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Donna Oja Smith's English Class at Trenton High School

Lit 9 (2011 - 2012)

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End of Year Schedule: (All extra credit is due by June 13)
  • Thurs, June 7 - Library
  • Friday, June 8 - Jeopardy Review
  • Monday, June 11 - Romeo and Juliet test
  • Tues/Wed, June 12-13 - View Romeo and Juliet
  • Thursday, June 14 - TEST on literary terms
  • Friday, June 15 - Final Exam blocks 1 and 3
  • Monday, June 18 - Final Exam blocks 2 and 4
  • Thursday, June 21 - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
 
Resources for William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (Final Unit for the year!!!)
 
June 7 Library Assignments for R&J - You should have a copy that you're turning in at the end of the block!!  I STRONGLY SUGGEST YOU ALSO READ THE SPARKSNOTE SUMMARIES FOR EACH ACT, TOO. (http://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/romeojuliet/
 
 
 
*****Who Wants to Be a Millionaire REVIEW game (click "play this game)
 
*****LIT TERM FLASHCARDS/TESTS - MUST KNOW!!! (Once you master the multiple choice, try the flashcards)  http://flashcards.engrade.com/lit9literarytermsmustkno
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Of Mice and Men
 
BLOG - Extra Credit topic due by April 30.  MANDATORY topic due by May 11.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

LIBRARY ASSIGNMENTS
 
LIBRARY PLANS FOR APRIL 16-17 - BRING ID
- Complete Pre-reading Research HO
- Check out novel Of Mice and Men (duh!)
- Check out new SSR novel, if you want

 

 

LIBRARY PLANS FOR FRIDAY, March 9

 1.  Type your two poems on one page.  Try this, if you want to have both poems side by side:  Word – page layout – orientation –landscape – insert – table – choose one row with two columns – design – border – no border.        JPOEMS ARE DUE TODAYJ

     [Remember to include an image or decorative border.  Include your name and block on the FRONT! All poems will be displayed, so put your best effort into this project.]

     (FYI:  Templates for Bio Poem and I Am poem are at class website under Handouts in the navigation bar.  REMINDER:  Extra Credit is available  for anyone who posts an original poem on the class blog.  It doesn't have to be one of these poems.)

 

2.  Check out your new school email:

         Go to www.tchsmain.com  

          Click tab at top FOR STUDENTS   

         Click STUDENT EMAIL LOG IN 

         Logon is first initial and last name@tchsmain.com (ex – dsmith OR dsmith2); password is your birthday written like this:  11/3/95.

You should be able to use Word and PowerPoint from your school email!

 

3.  Check out a novel for SSR (Sustained Silent Reading) which begins next week.

 

4.  Sign up to have the SAT Question of the Day emailed to you. (Link is on home page.)

 

5.  Take several online quizzes on the plural and possessive of nouns at the links below (thanks to Tydazia!):

http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/possessive_nouns/quiz327.html

 

http://www.mcwdn.org/grammar/nounpossessquiz/nounpossessquiz.html

 

http://www.wisc-online.com/objects/ViewObject.aspx?ID=wcn6502

 

 

 

LIBRARY ASSIGNMENTS FOR FEBRUARY 28 – 29

1.      If you don’t have a place to save your work, sign up for a Google email account, so you can use Google Docs. Directions:  http://mrsdsmith.tripod.com/id83.html

2.      Type your short story in 12-font, Times New Roman, double spaced.  Print two copies.  Keep one to read to class; turn in one.  Put your name and block number in a HEADER.

3.      Respond to Blog topic on “Integrity” at http://maddogsmith.blogspot.com/

4.      Sign up for SAT question of the day at http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day (click subscribe).

5.      Practice literary terms with FLASHCARDS or MULTIPLE CHOICE at http://flashcards.engrade.com/donnaosmith

6.      Check out extra credit op at class web site on home page.

7.  Check out a novel to read in class for SSR, Sustained Silent Reading, beginning next week.

 
 
 
EXTRA CREDIT OP (If you're interested, pick up copies from me)
 
Unit 1:  SHORT STORY UNIT (click the link)
 
Homework: Who Am I?  (due by February 10)
 
"One Throw" (Feb 6)
"Button, Button"  (Feb 7-8)
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" (Feb 15-17)
"The Last Spin" (Feb 21)
"The Sniper" (Feb 22-23)
"The Snake" (Feb 27)

SHORT STORY PROJECT FOR UNIT I

  •  Prewriting Story Map due BY Feb 17
    • point of view
    • characters
    • setting
    • conflict
    •  resolution
    • plot summary
    • theme
  • First Draft due Feb 24
  • Meet in library Feb 28 - 29 to type final copy - due Feb 29
  • Story Day (story presentations) will be March 1
RESOURCES FOR THE ODYSSEY
 
 
 
 
 
Resources for To Kill a Mockingbird - Study guides, practice quizzes, etc. 
 
 [Click To Kill a Mockingbird at the site]
 
STUDY GUIDE:
 
VOCABULARY, IDIOMS, AND ALLUSIONS (For each chapter):
 
SCOTTSBORO BOYS TRIAL:
 
ONLINE QUIZZES FOR TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

GRAMMAR PRACTICE:

 

Numerous online practice quizzes:
 
 
On-line practice test on FRAGMENTS and RUN-ON sentences:
 
 

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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