Category: English 9/10

English 9/10 – Monday, September 13th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Read: More All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. If you missed class, you can find a pdf to help you catch up posted as material in GClassroom). We read to the middle of page 92.

REMINDER: Stay caught up on work in your notebooks. If you have missed class, be sure to check previous posts on the website (just the ones labeled “English 9/10” to figure out the entries you haven’t done yet). Or check out the English 9/10 Notebook Checklist tab above.

English 9/10 – Friday, September 10th

Book Talk & Indie Read – w/ a padlet board check-in (see GClassroom if you need more detailed instructions).

Quickwrite #9: Identify? (In All American Boys who do you more strongly identify with – Quinn or Rashad? Why? What connections do you have? If you don’t know, explore that in your writing.)

Read: More All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. If you missed class, you can find a pdf to help you catch up posted as material in GClassroom). We read to the middle of page 70.

REMINDER: Stay caught up on work in your notebooks. If you have missed class, be sure to check previous posts on the website (just the ones labeled “English 9/10” to figure out the entries you haven’t done yet). Or check out the English 9/10 Notebook Checklist tab above.

English 9/10 – Thursday, September 9th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Read: More All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. If you missed class, you can find a pdf to help you catch up posted as material in GClassroom). We read to the middle of page 57

REMINDER: Stay caught up on work in your notebooks. If you have missed class, be sure to check previous posts on the website (just the ones labeled “English 9/10” to figure out the entries you haven’t done yet). Or check out the English 9/10 Notebook Checklist tab above.

English 9/10 – Wednesday, September 8th

Indie Read.

Quickwrite #8: 1st Impressions of All American Boys – a quick dive into how you feel about the book so far… liking it? predictions? what are you thinking 15 pages in?

Read: More All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. If you missed class, you can find a pdf to help you catch up posted as material in GClassroom). We read to the bottom of page 34.

REMINDER: Stay caught up on work in your notebooks. If you have missed class, be sure to check previous posts on the website (just the ones labeled “English 9/10” to figure out the entries you haven’t done yet). Or check out the English 9/10 Notebook Checklist tab above.

English 9/10 – Tuesday, September 7th

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #7: Cartoon Cop Images (you can find this slide on today’s GClassroom) – choose any image and see where it takes you. Write something real or make something up = you can’t be wrong; it’s YOUR notebook.

Watch the video below as an intro for the book we’ll be reading in class over the next couple of weeks.

Start All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely. If you missed class, you can find a pdf to help you catch up posted as material in GClassroom). We read to the break on page 15.

REMINDER: Stay caught up on work in your notebooks. If you have missed class, be sure to check previous posts on the website (just the ones labeled “English 9/10” to figure out the entries you haven’t done yet).

English 9/10 – Friday, September 3rd

Video “The Book was Better” – John Green of vlogbrothers

Book/movie Trailers & Indie Read with a padlet board check-in. If you missed class, details, directions, and password (in case you forgot it) on GClassroom today.

Quick discussion: Reader/Writer Connections

TO DO: Read something awesome 🙂

English 9/10 – Thursday, September 2nd

Book Talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite revision exercise: Use RADaR (Replace, Add, Delete, Reorder) to make just 3 minutes worth of changes to any of the 6 quickwrites in your notebook.

Notebook: Add notes on “Truths About Writing” (find them also attached in GClassroom).

English 9/10 – Wednesday, September 1st

Book talk & Indie Read.

Quickwrite #6 – “Can We Auto-correct Humanity?” by Prince EA

RLaW: Go over our notices from yesterday in “Cruel As It Is, Somehow We Go On” by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Annotate your copy as needed.

*@ReadWarriors information (see the tab above for details). Basically, when you finish a book, create and turn in a “tweet sheet” to Mrs. C = )

TO DO: Read something awesome & make up any work that is currently not submitted (i.e. your introductory letter).

English 9/10 – Tuesday, August 31st

Read Aloud – The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Indie read.

Quickwrite #5 – Indie read question cards… If you missed class, just write for 4 minutes about your independent read. How’s it going? What’s happening in your book?

Read Like a Writer (RLaW) practice – “Sometimes the Earth is Cruel” Op. Ed from The Miami Herald Jan. 2010 by Leonard Pitts, Jr. Read through it and using your RLaW half-sheet (it’s in your notebook) find and label at least 5 notices of the writer’s technique, craft, and/or choices.

Deadlines:

  • PAST DUE (but you can always turn in work – no deductions) WRITING #1 – LETTER – submit as a Google doc in GClassroom (Assignment sheet available in GClassroom & under the English 9/10 Writing Assignment tab above).

English 9/10 – Monday, August 30th

Book talk & Indie Read. Calculate self-paced reading rates and set a weekly page goal for the book you are reading now.

Quickwrite #4 – “Dear Dreamer” by Jason Reynolds – watch the video and then spend 3 minutes writing your thoughts on the next open page in your writer’s notebook

Deadline TODAY:

  • WRITING #1 – LETTER – due no later than end of day Monday 8/30 – submit as a Google doc in GClassroom (Assignment sheet available in GClassroom & under the English 9/10 Writing Assignment tab above).