English 9A



Use the calendar below to learn about homework or make-up assignments and due dates for major assessments. Use the links in the sidebar to access class assignments and notes.

Monday and Tuesday, March 20th-21st
  • STUDY FOR YOUR FINAL!!! Click here for a copy of the study guide model answers. Click here for a copy of the study questions.
  • Monday and Tuesday are work days for the "Dulce" assessment. The assessment is due on the day of your poetry final. Click here for a copy of a model paragraph. Click here for a copy of the rubric. 
Friday, March 17th
  • Reminders: All make-up work and assignment revisions are due today. Your personal poem is also due.
  • Read "Dulce et Decorum Est" on page of 5 of your poetry packet. Begin brainstorming for your "Dulce" assessment. See the link in the  sidebar under "Poetry Unit Notes" for a copy of the assignment handout and organizer. Work on this assignment over the weekend and email Wegg with questions.
  • Monday and Tuesday of next week are work days for the "Dulce" assessment and for test review. The assessment is due on the day of your poetry final.
Thursday, March 16th
  • Reminders: All make-up work and assignment revisions are due tomorrow. Your personal poem is also due.
  • Due: reading questions on "My Papa's Waltz" (see the link in the  sidebar under "Poetry Unit Notes" for a copy of the assignment handout).
  • Read "Dulce et Decorum Est" on page of 5 of your poetry packet.
Wednesday, March 15th
  • Reminders: All make-up work and assignment revisions are due Friday. Your personal poem is also due on Friday.
  • Homework: Complete the reading questions on "My Papa's Waltz" (see the link in the  sidebar under "Poetry Unit Notes" for a copy of the assignment handout).
  • Read "Dulce et Decorum Est" on page of 5 of your poetry packet.
Tuesday, March 14th
  • Reminders: All make-up work and assignment revisions are due Friday. Your personal poem is also due on Friday.
  • See Wegg for the new terms we went over today.
Monday, March 13th
  • Come up with a title for your poem. Some poets do not title their own poem at all. Some simply use the first line of the poem as the title. Some use a word or line from somewhere else in the poem for a title. Many use a title that can't be found in the poem, but that is inspired by the content of the poem. Regardless of where the title comes from, it should set the right mood for your poem.
  • Read the poem "My Papa's Waltz" on page 4 of your poetry packet. What is it about?
  • Read the poem "On Turning Ten" on page 14 of your poetry packet. Mark it up with as many poetic elements as you can (find enjambment, mood, imagery, metaphors, alliteration, interesting contrasts, etc.)
Friday, March 10th
  • Revise the 2nd draft of your poem for line breaks. If you are using enjambment, take a look at the last word of each line to make sure that you are not leaving the reader hanging at a strange place.  Read the lines aloud--what would happen if you shortened them? Lengthened them? Ended them in a different place?
  • Due: found poem based on the story "Eleven."
  • Read the poem "On Turning Ten" on page 14 of your poetry packet. Mark it up with as many poetic elements as you can (find enjambment, mood, imagery, metaphors, alliteration, interesting contrasts, etc.)
Thursday, March 9th
  • Revise the 2nd draft of your poem for word choice: 
    • Highlight all nouns and verbs and replace them with more powerful or precise options.
    • Read your poem aloud. Replace choppy sections or vague sections.
    • Try to cut at least five unnecessary words from your poem.
  • Complete the found poem based on the poem "Eleven." Directions for the poem, as well as a copy of the original text can be found in the Poetry Unit folder in the sidebar.
Wednesday, March 8th
  • Work on the 2nd draft of your poem. The new draft is due tomorrow.
  • Access the following link to view examples of common errors in analytical writing. The document shows you common errors and examples clearer/improved writing. EXAMPLE ERRORS
  • Acceess the following link to view the handout for the revision assignment. Choose three common errors from the list linked about and enter them onto the document. Choose an example of each error from your own writing (Fahrenheit response, Ibis response, or Woods response), write that error in the box marked "Original" and then revise your own writing to fix the error. Write the revised sentence in the last box. REVISION ASSIGNMENT (Open this document as a Google doc, give it a new name, complete it, and share with Wegg).
Tuesday, March 7th
  • Work on the 2nd draft of your poem. The new draft is due next Thursday.
Monday, March 6th
  • 2nd period: Complete a rough draft of your original poem, focusing on something concrete, such as a story, place, object, person, etc. At this point, you may not actually have a poem. You may just have a story in paragraph form or a list of clear details connected to the topic. Bring the rough draft to class on Monday.
  • 1st and 5th period due: rough draft of your original poem.
  • Read "I Was a Skinny Tomboy Kid" on page 15 of your poetry packet.
Friday, March 3rd
  • Complete a rough draft of your original poem, focusing on something concrete, such as a story, place, object, person, etc. At this point, you may not actually have a poem. You may just have a story in paragraph form or a list of clear details connected to the topic. Bring the rough draft to class on Monday.
Thursday, March 2nd
  • Read the poem "Jabberwocky" on page 8. Notice how much of the poem you can still understand, even if many of the words are completely made up. Notice how important the sound and the shape of the words are to how you interpret them.
  • Homework: come to class tomorrow with a good topic for your poem. We will begin drafting tomorrow.
Wednesday, March 1st
  • Reread the poem "Roaches"--pay attention to any contrasting word choice or images you see.
  • Due: McDonald's literary devices worksheet.
Tuesday, February 28th
  • Reread the poem "You Can't Write a Poem about McDonald's" on page 22 of your poetry packet. Complete the literary devices worksheet (see the link in the  sidebar under "Poetry Unit Notes" for a copy of the assignment handout).
  • Complete the remainder of the writing territories handout (see Wegg for a copy). 
Monday, February 27th
  • Due:  formal paragraph about "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"
  • Read the poem "You Can't Write a Poem about McDonald's" on page 22 of your poetry packet. Underline words that remind you of food, circle words that have a positive mood, and squiggly underline words that have a negative mood. We will discuss the poem more in class tomorrow.
  • Complete the writing territories handout (see Wegg for a copy). You will have time to complete this in class when you get back.
Friday, February 24th
  • Write a well organized, formal paragraph about "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" (see the link in the  sidebar under "Poetry Unit Notes" for a copy of the assignment handout).
Thursday, February 23rd
  • Read page 20 in your poetry packet and review the poetry terms for the day (See Wegg for a copy of the terms).
Wednesday, February 22nd
  • Due: Fahrenheit 451 essay.
  • We began the poetry unit today--check in with Ms. Wegg for your poetry packet.
Tuesday, February 21st
  • Work on your final essay for Fahrenheit 451. It is due on Wednesday.  (see link in sidebar under "Fahrenheit 451" for the folder that contains a copy of the notes on introductions and conclusions, as well as a copy of an example introduction. You can also find the rubric and an editing checklist in the folder). 
Monday, February 20th
  • Due: symbolism worksheet.
  • Work on your final essay for Fahrenheit 451. It is due on Wednesday.  (see link in sidebar under "Fahrenheit 451" for a copy of the notes on introductions and conclusions, as well as a copy of an example introduction).
Friday, February 17th
  • Complete the symbolism worksheet. It is due on Monday.
  • Work on your final essay for Fahrenheit 451. It is due on Wednesday. Please see or email Wegg for details.
Thursday, February 16th
  • Complete the symbolism worksheet.
Wednesday, February 15th
  • Dystopia presentations
  • 5th period: complete the symbolism worksheet.
Tuesday, February 14th
  • Dystopia presentations
  • Homework: Read to page 165 in Fahrenheit 451 (you are not required to read the Afterword or the Coda).
Monday, February 13th
  • Due: dystopia project. Turn in your articles, visual, and written description. 
  • Homework: Read to page 154 in Fahrenheit 451.
Friday, February 10th
  • Work on your dystopia project.  It is due Monday.
  • Due: topic vs theme worksheet
Thursday, February 9th
  • Work on your dystopia project.  It is due Monday.
  • Homework: read pages 120-136
  • Due: topic vs theme worksheet
Wednesday, February 8th
  • Work on your dystopia project. The due date has been moved back to Monday.
  • Homework: read pages 102-120
  • Finish the topic vs theme worksheet and turn in.
Tuesday, February 7th
  • Work on your dystopia project. The due date has been moved back to Monday.
  • Homework: read pages 86-102
Monday, February 6th
  • Work on your dystopia project. It's due Thursday.
  • Homework: read pages 71-86
  • Due: F451 motif chart and character study (see link in sidebar under "Fahrenheit 451" for a copy of the assignments).
Friday, February 3rd
  • Homework: Work on your dystopia project. It's due next Thursday 
  • Find two articles for your dystopia project (see the handout for details)
  • Due:reading questions for the end of part 1 and the dystopia proposal
Thursday, February 2nd
  • Homework: Get caught up! Complete the character study we did yesterday if you haven't already done so. 
  • Due today: your dystopia project proposal. The final project is due next Thursday, February 9th
  • Complete the reading questions for the end of part 1  (see link in sidebar under "Fahrenheit 451" for a copy of the questions).
Wednesday, February 1st
  • Homework: Read pages 56-68 in Fahrenheit 451
  • Work on your dystopia project. A proposal is due Thursday. The final project is due Thursday, February 9th.
  • Complete the character study.
Tuesday, January 31st
  • Homework: Read pages 42-56 in Fahrenheit 451
  • Work on your dystopia project. A proposal is due Thursday. The final project is due Thursday, February 9th.
Monday, January 30th
  • See Wegg for details on making up the short stories test if you aren't finished.
  • Homework: Read pages 28-42 in Fahrenheit 451
  • Work on your dystopia project. A proposal is due Thursday. The final project is due Thursday, February 9th.
Friday, January 27th
  • See Wegg for details on making up the short stories test if you aren't finished.
  • Due: questions on "The Pedestrian"
  • Homework: Read pages 10-28 in Fahrenheit 451
  • Work on your dystopia project. A proposal is due next Thursday.
Thursday, January 26th
  • See Wegg for details on making up the short stories test if you aren't finished.
  • Due: conflict chart
  • Check out a copy of Fahrenheit 451 from the library and read pages 3-10.
  • Homework: complete the question set on "The Pedestrian" (see link in sidebar for a copy of the questions).
  • Read the handout the dystopia project and begin brainstorming for the project. 
Wednesday, January 25th
  • See Wegg for details on making up the short stories test if you aren't finished.
  • Due: analysis paragraph on "The Scarlet Ibis." (See link in sidebar for a description of the assignment).
  • Read the handout on dystopias and the short story "The Pedestrian"  (See link in sidebar under" Fahrenheit 451 Notes" for a description of the assignment).
Tuesday, January 24th
  • Short stories test today! See Wegg for details on making up the test if you are absent.
  • Due tomorrow: analysis paragraph on "The Scarlet Ibis." (See link in sidebar for a description of the assignment).
Monday, January 23rd
  • Due:  point of view question set. Due Monday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
  • Finish your analysis paragraph on "The Scarlet Ibis." Due Wednesday. (See link in sidebar for a description of the assignment).
  • Study for your test tomorrow!
Friday, January 20th
  • Review the notes on point of view and complete the point of view question set. Due Monday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
  • Begin working on your final analysis paragraph on "The Scarlet Ibis." We will continue this work on Monday and this is not homework. 
  • Please note that our short stories unit test has been postponed until Tuesday. 
Thursday, January 19th
  • "Ibis" passages close reading (see Wegg for instructions) 
  • Notes on new lit terms: mood, tone, motif, symbol (see Wegg for copy)
Wednesday, January 18th
  • Finish reading "Scarlet Ibis"
Tuesday, January 10th
  • Due: "Cask" post-reading questions.
  • Read "The Scarlet Ibis"
Monday, January 9th
  • Due: "Small Details Matter" worksheet. Due Monday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
  • Read the notes on characterization. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
  • Homework: Complete the "Cask" post-reading questions. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
Friday, January 6th
  • Read the rest of "The Cask of Amontillado" (in short stories packet--see link in sidebar).
  • Complete "Lamb to the Slaughter: CSI Investigation" worksheet and accompanying paragraph. Due Friday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
  • Complete the "Small Details Matter" worksheet. Due Monday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the handout).
Thursday, January 5th
  • Read the first half of "The Cask of Amontillado" (in short stories packet--see link in sidebar).
  • Complete "Lamb to the Slaughter: CSI Investigation" worksheet and accompanying paragraph. Due Friday. (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
Wednesday, January 4th
  • Read notes on irony (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
  • Complete "Lamb to the Slaughter: CSI Investigation" worksheet (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
Wednesday, December 14th
  • Due: plot map (Task 2).  (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
  • Finish reading "Lamb to the Slaughter"
Tuesday, December 13th
  • Due: Game reading questions (Task 1).
  • Homework: Complete plot map (Task 2).  (See link in sidebar for a copy of the instructions).
  • 1st period: read the first page of "Lamb to the Slaughter"
Monday, December 12th
  • Homework: Game reading questions (Task 1).  (See link in sidebar for a copy of the questions).
Wednesday, December 7th
  • Due: personal letter to Wegg and Walsh. One page handwritten.
  • Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game"
  • See Wegg for your short story packet, the syllabus, and copies of our letters to you.
Tuesday, December 6th
  • Due tomorrow: personal letter to Wegg and Walsh. One page handwritten.
  • Read the first 2 pages of "The Most Dangerous Game"
  • See Wegg for your short story packet, the syllabus, and copies of our letters to you.
 


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Unit Notes and Assignments
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