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9TH GRADE English

 

Contact

Contact Info

Gail Ashburn

gashburn@solake.org, @MsAshburn on Twitter or msashburn.weebly.com

Jennifer Boggio

jboggio@solake.org or

www.boggioenglish.weebly.com

Jennifer Gaff

jgaff@solake.org

Tara Lingeman

tlingeman@solake.org

 

Hello Parents and Students!! Please know that we miss you all and hope that everyone is following the guidelines, staying safe, and keeping busy. The English department teachers are accessible throughout the school day via our school email and plan to have some updated messages on both Powerschool and our classroom Schoology pages. Look for future communications from the district and your teachers. We encourage all of you to read and write everyday; here are some additional suggestions for each grade level that we have compiled so that you can keep academically sharp!

 

9th Grade- All documents can be found in PDF form on Ms. Boggio’s Weebly or the Districts Student Resource page

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Complete a reading log
  3. Complete a journal
  4. Work on a piece of the essay (give yourself a week to complete one essay)
 
Reading

Students read for 30-60 minutes daily and complete a reading log.

Free Online Book Websites: https://www.gutenberg.org/

Here is a list of popular books for Ninth Grade: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/9th-grade

Reading log: https://www.k12reader.com/reading-logs/RL-RdgTime-Plain.pdf

Book Project: After finishing a book, students can choose from one of the project options.

https://www.vcsd.k12.ny.us/cms/lib/NY24000141/Centricity/Domain/161/Independent%20Reading%20-

%20Final%20Project%20Options.pdf

 

Writing

Journal Writing: Each day choose a prompt to write about or write about your daily experiences We are making history!

https://www.journalbuddies.com/prompts-by-grade/high-school-writing-prompts/

 Week One: Narrative Essay. Outline to help:

https://www.wagnerhigh.net/ourpages/auto/2015/12/8/52409665/narrative%20essay%20graphic%20organizer%201_7

%20_1_%20_1_.pdf

Topics:

Site with more prompts: https://edubirdie.com/blog/narrative-essay-topics

  • The most frightening experience I ever had.
  • The most embarrassing moment of my
  • My favorite subject in school
  • How my best friend from school influenced my
  • This friendship breakup cost me a year of
  • It was the hardest decision for
  • The song/movie that touched me the most.
  • The book character I associate myself
  • The famous person from the past I’d like to
  • If I were a politician, I’d be…
  • The superpower I’d like to have, and
  • The place in the world everyone needs to .
  • The best place for a family
  • You’ve become a ...
 
Rubric
 
Week 2: Compare and Contrast Essay

 

Week 3: Informative Essay

 

Test Practice

 

Current Text Resources

 A link to summaries and analysis of the text:
The film To Kill A Mockingbird is available for free if students have Amazon Prime
10th Grade English

Hello Parents and Students!! Please know that we miss you all and hope that everyone is following the guidelines, staying safe, and keeping busy. The English department teachers are accessible throughout the school day via our school email and plan to have some updated messages on both Powerschool and our classroom Schoology pages. Look for future communications from the district and your teachers. We encourage all of you to read and write everyday; here are some additional suggestions for each grade level that we have compiled so that you can keep academically sharp!

10th Grade- All documents can be found in PDF form on the Districts Student Resource page

 

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Complete a reading log
  3. Complete a journal
  4. Grammar Practice or PSAT Practice
English 10
 
A Raisin in the Sun

https://archive.org/stream/a_raisin_in_the_sun/a_raisin_in_the_sun_-_lorraine_hansberry_djvu.txt Both the original version and the 2008 version of the movie are available on You Tube.

Online Teacher Study Guide with suggestions for writing and discussion ideas https://www.penguin.com/static/pdf/teachersguides/raisinsun.pdf

 

Honors English 10

The Great Gatsby

https://www.planetebook.com/free-ebooks/the-great-gatsby.pdf Movie is available for anyone who has an Amazon Prime account

Additional Supplemental Activities are available on the district Schoology page

 

 All 10th Grade Students

Recommend taking all tests

 

PSAT Prep

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice


 PSAT Prep (Paper and Pencil)

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-how-to-prep/a/full-length-psat-nmsqt

 

 

Grammar Practice

 

http://noredink.com

 
11th Grade English

Hello Parents and Students!! Please know that we miss you all and hope that everyone is following the guidelines, staying safe, and keeping busy. The English department teachers are accessible throughout the school day via our school email and plan to have some updated messages on both Powerschool and our classroom Schoology pages. Look for future communications from the district and your teachers. We encourage all of you to read and write everyday; here are some additional suggestions for each grade level that we have compiled so that you can keep academically sharp!

11th Grade- Any documents can be found in PDF form on the Districts Student Resource page

 

  1. Read for 30 minutes
  2. Complete a reading log
  3. Complete a journal
  4. Grammar Practice or PSAT Practice

 

 

11th Grade Resources

  • Khan Academy: Students have accounts Recommend taking full length tests at this point and/or making sure that accounts are linked to College Board accounts for more targeted tutorials. https://www.khanacademy.org/

 

 

Greek God Information

https://www.greekmythology.com/

 

https://www.theoi.com/ All Grades/Classes Grammar Practice

https://www.englishgrammarhelp.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_pyRtNSm6AIVs_7jBx0E-

QU3EAAYASAAEgL0tvD_BwE

https://www.quill.org/

 

http://noredink.com

12th Grade English

Hello Parents and Students!! Please know that we miss you all and hope that everyone is following the guidelines, staying safe, and keeping busy. The English department teachers are accessible throughout the school day via our school email and plan to have some updated messages on both Powerschool and our classroom Schoology pages. Look for future communications from the district and your teachers. We encourage all of you to read and write everyday; here are some additional suggestions for each grade level that we have compiled so that you can keep academically sharp!

 

12th Grade English and Honors English 

  1. Read for 30-60 minutes (Choose one book to continue and finish)
  2. Complete a reading log
  3. Complete a journal. You can use the suggestions below or journal about your own topics or your
  4. Work on an analytical essay (this is what we did for our midterm)
  5. Scholarships…. Search sites and start applying to every and all that apply to you

Reading

I am suggesting students read for 30-60 minutes daily and complete a reading log. I have provided links to a free online website for books, but I also included links to books we would have been reading in class. The choice is yours.

 

Free Online Book Websites: https://www.gutenberg.org/

Here is a list of popular books for Ninth Grade: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/9th-grade

 

Reading log: https://www.k12reader.com/reading-logs/RL-RdgTime-Plain.pdf

 

Book Suggestions and resources (these would have been our next book choices- had we been in school)

 

Frankenstein https://www.gutenberg.org/files/42324/42324-h/42324-h.htm Study Guide to go along with novel:

https://boggioenglish.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/5/5/11553016/frankenstein_study_guide_2020.html

 

Lord of the Flies https://d2ct263enury6r.cloudfront.net/X2bpH13Xnjn4ZJspWQzb5LMu7BGp5CUGaPGFQqVXvLT2M1AW.pdf Study Guide https://web.jerichoschools.org/hs/teachers/lfischer/lord_of_the_flies/lord_of_the_flies.htm

 

Boggio’s is on her weebly page

 

1984 https://www.george-orwell.org/1984

Study Guide https://www.greatbooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/1984_guide_final.pdf

Boggio’s is on her Weebly page


 

The Stranger https://www.macobo.com/essays/epdf/CAMUS,%20Albert%20-%20The%20Stranger.pdf

Study Guide: https://d2ct263enury6r.cloudfront.net/xaJRcFZfT3NXTRtXRLJ1ov1ZoGw6XLf1aQkwmO6h6UZiNLSb.pdf

Boggio’s is on her Weebly page

 

Writing

Journal Writing: Each day choose a prompt to write about

https://www.journalbuddies.com/prompts-by-grade/high-school-writing-prompts/

 

Analytical Essay. Source:

https://www.bucks.edu/media/bcccmedialibrary/pdf/HOWTOWRITEALITERARYANALYSISESSAY_10.15.07_001.pdf-

 

 Scholarship Search - Don't leave any money on the table!

College Board Scholarship Opportunities: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zACh0eIA- OEAAYASAAEgLMEvD_BwE&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zACh0eIA- OEAAYASAAEgLMEvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4330!3!403027533981!e!!g!!scholarships

 

Fast Web https://www.fastweb.com/ppc- fastweb?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&mkw=fastwebscholarships&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zAC h0eIA-OEAAYBCAAEgLRa_D_BwE&pcrid=227526019657&mkwid=sSenhKTzz&pmt=b

 

Federal Aid and Scholarship https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/scholarships

 

State of Michigan scholarship and grant search https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--429704--,00.html

Niche Scholarship Search Site: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/?state=MI

 

 Look for some real life reading and writing examples in the future

Ms. Gorsky ENGLISH: 

 

For all classes: 

  •  Keep a daily journal.  Set aside a half hour each day and write about the day’s events. You can get creative.  Perhaps make a video diary.   Add a tictoc of the day.  Have fun with it.  This will be something you enjoy looking back at as you get older. These are historic times that we are living in. Keeping a journal will make you a primary source for future generations. 

 

  • Read.  Set aside some time each day to read your favorite book or magazine.  You can log your reading at the link below. 

      https://www.k12reader.com/reading-logs/RL-RdgTime-Plain.pdf 

 

  • There are some websites you can visit to keep those skills sharp.  They include the following. 

 

Grade Specific:   

Grade 9:  Sign up for REMIND 101 by texting the #81010 with the word @gorskye 

This will be a great way for us to communicate. 

 There is a version on youtube of Romeo and Juliet, a classic by William Shakespeare, that you may enjoy watching at this link.  

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBDcDr4XWpY&t=61s 

 

 

Grade 10: Sign up for REMIND 101 by texting the #81010 with the message @gorskyen  

This will be a great way for us to communicate. 

We have been reading the novel Dear Martin.  If you would like to see how the story ends, it is available online at the following link.  We stopped at Chapter 11.  It was just getting good! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4jAG6I3jqo&list=PL98EVuC_V3as3UQADnMtfcXrsZhjAqRSi 

 

Grade 11:  Sign up for REMIND 101 by texting the #81010 with the message @gorskyeng 

This will be a great way for us to communicate. 

 
 

Grade 12: Sign up for REMIND 101 by texting the #81010 with the message @gorskyengl   

This will be a great way for us to communicate. 

We were just wrapping up reading A Raisin in the Sun.  I was looking forward to watching the movie with you.   Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKj7wcuY6X8 

Also you might want to start thinking about those graduation speeches.  

 

SENIORS:  Scholarship Search - Don't leave any money on the table! 

College Board Scholarship Opportunities: https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zACh0eIA-OEAAYASAAEgLMEvD_BwE&ef_id=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zACh0eIA-OEAAYASAAEgLMEvD_BwE:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!4330!3!403027533981!e!!g!!scholarships 

  

Fast Web https://www.fastweb.com/ppc- fastweb?utm_source=google&utm_medium=ppc&mkw=fastwebscholarships&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs6zFk8Wh6AIVB7zACh0eIA-OEAAYBCAAEgLRa_D_BwE&pcrid=227526019657&mkwid=sSenhKTzz&pmt=b 

  

Federal Aid and Scholarship https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/scholarships 

  

State of Michigan scholarship and grant search https://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid/0,4636,7-372--429704--,00.html 

Niche Scholarship Search Site: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/?state=MI