Ms. H. Aulakh

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   Jan 20

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed/Thurs

  1. LP – subject & predicate –
    1. extra practice sheets
    2. Quiz #2 – Mon/Tues
    3. Subject-Predicate Video
    4. Simple Subject & Predicate
  2. Character Pkg #1 – Read & highlight
    1. Cover/Intro page
    2. “Southpaw”

   Jan 20

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. LP #56, 59 & 62 (Punctuation)
  2. Find & bring your writing self-evaluation sheet that you did back in Sept.
  3. Journal #5: Critical Thinking
    1. Final, good copy due Friday
    2. Typed, MLA
    3. Quick Scale: Gr. 9 Writing Personal Views or Responses -Self-Assessment attached to the TOP:
      1. For each category (Meaning, Style, Form, Conventions) use a highlighter or pen to mark and evaluate your essay; Yes, you can mark different parts within a category (Meaning – applying & developing); then create a final column “WHY” and write a few notes for each category as to WHY you gave yourself that assessment.
      2. At the bottom of the page, write out the following: What I am proud of & did well… AND What I know I still need to work on…. BE clear & specific. Based on this unit and this last essay, what is something you know you’ve learned and what is something that you still need to learn/improve.

   Jan 17

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Monday

  1. Journal #5 – Critical Thinking
    1. TYPED & MLA Format (click Eng 9 tab above for info) 
    2. Improve your Intro & Conclusion and then…Focus:
      1. Style – sentence variety, word choice, transitions – maturity, sophistication, variety, engaging, purpose, impact, etc.
        1. Sentence Variety – Video tutorial
        2. Shmoop: Writing Good Transition sentences
        3. Shmoop: How to Avoid Repetition
        4. How Does Word Choice Affect Tone & Meaning
      2. Conventions – spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, grammar

   Jan 17

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK

  1. RESCHEDULING due to snow:
    1. Block 2.3 – Terms Quiz Tuesday & WALL-E Theme Poster Presentation
  2. Block 1.2Character Pkg
    1. Read & highlight front page & “Southpaw”

   Jan 17

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Tues

  1. RESCHEDULING DUE TO SNOW: TKAM
    1. The quiz will on Tues/Thurs – Chp. 22-31 & vocab
    2. Clay grp #2: Jessica, Hana, Briley, Riya, Stephen, Yvan, Cory, Mathias – going to work on your object on Tues. 
    3. Unit Test – Friday, Jan. 31st

   Jan 14

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed/Thurs

  1. Narrative Terms Quiz
  2. WALL-E  Themes poster & presentation

   Jan 14

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. Notebook: p. 42-43 
    1. Journal #5 – Critical Thinking: Focus for 2nd draft
      1. Revise evidence, explanations, transitions
      2. HIT intro
      3. Conclusions

   Jan 14

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK

  1. Novel Project
    1. Jessica, Hana, Briley, Riya, Stephen, Yvan, Cory, Mathias – you’ll be going to make your clay object
    2. Cycle of Oppression – have your TWO rough copies prepared: 1. Stereotype & cycle from the novel 2. Stereotype & cycle from today/our times
  2. TKAM – Quiz Chp. 22-31 

   Jan 14

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. War Poems – you should already have read & analyzed them all, but now FOCUS specifically on the page that you were assigned.
  2. Lit Circle Books – look up the books so you know your top 3 choices: All Quiet on the Western Front, The Book Thief, Lord of the Flies, Maus, All the Things They Carried, A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Lemon Tree.

   Jan 10

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tues

  1. Notebook: Journal #5 – Why is critical thinking an important skill?
    1. p. 40-411st Draft
      1. Pen, Double spaced
      2. 3 paragraphs (min. & max 5) Intro: H.I.T. + Body: P.E.E. on it x 3 + Conclusion: Restate topic sentences & connect back to intro
    2. Be prepared to peer edit your 1st drafts next class