English 9/10 Notebook Checklist

HOW TO USE:  Find a list below of all this semester’s notebook entries (notes & quickwrites) listed in order by date.  To access the video or writing we viewed/read, etc., go back to the main site mrsconnollysclass.com and scroll down to the class post from that day.  (Initially it will only show 10 days back, but you can choose “older posts” below that to go back further.  You can also make it easier/faster to scroll back by using the categories list on the right hand side of the screen to filter for JUST your class.)

*If you need to fill in items you missed and didn’t leave room, don’t worry–just use the next page available and be sure to label clearly which writing it is.

START of Semester

  • ✅ QW #1 – 8/20 “What’s In the Box?”
  • ✅ NOTES:  8/23  How to Notebook 
  • ✅ QW #2 – 8/24 “Rethink Homelessness” video
  • ✅ QW #3 – 8/25  Missing Spoons
  • ✅ QW #4 – 8/30 “Dear Dreamer” by Jason Reynolds
  • ✅ QW #5 – 8/31 Independent Read (variety questions)
  • ✅ QW #6 – 9/1 “Can We Auto-Correct Humanity” by Prince EA
  • ✅ NOTES: Some Truths About Writing 9/2
  • ✅ QW #7 – 9/7 Cartoon Cop Images
  • ✅ QW #8 – 9/8 1st Impressions All American Boys
  • ✅ QW #9 – 9/10 Identify?  Who do you more closely identify with – Quinn or Rashad?  Explain your connections.
  • ✅ Notebook: RLaW practice w/ All American Boys excerpt
  • ✅ QW #10 – 9/17 “Cuz’ He’s Black” by Javon Johnson
  • ✅ QW #11 – 9/21 “The Thunder” by Lt. Harry Fagel
  • ✅ QW #12 – 9/30 “Change the World by Changing Yourself” – poem / thoughts on All American Boys
  • ✅ NOTES: 10/1 Verna Myers “How to Overcome Our Biases” TEd Talk (then react or add your own thoughts)
  • ✅ QW #13 – 10/5 Random Pics 
  • ✅ QW #14 – 10/12 “5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your _________”
  • ✅ NOTES: 10/18- 22 Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon
  • ✅ QW #15 – 10/18 “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” by Cage the Elephant 
  • ✅ QW #16 – 10/19 “What It’s Like” by Everlast
  • ✅ QW #17 – 10/20 “Eastside” by Benny Blanco/Halsey/Khalid OR “Time of Our Lives” by Pitbull/Ne-Yo
  • ✅ QW #18 – 10/21 Song Connections – What message do the songs from this week have?  Can you connect them?
  • ✅ QW #19 – 10/25 & 26 Blackout Poetry
  • ✅ QW #20 – 10/26 What does Michael Jackson’s Thriller say about the thriller?
  • ✅ QW #21 – 11/1 FEARS – list 8 & choose 1 to expand into something more
  • ✅ QW #22 – 11/3 -ings (choose one and see where it takes you)
  • ✅ QW #23 – 11/8 Question/Statement starters (choose one and see where it goes)
  • ✅ QW #24 – 11/17 Before . . . (choose one and see where it goes)
  • ✅ QW #25 – 11/19 Random Pics (take it wherever)
  • ✅ QW #26 – 11/23 Bad Girls with Perfect Faces (question cards.. or just write what you thought of the book)
  • ✅ QW #27 – 11/23 After . . .  (choose one and see where it goes)
  • ✅ QW #28 – 11/29 “Poem for an Inked Daughter” by Jean Wyrick
  • ✅ QW #29 – 11/30 Choose a “Character” 
  • ✅ CLIP-IN:  11/30 Last Stop on Market Street (RLaW)
  • ✅ QW #30 – 12/6 What makes a superhero?