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					                                     MR. SMITH
                                     ROOM 1163

                               9TH GRADE
                              COLLEGE PREP
                                HONORS
                                ENGLISH
                           EMAIL: smithr@northampton.k12.pa.us
                             SCHOOL PHONE: 610-262-7812
              CLASS WEBSITE: http://www.northampton.k12.pa.us/webpages/smithr/


                                        ADVERTISING
PHILOSOPHY: study the influence/techniques of advertisers on
           the general topic/to make the students better
           consumers

SOURCE: TEACHER NOTES

PROCESS: The role of advertising and its effect on our society is
          the key to this part of the curriculum. We will
          discuss the many different ways that advertisers try
          to manipulate the consumers’ ways of thinking and
          weed out the fact from the fiction.

EVALUATION: project – one grade

MISC: Save some junk mail for inspection.

MULTIMEDIA: videotape of various famous and not-so-famous
               commercials


                                              SPEECH
PHILOSOPHY: give each student experience in speaking before
              a group and listening to others

SOURCE: teacher notes
PROCESS: The students will give a minimum three-minute
         speech (optional 3X5 note cards may be used). This
         will occur at the end of the fourth marking period.
         The topic will be decided prior to the fourth marking
         period.

EVALUATION: oral presentation – counts as one grade

MISC: Practice will ease any nervousness when speaking in front
     of an audience

MULTIMEDIA: none required


                                       COMPOSITION
PHILOSOPHY: to reinforce each student’s writing skills

SOURCE: individual handouts

PROCESS: We will be addressing the following 10 different writing styles:
      RESEARCH—type of writing that incorporates published facts that
                     support the view of the author in a clear and flowing
                     manner
      NARRATIVE—type of writing that presents a chronological
                      sequence of events occurring over a period of time
      CLASSIFICATION—type of writing in which the writer separates
                             things or ideas into specific categories and
                             discusses each of them
      PROCESS ANALYSIS—type of writing that describes how a
                                process happens or how to perform a series
                                of actions
      EXPOSITORY—type of writing that presents other people’s views
                        using detail apart from criticism, argument, or
                        development
      PERSUASIVE—type of writing which takes a strong and definite
                       position on an issue or advises a particular action
      COMPARE/CONTRAST—type of writing that analyzes the
                                   similarities and differences between
                                    two items, people, policies, places, etc.
      DESCRIPTIVE—type of writing that presents a series of detailed
                         observations
      CAUSE AND EFFECT—types of writing that focuses on why things
                                 occurred and what happened as a result
      DEFINITION—type of writing that shares a writer’s understanding
                      about an idea or object


EVALUATION: each essay will count as one test grade

MULTIMEDIA: None
                                 VOCABULARY
PHILOSOPHY: increase the student’s vocabulary base/study
            how to incorporate better vocabulary in writing/
            foster creative writing


SOURCE: worksheets

PROCESS: COLLEGE PREPARATORY
        Each lesson has 20 words; you must be able to spell
        the words correctly and place them in a story given to      you with 20 blanks in
it. There is a worksheet to be
        completed prior to the test in which the words’
        definitions, alternate parts of speech, and prefixes are
        researched. There will be work on analogies utilizing the   vocabulary lists.

PROCESS: HONORS
     Each lesson has 20 words; you must be able to spell
     the words correctly and use them correctly in the
     context of a creative story that you write in class.
     There is a worksheet to be completed prior to the
     test in which the words’ definitions, alternate parts
     of speech, and prefixes are researched. There will be
     work on analogies utilizing the vocabulary lists.


EVALUATION: worksheet – counts as one grade
                  test – counts as one grade

MISC: There will be a vocabulary test every other week.


MULTIMEDIA: None


                                    GRAMMAR
PHILOSOPHY: understand the mechanics of writing/understand
           the role of parts of a sentence and how they fit
           together to create effective sentences

SOURCE: teacher notes/optional grammar book
PROCESS: The following grammatical topics will be discussed
         and practiced:
                   eight parts of speech review
                   complements
                   subject/verb agreement
                   phrases/clauses
                   verbals
                   principal parts of verbs
                   diagramming


EVALUATION: each grammatical topic will have a test - each
           counts as one grade

MISC: Ask for help when you don’t understand.

MULTIMEDIA: None


                                  MYTHOLOGY
PHILOSOPHY: study the history/purpose of the world’s
           mythology, legends, and fables

SOURCE: teacher notes/videotape stories

PROCESS: We will be looking at the existence of mythology
         around the world. The origin/purpose of Dante’s
         Inferno will be studied..

EVALUATION: test on notes – counts as one grade
            project – counts as one grade

MISC: There is a group project required at the end of this study.

MULTIMEDIA: various videotapes of other mythology


                         POETRY

PHILOSOPHY: analyze, interpret, and appreciate a classic
           writer’s style of poetry/study the
           short poetry genre/study the use of
           poetic terminology
SOURCE: literature book

PROCESS: Poetry is a very subjective form of writing. In class,
         we will study the use of certain poetic techniques that
         poet’s use to convey thought and emotion. Students
         will compose and share poems of their own. Classic
         poems will be analyzed for meaning.

EVALUATION: content test – counts as two grade
            notebook – counts as two grades

MISC: Students should not wait until the end of the time period
      to hand in the poetry packets.

MULTIMEDIA: videotape – Life of Langston Hughes
           audiotape – various short stories/poems


                                      DRAMA
                                   Romeo and Juliet
                                  William Shakespeare

PHILOSOPHY: study the life of William Shakespeare/study the
           structure of the Globe Theater/study the
           dramatic genre

SOURCE: literature book

PROCESS: The students will be reading the play, and, together,
         we will discuss various theatrical elements,
         Shakespearean vocabulary, and line interpretation.
         The project involves the structure and use of the
         Globe Theater.

EVALUATION: content test – counts as two grades
            notebook – counts as two grades
            project – counts as two grades

MULTIMEDIA: videotape - The Life of William Shakespeare
           videotape excerpts of Shakespeare in Love
           audiotape of Romeo and Juliet


                                 SHORT STORY
PHILOSOPHY: analyze, interpret, and appreciate a classic
                 writer’s style of prose/study the
                 short story genre/study the use of
                 narrative terminology

SOURCE: literature book

PROCESS: This classroom/independent study in the second half
         of the year requires students to choose five short
         stories to read and analyze. A short story
         response packet needs to be completed on a specific
         timetable. Specific literary terms and written
         responses make up each packet.

EVALUATION: project counts as 300 points

MISC: Students should not wait until the end of the time period
      to hand in the poetry packets.

MULTIMEDIA: none



  I CAN BE CONTACTED THROUGH EMAIL AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
                     smithr@northampton.k12.pa.us
         OR BY PHONING THE SCHOOL AND LEAVING A MESSAGE.
VISIT MY WEBSITE FOR: internet links on our curriculum
                      downloadable/printable classroom files
                      student’s current averages
                      email link

                                           WEBSITE URL
                 http://www2.northampton.k12.pa.us/SrHigh/sr-web/smithr/assignments.htm




                  STUDY SKILLS
                     (NASD
Improving Homework
Improving Written Assignments
 Write down examples in class.
 Write down assignments immediately.
 Set aside some time by planning ahead.
 Find a good place to work.
 Do the most difficult work first.
 Take short breaks when necessary.
 Hand work in on time.
Make Reading Assignments Easier and More meaningful(worksheet required)
 Skim over the entire worksheet or the questions
 Read the first statement or question on the worksheet
 Begin reading until you find each answer—write it down
 Continue until all answers are complete
Make Reading Assignments Easier and More meaningful
(no worksheet required)
 Skim over the headings and subheadings
 Read over the questions at the end of the section
 Go back and begin reading
 Turn each heading or sub-heading into a question
 Jot down notes as you read
 Keep a dictionary handy

Improving Class Work
Become a Good Listener
 Force Yourself to listen
 Ask questions if you don’t understand
Participate in Class
 Answer questions
 Give your opinion
 Get involved
 Take Notes



                    STUDY SKILLS
Improving Class work (continued)
Take Notes
 Good listening is the key to taking good notes
 Write neatly
 Write only enough to understand the concept
 Look for key words and key phrases—underline them
 Abbreviate if necessary
 Organize your notes into ―topic‖
 Ask questions when you don’t understand

Studying for Tests
 Be prepared
 Studying a short time each day for several days is better than studying a long time the
   night before
 Underline, circle, or highlight key words and phrases in your notes
 Skim the textbook for important concepts and facts—pay attention to words in bold
   type
   Check out the graphs, charts, pictures, etc. in the textbook

Taking Tests
 Skim over the whole test before you begin
 Read all directions carefully
 Do all of the questions you are sure of first
 Make educated guesses—eliminate obviously wrong answers
 Check your answers before handing the test in



                                    KEYS TO SUCCESS
01 Students are responsible to hand in all work on time.
02 Lateness is not a positive trait on which to rely. Each day an assignment is
   late, 20 percent of the grade is lost.
03 No candy, food, or drinks allowed.
04 Courtesy is to be shown to everyone at all times.
05 Students should not be late for class without a reasonable excuse. Lateness
   will be marked for those who are not in the classroom at the class starting
   time.
06 All books handed out should be handed in in the same condition. Any book
   misused shall be the financial responsibility of the student and/or parent.
07 Students need to bring materials (pencil-book-notebook) to class every day.
08 Homework will be assigned at various times and must be completed to
   successfully pass.
09 When given class time to complete an assignment, the assignment must be
   worked on. If it is not, a zero will be given for that assignment.
10 Class participation is encouraged.
11 All assignments are test grades based on 100 points. Some assignments that
   are to be weighed heavier will counts as two or three grades.
12 Neatness is important. Doing careful neat work is a philosophy to adopt
   into your work ethic. All tests should be done in pencil; all other
   assignments should be typed. Scribble-outs on a graded assignment or a
   test will result in a deduction.
13. Be sure to check my webpage BLOG when you are absent from school to
    find out what we did that day.
14 Keep a master calendar on which you write all of your assignments/due
   dates for all of your classes. You need to be able to see what your
   short-range and long-range tasks are at one glance.
15 Ask for help when you do not understand. It is a positive trait to
   acknowledge when you have questions about material and seek assistance.
   I am available on most days from 7:00-7:20, before and after class for
  quick questions, and after school upon request.
16 One person speaks at a time.
17 Utilize my classroom website. It has a lot of valuable information for
   students and parents, and it is active 24 hours a day.
18 The grades you attain now become part of your high school G.P.A. and
   your class rank, which become increasingly important as you complete
   high school and look forward to furthering your education after high school
19 Students are to follow the school's handbook for all other situations.
20 Unusual circumstances may, in some cases, affect any of the preceding
   guidelines.
                            NOVEL

                        COLLEGE PREP CHOICES
                             (decision pending)
                       Animal Farm—George Orwell
                   The Grapes of Wrath—John Steinbeck
                  A Lesson before Dying—Earnest Gaines
                          Speak—Laurie Anderson
                 What Dreams May Come—Richard Matheson


                              HONORS CHOICES
                                (decision pending)
                       The Grapes of Wrath—John Steinbeck
                           Jane Eyre—Charlotte Bronte
PHILOSOPHY: study the life of the author/analyze, interpret, and
                appreciate classic writers’ styles of prose/study the novel
                genre
SOURCE: books given to students
PROCESS: We will be reading the novel partly in class and partly at home.
          While reading, the story will be used to study how it fits into the
          historical time period, how it fits the author’s life, and where
          literary terminology help to accent the author’s writing style.
EVALUATION: content test – counts as two grades
                 novel notebook – counts as two grades
                 novel project – counts as two grades
MISC: Check my website for various sites on authors studied
MULTIMEDIA: videotape/audiotape               Animal Farm
                                              The Grapes of Wrath
                                              Jane Eyre
                                              A Lesson before Dying
                                              Speak
                                              What Dreams May Come
                 audiotape of The Grapes of Wrath
                                                       9

                                  NOTEBOOK REQUIREMENTS
                YOUR NOTEBOOK MUST BE NEATLY DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS:
SECTION 1 — MISCELLANEOUS
This section will have your signed guidelines to which you can refer when there is a question on rules procedures or guidelines.
Progress reports and any other papers that don't fit any of the following sections will also go here. You will also be asked to keep a
grade paper on which you list all of your grades. This will help you understand how well you're doing at any time during the school
year.

SECTION 2 — GRAMMAR NOTES
Any notes on grammar written on the blackboard or worksheets to help you study a grammatical concept should be in this section.

SECTION 3 — SHORT STORY
You will be reading a series of short stories. Any study questions, answers or essays that refer to the stories belongs here.

SECTION 4 — POETRY
Notes on analyzing poetry, worksheets, and you final poetry notebook will go here.


SECTION 5 — VOCABULARY
All vocabulary work will be kept here.


SECTION 6 — NOVEL
All study questions, worksheets, and essays for the novel will be put here.


SECTION 7 — SHAKESPEARE/ROMEO AND JULIET
We will be studying the structure of the Globe Theater at which Shakespeare performed most of his plays. All information about the
theater, including study questions, should be here. All material for Romeo and Juliet will also be here.


SECTION 8 — MYTHOLOGY
The origin of mythology from around the world will be studied with special emphasis on Dante’s
Inferno. All notes, charts, and information should be kept here.


SECTION 9 – COMPOSITION
Your 10 writing samples and accompanying information will be kept here.


SECTION 10 — SPEECH
Your required speech will be based on the study of poetry. Notes on how to give an effective speech will be here.


SECTION 11 — TESTS + QUIZZES
This is an optional section in which you may store tests and quizzes that you have gotten back graded.


SECTIO N 11 — TESTS + Q UIZZES
T his is an optional section in which you may store tests and quizzes that you have gotten back graded.

				
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