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WRITING ASSIGNMENTS
Daily Paragraphs / Journals

- Each Weekday
- Monday should be a recap of the weekend
- Write a minimum of five sentences for credit
- Handwritten
- Due at the begining of class, the day we return

READING and ANALYSIS ASSIGNMENTS
1. Read the following articles and and write a summary FOR EACH ONE. (five sentence minimum, each)
2. Then, fill out a Say, Mean, Matter Chart for each of the artcles. You will be analyzing 8 quotes (SAY) per article.
After you have read the article, choose eight quotes (Say). Then put the quote in your own words (Mean). Finally, explain why that information in the quote matters (Matter).

LA Times - School Closure article

Newsweek - Opinion: Young and Unafraid

LiveScience - The Spanish Flu: What caused the deadliest pandemic in history?

The Washington Post - Coronavirus can stay infectious for days on surfaces. But it’s still okay to check your mail.
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Rochester First - Parents concerned about mental impact of coronavirus on children

 

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English 9

Current Content: Essay

Body Paragraph
Sentence 1: Topic Sentence
Sentence 2: Lead-in to Quote
Sentence 3: “Quote” (pg. x).
Sentence 4: Meaning (of quote in your own words)
Sentence 5: Matter (why does this quote matter in relation to your topic sentence/thesis)
Sentence 6: (Optional) Transition

Essay Order
Paragraph 1: Introduction (thesis is last sentence
Paragraph 2: Body Paragraph #1
Paragraph 3: Body Paragraph #2
Paragraph 4: Body Paragraph #3
Paragraph 5: Conclusion

1. Introduction
1.Hook (1 sentence)
2.Background information (2-3 sentences)
3.Thesis Statement (1-2 sentences)

2. Conclusion
1.Tie it all back to your thesis
2.Any counterarguments?
3.Final statements proving your argument to be true. (Could be from outside of Lord of The Flies)
4.Refer to your hook for the final sentence

Click Link for Further Help: ESSAY HELP

Vocabulary

Click Here to Email Mr. McCluskey at Daniel.McCluskey@LAUSD.net

Daily Paragraphs

January 2020

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Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 13Course Introduction January 23 Lord of the Flies Ch. 2
January14 Book Room and Book Distribution January 24 Lunar New Year Lesson and Writing Assignment
January 15 Course Contract Review and signed Affidavits January 27 Lord of the Flies Ch. 2 / Ch.1 Questions
January 16 Emotion of Traumatic Situations, Introduction to Lord of the Flies by William Golding January 28 Lord of the Flies
January 17 Lord of the Flies Ch. 1 January 29 Lord of the Flies Ch. 3
January 21 Martin Luther King Day writing assignment and discussion January 30 Lord of the Flies
January 22 Lord of the Flies Ch. 1 January 31 Westside Family Health Center Cornell Notes

~ Perseverance Definition
~ Map of Chile/Argentina
~ Plane Crash Short Film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBpNgmjT1_k

February 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 3 Lord of the Flies Ch. 1-3 Vocaulary Worksheet February 18 Lord of the Flies
February 4 Lord of the Flies February 19 Lord of the Flies
February 5 Lord of the Flies February 20 Lord of the Flies
February 6 Lord of the Flies February 21 Lord of the Flies
February 7 Lord of the Flies February 24 Lord of the Flies
February 10 Lord of the Flies Island Project February 25 Lord of the Flies
February 11 Lord of the Flies February 26 Interim Assessment - CAASPP
February 12 Lord of the Flies February 27 Lord of the Flies Ch. 11, begin Ch. 12
February 13 Lord of the Flies February 28 Lord of the Flies Ch. 12, Daily Paragraph #9
February 14 Lord of the Flies  

March 2020

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 2 Lord of the Flies, Daily Paragraph #10 March 17 Summary
March 3 Lord of the Flies Essay Prompts Ditribution, Thesis Workshop March 18 Say, Mean, Matter chart
March 4 Essay Format Review, Outline Workshop March 19 Summary
March 5 Concrete Detail (quotation) Group Work March 20 Say, Mean, Matter chart
March 6 Individual Essay Workshop March 23 Summary
March 9 Edit and Revision workshop March 24 Say, Mean, Matter chart
March 10 Theses revisited and outlie construction March 25 Summary
March 11 Peer Editing Workshop, First Draft Construction March 26 Say, Mean, Matter chart
March 12 First Draft due, Begin film (4th Per. 1963, 6th Per. 1990) March 27 Summary
March 13 First Draft Comments handed back March 30 Minimum Day, Say, Mean, Matter chart
March 16 FINAL DRAFT DUE! Hypothetical Essay Revisions March 31 Minimum Day


April 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 1 Minimum Day April 21  
April 2 Minimum Day April 22  
April 3   April 23  
April 13   April 24  
April 14   April 27  
April 15   April 28  
April 16   April 29  
April 17   April 30  
April 20    
May 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May 1   May 18  
May 4   May 19  
May 5   May 20  
May 6   May 21  
May 7   May 22  
May 11   May 26  
May 12   May 27  
May 13   May 28  
May 14   May 29  
May 15    
June 2020
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June 1   June 8 Final Exam Study Guide Workshop
June 2   June 9 Final Exam Study Guide Workshop
June 3   June 10 Finals
June 4   June 11 Finals
June 5   June 12 Finals


 

August 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 19 Pupil Free Day August 26 ELPAC Training
August 20 First day for students August 27 Contract, Part 1
August 21 Bookroom August 28 Contract, Part 2, Schoology Login
August 22 Book Introduction and first labeling August 29 Music for My Mother Discussion and summary
August 23 Schoology, Seating Chart, Music for My Mother  

Music for My Mother Audio

A Quilt of a Country Audio

The Immigrant Contributionn Audio

American History Audio

September 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 3 A Quilt of a Country, pg. 17, 1-6 September 17 Rules of the Game by Amy Tan
September 4 A Quilt of a Country Discussion and Corrections September 18 Rules of the Game Rules of the Game PDF
September 5 The Immigrant Contribution by John F. Kennedy (Schoolwide Fire Drill) September 19 Two Kinds by Amy Tan Two Kinds PDF
September 6 The Immigrant Contribution September 20 Two Kinds, Introduction to Vocabulary
September 9 American History by Judith Ortiz Cofer September 23 Freshmen Presentation - Ms. Reeves, The Joy Luck Club
September 10 American History September 24 The Joy Luck Club
September 11 American History September 25 The Joy Luck Club
September 12 Non-Fiction Narrative: How is an 'American' Identity created? (Pearson) September 26 The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant The Necklace PDF
September 13 With a Little Help From My Friends by Firoozeh Dumas September 27 The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
September 16 Ms. Reeves Presentation: High School Advice  

- The Necklace PDF
- Marigolds PDF

- Where Have You Gone, Billy Charming? PDF

October 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 1 The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell October 17 The Sniper Play Casting and Blocking
October 2 The Most Dangerous Game October 18 The Sniper Class Performance
October 3 Marigolds by Eugenia Collier Marigolds PDF October 19 The Sniper Final
October 4 Cornell Notes Introduction October 21 The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connel The Most Dangerous Game PDF
October 7 Where Have You Gone, Billy Charming? by Tim O'brien October 23 The Most Dangerous Game
October 8 The Sniper October 24 Close Reading workshop
October 9 The Sniper October 25 Informational Texts
October 10 The Sniper Vocabulary and Context Clue Discussion October 28 Introduction to the Migrant Worker
October 11 Group Storyboard Project for The Sniper, Reading Comprehension Questions October 29 John Stienbeck and The Great Depression
October 14 Group Storyboard Project, Play Casting and Planning October 30 Of Mice and Men Ch, 1
October 15 September 11 Historical Context / Group Storyboard Introduction October 31 Annabelle Lee, The Raven
October 16 PSAT  

- The Necklace PDF
- The Most Dangerous Game PDF
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Two Kinds PDF
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Rules of the Game PDF
- The Cask of Amontillado PDF

Storyboards

Storyboard Introductory Video
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Straight Outta Compton Storyboards

15 Week Grades: Late work will not be accepted after the begining of class on Wednesday, November 6

November 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1 Of Mice and Men November 14 Of Mice and Men
November 4 Of Mice and Men Ch. 2 November 15 Of Mice and Men
November 5 Of Mice and Men Ch. 3 November 18 Thesis Statement Workshop
November 6 Of Mice and Men Ch. 3 November 19 Body Paragraph Workshop
November 7 Of Mice and Men Ch.4 November 20 Body Paragraph First Draft Due
November 8 Of Mice and Men November 21 First Draft Due! (handwritten), Peer Editing Workshop
November 12 Of Mice and Men November 22 Final Draft Due at start of class! Hypothetical Corrections
November 13 Of Mice and Men  

Essay Prompts:

1. Many characters in Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men are plagued by loneliness and alienation and are searching for friendship and acceptance. Write a response that explains how three of the characters are plagued by loneliness and alienation and are searching for friendship and acceptance.

2. Loneliness. Many of the characters in Of Mice and Men seem lonely.  Why are various characters lonely, and how does it affect them?

(Hint: these topics are essentially the same but phrased differently)

20 Week Grades: Late work will not be accepted after the begining of class on Friday, December 13, 2019

December 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 2 Informational Text Annotations December 12 The Perfect Storm (2000)
December 3 Of Mice and Men December 13 The Perfect Storm
December 4 Of Mice and Men December 16 Westside Health Clinic Presentation
December 5 Of Mice and Men Ch. 5 December 17 Studyguide Workshop
December 6 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe December 18 Finals (Per. 1 & 6)
December 9 The Cask of Amontillado December 19 Finals (Per. 2 & 3)
December 10 The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger December 20 Finals (Per. 4 &5)
December 11 The Perfect Storm