• January 6 Until the End of the Course

    Posted by Sean Souter on 1/6/2020

    January 6 through 10

    - Romeo and Juliette introduction and first act

    - Poetry Unit Test on Friday, January 10

    January 13 through 17

    - Romeo and Juliette

    January 20 through 23

    - Culminating Task (15% of final grade) on Monday, January 20; Tuesday, January 21; and Wednesday, January 22.

    Weather permitting, the grade 9 academic English final exam (15% of final grade) is during the morning of Tuesday, January 28.

     

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  • December 16 to December 20

    Posted by Sean Souter on 12/18/2019

    Monday, Dec 16

    - Evacuation

    Tuesday, Dec 17

    - Charge of the Light Brigade analysis

    The Highwayman analysis

    Playing with words

    Wednesday, Dec 18

    The Raven by E.A. Poe analysis

    - Similies review and Analogies

    Thursday, Dec 19

    - Dead Poet Society

    Friday, Dec 20

    - Christmas themed activity day

    No homework over the break. Poetry unit test mid to late week on the first week back in January

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  • December 9 to December 13

    Posted by Sean Souter on 12/9/2019

    Monday, December 9

    - Finish and share I Have a Dream style poem

    - Puns

    Tuesday, December 10

    Drumlin Woodchuck

    Charge of the Light Brigade, first reading

    Wednesday, December 11

    - Grammar and vocabulary package (4 pages)

    - Assonance

    - Poetry package: The Song My Paddle Sings, Belly Growls, Fireworks, Sonnet XVIII

    Thursday, December 12

    - Take up Wednesday's poems

    Charge of the Light Brigade, respect Vs. glorification

    Friday, December 13

    - Poetry Package: The Cremation of Sam McGee

    Dead Poet Society

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  • December 2 to December 6

    Posted by Sean Souter on 12/2/2019

    Monday, December 2

    - Audio Themes assignment due today

    - Antonyms and Synonyms descriptive words work

    - Personification worksheet should be finished by the time students come to class on Tuesday

    Tuesday, December 3

    Prefix, suffix, root word vocabulary builder

    Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - imagery, personification, alliteration, simile, metaphor

    - Chrysalids unit test (pt 1) returned today. Please ask your student how they did.

    Wednesday, December 4

    - Concrete and List Poetry Due Monday, Dec 9

    - I Have a Dream speech analysis

    Thursday, December 5

    - Haiku

    Friday, December 6

    - I Have a Dream speech analysis

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  • November 25 to November 29

    Posted by Sean Souter on 11/25/2019

    Monday, November 25

    - Poetry introduction

    - Alliteration

    - Poetry Package: Car Wheels Rolling on a Gravel Road

    Tuesday, November 26

    - Onomatopoeia poetry

    Wednesday, November 27

    - Audio Themes: Poetry in Lyrics assignment Due Monday, December 2nd

    Thursday, November 28

    - Metaphor and Simile

    - Poetry Package: Two Prisoners; After an Argument; Fog

    Friday, November 29

    PA Day, no school for students

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  • November 11 to November 20

    Posted by Sean Souter on 11/11/2019

    Monday, November 11

    Chyrsalids Visual Components Due

    - Chapter 8 & 9 Presentations

    Tuesday, November 12

     - Snow Day

    - Homework, read ahead in our novel and prepare your chapter presentation

    Wednesday, November 13

     

    - Chapter 11 Presentations - Travis, Connor, Sam

    Thursday, November 14

    - Chapter 10 Presentations - Josh H., Josh S., Foxx

    - Chapter 12 Presentations - Makaila, Mireille, Margot

    - Chapter 13 Presentations - Lily Collins, Sophie 

    Friday, November 15

    - Chapter 14 Presentations - Chloe, Mya

    - Chapter 15 Presentations - Paloma, Emma R., Jacob

    Monday, November 18

    - Chapter 16 & 17 - Mr. Souter

    - Test Review

    Tuesday, November 19

    - The Heroes Journey in the Chrysalids

    Wednesday, November 20

    - Chrysalids Novel Unit Test

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  • November 4 to November 8

    Posted by Sean Souter on 11/4/2019

    NOTE: Students should now read the rest of The Chrysalids text in preparation for class discussions.

    Monday, November 4

    - Work on "Visual" assignment from last Friday.  Due Monday, November 11

    Tuesday, November 5

    - Grammar

    Wednesday, November 6

    - Take Our Kids to Work Day

    Thursday, November 7

    - Chapter 6: Megan P., Emma B., Alec

    - Chapter 7: Jenna L., Mallory, Wyatt

    Friday, November 8

    - Quiz: Chapters 1-7

    Date

    Chapter

    Team Members

    Friday, March 29

    Workday

    Everybody Works

     

    The Chrysalids text to media examination

     

    Thursday, November 7

    6 & 7

    6 Megan P., Emma B., Alec

    7 Jenna L., Mallory, Wyatt

    Friday, November 8

    Quiz Chapters 1 through 7

    Everybody writes

    Monday, November 11

    8 &9

    8 Lily Carr, Jenna O., Meagan D.

    9 Ryan, Josh Q., Gabriel

    Tuesday, November 12

    10 & 11

    10 Josh H., Josh S., Foxx

    11 Travis, Connor, Sam

    Wednesday, November 13

    12 & 13

    12 Makaila, Mireille, Margo

    13 Lily Collins, Sophie

    Thursday, November 14

    14 & 15

    14 Chloe, Mya

    15 Paloma, Emma R., Jacob

    Friday, November 15

    16 & 17

    Test Review

    Mr. Souter

    Wednesday, November 20

    The Chrysalids Unit Test

    Everybody writes

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  • October 28 to November 1

    Posted by Sean Souter on 10/28/2019

    Monday, October 28

     Chrysalids, chapter 2 and 3 questions

    Tuesday, October 29

    - Chrysalids, chapter 4 and 5 questions

    Wednesday, October 30

    - Chrysalids and The Nuclear Age

    - Chrysalids, Team Teaching Project Intro

    NOTE: Students should now read the rest of The Chrysalids text in preparation for class discussions. They should pay particular attention to Text to Text, Text to World, and Text to Self connections.

    Thursday, October 31

    - Team Teaching Work Period

    Friday, November 1

    - Creative Response Activity

    - Chrysalids Writing Response

    Date

    Chapter

    Team Members

    Friday, March 29

    Workday

    Everybody Works

     

    The Chrysalids text to media examination

     

    Thursday, November 7

    6 & 7

    6 Megan P., Emma B., Alec

    7 Jenna L., Mallory, Wyatt

    Friday, November 8

    Quiz Chapters 1 through 7

    Everybody writes

    Monday, November 11

    8 &9

    8 Lily Carr, Jenna O., Meagan D.

    9 Ryan, Josh Q., Gabriel

    TBD

    10 & 11

    10 Josh H., Josh S., Foxx

    11 Travis, Connor, Sam

    TBD

    12 & 13

    12 Makaila, Mireille, Margo

    13 Lily Collins, Sophie

    TBD

    14 & 15

    14 Chloe, Mya

    15 Paloma, Emma R., Jacob

    TBD

    16 & 17

    Test Review

    Mr. Souter

    TBD

    The Chrysalids Unit Test

    Everybody writes

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  • October 21 to October 25

    Posted by Sean Souter on 10/21/2019

    Monday, October 21

    - Stars writing activity

    Tuesday, October 22

    - Persuasive Essay Due Today

    - Chrysalids introduction (download this)

    Wednesday, October 23

    - Chrysalids

    Thursday, October 24

    - Chrysalids, chapter 1 questions

    Friday, October 25

    - PA Day, no school for students

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  • October 15 to 18

    Posted by Sean Souter on 10/15/2019

    Tuesday, October 15

    - NOTE:  Interim reports go home today with students. Please ask your student to see their reports, then sign them and ask your student to return the reports to each of their teachers.

    - Persuasive essays are due on Tuesday, October 22

    - Persuasive essay research and writing. So far, students should have completed or be well on their way towards completion of:

    * Opening paragraph including a solid thesis, why the topic matters, and the layout of the persuasive essay

    * Research (using Google Advanced search and .edu or .gov websites) in order to support each of the three body paragraphs

    * A bibliography to show sources. This is not copied and pasted web addresses. Students should consult their persuasive essay packages to see what a reference and bibliography should look like

    Wednesday, October 16

    - Persuasive essay writing and research

    Thursday, October 17

    - References, quotes, and bibliographies

    - Writing practice: open and closing sentences, paragraph flow and content

    - Parent-Teacher Interviews are this evening

    Friday, October 18

    - Rick Mercer Rants

    - Creating and delivering persuasive speeches on student chosen topics

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