English 9

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Vocabulary

Daily Paragraphs


January 2019
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Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 7 Course IntroductionJanuary 18 UTLA Strike
January 8 Book Room and Book Distribution January 22 UTLA Strike
January 9 The Hunger Games January 23 UTLA Strike
January 10 The Hunger Games January 24 The Hunger Games
January 11 The Hunger Games January 25 The Hunger Games
January 14 UTLA Strike January 28 The Hunger Games Ch. 4
January 15 UTLA Strike January 29 The Hunger Games Ch. 5
January 16 UTLA Strike January 30 The Hunger Games
January 17 UTLA Strike January 31 The Hunger Games Ch. 6

Qualities of a Dystopia
1. Define totalitarian government.
2. Give four examples and explain how Panem is a totalitarian government. Be specific.
3. How does the government of Panem pressure people to conform? Explain your answer covering at least 3 examples
4. What do the people of Panem have to conform to doing? Explain your answer covering at least three examples.

February 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 1 The Hunger Games February 14 The Hunger Games
February 4 The Hunger Games Ch. 7 February 15 What if you were seeingg this in your ggovernment?
February 5 The Hunger Games, Vocabulary February 19 The Hunger Games
February 6 The Hunger Games Ch. 8 February 20 Informational Text Annotations
February 7 The Hunger Games February 21 The Hunger Games
February 8 Utopia vs Dystopia February 22 The Hunger Games
February 9 Dystopic North Korea February 25 The Hunger Games
February 11 Dystopic North Korea February 26 The Hunger Games
February 12 The Hunger Games Ch. 9 February 27 The Hunger Games
February 13 The Hunger Games Ch. 10 February 28 The Hunger Games

Deadline for late work for 10 Week Report Card: March 12, 2019 at 3pm

March 2019

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 3 Children at War March 14 The Hunger Games
March 4 Education in Afghanistan March 15 The Hunger Games
March 5 Dystopia Group Inquiry March 18 The Hunger Games
March 6 The Hunger Games March 19 The Hunger Games
March 7 The Hunger Games March 20 Informational Text Annotations
March 8 Fake due date, Peer Editing Workshop March 21 The Hunger Games
March 11 The Hunger Games March 22 The Hunger Games
March 12 The Hunger Games March 23 The Hunger Games
  The Hunger Games March 24 The Hunger Games
March 13 The Hunger Games March 25 The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games Essay - Spring 2019
In a five-paragraph essay and using concrete details from the novel, analyze how the citizens of Panem act differently because they are being watched?

- Use specific examples from the text. Support your claims.
- Write in 3rd person. No “I” or “you,” etc.
- Pay attention to sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.
- Type written and printed as hard copy as well as submitted to TurnItIn via Schoology
- 5 Paragraphs - Intro (with thesis statement), Support 1, Support 2, Support 3, Conclusion
- Go to http://mistermccluskey.net/essay for writing assistance

 

April 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 2 Lord of the Flies April 16 Lord of the Flies
April 3 Lord of the Flies April 17 Lord of the Flies
April 4 Lord of the Flies April 18 Lord of the Flies
April 5 Lord of the Flies April 22 Bear Grillz Choose Your Own Island Adventure
April 8 Informational Text Annotations April 23 Lord of the Flies
April 9 Lord of the Flies April 24 Lord of the Flies
April 10 Lord of the Flies April 25 Lord of the Flies
April 11 Lord of the Flies April 26 Bear Grillz Choose Your Own Island Adventure
April 12 Lord of the Flies April 29 Lord of the Flies
April 15 Lord of the Flies April 30 Lord of the Flies
May 2019
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May 1 Group Island Project May 16 Lord of the Flies
May 2 Drunk and Distracted Driving Presentation May 17 Lord of the Flies
May 3 Lord of the Flies May 20 Informational Text Annotations
May 6 Lord of the Flies May 21 Lord of the Flies
May 7 Lord of the Flies May 22 Lord of the Flies
May 8 Lord of the Flies May 23 Peer Editing Workshop
May 9 Lord of the Flies May 24 Revisions Workshop
May 10 Informational Text Annotations May 28 Book Returns for all courses
May 13 Lord of the Flies May 29 Editing Workshop
May 14 Lord of the Flies May 30 Naviance Presentation - Dr. Cook
May 15 Lord of the Flies May 31 Fake Final Essay Due Date

June 2019

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June 3 Final Essay Due Date! Print due at start of class, Schoology upload due at 11:59pm June 6 Finals
June 4 Final Exam Study Guide Workshop June 7 Finals
June 5 Finals June 10...

Lord of the Flies Essay Topics
1. Develop an explanation of why some critics feel that Golding's main themes are that there is no hope for mankind, or that evil is an inborn trait of mankind. Be sure to use examples from the book.
OR
2. Like Piggy, Simon and Roger are outsiders on the island. However, they seem to be more accepted than their counterpart. Explain why this is the case.
OR
3. Describe some of the ways the vision of a human "at once heroic and sick" (Chapter 6) is represented in the novel and within the larger context of history as well. Does Golding prescribe a remedy for the “sickness"?

- Use specific examples from the text. Support your claims.
- Write in 3rd person. No “I” or “you,” etc.
- Pay attention to sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.
- Type written and printed as hard copy as well as submitted to TurnItIn via Schoology
- 5 Paragraphs - Intro (with thesis statement), Support 1, Support 2, Support 3, Conclusion
- Go to http://mistermccluskey.net/essay for writing assistance

Due: Friday, May 31, 2019 at the beginning of class



 

August 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 20 Class Contract August 27 A Quilt of a Country
August 21 Baseline Reading Assesment August 28 A Quilt of a Country
August 22 Importance of Communication Discussion August 29 The Immigrant Contribution by John F. Kennedy
August 23 Paragraph Construction and Writing Expectations August 30 The Immigrant Contribution
August 24 Common Reading and Writing Mistakes and Tips to Avoiding Them August 31 Introduction to Cornell Notes

September 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 4 Cornell Notes September 18 The Necklace
September 5 Cornell Notes September 20 The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connel
September 6 Informational Text Annotations September 21 The Most Dangerous Game
September 7 Informational Text Annotations September 24 Two Kinds by Amy Tan
September 11 September 11 Discussion and Daily Paragraph Introduction September 25 Two Kinds, Introduction to Vocabulary
September 12 Informational Text Annotations September 26 Vocabulary expectations and application
September 13 Informational Text Annotations September 27 Rules of the Game by Amy Tan
September 14 Introduction to the Short Story September 28 Rules of the Game
September 17 The Necklace  

The Necklace PDF

The Most Dangerous Game PDF

Two Kinds PDF

October 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 1 LMU Upward Bound Presentation, Vocabulary Quiz #1 October 17 Hills Like White Elephants
October 2 Daily Paragraph, Vocabulary #2 October 18 Hills Like White Elephants
October 3 Introduction to Annotations October 19 Hills Like White Elephants
October 4 Annotations and there application outside this class October 22 Introduction to Vocabulary
October 5 Annotations October 23 Vocabulary
October 8 The Lottery by Shirley Jackson October 24 The Sniper
October 9 The Lottery October 25 The Sniper
October 10 PSAT October 26 The Sniper translated onto the stage
October 11 Vocabulary October 29 The Sniper Readers Theatre
October 12 The Lottery October 30 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe
October 15 Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemmingway October 31 The Cask of Amontillado, The Raven

Essay - a piece of writing that gives an opinion. This is NOT a report, research paper or article. It is what one might read in the editorial section of a newspaper.

Thesis - a sentence with a subject and an opinion provides the controlling idea for the whole essay. Thesis is often the last sentence of introductory paragraph.

Concrete Detail - textual evidence, either explicit or implicit. Facts that support your opinion as stated in your thesis. Synonyms include quotes, paraphrased ideas, summary, data, charts or examples.

November 2018

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Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1 Introduction to John Stienbeck November 14 Of Mice and Men
November 2 Of Mice and Men Ch. 1 November 15 Of Mice and Men
November 3 The Plight of the Migrant Worker November 16 Informational Text Annotations
November 5 Of Mice and Men November 26 Of Mice and Men
November 6 Of Mice and Men November 27 Of Mice and Men
November 7 CAASPP IAB November 28 Of Mice and Men Ch. 5
November 8 CAASPP IAB November 29 Of Mice and Men
November 9 Of Mice and Men November 30 Of Mice and Men
November 13 Of Mice and Men  

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)

- Use specific examples from the text. Support your claims.
- Write in 3rd person. No “I” or “you,” etc.
- Pay attention to sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, etc.
- Type written and printed as hard copy
- 5 Paragraphs - Intro (with thesis statement), Support 1, Support 2, Support 3, Conclusion
- Go to http://mistermccluskey.net/essay for writing assistance


Final Essay Due Monday, December 10, 2018 at the begining of class!

December 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 3 Thesis Statement Workshop December 10 Final Draft Essay Due!
December 4 Thesis and Quotes Due, Body Paragraph Workshop December 11 Studyguide Construction
December 5 Body Paragraph First Draft Due December 12 Finals
December 6 Rough Draft Due December 13 Finals
December 7 Revisions and Editin Wrokshop December 14 Finals

LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK FOR FIRST SEMESTER: December 7th, 2018 at the begining of class

 


Chapter One
1. Why does Buttercup hate Katniss?
2. Why is District 12 surrounded by fences?
3. How is Katniss' mother different from other residents of the Seam?
4. What proof is given in this chapter that the Everdeen family is starving?
5. Why don't Gale and Katniss run away and live in the woods?
6. What is the Hob?
7. Describe the Reaping system. How is it unfair?
8. How many Reaping entries will Katniss have in her 16th year?
9. What are the Hunger Games?

Chapter Two
1. How does Katniss save Prim from the Reaping?
2. How did Kat's mother react to her husband's death?
3. What proof is given in this chapter that the Everdeen family is starving?
4. Describe Kat's only previous encounter with Peeta Mellark.