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Katrina Jacobsen
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Created: Jan 26, 2011
Updated: Oct 29, 2014
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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
October Homework and Classwork
10/1/14: Collected Romeo and Juliet answers to questions; Grammar Unit 1 test; Passed out Argumentative Writing Rubric (please keep in binders); Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scenes 3-5 vocabulary words passed out (started sentences in class)
HW: Finish R & J Act 1 Scenes 3-5 vocab words used in detailed sentences
Need to get a spiral college ruled notebook to use only for journal writing by Thurs. 10/9

10/3/14: Turned in vocabulary hw R & J Act 1 Scenes 3-5 sentences; Grammar Book p. 96-98 Building an Argument p. 98-99 Exercise 12
HW: Need to get a spiral college ruled notebook to use only for journal writing by Thurs. 10/9;
Go online and find an argumentative article (we will be using these to create your topic and essay)

10/7/14: Turned in Argumentative Article; worked with partner on pros and cons of article; wrote thesis statement for argument; discussion of logic and emotion
HW: Ad Assignment given and due next class
need spiral journal for class which is due next class

10/9/14: Turned in Ad Assignment and presented in class; Journal check; Journal p. 1-5; Journal Entry #1 p. 5 What is respect?
HW: Finish and complete p. 2 in your journal (need picture and stuff about you-only on this page)

10/14/14: Turned in Journal p. 2; Journal Entry #2 p. 7 If I could go back in time...; Romeo and Juliet Perfect Mate Assignment
HW: Test on Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scenes 3-5 Vocabulary words next class, know the definitions and parts of speech

10/16/14: Test on Romeo and Juliet Vocabulary Words Act 1 Scenes 3-5; Narrative essay in class on picture prompt
HW: None

10/20/14: Journal Entry #3 p. 9 Write about a time when you were surprised. Be specific and include details; Read Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scenes 3 & 4; Added to R&J timeline
HW: Respond to the following quote: "My dream told me that dreamers often lie."-Mercutio

10/22/14: Collected quote response; Journal Entry #4 p. 11 Write about a time that you were embarrassed; Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 5 read; Grammar Unit 2 Lesson 12: Reviewing Sentences, Lesson 13: Using There is and There are took notes and completed worksheets
HW: Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Test on Friday; Romeo and Juliet Packet: Study Guide #'s 1, 2, 3, 5 only, Check Test #'s 1-10

10/24/14: Collected Romeo and Juliet packet; Romeo and Juliet Act 1 test; Group work to finish all of Romeo and Juliet Packets
HW: None

10/28/14: Sub today
Journal Entry #5 p. 13 What is your favorite holiday and why?; Grammar Packet #2 worked on
HW: None

Homework and Classwork

9/11/14: Unit 1 Vocabulary Words #11-20 test; Passed out Unit 2 Vocabulary words and synonyms/antonyms sheet; Grammar Lesson 8 Using Is and Are, Lesson 9 Using Was and Were took notes and completed worksheets; Romeo and Juliet Cloze Notes Activity; Started reading Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scene 1 (will continue next class)

HW: Finish Unit 2 Vocabulary Synonyms/Antonyms Worksheets; Bring Grammar books next class

9/15/14: Turned in Vocab Unit 2 Synonyms/Antonyms Worksheets; Writing Response to the following question: Are the best things in life free? Explain your answer and give examples of some of the best things in life.

Grammar Book: The Narrative Paragraph p.109-112 took notes (notes are attached on website)

Finished reading R&J Act 1 Scene 1; passed out Act 1 Scenes 1 & 2 vocab words with definitions

HW: R&J Act 1 Scenes 1&2 vocab words test next class; Narrative Writing Prompt passed out and due next class (See Below)

*Please note that you do not have a test yet on Unit 2 Vocabulary Words. I will let you know when to study for them.*

Narrative Writing Prompt

You need to write 1-2 detailed paragraphs on the following topic:

Think of a real experience you have had that would be hard to forget. Think about what makes it so hard to forget.

Refer to your narrative paragraph notes when completing this assignment.

9/17/14: Turned in narrative writing prompt response; reviewed vocabulary words; took Romeo and Juliet vocabulary test on Act 1 Scenes 1 & 2; Grammar Packet #2 p.12-23 Lesson 4 The Subject, Lesson 5 The Predicate, Lesson 6 The Verb

HW: Finish Grammar Packet #2 p. 12-23 in full by Friday, we will correct it in class together

9/19/14: Turned in Grammar Packet #2; Writing Prompts: How Are You Like Your Mother?: Write about how you are like your mother. Do you look at all like her? Do you have any traits in common? What parts of your personality are like hers?

How Are You Like Your Father?: Write about how you are like your father. Do you look at all like him? Do you have any traits in common? What parts of your personality are like his?

HW: None

9/23/14: Grammar Lesson 10: Writing Three Kinds of Sentences took notes and completed worksheet, Lesson 11 Unit 1 Review completed worksheet; SCANS Survey

HW: Study Grammar Unit 1 notes and packet, Unit 1 Test will be on Wednesday, 10/1

9/29/14: Reviewed Grammar, notes on what is on test; Romeo and Juliet read Act 1 Scene 2; Romeo and Juliet Timeline; Respond to the quote by answering what this means. Give examples from every day real life situations. "It's sad. Love looks like a nice thing, but it's actually very rough when you experience it." -Benvolio (Act 1 Scene 1)

HW: Romeo and Juliet Act 1 Scenes 1-2 Questions (started in class); Grammar Unit 1 test on notes and packet

Romeo and Juliet Information and Handouts
Please check below for any notes that you may need to print out or need a copy of.

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