Ms. Hargraves’ English 9 Class

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Thursday, February 28 February 28, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 4:03 pm

I did a notebook check and collected reading logs today.  Students then drafted their essays.  There was also a grammar workbook assignment: pp. 53-57. 


Wednesday, February 27

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 7:40 am

We finished going over the following parts of the sentence today:

  • predicate nominatives
  • predicate adjectives
  • direct objects
  • indirect objects

We then began a pre-writing activity using the”House” graphic organizer.  We spent the remainder of the class time generating thesis sentences, topic sentences, and supporting ideas to fill in the sections of the House organizer.  Tomorrow, we’ll draft the essay.


Monday and Tuesday, February 25-26 February 26, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 11:37 am

Students worked on identifying sentence fragments.  They also began prewriting for an individual essay on the following topic:

Are people more likely to be productive and successful when they ignore the opinions of others?


Friday, February 22 February 22, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 9:39 pm

After completing the daily journal entry, students worked with their groups to finish the R&J essays.   


R&J Quiz by Leigh, Danielle, Jonathan, and Ashley H.

Filed under: Quizzes,Romeo and Juliet,Romeo and Juliet Projects — hargraves @ 3:20 pm

This quiz was created with attention to Bloom’s taxonomy.


Thursday, February 21 February 21, 2008

Filed under: Agenda — hargraves @ 4:28 pm

Eduardo selected our current events for the journal activity today.  He also wrote the journal question.

Today Mrs. Wilson, our New Schools Project instructional coach, came to third period to lead the silent discussion on “The Lady or the Tiger?” by Frank Stockton.  After reading the story, students participated in a five rounds in which they alternatively composed “fat” questions or responded to their peers’ “fat” questions (refer to Cornell notes on Bloom’s taxonomy).  At the end of the silent discussion activity, the class had generated numerous excellent seminar questions based on the story.  I think everyone had fun today!

We ended class with about ten or fifteen minutes to work in the Romeo and Juliet essays, but I don’t believe many groups got much done because the silent discussion activity was quite mentally taxing for some of you. 


Grammar Practice from Owl

Filed under: Grammar — hargraves @ 1:24 pm

Practice these grammar exercises with your partner.