Hey there ELA 9! It's been like 5 minutes since I last saw you, and already the light is gone from my life...
Anyways! I've attached both the letter assignment outline, the CH 21-25 Package. as well as the MLA formatting guide. Trust me when I say that you will need MLA format in the coming years, so feel free to download it so you have it in the future!
RIP the Spotify playlist and my sanity, but here's the link again so you don't have to scroll waaaaay down in order to continue the madness. I hope you're all very proud of yourselves.
Have an amazing long weekend guys! (And happy birthday on the 12th to Amiya and Gibson!)
Hey sunflowers! We talked a bit today about how to effectively do the two things mentioned in the title, but I'd like to have it in written form for you as well, so this blog post will give you some advice on how to succeed!
-Refer back to any and all previously covered materials, such as questions, reader responses, vocabulary, etc that you have been asked to complete for the class
-If you have the time, reread the book! If you lack the time, the internet has a ton of great resources on websites like Sparknotes that can help you review what happened throughout the novel.
-Highlight important notes or write notes in different colours! This is a memorization technique that will help trigger information. Assigning colour to your notes can help you connect the colour to the point.
-Study with other people. Quiz each other on different details and questions. You can do this with someone who is taking the same class and take turns, or can have a friend not in the class quiz you.
-Create cue card notes. If your friends are all busy, you can do the questions and answer technique by writing the question on tr front of a card and the answer on the back! This also doubles as another memorization technique as by writing the answers out, you are also studying!
-Chew gum while studying and while taking the test to use the gum as a stimuli to retain important information!
-If you've been given questions in advance, make sure you practice answering them!
-If allowed, use page flags to mark down where important quotes are within the text
-Before you even being your test, make sure to read through all the instructions! Underline or star any important guidelines.
-Remember mark breakdown -> spend a minute per mark on each question.
-If you don't know an answer, MOVE ON. Don't spend time pointlessly worrying over a question you are unsure of. This wastes precious time and you can always come back later on. In addition, it's always possible you might find the answer hidden within another question!
-If you skip a question, star or circle it so you remember to complete it later
-If you have a question, raise your hand, but move on. Each second you spend waiting for a teacher takes away from your time to write the test
-If you notice an error, wait until after to let the teacher know if the question is still legible. This is a waste of your time for no reason
-Don't spend time riffling through your book for every question. Multiple choice questions, short answers, and fill in the blanks are all meant to be completed without your text. Save the book for your long answers. You can always go back to the other questions once you've completed the large sections of a test.
REMEMBER: Different things work for different people. Try out a bunch of things to find out what works best for you!
Hey amazing ELA 9!
Glad you're here, hope you're ready for the mid-unit test tomorrow!
In case you'd like a bit of a head start, the following are the long answer questions that are going to be on your exam tomorrow! These are 7 mark questions (1 for spelling/grammar, 2 for intro and conclusion, 2 for quote examples, and 2 for explanation/connection to the question).
You only need to complete three of these on the exam, so choose whichever you feel most confident in answering!
37. Explain the Gamemakers' role and how they control the Hunger Games.
38. What are the rooms in the Capitol like? How are they compared to what we’ve seen of District 12?
39. How is Panem an “oppressive” country?
40. What kinds of strategies do you believe are most effective in an interview? Is there any sort of angle the Capitol might be more likely to fall for?
41. Is it savage to watch people kill each other on television? What does the popularity of the Hunger Games say about the people who watch it?
42. Is the reaping a fair process for everyone? Why or why not?
See you in Period 4!
PS Tell me who your favorite character is and why on the last page of your test (underneath the long answer section) for a bonus point! ;)
Hey sunflowers, hope you're all having an amazing day!
I'm super hyped for your presentations today! Hopefully you all used your time wisely both in and outside of class to make them awesome!
In other news, since it's Monday, you all get a new Hunger Games Reading Check Package! And as per usual, I've attached it to this post so you can access it as needed! You should also hand in your 11-15 package today, so I can mark it and hand it back prior to your test! We will be doing some test prep tomorrow so it would be in your best interest to have access to your completed and checked answers!
Looking forward to today's class!
Hey guys! Hope you had a super amazing or at least somewhat amazing weekend! Of course, it's time for a school reality check in the form of new assignments!
First of all, I've attached the handout package with the instructions/guidelines, the graphic organizer, as well as the rubric for the rebellion presentation project that you will be presenting on Monday.
Second, the Chapters 11-15 response packages for this week's section of the Hunger games! This week may only have 4 days, but the expectation is that you will still read all 5 chapters this week and hand in the finished package on Monday!
Last but not least, I am attaching the presentation order so that you are all aware of what order you will be presenting in. Please come to Monday's class ready to go.
Presentation 1: Amiya, Nyah, Cailey, Rabeea, Gibson
Presentation 2: Kaden W, Charlie, Kate, Caden M, Jacob
Presentation 3: Aurora, Emily, Jordyn, Kaiden S, Ethan
Presentation 4: Meadow, Natalia, Brooklynn, Kaylynn
Presentation 5: Isabella, Mya, Dennis, Mackena, Mapendo
Presentation 6: Kya, Peyton, Joshua, Furqan, Zunaira
Not that any of you were away yesterday, but in case you need another copy of the Reasons for Revolution Questionnaire sheet, it's attached below!
In addition, I've attached the Fishbowl questions! Remember - these may appear on the mid-unit and unit tests!!
Have a great day!!
Hey ELA 9!
Starting next week, we will be doing a group project! In light of this, our seating will be rearranged around the group makeup!
If you would like to have some say in your group, as well as who you will be sitting by for the next while, make sure you fill out the google form, linked below!
While I will not guarantee that you will end up with the people you suggest, I will keep it in mind as I am deciding the groups.
Fill this form out by tonight, as the changes go into effect TOMORROW!
Have an amazing day!!
Good morning ELA 9!
I've attached the map and map criteria which are to be covered during today's class. if you would like access to the slideshow presentation, let me know.
Please note that this assignment is due tomorrow (September 25th) at the end of class, or it can be handed in at the beginning of Thursday's class.
Looking forward to class today! :)
Hey there Dandelions!
Attached to this post is the handout for Chapters 6-10, to be completed by September 30th!
Keep in mind that this worksheet is meant to cover all 5 chapters; hence, sections such as 'Chapter Events' should cover each chapter. (5 events total at minimum; maybe more if a chapter is jam-packed with important details)
Questions from these worksheet packages will be drawn from to use on your test, so complete it to the very best of your abilities!!
I've also attached the notes we went over today on the themes, symbols, and character motivations present in the novel. Again, this is material you will likely see on the test, as well as in future assignments.
Have an amazing Monday! And enjoy the low quality meme!
I've attached the documents for the two handouts during today's class.
Please keep in mind that the Token Assignment will be due on Monday September 23rd.
The Fishbowl Handout is for you to keep. While you will be using it during Friday's Fishbowl session, some of the questions may also appear on our mid-unit exam. hence, you should keep it for study purposes and print out a new copy if it is misplaced.
Thank you all for being amazing!