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WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE 2011!. Jackie Grant [email protected] “ Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions.” . ENGLISH 9/9H AREA OF FOCUS. English 9 is a transition year from language arts skills to true literary study.

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welcome to open house 2011

WELCOME TO OPEN HOUSE 2011!

Jackie Grant

[email protected]

“Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions.”

english 9 9h area of focus
ENGLISH 9/9HAREA OF FOCUS

English 9 is a transition year from language arts skills to true literary study.

Emphasis is placed on literary analysis, written and verbal expression, and preparing students for the Regents exam.

The English Regents is given in 10th grade for honors level classes and 11th grade for Regents level classes

sample projects and assignments
Sample projects and assignments:

Romeo and Juliet parody project

Graded discussions

Critical lens essays

Outside Reading projects

Exams and quizzes

structure of class
Most reading is completed outside of class.
  • Emphasis in class on literary analysis and writing instruction.
  • Some emphasis on Regents preparation, particularly essay writing.
  • Class participation—in both whole and small groups—is expected and an integral part of the class.
Structure of class
this website offers personalized grammar instruction
Interactive Grammar Website:

Using their own writing as a guide, students and teachers work together to identify grammar weaknesses. Students can then complete the quizzes that target their needs, and skip quizzes on concepts they have already mastered.

This website offers personalized grammar instruction!
edline
Edline
  • Assignments
  • Project and essay due dates
  • Exam dates
  • Grades
  • Helpful information/useful links
  • Review Sheets
  • Notes

At Edlineyou will find all the information you need!

texts we love
Romeo and Juliet
  • The Catcher in the Rye
  • The House on Mango Street
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • The Old Man and The Sea

http://www.fanpix.net/0663727/013891316/romeo-and-juliet-touch-hands-picture.html

Texts We Love!
sample quizzes
Regents level

Honors level

  • Why is Mme. Loisel unhappy when she receives an invitation to an evening reception?
  • What reason does she give her friend for not returning the necklace immediately?
  • What does she finally learn about the necklace?
  • Why is Mme. Loisel unhappy when she receives an invitation to an evening reception?
  • How is Mme. Loisel treated at the party?
  • At what point does she become aware that the necklace is gone?
  • What reason does she give her friend for not returning the necklace immediately?
  • What does she finally learn about the necklace?
Sample Quizzes
sample discussion questions
Sample Discussion Questions

Regents Level

Symbolism/Motif: Identify what you feel to be the most important symbol or motif in the novel. Identify it and explain what it represents.

Plot: Identify the climax of the novel, and support your answer with an explanation and quotations.

Identify what you believe to be the most important conflict in the novel. Label the conflict, and provide quotations to express EACH side of the conflict. (2 quotations) Then explain WHY it is so important to the story.

read write think
Read! Write! Think!

“Thinking is not driven by answers but by questions.”

(http://www.criticalthinking.org/resources/books/handbook-high-school.cfm)

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