DUE: Monday, January, 27.
This weekend, your mission is to conduct your interviews and request or take photos. Remember that interviews are easiest done via email so that you have a transcript of their words.
DUE: Monday, January, 27.
Tonight, you have to rewrite your essay on the importance of English with Ms. Nina's corrections. Please, please pay attention to the lessons we have been going over in class about:
You also need to write up your interview questions. One thing that will really help you with that is to read a magazine article and ask yourself how that journalist solicited that information.
Finally, you also need to schedule your interview for this weekend. Remember, interviews are DUE this Monday, January 27.
The 9.1 magazine project is off to a good start!
For those of you who do not have article assignments yet, come to class tomorrow with a detailed article idea. Identify who you will interview and their contact information.
For those of you who do have an article assignment, tonight, read a magazine article. Pay attention to the details. What questions would the journalist have asked to get that information?
We've got ourselves a magazine theme!!
We're going to write half of the magazine on fashion, and the other half on sports.
That means your homework tonight is to come up with 5 article ideas that fit these themes. You can brainstorm only fashion ideas, only sport ideas, or a few of both.
You also need to:
•Identify who you will interview. (Remember that every article will require at least one interview.)
•Track down their contact information.
•Brainstorm names for our magazine.
This weekend, you have a three-part assignment:
Your essay needs to be:
DUE: Monday, Jan. 20
WORTH: 40 points (10 points for an introduction paragraph; 10 points for a conclusion paragraph; 10 points for making edits your body paragraphs and correctly ordering your body paragraphs according to your introduction; and 10 points for having it printed before class on Monday)
2. The second part of your assignment this weekend is to brainstorm ideas for our magazine! Come to class on Monday with ideas about:
a. a theme,
b. a title, and
c. 5 article ideas.
Please write down your ideas in your notebook.
3. Bring in a magazine or newspaper article that you like. We will use this article next week to analyze news writing.
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,
· read and analyze some far-out science fiction to understand globalization,
· produce and circulate a school newspaper,
· 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.
7A is one of Ms. Nina's 7th grade classes! Check back here to see what we're working on.