Language Arts 9

2016

LA 9-2 Tuesday, April 5th

Today we recapped Ender's Game chapter 10, then read chapter 11 in block 3/4.  You had all of block 7 to work on your ch 11 questions.  Your chapter 11 questions are due on Thursday. 

LA 9-1 Monday, April 4th

Welcome back!!! Today we recapped Ender's Game chapter 10, then read chapter 11 in block 3/4.  You had all of block 7 to work on your ch 11 questions.  Your chapter 11 questions are due on Wednesday. 

LA 9-1 Thursday, March 17th

DUE: Ender's Game Chapter 10 questions Today we reviewed our chapter questions for your midpoint exam on Tuesday.  Be sure to review your vocab and notes for the exam. :) 

LA 9-2 Monday, March 14th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 8 questions. Today we read chapter 9 in block 3, 4, and 7.  You had some class time to start your chapter 9 questions.  These will be due on Wednesday.  

LA 9-1 Thursday, March 10th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 8 questions. Today we read chapter 9 in block 3, 4, and 7.  You had some class time to discuss your chapter 9 questions with your army.  These will be due on Tuesday.  

LA 9-2 Wednesday, March 9th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 7 questions. Today we read chapter 8.  Your chapter 8 questions are due on Monday.

LA 9-1 Tuesday, March 8th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 7 questions. Today we read chapter 8.  Your chapter 8 questions are due on Thursday.

LA 9-2 Thursday, March 3rd

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 6 questions Today we read chapter 7 and you had some class time to work on your ch 7 questions.  These questions are due on Wednesday, March 9th.  We do have class on Monday, but we will be doing something else. :) 

LA 9-1 Wednesday, March 2nd

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 6 questions Today you had Mrs. Scharmann for LA 9.  She read chapter 7 to you and you had some class time to work on your ch 7 questions.  These questions are due on Tuesday, March 8th.  We do have class on Friday, but we…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, March 1st

DUE:  Ender's Game chapter 5 questions. We read chapter 6 as a class and then you had the rest of the block to work on the chapter 6 vocab crossword with your team.  Chapter 6 questions are due on Thursday. 

LA 9-1 Monday, February 29th

DUE:  Ender's Game chapter 5 questions. We read chapter 6 as a class and then you had the rest of the block to work on the chapter 6 vocab crossword with your team.  Chapter 6 questions are due on Wednesday. 

LA 9-2 Thursday, February 25th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 4 questions We started class off with a recap of chapter 4.  We then read chapter 5, had some discussion and you had the rest of the block to work on your chapter 5 questions.  They will be due on Tuesday, March 1st. In block…

LA 9-1 Wednesday, February 24th

DUE: Ender's Game chapter 4 questions We started class off with a recap of chapter 4.  We then read chapter 5, had some discussion and you had the rest of the block to work on your chapter 5 questions.  They will be due on Monday, February 29th. In…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, February 23rd

Today you had a chapter 4 Ender's Game vocab challenge with your team.  Then you had a business letter challenge for Ender's Game.  In block 7 you had time to work on your Ender's Game ch 4 questions.  They are due on Thursday, February 25th.

LA 9-1 Monday, February 22nd

Today Mr. Michael came in to discuss your registration for next year.  Then you had a business letter challenge for Ender's Game.  In block 7 you had time to work on your Ender's Game ch 4 questions.  They are due on Wednesday, February 24th.  

LA 9-2 Friday, February 12th

DUE: Ender's Game Chapter 1 Questions Today we read chapter 2 in "Ender's Game" and discussed it as a class.  You then had the rest of the block to work your ch 2 questions.  These are due on Wednesday, February 17th.  

LA 9-1 Thursday, February 11th

DUE: Ender's Game Chapter 1 Questions Today we read chapter 2 in "Ender's Game" and discussed it as a class.  You then had the rest of the block to work your ch 2 questions.  These are due on Tuesday, February 16th.  

LA 9-2 Wednesday, February 10th

Today you were introduced to our novel study "Ender's Game".  We read the first chapter as a class and you had the rest of the block to work on the ch 1 questions.  You can access these questions on Google Classroom.  These questions are due on Friday,…

LA 9-1 Tuesday, February 9th

Today you were introduced to our novel study "Ender's Game".  We read the first chapter as a class and you had the rest of the block to work on the ch 1 questions.  You can access these questions on Google Classroom.  These questions are due on Thursday,…

LA 9-1/2 February 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 8th

We finished reading "Unwind" as a class.  We will be starting out novel study unit on February 9th/10th.

LA 9-1 Thursday, January 14th

Today we did a business letter review.  We carried on with the review in block 7.  Please be sure to review your ORT, literary terms, and business letter notes for your Midterm on Monday.  I will see you Monday morning at 8:15am for your LA review…

LA 9-2 Wednesday, January 13th

Today you wrote your LA Terms Quiz.  When you were done we went over the business letter that you wrote on Monday.  I then showed you what an excellent business letter would look like for the same topic.  We then did an ORT strategy review to aid…

LA 9-1Tuesday, January 12th

Today you wrote your LA Terms Quiz.  When you were done we went over the business letter that you wrote on Friday.  I then showed you what an excellent business letter would look like for the same topic.  We then did an ORT strategy review to aid…

LA 9-2 Monday, January 11th

Today you wrote a practice PAT business letter in preparation for your upcoming midterm.  Be sure to review your LA terms booklet for your quiz on Wednesday.  On Wednesday our class will be moved to room 102.  Please go straight there at the beginning…

LA 9-1 Friday, January 8th

Today you wrote a practice PAT business letter in preparation for your upcoming midterm.  Be sure to review your LA terms booklet for your quiz on Tuesday.  

LA 9-2 Thursday, January 7th

Today we continued with our business letter notes.  We read over the PAT Business Letter from 2015 and discussed ideas as a class.  We went over the proper way to address the envelope and format the components of the letter.  I then went over examples…

LA 9-1 Wednesday, January 6th

DUE:  Business letter corrections assignment Today we continued with our business letter notes.  We went over the corrections as a class.  We then read over the PAT Business Letter from 2015 and discussed ideas as a class.  We went over the proper…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, January 5th

Welcome back!!!  Hope you all have a fantastic break! Today we started looking at the business letter.  We will continue this next class.   You will have your LA Terms Quiz on Wednesday, January 13th, so please be sure to review your terms handout.…

LA 9-1 Monday, January 4th

Welcome back!!!  Hope you all have a fantastic break! Today we started looking at the business letter.  We will continue this next class.   You will have your LA Terms Quiz on Tuesday, January 12th, so please be sure to review your terms handout.…

2015

LA 9-2 Thursday, December 17th

DUE:  Clip analysis and collage with write up Today you wrote a parody to "The Night Before Christmas" and presented your parody poems to the class.   Wishing you a safe and wonderful Christmas break! See you in the New Year!!! :) 

LA 9-1 Wednesday, December 16th

DUE:  Clip analysis and collage with write up Today you wrote a parody to "The Night Before Christmas" and presented your parody poems to the class.   Wishing you a safe and wonderful Christmas break! See you in the New Year!!! :) 

LA 9-2 Tuesday, December 15th

DUE: Dialogue assignment.  You will present these in block 7. You had the whole block to work on a collage showing how directors make decisions and use certain techniques to get a feeling or mood across to the viewer.  This assignment was shared in…

LA 9-1 Monday, December 14th

DUE: Dialogue assignment.  You will present these in block 7. You had the whole block to work on a collage showing how directors make decisions and use certain techniques to get a feeling or mood across to the viewer.  This assignment was shared in…

LA 9-2 Thursday, December 10th

Today I gave you a clip analysis assignment to also do with the group you are working on your dialogue with.  I shared the assignment and clip with you over google classroom.  You had the rest of the block to work on both the dialogue and the clip…

LA 9-1 Wednesday, December 9th

Today I gave you a clip analysis assignment to also do with the group you are working on your dialogue with.  I shared the assignment and clip with you over google classroom.  You had the rest of the block to work on both the dialogue and the clip…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, December 8th

Today we discussed "Inside Out", which we watched on Friday.  We discussed the audience and the message of the film, the plot line, the camera angles, the lighting, the characters shapes, colours, and body language, etc.  We then watched some clips…

LA 9-1 Monday, December 7th

Today we discussed "Inside Out", which we watched on Friday.  We discussed the audience and the message of the film, the plot line, the camera angles, the lighting, the characters shapes, colours, and body language, etc.  We then watched some clips…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, December 1st & Thursday, December 3rd

We started our media/film studies unit.  Over the 2 classes we discussed basic media/film terms, camera shots, angles and lighting.  We also looked at the use of colour and shape in film.   This Friday for PACK day we will be watching our film for…

LA 9-1 Monday, November 30th & Wednesday, December 2nd

We started our media/film studies unit.  Over the 2 classes we discussed basic media/film terms, camera shots, angles and lighting.  We also looked at the use of colour and shape in film.   This Friday for PACK day we will be watching our film for…

LA 9-1 Wednesday, November 25th

DUE: Your good copy of your narrative essay, along with the rough copy, planning/assignment booklet, and the rubric. Today we went over any issues that you had with the ORT that you wrote on Monday.  Then I handed back and went over the answers for…

LA 9-2 Tuesday, November 24th

DUE: Narrative essay rough draft. Today you wrote a complete practice ORT.  Once you were done you had time to edit your rough copy of your narrative.  You were to look over the narrative notes we took last week and the narrative rubric I provided…

LA 9-1 Monday, November 23rd

DUE: Narrative essay rough draft. Today you wrote a complete practice ORT.  Once you were done you had time to edit your rough copy of your narrative.  You were to look over the narrative notes we took last week and the narrative rubric I provided…

LA9-2 Tuesday, November 17th & Thursday, November 19th

On Tuesday you wrote your Short Story Unit Exam and then you started brainstorming for your narrative essay that I gave to you after your exam.  In block 7 we went over some notes for the narrative essay.  You were to have your brainstorming done and…

LA 9-1 Monday, November 16th & Wednesday, November 18th

On Monday you wrote your Short Story Unit Exam and then you started brainstorming for your narrative essay that I gave to you after your exam.  In block 7 we went over some notes for the narrative essay.  You were to have your brainstorming done and…

LA9-2 Tuesday, November 10th & Friday, November 13th

You had 2 full blocks to work with your group on your Short Story Final Project.  Today (Friday) was your last class to work on your project.  Your project is due on Tuesday, November 17th.  You will also have your Short Story Unit Exam on Tuesday,…

LA9-1 Monday, November 9th & Thursday, November 12th

You had 2 full blocks to work with your group on your Short Story Final Project.  Today (Thursday) was your last class to work on your project.  Your project is due on Monday, November 16th.  You will also have your Short Story Unit Exam on Monday,…

LA9-2 Thursday, November 5th

DUE: "Don't Make Fun..." brainstorming Today we discussed "Don't Make Fun..." as a class.  I went over the project and you had the rest of the block to work on the project with your group.  You will have Tuesday and Friday next week to work on the…

LA9-1 Wednesday, November 4th

DUE: "Don't Make Fun..." brainstorming Today we discussed "Don't Make Fun..." as a class, then I handed back "The Landlady" assignment and your Plot & POV quiz.  You then got into groups for your final short story project.  I went over the project…

LA9-2 Thursday, October 29th

DUE: "The Interlopers" brainstorming assignment We started off class going over and discussing notes on Irony and Foreshadowing.  You will have a quiz on the elements of setting, theme, irony, and foreshadowing on Tuesday, November 3rd.  Please make…

LA9-1 Wednesday, October 28th

DUE: "The Interlopers" brainstorming assignment We started off class going over and discussing notes on Irony and Foreshadowing.  You will have a quiz on the elements of setting, theme, irony, and foreshadowing on Monday, November 2nd.  Please make…

LA9-2 Tuesday, October 27th

Today you wrote your Plot & Point of View Quiz When you finished your quiz you were to read "The Interlopers" and complete the short story element assignment.  You need to fill the sheet out with as much information as you can.  Be sure to use quotes…

LA9-1 Monday, October 26th

Today you wrote your Plot & Point of View Quiz When you finished your quiz you were to read "The Interlopers" and complete the short story element assignment.  You need to fill the sheet out with as much information as you can.  Be sure to use quotes…

LA9-2 Friday, October 23rd

DUE:  "The Landlady" assignment Today we completed notes on and discussed the setting and theme elements of the short story.  Then in block 7 we took some time to review the element of plot and POV for your quiz on Tuesday.  We also took a look at…

LA9-1 Thursday, October 22nd

DUE:  "The Landlady" assignment Today we completed notes on and discussed the setting and theme elements of the short story.  Then we took some time to review the element of plot for your quiz on Monday.  In block 7 we finished reviewing plot and…

LA9-2 Wednesday, October 21st

Today we reviewed point of view and then read the short story "The Landlady" as a class.  You had the rest of the block to work on your "The Landlady" questions.  These will be due on Friday, October 23rd.    

LA9-1 Tuesday, October 20th

DUE: "The Taste of Melon" assignment Today we reviewed point of view and then read the short story "The Landlady" as a class.  You had the rest of the block to work on your "The Landlady" questions.  These will be due on Thursday, October 22nd.  …

LA9-2 Monday, October 19th

DUE: "The Taste of Melon" assignment Today we first reviewed the elements we have looked at so far in our short stories unit (short story, character, and plot) and then we completed and discussed the point of view notes.  Then for the remainder of the…

LA9-1 Friday, October 16th

Today we completed and discussed the point of view notes.  Then for the remainder of the block you working on "The Taste of Melon" verb assignment.  This verb assignment, along with "The Taste of Melon" questions, are both due on Tuesday, October 20th.…

LA9-2 Thursday, October 15th

Today we reviewed plot note and then read "The Taste of Melon" as a class.  We had a pep rally in the second half of the block, so you will have to finish reading "The Taste of Melon" on your own if we do not finish in class.  "The Taste of Melon"…

LA9-1 Wednesday, October 14th

DUE: "Golden Girl" assignment.   Today we reviewed plot note and then read "The Taste of Melon" as a class.  We discussed it and you had the rest of the block to work on the assigned questions.  If you can get the questions done for Friday that would…

LA9-2 Tuesday, October 13th

DUE: "Golden Girl" assignment.  If you did not hand it in today, it needs to be to me BEFORE your social class tomorrow, accompanied by a parent note. Today we completed notes on and discussed the short story element of plot.  Be sure to review your…

LA9-1 Thursday, October 8th

Today we completed notes on and discussed the short story element of plot.  Be sure to review your notes, as you will have a quiz on plot towards the end of the month.  DO NOT FORGET...your "Golden Girl" assignment is due on Wednesday, October 14,…

LA9-2 Wednesday, October 7th

Today you wrote your short story and character notes quiz.  Once you were done you had the rest of the block to work on your "Golden Girl" assignment.  This assignment is due on Tuesday, October 13th, as we do not have school this Friday or Monday.…

LA9-1 Tuesday, October 6th

Today you wrote your short story and character notes quiz.  Once you were done you had the rest of the block to work on your "Golden Girl" assignment.  Originally I said that this assignment would be due on Thursday, October 8th.  If you feel you…

LA9-2 Monday, October 5th

Today we quickly reviewed our notes on characters and then read over the assignment you will need to complete after we finish reading "Golden Girl."  We ready "Golden Girl" as a class in block 3/4 and had a little bit of time to discuss the story. Your homework…

LA9-1 Friday, October 2nd

Today we quickly reviewed our notes on characters and then read over the assignment you will need to complete after we finish reading "Golden Girl."  We got through most of the short story "Golden Girl" in block 3/4.  We will continue reading it in…

LA9-2 Thursday, October 1st

Today we reviewed what makes a short story.  Then we discussed and took some notes on the different types of characters we may come across in our short story unit.  These types of characters will also be present in your novel studies and our media…

LA9-1 Wednesday, September 30th

Today we reviewed what makes a short story.  Then we discussed and took some notes on the different types of characters we may come across in our short story unit.  These types of characters will also be present in your novel studies and our media…

LA9-2 Tuesday, September 29th

Today you wrote your first ORT.  You had all of block 3 and 4 to complete it.   There were still a number of students that needed to complete the ORT in block 7, so if you were done you had some time to either read silently or work on homework from…

LA9-1 Monday, September 28th

DUE: Context clues practice #1-10 Today you wrote your first ORT.  You had all of block 3 and 4 to complete it.   In block 7 we went over the context clues homework.  Then we read more of "Unwind"

LA9-2 Thursday, September 24th

DUE:  Good copy of your essay (typed and printed), along with your essay planning booklet. Today we looked at context clues and how you can figures out the meaning of words you may not know though the context that surrounds that word, either within…

LA9-1 Wednesday, September 23rd

DUE:  Good copy of your essay (typed and printed), along with your essay planning booklet. Today we looked at context clues and how you can figures out the meaning of words you may not know though the context that surrounds that word, either within…

LA9-2 Tuesday, September 22nd

DUE: Planning booklet for your essay Today we went over some power points that explained what I are looking for when marking your essays, both in class and PAT essays.  You had the remainder of the block and block 7 to type out your good copy of your…

LA9-1 Monday, September 21st

DUE: Planning booklet for your essay Today you had a sub.  You went over some power points that explained what I are looking for when marking your essays, both in class and PAT essays.  You had the remainder of the block and block 7 to type out your…

LA9-2 Thursday, September 17th

DUE:  Effective introduction paragraphs's (x2) Today I gave you an essay topic, we brainstormed about the topic and you had the rest of the block to work on your essay planning booklet.  This booklet it considered to be your rough copy of your first…

LA9-1 Wednesday, September 16th

DUE:  Effective introduction paragraphs's (x2) Today we finished the notes on essays.  Then I gave you an essay topic, we brainstormed about the topic and you had the rest of the block to work on your essay planning booklet.  This booklet it considered…

LA9-2 Tuesday, September 15th

DUE: Thesis statement practice and good copy of paragraph on friends Today we reviewed what we discussed on Friday about essays.  We continued with the essays notes, looking at intro, body and concluding paragraphs.  You had a little bit of time to…

LA9-1 Monday, September 14th

DUE: Thesis statement practice and good copy of paragraph on heroes Today we reviewed what we discussed on Thursday about essays.  We continued with the essays notes.  You had some time to work on your effective introduction paragraphs.  If you did…

LA9-2 Friday, September 11th

DUE: Paragraph on friends Today we reviewed paragraph writing and started on essay notes.  We talked about an introductory paragraph, thesis statements and parallel structure.  Your homework for Tuesday is to write 10 thesis statements in parallel…

LA9-1 Thursday, September 10th

DUE: Paragraph on heros Today we reviewed paragraph writing and started on essay notes.  We talked about an introductory paragraph, thesis statements and parallel structure.  Your homework for Monday is to write 10 thesis statements in parallel structure.…

LA9-2 Wednesday, September 9th

DUE: Friendly letter, both rough and good copy, and collage. Today we talked about writing interesting and effective paragraphs.  We talked about the characteristics of an appropriate topic sentence and the importance of having detailed and descriptive…

LA9-1 Tuesday, September 8th

DUE: Friendly letter, both rough and good copy, and collage. Today we talked about writing interesting and effective paragraphs.  We talked about the characteristics of an appropriate topic sentence and the importance of having detailed and descriptive…

LA9-2 Friday, September 4th

DUE: "Getting to Know You" assignment Today we started off our class with a short Welcome Back Celebration.   After our short celebration I showed you how to access my website.  I will blog daily with what we did in class, what was assigned for homework…

LA9-1 Thursday, September 3rd

DUE: "Getting to Know You" assignment Today I started off the class by showing you how to access my website.  I will blog daily with what we did in class, what was assigned for homework and when it will be due.  Please use this tool to help you keep…

LA9-2 Wednesday, September 2nd

LA 9-2 NOTE: Today you will have your block 4 class (LA) for 84 minutes, instead of having Social for 42 minutes, and then LA for 42 minutes.  Yesterday you started off your semester with 84 minutes of Social.  If you have LA as your block 4 class…

LA9-1 Tuesday, September 1st

LA 9-1 NOTE: Today you will have your block 3 class (LA) for 84 minutes, instead of having LA for 42 minutes, and then Social for 42 minutes.  Tomorrow you will have 84 minutes of Social.  If you have LA as your block 3 class on your timetable, I am…

Monday, August 31st

Welcome to MCHS!!!   Today the grade 9's came in the morning to do a quick run through of their 8 blocks and meet their teachers.  Tomorrow will be the first day of regular classes.   NOTE:  If you have LA 9 as your block 3 class, you will have LA…