English 9

August 26th, 2014

This page will typically be updated every Monday, but please remember that things change throughout the week.


General Information for October 16-20

  • This week we will begin our next unit, “To Build a Fire” and The Old Man and the Sea. 
  • Because of formatting constraints, the book title, The Old Man and the Sea, will not be italicized or underlined like it should be!

Monday – October 16

CW – Self-grading, “War of the Clowns,” “To Build a Fire”

HW – None!

Tuesday – October 17

CW – “To Build a Fire”

HW – “Poster Children”

Wednesday – October 18

CW – “Poster Children,” “To Build a Fire”

HW – Bring I.D. to check out The Old Man and the Sea

Thursday – October 19

CW – “To Build a Fire,” The Old Man and the Sea

HW – The Old Man and the Sea, pages 1-19

Friday – October 20

CW – The Old Man and the Sea

HW – The Old Man and the Sea, pages 20-39


General Information for October 9-13

  • Due to formatting constraints, titles like Othello will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!
  • On Tuesday there will be a Shakespeare quiz covering Othello. Students will get to use their packet. One section of the quiz will entail working with a new sonnet.

Monday – October 9

CW – Othello – Act 5, Cover comic

HW – Shakespeare quiz tomorrow

Tuesday – October 10

CW – Shakespeare quiz

HW – “War of the Clowns”

HW – Othello packet due next Tuesday

Wednesday – October 11

Special schedule – Freshman will do a three-station rotation until 12:45. No regular classes meet.

Thursday – October 12

No school – Teacher grading day and professional development

Friday – October 13

No school – Statewide teacher inservice day


General Information for October 2-6

  • Due to formatting constraints, titles like Othello will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!
  • We will watch the movie, Othello, this week. Students should have returned a permission slip. Nightly homework will involve reading Shakespeare’s sonnets, identifying examples of figurative language, and writing theme statements.

Monday – October 2

CW – Othello – Act 1

HW – Sonnet #50

Tuesday – October 3

CW – Othello – Act 2

HW – Sonnet #123

Wednesday – October 4

CW – Othello – Act 3

HW – Sonnet #29

Thursday – October 5

CW – Othello – Act 4

HW – Sonnet #19

Friday – October 6

CW – Othello – Act 5

HW – Write your own sonnet!

HW – Shakespeare quiz on Tuesday


General Information for September 25-29

  • Due to formatting constraints, titles like Oedipus the King and Othello will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!
  • Three things are due Friday: Oedipus packet, Oedipus final draft, Oedipus writing work – Outline/Rough draft/Editing sheet.
  • We will begin watching the movie, Othello, on Friday. Since it is rated R, students need to return a permission slip by then.

Monday – September 25

CW – Oedipus writing – Outline and rough draft

HW – All Oedipus work due Friday

Tuesday – September 26

CW –  Oedipus writing – rough draft

HW – All Oedipus work due Friday

Wednesday – September 27

CW – Oedipus writing – rough draft & editing

HW – All Oedipus work due Friday

Thursday – September 28

CW –  Oedipus writing – editing & final draft 

HW – All Oedipus work due tomorrow 

HW – Othello permission slip due tomorrow

Friday – September 29

CW – Oedipus writing – final draft & sharing, Othello

HW – Sonnet


General Information for September 18-22

  • Due to formatting constraints, book titles like Oedipus the King will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!

Monday – September 18

CW – Three writing tasks – overview, Oedipus the King

HW – Test on Friday

Tuesday – September 19

CW –  Expository essay info, Oedipus the King

HW – Test on Friday

Wednesday – September 20

CW – Argumentative essay info, Oedipus the King

HW – Test on Friday

Thursday – September 21

CW –  Narrative info, Formal writing task 

HW – Oedipus the King Test (comprehension and vocabulary) tomorrow

Friday – September 22

CW – Oedipus the King Test (comprehension and vocabulary), Formal writing task

HW – None


General Information for September 11-15

  • Due to formatting constraints, book titles like Oedipus the King will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!

Monday – September 11

CW – Literary terms, Oedipus the King

HW – “Letter to Your Senior Self” – due Friday

Tuesday – September 12

CW – Oedipus the King

HW – None

Wednesday – September 13

CW – Oedipus the King

HW – None

Thursday – September 14

CW – Oedipus the King

HW – “Letter to Your Senior Self” – due tomorrow

Friday – September 15

CW – Oedipus the King 

HW – None


General Information for September 4-8

  • Welcome to South Eugene High School!
  • Due to formatting constraints, book titles like Oedipus the King will not be underlined or italicized like they should be!

Monday – September 4

No school – Labor Day

Tuesday – September 5

No school – Professional development

Wednesday – September 6

CW – Welcome, Survey, Title Talks

HW – None!

Thursday – September 7

CW – Syllabus, Title Talks, Library

HW – Parent signature – Syllabus

Friday – September 8

CW – Literary terms, Oedipus the King – pre-reading

HW – “Letter to Your Senior Self” – due next Friday