English 9


English 9



Important Websites:

To review "Elements of Sentence Construction" go to:

http://www.towson.edu/ows/sentelmt.htm

To review "Dependent Clauses: Adverbial, Adjectival, Nominal [Noun]" go to:

http://www.towson.edu/ows/AdvAdjNomClause.htm

To review "Kinds of Sentences and their Punctuation" go to:

http://www.towson.edu/ows/sentences.htmImportant Websites:

For writing good sentences, go to the following website, and printout a copy of the 6 page "Writing Effective Sentences": http://www.cateringcomplete.com/laura/english/writing_effective_sentences.htm  


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 CSU, Sacramento MLA Page Format Click the Left arrow to return to MLA menu, Home to return to the Main menu or the Right arrow to go to the Parenthetical Reference page

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Following pages

Works-Cited page

 

When revising your essay, make sure your paper follows MLA style format. This page contains some general guidelines for the physical arrangement of your pages.

For answers to specific questions, either follow the links on the preceding page, refer to the MLA Handbook, 4th ed., or check with your instructor.

MLA Format

 

 

The opening page to your essay should use the format shown below:

 

 

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Only the first page should include the whole heading and title. All margins--top, bottom, and sides--should be set to one inch (1") throughout the whole paper. Don't add extra spaces between the heading and the title, nor should there be extra spaces between the title and the body of the paragraph.

Use a reasonably-sized font: either 10 characters per inch or a 12 point font. And choose a font that is easy to read rather one that is decorative: "Arial," "Lucida," "Modern," "Palermo" or "Times New Roman" are some good choices. Scripted fonts are hard to read even if they do make your paper "look nice"; it is the content of the paper that is most important, and making it easy for your readers to understand that content is always a good choice.

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Pages that follow the opening page to your essay should use the format shown below:

 

 

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Instead of the full heading, pages that follow the opening page should use a header in the upper right corner: your last name and the page number.

Do not add extra spaces between paragraphs--that is a business format. Instead, make sure to continue indenting paragraphs one-half inch (the usual tab default setting).

Make sure that you properly document your source with parenthetical references so there can be no questions about plagiarism. Guidelines for parenthetical referencing can be found on at this linked page.

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Finally, if you have referenced outside sources, you must include a works-cited page to show your readers where you found your information; use the format shown below:

 

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The works-cited page at the end of your essay gives your readers the list of sources you actually referenced within your paper, allowing your readers to easily find those sources themselves. The works-cited page is NOT a bibliography, listing all of the texts you may have researched in preparing the paper.

Note that this page should have a header as well. And again, the page should be double spaced, including the citations.

The citation entries should be listed in alphabetical order by the authors' last names. If there are multiple authors, the proper format is as follows:

Enos, Richard Leo, and John M. Ackerman.
If there are two or three authors, give their names in the same order as on the title page; it is only necessary to reverse the names of the first author, but make sure a comma separates each author and place a period after the last author's name.

Or, if there are more than three authors:

Belenky, Mary Field, et al.
If there are more than three authors, you have a choice of format. You can choose to follow the format for multiple authors given above (which could result in a great deal of typing), or you can add "et al," meaning "and others" after the initial author's name. Just make sure to include the comma between the author's name and "et al" and to place a period after.

Clarity should always be your guide; help your readers whenever possible.


 NEW ASSIGNMENT:

Night  Reading Assignment for TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016.  Read Chapters 5 [pages 63-80] and Chapter 6 [pages 81-92] and answer the following questions in exact MLA format.  Points will be deducted for not adhering to MLA. Do each chapter on a separate page, but there is no need for a separate heading for the second page; just put “Chapter 6.” Staple both pages together. You must bring in a printed out copy; absolutely no lateness will be acceptable.

Chapter 5 - pp. 63-80

1. Why didn’t Elie fast on Yom Kippur?
2. What advice was Elie given to pass the selection process?
3. How did Elie’s father respond when he learned his name had been written down?
4. What did Akiba Drumer ask the others to do for him?  Did they do it?
5. Why was Elie placed in the hospital?
6. Why was the camp to be evacuated?  What did Elie learn of the fate of those-who stayed behind in the hospital?
 
Chapter 6 - pp. 81-92
1. What happened to anyone who could not keep up with the march?
2. How did Zalman die?
3. What horrible realization did Elie come to concerning Rabbi Eliahou and his son?  How did Elie respond to this?
4. What was Juliek’s last act?
5. How did Elie help his father when the selection was made?

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NEW ASSIGNMENT : STUDY THE FOLLOWING LIST OF TWENTY WORDS FOR A SPELLING TEST ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016.  PERIOD A WILL HAVE THE TEST ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11 BECAUSE OF THE ASH WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE.  STUDY THE WORDS CAREFULLY ACCORDING TO SYLLABICATION, AND GO OVER THE WORDS MANY, MANY TIMES, SPELLING THEM ALOUD AND LISTENING TO YOURSELF.

SPELLING LIST # 4 :

1.   especially---------------es-pe-cial-ly

2.   essential----------------es-sen-tial

3.   estimation-------------es-ti-ma-tion

4.   etiquette---------------et-i-quette

5.   exaggeration----------ex-ag-ger-a-tion

6.   examination----------ex-am-i-na-tion

7.   exceedingly-----------ex-ceed-ing-ly

8.   exceptional-----------ex.cep-tion-al

9.   excitable---------------ex-cit-a-ble   

        10.executive--------------ex-ec-u-tive

        11.exercise----------------ex-er-cise

        12.exhaustion------------es-haus-tion

        13.exhibition-------------ex-hi-bi-tion

        14.expense---------------ex-pense

        15.experience-----------ex-per-i-ence

        16.extension-------------ex-ten-sion

        17.extraordinary--------ex-traor-di-nary

        18.foreigner--------------for-eign-er

        19.forfeit------------------for-feit

        20.fundamentally------fun-da-men-tal-ly

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NEW ASSIGNMENT: VOCABULARY: UNIT 8:                                                       

Learn the meanings of the following twenty vocabulary words for your next vocabulary test on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2016. In order to help prepare  for the test, for Thursday, February 11,  make up an original sentence for each word. If a word has more than one meaning, make up a sentence for each meaning. DO NOT COPY ANY SENTENCES FROM YOUR ONLINE VOCABULARY BOOK OR ANYWHERE ELSE; THE HAVE TO BE ORIGINAL, 100% YOURS! They will be checked at the beginning of class, and then gone over. The exercises will be sent to your  Ipad over this weekend, and left on until the test is over.

 

-assurance-n-a pledge; a promise

-asylum-n-place of safety; a sanctuary

-console-vb- to comfort-----n-keyboard; control panel

-dilate-vb-to become larger; expand

-dross-n-waste products; trash

-dwindle-vb-to lessen; decrease

-flippant-adj-disrespectful; insolent

-immunity-n-resistance to disease; freedom from some charge

-institute-vb-establish; set up----n-an organization for learning

-liability-n-disadvantage; difficulty

-preposterous-adj-ridiculous; nonsensical

-pugnacious-adj-quarrelsome; combative

-rabid-adj-violently intense; extreme

-realm-n-kingdom; field of study

-rejuvenate-vb-to renew; make young again

-remunerate-vb-to pay; reward

-sparse-adj-meager; scanty

-sterling-adj-excellent; outstanding

-venture-n-a risky undertaking; gamble---vb-to dare; take a chance

-warp-vb-to get out of shape; distort----noun-abnormality; irregularity

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NOTICE TO PARENTS:

 

       PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION REGARDING PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS. PARENT-TEACHER INTERVIEWS ARE THIS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2016 FROM 6:00PM THROUGH 8:00PM.  LINES ARE USUALLY LONG, AND THERE ARE ONLY TWO HOURS TO SEE EVERYONE. IF YOUR CHILD HAS AN EXCELLENT GRADE, HE/SHE HAS SUCCEEDED ADMIRABLY THIS QUARTER. IF THE GRADE HAS GONE UP OR DOWN A FEW POINTS, THIS IS NORMAL GRADE FLUCTUATION, AND IS TO BE EXPECTED AS THE WORK OF THE QUARTERS BECOMES MORE CHALLENGING.  PARENTS SHOULD COME TO SEE A TEACHER IF YOUR CHILD HAS FAILED, OR IF THERE IS A SERIOUS DECLINE IN HIS/HER GRADE.  THERE IS NO NEED TO WAIT ON A LINE WHEN YOU MIGHT NEED TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE WHERE THERE IS A MORE URGENT PROBLEM.


LATEST ASSIGNMENT:  FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016, READ AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS FOR

Night Chapter 3, pp.27-43 ACCORDING TO THE REQUIRED MLA FORMAT.

 
Chapter 3 - pp. 27-43
1. When questioned by the S.S. Officer, why did Elie lie about his age and occupation?
2. What was the first horrifying sight that Elie at first disbelieved?
3. Explain what Elie meant when he said, “Never shall I forget these flames which consumed my faith forever”.
4. How had Elie changed in a short time?
5. What was Elie’s first impression of Auschwitz after leaving Birkenau?
6. What was the “compulsory formality” at the entrance to all camps?
7. What sort of identification was used on the prisoners?
8. Why was the prisoner in charge of Elie’s block removed from this position?
9. What were the prisoners’ rations at each meal?

10. What was Bela Katz forced to do once he was chosen for his strength?

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NEW ASSIGNMENT: MONDAY FEBRUARY 1, 2016 SPELLING TEST LIST # 3.

Using the syllabication provided, study the following words for a test on Monday: 

definition-----------def-i-ni-tion 

·       delegate-------------del-egate

·       denied---------------de-nied

·       develop------------- de-vel-op

·       difference-----------dif-fer-ence

·       disastrous-----------dis-as-trous

·       disciple--------------dis-ci-ple

·       dissatisfied---------dis-sat-is-fied

·       distinction---------dis-tinc-tion

·       distinguished-----dis-tin-guished

·       dividend----------div-i-dend

·       dominant---------dom-i-nant

·       dormitory--------dor-mi-to-ry

·       earnest-----------ear-nest

·       easily-------------eas-i-ly

·       eighth------------eighth

·       eliminate---------e-lim-i-nate

·       embroidery------em-broi-der-y

·       endeavor--------en-deav-or

·       enormous-------e-nor-mous

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 NEW ASSIGNMENT: TUESDAY: FEBRUARY 2, 20I6: NIGHT: CHAPTER 4 : FOLLOW THE SAME DIRECTIONS GIVEN FOR CHAPTER 3 ABOVE:


Chapter 4 - pp. 45-62
1. What were the objectives of the medical examinations?
2. Why were the Jewish musicians not allowed to play music by Beethoven?
3. Describe one of Idek’s bouts of madness.
4. How did Elie initially avoid losing his gold crown?
5. Whom did Elie meet years later on the Paris Metro?
6. What happened when Elie refused to give his crown to Franek?  What was the result?
7. Describe the scene with the soup cauldrons.
8. During one of the preliminary “ceremonies” for a hanging, what did Juliek whisper to Elie?  What does this suggest?
9. During one hanging, Elie and the other prisoners cried.  What made this hanging different from others?
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NEW ASSIGNMENT FOR PERIODS E AND G DUE WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY 3, 2016 

Winter Poem

          The following poem will take the form of an acrostic poem about winter. For example:

                             Wonderland

                              Icicles

                              Nice and cold

                              Twinkling snowflakes

                              Enjoyable

                              Refreshing

          The poem spells out WINTER vertically.  Each initial letter is enlarged to make the word prominent. Wintry colors and patterns should be used to enhance the initial letters. Make the lines brief and to the point; a word or two or a short phrase will suffice as in the example, yet the main goal is first and foremost to capture the essence and feeling of the winter season. At the bottom of the poem, TYPE name, class letter, and date.

          The next part of the challenge is to present the poem in a shape related to the aspect of winter which is being presented in the writing; in other words, the shape must blend with the written words.  The more imagination, creativity, and effort put into the work increase the opportunity to earn a superior grade. No late work is acceptable; be responsible students.  The work reflects the creator; it must be nothing less than the best. 

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NEW ASSIGNMENT: THURSDAY: FEBRUARY 4, 2016: VOCABULARY UNIT 7 TEST: THE    WORDS WILL BE GONE OVER ON WEDNESDAY.

1.   adieu-interjection-‘Farewell!”---n-a farewell; goodbye

2.   advent-n-an arrival; approach

3.   apex-n-highest point ; peak

4.   assimilate-vb-absorb fully; digest

5.   bogus-adj-counterfeit; phony

6.   exorbitant-adj-excessive; extreme

7.   interim-n-the time between; interval---adj-temporary

8.   inundate-vb-flood; overwhelm by numbers or size

9.   malign-vb-slander; bad-mouth---adj-evil; wicked

10.meander-vb-wander about; ramble---n-sharp turn; twist

11.metropolis-n-large city; large urban center

12.momentous-adj-very important; consequential

13.obstreperous-adj-uncontrolled; disorderly

14.pensive-adj-thoughtful; contemplative

15.perilous-adj-dangerous; unsafe

16.shoddy-adj-poor quality; cheap

17.sprightly-full of life; spirited

18.surly-adj-angry; bad tempered;

19.tirade-n-long,angry,critical speech

20.vagrant-n-idle wanderer, tramp  


NEW ASSIGNMENT:  FRIDAY: FEBRUARY 5, 2016: BE PREPARED FOR A SHORT ANSWER TEST ON THE INTRODUCTORY POWER POINT PRESENTATION  ON NIGHT