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Katrina Jacobsen
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Created: Jan 26, 2011
Updated: Sep 17, 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
Homework and Classwork

9/3/14: Turned in “If you judge people, you have no time to love them” response and discussed as a class

Writing Prompt Assignment: If you knew the world was going to end in 3 years, what would be on your bucket list?

Montague and Capulet Family Trees

Grammar: Lesson 6 Punctuating Sentences took notes and completed worksheet; Lesson 7 Punctuating Three Kinds of Sentences completed worksheet; discussed the 4 types of sentences

HW: Study notes for Grammar Lessons 1-4, quiz on Lessons 1-4 Friday; Grammar Packet #2 complete pages 2-7 in full and follow directions (complete and incomplete sentences; declarative and interrogative sentences)

9/5/14: Turned in Grammar Homework; Grammar Lessons 1-4 Quiz; Vocabulary Unit 1 Words passed out and reviewed; Vocab Unit 1 Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet completed in class together; Started Grammar Packet #2 Lesson 3 Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

HW: Use vocab words #1-10 in complete detailed sentences; Test on Words #1-10 (know definition, part of speech, and synonyms for each word)

9/9/14: Turned in Vocab Unit 1 #1-10 sentences

Computer Lab for district Renaissance Online Reading Test; Took Unit 1 Vocab #1-10 test; Sentences for Vocab Unit 1 #11-20 in class; Grammar Packet #2 Lesson 3 Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences

HW: Unit 1 Vocabulary Words #11-20 test on Thursday 9/11/14 (know parts of speech and definition) go on website to the vocabulary practice link

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 Book next class

8/21/14: Collected Plagiarism and Syllabus Signatures
CW: Plagiarism Quiz; Semantic Inventory; Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, William Shakespeare Biography Packet and Vocabulary passed out
HW: Read Shakespeare Bio Packet-test on Monday 8/25

8/25/14: Test on Shakespeare Biography; Introduction to Romeo and Juliet discussion (class notes on website); Reviewed Shakespeare vocabulary: Quiz on 12 definitions next class

HW: Shakespeare vocabulary quiz Wednesday, 8/27, on the 12 words reviewed in class

8/27/14: Test on Shakespeare vocabulary; Grammar Unit 1 Lesson 1: Writing Names notes taken and worksheet completed; Grammar Lesson 2: Writing Titles Before Names and Initials of Names notes taken

HW: Grammar Lesson 2 and Lesson 3 complete worksheets

8/29/14: Checked and corrected grammar homework Lessons 2 and 3

Grammar Lesson 4: Recognizing Sentences, Lesson 5: Using Capital Letters, took notes and completed worksheets

Writing Prompt: If I Had a New Name: If you could give yourself a new name, what would it be? Write about why you chose this new name and how it might change your life. (Related to characters in Romeo and Juliet)

HW: Homework Assignment due on 9/3

Respond to the following quote: “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”

Your response needs to be at least one page typed with 12 point font. Make sure to include your name, date, and period in the upper right hand of the paper.

Include the following in your response: What does this mean to you? How does it affect others? State if you agree or disagree and why. Add your thoughts, comments, and opinions about this quote. Does it relate to you?