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Katrina Jacobsen
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Created: Jan 26, 2011
Updated: Feb 5, 2016
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Welcome to ESS English 9
I have high expectations of the students and myself. I take my job seriously, and I hope that all of my students treat their education the same way. I like to work in a positive environment and as a team where we all show respect for one another. I really look forward to getting to know each and every one of you. I think this year will be one of great success and accomplishments.

I encourage open communication between the students, parents, teachers, and administration to develop a positive learning environment. Therefore, if you have any questions, concerns or thoughts please do not hesitate to contact me.


Classwork and Homework
February Classwork and Homework

2/5/16: CW: Shakespeare Vocabulary Test; Shakespeare video; Passed out Unit 8 Vocabulary words

HW: Bring book on Tuesday; Unit 8 Vocab Test on 2/16

2/3/16: CW: Romeo and Juliet Character Quiz; Grammar Corrected Lesson 25 Using Contractions, Lesson 26 Using Their, There, and They’re, Lesson 27 Using May and Can (reviewed notes and completed worksheets); Time given to study Shakespeare Vocabulary words

HW: Shakespeare Vocabulary Test Friday; Get Romeo and Juliet Play

January Classwork and Homework

2/1/16: CW: Unit 7 Vocabulary Test; William Shakespeare Test (went online to find answers); Introduction to Romeo and Juliet: Took notes and copy of notes passed out; Review Shakespeare Vocabulary Words and Shakespeare Biography handout

HW: Purchase No Fear Rome and Juliet book if you can (if not, I will supply a copy to you); Shakespeare Vocabulary Test on Friday; By Wednesday review all notes (copy given) and know all the characters (may be quizzed on them)

1/28/16: CW: Plagiarism Quiz; Turned in signed Plagiarism and Syllabus sheets; Vocabulary Unit 7 Synonyms/Antonyms Worksheet; Vocabulary Unit 7 Completing the Sentences Sheets; Gates MacGinitie assessment

HW: Purchase No Fear Rome and Juliet book if you can (if not, I will supply a copy to you); Vocabulary Unit 7 test on Monday

1/26/16: CW: Plagiarism Sheet reviewed and passed out; Spring Semester Syllabus and class policies reviewed and passed out; Finished TKAM movie; Grammar Unit 3 Lesson 23: Writing Abbreviations and Lesson 24: Writing Contractions completed worksheets and reviewed notes; Lesson 25: Using Contractions reviewed notes; Unit 7 Vocabulary words passed out

HW: Get Plagiarism sheet signed; Syllabus signed; Plagiarism test next class; Grammar Lesson 25 worksheet; Vocabulary Unit 7 worksheet (choose the correct word) ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE DUE NEXT CLASS

August Classwork and Homework

8/19/15: CW: Introduction and review of syllabus

HW: Get Syllabus Signed and return next class; Get a college ruled spiral notebook for journal writing by 8/28

8/20/15: CW: Turn in signed syllabus; Gates-MacGinitie Reading Test; Grammar Assessment; Semantic Inventory assessment; Went to library to get grammar; Vocabulary Unit 1 List reviewed and given

HW: Get a college ruled spiral notebook for journal writing by 8/28; Vocabulary Unit 1 Synonyms and Antonyms sheet due next class

8/24/15: CW: Checked and corrected synonyms and antonyms worksheets; Plagiarism sheet and discussion; laptops and use of vocabulary practice website; Grammar Unit 1 Lesson 1 Writing Names, took notes

HW: Get a college ruled spiral notebook for journal writing by 8/28; get plagiarism sheet signed and review it for test next class 8/26; Vocabulary Unit 1 Words #1-10 test on Friday 8/28; Grammar Lesson 1 Writing Names sheet due next class

8/26/15: CW: Checked and Corrected Grammar Lesson 1 homework; Plagiarism signatures collected and test; Grammar Lesson 2 Writing Titles Before Names and Initials of Names took notes and worked on worksheet

HW: Get a college ruled spiral notebook for journal writing by next class; Vocab Unit 1 Words #1-10 test next class; Grammar Lesson 2 finish by next class


8/28/15: CW: Checked Grammar Lesson 2; Vocabulary Unit 1 test; Journal p. 1-5, p. 5 Journal Entry #1 Write about one day that you will never forget. Tell what happened and why it was special and memorable

HW: P. 2 of Journal-Get a baby picture and attach it in your journal and below it write about why you chose this specific picture and what’s happening in it?;  finish p. 5 in Journals : Journal Entry #1 Write about one day that you will never forget. Tell what happened and why it was special and memorable.

October Classwork and Homework
10/29/15: CW: Vocabulary Unit 4 Test; Checked Story Plot Chart; Worked on Stories

HW: Scary Story 1st draft due on 11/2, needs to be typed, double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman font, and printed out for next class

10/27/15: CW: Turned in Vocabulary Unit 4 Words Worksheet; online practice vocabulary words for 15 minutes; Google Classroom assignment TKAM Ch. 1-8: Write about whether or not you think Boo is scary, sweet, or both. Describe why and be very specific with your details. You need to do this in a google document and then upload it to google classroom; Narrative Writing Discussion and assignment of Scary Short Story, Plot Chart (Setting and Characters, Problem, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Denouement)

HW: Vocabulary Unit 4 Test on Words; Fill out Scary Story Plot Chart and start working on story (1st draft due on 11/2 and final draft due on 11/10)(needs to be typed, double spaced, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman font)

*Attend Support for help on your story*

10/23/15: CW: Grammar Unit 1 Test; Vocabulary Unit 4 Words passed out; Worked on Vocabulary Unit 4 Worksheets-pick 12 out of the 20 words (definition, origin of word, pos, antonym, synonym, use in sentence)

HW: Vocabulary Unit 4 Words Worksheet finish; Vocab Unit 4 test on Thursday 10/29; Continue working on Novel Questions Packet


10/21/15: CW: TKAM Reach Ch. 7-8; Worked on Novel Questions in big packet; Reviewed for Grammar Test next class

HW: Test on Grammar Unit 1 next class; keep working on novel questions packet

10/19/15: CW: Turned in TKAM Ch. 4-6 worksheet; TKAM Ch. 5-6 test; Reviewed Slang/Dialect Activity; Grammar Unit I Review (notes for test posted on website and google classroom)



HW: Test on Grammar Unit I on Friday 10/23; Keep working on novel questions packet

10/15/15: CW: Turned in TKAM Ch. 5 Vocabulary worksheet; TKAM Worked on novel packet questions for 15 mins.; Read TKAM Ch. 6; TKAM Ch. 5 and Ch. 6 Slang/Dialect Activity on Google classroom

HW: TKAM Ch. 5 and 6 Test on Monday 10/19; TKAM Ch. 4-6 worksheet answer only the highlighted questions (you need to answer these on a separate piece of paper, restate the question, and answer in a complete detailed sentence)

10/13/15: CW: Collected TKAM Maycomb County Map; TKAM Ch. 4 test; Unit 3 Vocabulary Test; Read Ch. 5 TKAM; Ch. 5 TKAM summary posted online and on google classroom

HW: Pick 6 vocabulary words from TKAM Ch. 5 and fill out worksheet on words; TKAM Ch. 5 Quiz

10/8/15: CW: Collected Vocabulary Unit 3 HW; Students highlighted vocabulary words that will be on their test next class; TKAM Ch. 4 read; TKAM Maycomb County map

HW: Unit 3 Vocabulary test next class on 10/13; finish Maycomb County Map; TKAM Ch. 4 test next class

10/6/15: CW: Reviewed and discussed theme songs chosen for characters from previous assignment; Google Classroom Assignment: Segregation during the time period TKAM took place

Go to the above link and read the information under each tab on the left side. After reading this, you will write a narrative describing experiences of what your life would be like if during this time period in the United States. Remember that you need to write a response that establishes a clear point of view, use clear language, use strong sensory details to make these events come to life, and write a concluding paragraph that ends your point of view.

Unit 3 vocabulary words passed out

HW: Unit 3 vocabulary worksheet passed out and pick 12 out of the 20 words and complete the given worksheets to you (word, part of speech, antonyms, synonyms, history of the word, use the word in a sentence) (I’ve given you the word, definition, and part of speech already)

10/2/15: Turned in TKAM Ch. 2 & 3 worksheet; TKAM Ch. 2 and 3 test; Google classroom assignment: Please respond  to the following quote by providing your comments, thoughts, and opinions. Please also state what this means. You will also need to politely comment on one of your classmates responses providing your agreement, comments, or opinions.

"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view----until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."


HW: Logon to google classroom and complete the following assignment: Song Theme for Each Character

Please provide the title of the song and artist that you think matches each of the following character's personality based on what you know of them so far. Please state why you think this song best suits each person. No profanity is allowed.
Miss Caroline