20 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 1
April 4 Peer Editing Workshop April 21 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 2
April 5 Introduction to Ernest Hemingway, Final Draft Due! April 24 To Kill a Mockingbird
April 6 Begin Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway April 25 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 3-4
April 7 Old Man and the Sea April 26 To Kill a Mockingbird
April 17 Old Man and the Sea Test, 10th Grade Course Presentation- Mr. Ghong April 27 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 5-6
April 18 Old Man and the Sea April 28 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 7-8
April 19 To Kill a Mockingbird  
May 2017
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May 1 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 9-10 May 17 To Kill a Mockingbird
May 2 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 11-12 May 18 To Kill a Mockingbird
May 5 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 13-14 May 19 To Kill a Mockingbird
May 8 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 15-16 May 22 To Kill a Mockingbird
May 9 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 17-18 May 23 (10) To Kill a Mockingbird
May 10 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 19-20 May 24 (9) To Kill a Mockingbird
May 11 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 21-22 May 25 (8) Mock Trial Preparation
May 12 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 23-24 May 26 (7) Mock Trial Preparation
May 15 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 25-26 May 30 (6) To Kill a Mockingbird Final
May 16 To Kill a Mockingbird Ch. 27 May 31 (5) Textbook Room

June 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June 1 (4) Mock Trial Preparation June 7 Finals
June 2 (3) Mock Trial Preparation June 8 Finals
June 5 (2) Mock Trial Dress Rehearsal June 9 Finals
June 6 (1) Mock Trial, Final Essay Due!  

Criminal Case This case is brought against Boo Radley for the alleged murder of Bob Ewell. (Unlike in the book, in the present day, we have decided that this case must be tried.)


1. Jury Selection
2. Opening Statemnets
3. Witness Testimony and Cross-Examination
4. Closing Arguements
5. Jury Instructions
6. Jury Deliberation and Verdict

Mock Trial Examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtQDOQM4dM8
& https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flInvzmdJck

Criminal Law - Homicide
https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/500/

Criminal Law - Murder with Malice Aforethough
https://www.justia.com/criminal/docs/calcrim/500/520.html

Malice Aforethought. n.
1) the conscious intent to cause death or great bodily harm to another person before a person commits the crime. Such malice is a required element to prove first degree murder.
2) a general evil and depraved state of mind in which the person is unconcerned for the lives of others.

Final Essay Topic Choices

The Radley place undergoes a change in the course of the novel. At the beginning, we are told, “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (Chapter 1). By the end, Scout fearlessly walks Boo up to his front porch. What change has taken place in Scout that allows her to walk with Boo?
OR
At the novel’s end, Scout says of Boo Radley, “…neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (Chapter 31). Is Scout right, that they gave nothing in return? Does this comment come from the adult-Scout narrator or the child-Scout narrator?
OR
What is the significance of the the title of the novel? In what ways do we see the killing of mockingbirds?

Your five-paragraph essay will be due June 6 at the beginning of class. Each body paragraph will include at least one quotation from the text.

 

August 2016

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 17 The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant August 25 Marigolds by Eugenia Collier
August 18 The Necklace August 26 Marigolds
August 19 The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell August 29 Cornell Notes Introduction
August 22 The Most Dangerous Game August 30 Cornell Notes Unit
August 23 Where Have You Gone, Billy Charming? by Tim O'brien August 31 Cornell Notes Unit
August 24 Where Have You Gone, Billy Charming?  

September 2016

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 1 Cornell Notes Unit September 19 The Sniper Final
September 6 The Sniper September 20 Public Education Problems Introduction
September 7 The Sniper September 21 LMU Upward Bound Presentation
September 8 The Sniper Vocabulary September 22 Waiting for Superman / New York Times Annotations
September 9 The Sniper Vocabulary and Context Clue Discussion September 23 Waiting for Superman / Huffington Post Annotations
September 12 September 11 Historical Context / Group Storyboard Introduction September 26 Waiting for Superman
September 13 Group Storyboard Project for The Sniper, Reading Comprehension Questions September 27 Waiting for Superman
September 14 Group Storyboard Project, Play Casting and Planning September 28 Annotations Workshop
September 15 The Sniper Play Casting and Blocking September 29 Education in Finland
September 16 The Sniper Class Performance September 30 Schools across the US

October 2016

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 4 Essay topic discussion and construction October 19 PSAT
October 5 Thesis Statement Introduction October 20 An Introduction to Edgar Allen Poe
October 6 Thesis Statement Workshop / Access to Preschool - LA Times October 21 School Essay Due / The Cask of Amontillado / Vocab Quiz #3
October 7 Body Paragraph Construction October 24 The Cask of Amontillado
October 10 First Draft due October 25 The Tell Tale Heart annotations
October 11 Peer Editing Workshop October 26 Annabelle Lee
October 13 Library Orientation with Mr. Perkins October 27 The Black Cat by Edgar Allen Poe
October 14 Vocabulary Quiz #2 October 28 The Black Cat
October 17 Two Kinds by Amy Tan October 31 The Raven
October 18 Two Kinds  

November 2016

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1 Vocabulary Quiz #4, Introduction to Lord of the Flies and William Golding November 14 Lord of the Flies
November 2 Daily Paragraphs 1 - 10 Due! Introduction to Lord of the Flies November 15 Lord of the Flies
November 3 Lord of the Flies, Stephen King's Introduction to Lord of the Flies November 16 Survival Group Activity
November 4 Lord of the Flies, making sense of the island November 17 Survival Group Activity
November 7 Lord of the Flies November 18 Vocabulary Quiz #6
November 8 Lord of the Flies November 28 Lord of the Flies
November 9 Lord of the Flies November 29 Lord of the Flies
November 10 Lord of the Flies November 30 Lord of the Flies

Semester Late Work Deadline: Wednesday, December 7 at the begining of class

December 2016

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 1 Lord of the Flies December 9 Presentations and Essay Workshop
December 2 Lord of the Flies Island Project December 12 Exam Preparation, Study Guide Creation
December 5 Lord of the Flies Island Project Due! December 13 Final Exam Q & A
December 6 Lord of the Flies (1963) December 14 Final Exams
December 7 Lord of the Flies (1963) December 15 Final Exams
December 8 Lord of the Flies Island Project Presentations December 16 Final Exams