Read O Xiangxue, a beautiful short story by Tie Ning. As you read, identify the ways in which culture plays a role in the story and in Tie Ning's writing.
What's English Got to Do, Got to Do With It?!
Just call me, Ms. Nina Turner! (Instead of Tina Turner, get it? Get it?? Ha!) ;)
In other words, how is English relevant to you? We've been analyzing this subject while practicing our essay writing skills for the last two weeks. Tonight, your task is to post your final draft here.
DUE: Tomorrow, Friday, January, 23.
Tonight, you will finish your essays by practicing your conclusion-paragraph writing!
Remember to integrate what we learned about comma usage today!
DUE: Tomorrow, Thursday, January 23.
In class, we learned how to write engaging and informative introduction paragraphs
Remember that introduction paragraphs take a different structure than body paragraphs. Introduction paragraphs require 3 parts:
Your homework for tonight, January 21, is to write 2 introduction paragraphs:
DUE: Tomorrow, Wednesday, January, 22.
In Mr. Josh’s class, you started defining culture by looking at the many aspects that make up culture. This weekend, I want you to take that further by observing the culture around you.
What is culture?
WORTH: 30 points
In class, we have been dissecting the anatomy of the academic paragraph. Thanks to the 5-sentence model, you all now have masterful knowledge for how to write the fundamental part of a paper!
Below, you will find useful connecting words to help you write an academic paragraph. Remember, these connecting words are your secret weapons for getting good marks every time. Use them!
Welcome!! I am so happy to be back and teaching you. :)
I have an exciting semester planned! In Year 9, we’re going to:
· publish a book of short stories,
· produce and circulate a school newspaper,
· read and analyze some far-out science fiction to understand globalization,
· create a museum exhibit for the school, and
· write letters and create a campaign to help the children of a current armed conflict.
It’s going to be AWESOME!
Below, please find important information that will help you succeed in Ms. Nina's class.
Like last semester, we will use my website to showcase your work and my Facebook page to communicate outside of class. Be sure you know and/or bookmark these sites:
To succeed in Ms. Nina’s class, you will need the following supplies:
The small notebook that I’m asking you to buy will become your vocabulary journal.
In your vocabulary journal, you will write down and define the new vocabulary you come across in class or during reading assignments. You can even write down vocabulary from other classes or slang from your friends!
· foreshadowing: a technique used in literature where the author hints at a future story development
· neuron: a cell that transmits nerve impulses
· slimmin’: slang for “cool”
· -ous: a suffix (at the end of a word) that indicates the word is an adjective, e.g. famous, pompous, egregious, etc.
I expect you to define at least 10 new vocabulary words every week.
From time to time, I will collect your vocabulary journals to ensure that you are completing this assignment. Each entry is worth 2 points with up to 20 points possible.
You must bring your vocabulary journals to class every day! I will collect your vocabulary journals without prior notice. If you do not have your journal, you will receive a 0 for the assignment.
You will be graded on class participation every day. Successful participation includes:
You will lose points for:
You will earn up to 5 points each day.
For extra credit throughout the semester, you may read a book, write a summary of that book, and present it to the class.
You may choose any book you like, in any language you prefer, as long as the book is not one you have read before and is over 100 pages. Please show Ms. Nina your book of choice for approval.
Summaries must feature two parts: 1) an objective overview of the story, and 2) your opinion of the book. Length is up to you. Just be sure that your summary is well written, featuring the proper paragraph writing that we’ve been learning and practicing in class.
Presentations should be five minutes long. You should introduce the story and how it connects to the theme we’re studying in class. However, you must not give away any spoilers! Spoilers are plot twists and story endings that ruin the story for other people. Your purpose is to present the book persuasively so that other people will want to read your book.
You may earn up to 25 points of extra credit every time.
You may do this assignment as many times as you like throughout the semester.
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