English 9

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Vocabulary

Daily Paragraphs

August 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
August 21 Music for My Mother August 28 Cornell Notes Introduction
August 22 A Quilt of a Country August 29 Cornell Notes Practice
August 23 Course Contract Review August 30 Nutrition Notes: Cornell Style
August 24 Schoology Introduction August 31 Nutrition Notes: Cornell Style
August 25 The Immigrant Contribution by John F. Kennedy  

September 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
September 5 The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe September 18 The Sniper
September 6 The Cask of Amontillado September 19

The Sniper audiobook

September 7 The Cask of Amontillado September 20 Storyboards
September 8 The Necklace September 22 The Sniper Storyboard Project
September 11 9/11 discussion and paragraph September 25 Two Kinds by Amy Tan
September 12 The Necklace September 26 Two Kinds, Piano Scene
September 13 Vocabulary September 27 Two Kinds
September 14 Short Story discussion September 28 The Most Dangerous Game
September 15 The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty September 29 The Most Dangerous Game

3. 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.


4. 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.

 

October 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
October 2 The Most Dangerous Game October 17 The Old Man and the Sea
October 3 The Most Dangerous Game October 18 The Old Man and the Sea
October 4 Unit 1 Test Prep October 19 The Old Man and the Sea
October 5 Unit 1 Test Review October 20  
October 6 Unit Test October 23  
October 9 Ernest Hemingway Introduction October 24  
October 10 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway October 25  
October 11 The Old Man and the Sea October 26  
October 12 The Old Man and the Sea October 27  
October 13 The Old Man and the Sea October 30  
October 16 The Old Man and the Sea October 31  

Section 2
1. Why do you think Santiago talks to himself?
2. Why does Santiago wish Manolin was with him?
3. The sun sets and it begins to get cold. What might happen to Santiago during the
night?
4. Santiago says on page 46, “tried not to think but only to endure.” What does this
mean?
5. Santiago begins to pity the fish, and he remembers a sad time when he killed a
female marlin in front of her mate. What does this tell you about him?
6. What vow does Santiago make regarding the fish?
7. Why was the slight injury to the old man’s right hand important?
8. What does Santiago call the fish on page 59?

Section 3
1. On page 61, the old man says the light will make better weather for him than the
fish. What do you think he means by this?
2. Santiago was finally able to see the fish. Describe what he saw.
3. Why do you think Santiago likes to sleep and dream about the lions?
4. Could the line, “Unless the sharks come, God pity him and me,” be
foreshadowing? What would happen if the sharks came?
5. Compare the great arm wrestling match described on page 69 with the match
between Santiago and the fish. How are the two matches similar?
6. How does Santiago know the fish is getting tired?
7. What do you think Santiago means by his comment on page 75, “I’m glad we do
not have to kill the stars”?
8. Why couldn’t Santiago ever really get comfortable in the boat?
9. On page 84, why didn’t Santiago’s pain matter?
10. Summarize Santiago’s plan for harpooning the fish.
11. As Santiago dozes in the boat, he has three dreams. What are they, and what do
you think they mean to Santiago and/or symbolize in this novel?
12. Santiago often expresses pity for the fish and calls it his friend. Why then, does he
want to kill it so badly?

November 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
November 1   November 14  
November 2   November 15  
November 3   November 16  
November 4   November 17  
November 7   November 18  
November 8   November 28  
November 9   November 29  
November 10   November 30  

Semester Late Work Deadline: Wednesday, December 6 at the begining of class

December 2017

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
December 1   December 9  
December 2   December 12  
December 5   December 13  
December 6   December 14 Finals
December 7   December 15 Finals
December 8   December 16 Finals

 

 

 

January 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
January 11   January 23  
January 12   January 24  
January 13   January 25  
January 17   January 26  
January 18   January 27  
January 19   January 30  
January 20   January 31  

February 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
February 1   February 15  
February 2   February 16  
February 3   February 17  
February 6   February 21  
February 7   February 22  
February 8   February 23  
February 9   February 24  
February 10   February 27  
February 13   February 28  
February 14    


March 2018

Date   Date Assignment / Activity
March 1   March 16  
March 2   March 17  
March 3   March 21  
March 6   March 22  
March 7   March 23  
March 8   March 24  
March 9   March 27  
March 10   March 28  
March 13   March 29  
March 14   March 30  
March 15    

April 2018
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
April 3   April 20  
April 4   April 21  
April 5   April 24  
April 6   April 25  
April 7   April 26  
April 17   April 27  
April 18   April 28  
April 19    
May 2018
Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
May   May  
May   May  
May   May  
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June 2018

Date Assignment / Activity Date Assignment / Activity
June   June Finals
June   June Finals
June   June Finals
June    

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.