English 9B

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.

Friday, May 26
  • Read chapter 10 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Continue working on your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. You should be drafting your body paragraph. Your final draft is due next Friday, June 2nd.
Thursday, May 25
  • Read chapter 9 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Continue working on your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Your essay outline should be complete (see the Romeo and Juliet Unit link in the sidebar for a copy of the outline). Revise your thesis statement and start writing your body paragraphs. Your final draft is due next Friday, June 2nd.
Wednesday, May 24
  • Read chapters 7-8 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Continue working on your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Your essay outline should be complete (see the Romeo and Juliet Unit link in the sidebar for a copy of the outline). Revise your thesis statement and start writing your body paragraphs.
Tuesday, May 23
  • Read chapters 5-6 in To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Continue working on your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Your essay outline should be complete (see the Romeo and Juliet Unit link in the sidebar for a copy of the outline). Revise your thesis statement and start writing your body paragraphs.
Monday, May 22
  • Due: character chart
  • Read chapters 3-4 in To Kill a Mockingbird. 
  • Continue working on your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Fill out the essay outline (see the Romeo and Juliet Unit link in the sidebar for a copy of the outline)
Friday, May 19
  • Due: character chart
  • Begin reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Read chapters 1-2 for Monday. You will need to pick up a copy of the book from the library.
  • Begin your contrasts analysis of Romeo and Juliet. Check in with Wegg for instructions on the assignment.
Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due on Friday.(See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment).
  • The trial will take place on Wednesday and Thursday. On Friday, we will start the final essay for Romeo and Juliet, and we will start reading To Kill a Mockingbird as well.
Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due on Friday.(See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment).
  • Due: choices and consequences worksheet (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the assignment).
  • Trial: Prepare for your role in the mock trial. The trial is a final for this unit and your grade will represent your contribution to the trial. Please take a look at the information sheet for the trial (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the document and see Wegg to establish your role in the trial). Work days for the trial are Monday and Tuesday and the trial will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday, May 12
  • Finish reading Romeo and Juliet
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due at the end of the unit (See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment).
  • Due Monday: Complete the choices and consequences worksheet (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the assignment).
Thursday, May 11
  • Read pages 40-43 in Romeo and Juliet
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due at the end of the unit (See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment).
  • Due Monday: Complete the choices and consequences worksheet (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the assignment).
Wednesday, May 10
  • Read pages 34-37 in Romeo and Juliet
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due at the end of the unit (See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment)
Tuesday, May 9
  • Read pages 31-34 in Romeo and Juliet
  • Complete the close reading of 2.6 ( See Wegg for a copy of the assignment)
  • Continue working on the character chart, which is due at the end of the unit (See Wegg for a copy of the handout describing the assignment)
Monday, May 8
  • Read pages 28-31 in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Due: Act 2, scene 2 close reading/annotation essay. 
  • Begin the character chart, which is due at the end of the unit (See Wegg for a copy of the handout)
Friday, May 5
  • Read pages 27-28 in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Complete the Act 2, scene 2 close reading/annotation essay. Write a short essay of 4 paragraphs (5 paragraphs for honors) explaining the poetic tools Shakespeare uses in this passage (opposites/contrasts, motifs, comparisons, metaphors, etc.). Use concrete details from the passage to support your ideas. 
Thursday, May 4
  • Read pages 25-27 in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Due: Act 2, scene 2 close reading/annotation assignment (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the assignment)
Wednesday, May 3
  • Read pages 18-24 in Romeo and Juliet.
  • Complete the Act 2, scene 2 close reading/annotation assignment (see the "Romeo and Juliet Unit" link to the right for a copy of the assignment)
Tuesday, May 2
  • Read pages 16-18 in Romeo and Juliet.
Monday, May 1
  • Read pages 13-15 in Romeo and Juliet.
Friday, April 28
  • Read page 13 in Romeo and Juliet.
Thursday, April 27
  • Read pages 9-12 in Romeo and Juliet.
Wednesday, April 26
  • Read pages 7-9 in Romeo and Juliet.
Tuesday, April 25
  • Due: Odyssey final. Please see Wegg if you were absent and need to make up this assessment. 
  • We will have a make-up session for the graded discussion later this week. Please let Wegg know if you are interested in participating. 
  • Read pages 5-7 in Romeo and Juliet.
Monday, April 24
  • Odyssey final. Please see Wegg if you were absent and need to make up this assessment. 
  • We will have a make-up session for the graded discussion later this week. Please let Wegg know if you are interested in participating. 
Friday, April 21
  • Graded discussion. This is a major assessment. Please talk to Wegg if you are absent for this discussion. 
  • Due: graded discussion prepared notes.
Thursday, April 20
  • Read pages 15-21 in The Odyssey. (Skits are due today)
  • We are having a graded discussion for the Odyssey on Friday. Read through the questions and take thorough notes on each one, including examples, ideas, and questions about each question. Your notes are due on Friday after our discussion. See the "Odyssey Unit" link to the right for a copy of the questions. 
Tuesday, April 18
  • Due: epic hero worksheet
  • Read pages 15-21 in The Odyssey
  • Think about Odysseus as a hero. Read the definition of a hero (Wegg will give it to you) and consider how Odysseus fits into that definition.
Monday, April 17
  • Due: Venn Diagram and two paragraphs comparing Odysseus' and Polyphemos' points of view in The Odyssey and "Blindness"
  • Finish reading pages 11-15 in The Odyssey
  • Homework: Complete the epic hero cycle worksheet (see Wegg for a copy of the worksheet and the instructions).
Friday, April 14
  • Complete the Venn Diagram comparing Odysseus' version of the Cyclops story, and the version told in "Blindness" (see the "Odyssey Unit" link to the right for a copy of the reading). Then write one paragraph explaining whether your original opinion about who is more civilized has changed as a result of reading Polyphemus' perspective. Support your answer with specific details from both texts. 
  • The rest of the mythology presentations are due today.
  • Read pages 11-15 in The Odyssey. 

Thursday, April 13
  • Read "Blindness" and create a Venn Diagram comparing Odysseus' version of the Cyclops story, and the version told in "Blindness" (see the "Odyssey Unit" link to the right for a copy of the reading). 
  • Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day through the end of the week.
Wednesday, April 12
  • Read pages 9-11 in your Odyssey packet .
  • Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day through the end of the week.
Tuesday, April 11
  • Read pages 7-9 in your Odyssey packet .
  • Due: presentations. We will have 2-3 presentations per day.
Monday, April 10
  • Read pages 6-7 in your Odyssey packet 
  • Work on your mythology project/presentation. It is due tomorrow.
Friday, April 7
  • Read pages 5 and 6 in your Odyssey packet (Wegg will give you a copy of the packet, but you can find the packet in the Odyssey link in the sidebar). 
  • Work on your mythology project/presentation. It is due Tuesday.
Thursday, April 6
  • Read pages 3 and 4 in your Odyssey packet (Wegg will give you a copy of the packet, but you can find the packet in the Odyssey link in the sidebar).
  • Due: "The Creation of Human Beings" follow up questions 
  • Work on your mythology project/presentation. It is due next Tuesday.
Wednesday, April 5
  • Read pages 2 and 3 in your Odyssey packet (Wegg will give you a copy of the packet, but you can find the packet in the Odyssey link in the sidebar).
  • Read "The Creation of Human Beings" and complete the follow up questions at the end of the packet (Wegg will give you a copy of the story, but you can find it in the Odyssey link in the sidebar).
  • Work on your mythology project/presentation. It is due next Tuesday.
Tuesday, April 4
  • Review the handout on the Greek mythology project (see the Odyssey unit notes link in the sidebar for a copy of the assignment) and choose a topic to research).
  • Fill in the Greek Mythology matrix of gods (see the Odyssey unit notes link in the sidebar for a copy of the assignment) and choose a topic to research).
Monday, April 3
  • Review the syllabus and let Wegg know if you have any questions.
  • Fill in the Greek Mythology matrix of gods (Wegg will give you a copy)





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