10/30 English 1 & English 9RCP


Open your notebook to the page that says “MUG Continued.”  Write down and correct MUG #4.  I will give you six minutes.

Read “If We Must Die,” by Claude McKay.  Answer the questions by writing down the ANSWERS ONLY on the page in your notebook titled “Essay Prompt.”

There are ten multiple choice and four short answer.  Write a minimum of two sentences for the short answers.


the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

She sells sea shells by the sea shore

If you do not finish, the article and questions can be found on Google Classroom.

10/29 English 1 & English 9RCP


Get a computer and get logged in.

Open up Chrome.  Go to www.turnitin.com

Click create new account

When the page loads, scroll down and select student

Enter the codes


Period 1






Period 3

Class ID


Enrollment key


Period 4

Class ID


Enrollment Key


Period 5

Class ID


Enrollment Key


Period 6

Class ID


Enrollment Key


Final Assessment: Synthesis Essay Over the course of this unit, you have gathered details from literary and informational texts about heroes. Use the evidence you have gathered to answer the question:

Why do people act heroically? Support your answer using reasons and evidence from the two texts covered in class.

Read the article.  Write the answer to the four “Guided” questions on the same page.

Answer the prompt the best you can using evidence from the article you just read.  Minimum 4 sentences.


10/16-10/19 English 1 and 9RCP Agendas


Open your notebooks.  Write in your table of contents “Grammar: M.U.G. Shots” Page 16.

Go to page 16 and set up your page.

Table of contents, page 17, “Grammar: Subject and Predicate.”



Open to your Grammar M.U.G. Shots and be ready to correct another grouping.

Open to your table of contents.  Title: “Leading into Evidence,” Page 18.

– how he leads into a quote

– how  much of the quote he uses

– how he continues after the quote


Textual Evidence:  Follow these instructions with this video:

  1. 3 min: Show an excerpt of Colbert video (minute markers 1:50–2:27*), ask students to notice how he leads into a quote, how much of the quote he uses, and then how he continues after the quote.

discuss what they find

  1. 10 min: Short Text Evidence Presentation
  2. when to quote – Paraphrasingis when you take a passage and put it in your own words. This is usually shorter than the original passage and it basically takes the main idea and breaking it down by how you would explain it. Quoting is when its identical to the original and the author is attributed.
  3. common errors in quoting
  4. ”quote sandwich”–show a second excerpt from Colbert video (minute markers 2:27–4:00), have them talk about what parts were “part of the sandwich”

Read workbook article.  Create thesis and one supporting topic, with two pieces of evidence



Page 19, Title: Bell Ringer Writing

Answer: If you could have dinner with three people (dead or alive) who would they be and why?

ESSAY OUTLINE ACTIVITY – cut out all parts and have students try to arrange in order.  Correct them and have students copy the outline:

I.  Introduction (3-5 sentences)

Hook: Grab the reader’s attention with a quote, scenario, vivid description, etc. Must be related to your topic. (1-2 sentences)

Thesis statement: Simply and clearly state your position on the issue – ROADMAP of the entire essay (1 sentence)

II. Body Paragraph One

Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence              evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


III.  Body Paragraph Two
Topic Sentence

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence

evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentence (analyze/explain)

Quote/Paraphrase Evidence
evidence with a citation – one sentence

Commentary – 2 sentences    (analyze/explain)


IV. Conclusion Summarize

restate your thesis statement and three arguments in different words

Make a closing statement. Tie your closing statement back to your opening hook.


Get a computer from the white roller cart, and sit down.  Log into the computer using:


If you cannot sign into a computer, put the computer away and wait for instructions.


Begin with a salutation: Dear Ms. Navarro,

Paragraph One: Include information about yourself, (your family, places you have lived, your pets, any travels, jobs, sports, hobbies, unique interests and/or talents, etc.) Be sure to include names and ages where appropriate. Be specific with your information.

Paragraph Two: Include information about you and the subject of language arts. What do you like to read? What movies have you enjoyed? What are your art and music interests? What are your interests outside of academic classes? How do you learn best? What grade do you normally make in language arts?

Paragraph Three: Include information about your goals. These would include goals for this class, for this school year, for all of high school, for life after high school, and for your life’s goal.

Finally, end with a closing: Your student, Sincerely, Yours Truly, etc. Your name should be signed in cursive.

Checklist for writing the letter:


  1. I have used friendly letter format.
  2. I have written a neat copy of my letter to turn in to be graded.
  3. I have signed my first and last name to the letter.
  4. I have written three separate paragraphs, using complete sentence format.
  5. I have used transitions to make my writing flow smoothly.
  6. I have begun each paragraph with a topic sentence.
  7. I have followed rules of spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.







10/15 English 9RCP & English 1 Agendas


Noun, Verb, Adverb, Adjective, Preposition, Article, Conjunction, Interjection, Pronoun Quiz

Correct Quiz

Describe the worst gift you have every received or the worst gift you could possibly give, that would beat the “My First Firestarter Kit” for ages 2 and up.  Write 4-6 sentences.

10/9-10/12 English 1 & 9RCP Agendas


Complete Grammar Practice

Extra Credit Their, They’re, There




Thesis Notes and Modeling Followed by Thesis Throw-down


EXPOSITORY: (Statement about the topic), such as (specific details about the topic).

ANALYTICAL: In (title), (author) examines (theme/idea) through ___________ and _________________.


After examining (topic), it is clear that (position/idea) because (reason 1) and (reason 2).

9/27-10/8 English 1 and 9RCP Agendas

9/27/18 -9/28/18

Open up your notebooks.  Set up a new entry in your table of contents with the title: What is theme? Set up the page.



What is partition in India? Slideshow and discussion.

Please get a BLACK textbook from the shelf, if there is not one on your desk.

Open your notebooks to What is Partition in India and be ready to complete notes on the subject.  After, we will begin to work on the short story, along with some analysis questions, and then collect notebooks (as promised).



Read “When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine”

In notebook, Page 12 Title: Analyze Lines for Character Development and Theme

Analyze lines:

1-14 Describe the details about Mr. Pirzada’s life and what that reveals about his character.

31-44 What do the details about the narrator’s parents reveal about them?  What broad theme of the story might be suggested by the details?

110-116  Do Lilia’s parents feel she is receiving a good education?  Cite details to support your answer.

9/28 Read and analyze lines:

149-151 What do these lines reveal about Mr. Pirzada’s connection to his homeland, even though he is thousands of miles away from it?

223-232  What do Lilia’s thoughts and processes reveal about theme?

10/4-10/5 Analyze lines:

336-343 (what inferences can you draw about Lilia’s emotional growth?)

366-371 (What do these lines indicate about Mr. Pirzada’s connection with Lilia?)

What do the two different reactions Mr. Pirzada had after heard in the news reports tell us about him?

Answer: What feeling or message is conveyed by the scene of the adults sitting together with the TV turned off and Mr. Pirzada in the uncharacteristic pose of his head in his hands?  What might have happened?

Answer: Paraphrase lines 538-540 in your own words.  How does repetition lend power to the description, here?  Repetition is a rhetorical device writers use to focus attention on a particular idea or image.


Please get out your notebooks.  Open to the table of contents.  The date is 10/8/18, the new title will be Grammar: Parts of Speech.  I think we are on page 15?

Turn to page 15.  Number the page, but do not title it.  Wait for instructions.

I will check the questions from Friday while you are doing this.