Category: X Eng 9 T1 2023-24

Final Exam Study Materials

These will be provided during the exams as well…

There are several exam days and one make-up day.

Monday Jan. 22

  • Start the exam (all grades) today.
  • We will go over the following expectations:
    • Phones and smart watches are not allowed in the room.
    • No backpacks, notebooks, binder or other materials are allowed.
    • Just bring your pencil (and water/snack).
    • Do not plan to use the washroom during class on testing days. If you must leave the room, an escort may be required. (A break is provided on the long day.)
    • If your phone or other device is visible (in-class, on testing day), you must redo that day’s portion of the exam on the Make-Up Day. Until you do this, your grade will be IE. This grade may be revised once the entire test is complete and you have turned in all assignments.

Tuesday Jan. 23

  • Grade 9 Writing Test Day (two periods).
  • There is a break between periods. Please plan to use the washroom during this time.

Wednesday Jan. 24

  • Continue with the exam.

Thursday Jan. 25

  • Grade 11 Writing Test Day (two periods).
  • There is a break between periods. Please plan to use the washroom during this time.

Friday Jan. 26

  • Write your Learning Story.
  • IE notices are sent home today after 3:01 PM. If you receive one, you can make up any missing work on the Make-Up Day and your grade may be revised.
  • There is one more Make-Up Day in April and there are extra work days during SPT conferences. You may finish work (including the films and tests, which must be completed in-class) on these days. Grades may be revised through March 15, 2024.

Monday Jan. 29

  • Make-Up Day
  • If you complete all work, including the films and tests, your grade may be revised.
  • If you are not passing (IE) as of this day at 3:01 PM, your grade will be entered as 40 (F) or 49 (F).
  • You may complete work for a revised grade. The deadline is March 15, 2024. Talk to Mr. Kertes if you have questions.

Homework: Due Sept. 29

English First Peoples 11 Homework

English 9 Homework

English 9 Sept. 25-29, 2023 Overview

Monday – Sept. 25, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Life Observations Journal #4
  • Lesson(s):
    • Review: Features of text (there will be a quiz on Wednesday)
  • Handout:
    • Published short story assignment

Tuesday – Sept. 26, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Life Observations Journal #5
  • Workshop/Conference:
    • Work on expository essay

Wednesday – Sept. 27, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Life Observations Journal #6
  • Lesson(s):
    • Quiz: Features of text
    • Work on expository essay

Friday – Sept. 29, 2023

  • Recognizing the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 
    • TRUTH:
      • Meaning of “truth” exercise (Discourse strategies)
      • Dialogue exercise (Focus)

The expository essay is due Friday Sept. 29, 2023.

Eng. 9 Sept. 18-22, 2023 Overview

Monday – Sept. 18, 2023

Tuesday – Sept. 19, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Life Observations Journal #2
  • Workshop/Conference:
    • Start writing the expository essay (due Sept. 29)
  • Lesson:

Wednesday – Sept. 20, 2023

Friday – Sept. 22, 2023

  • No school 

Eng. 9 Sept. 11-15, 2023 Overview

Monday – Sept. 11, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Write a list (aim for 20 items) of anything you find interesting (idea, activity, place, fact, hobby, person, thing, etc.). Choose one item on the list, describe it and then explain why it’s interesting.
  • Lesson(s):
  • Exercise:

Tuesday – Sept. 12, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Which matters most: Freedom of expression or limiting speech to avoid offending or harming others? Why?
  • Lesson(s):
  • Exercise:
    • Poetry Response Exercise: “He Likes to Dance” and “Doesn’t Every Poet Write a Poem about Unrequited Love?” 

Wednesday – Sept. 13, 2023

  • Journal:
    • Read the board (information on systems). Then draw a diagram of a system and label it. Try to include all the elements of a system.
    • What’s your world? Think of every place that matters to you. Now choose the place that matters most and describe it.
  • Lesson(s):
    • Write early (very rough draft) of short story.
    • Conference with Mr. Kertes (1st half of the class).
  • Exercise:
    • Systems Thinking review exercise

Friday – Sept. 15, 2023

  • Journal (start “Life Observations Journal”)
    • Read the board. This explains the process for the “Life Observations Journal”. Write a plan for how you will start doing the life observations in preparation for the journal each day.
  • Lesson(s):
    • Continue to write early (very rough draft) of short story.
  • Exercise:
    • Systems Thinking quiz (we will do this at the start of class)

Eng. 9 Sept. 5-8, 2023 Overview

Tuesday – Sept. 5, 2023

Wednesday – Sept. 6, 2023

Thursday – Sept. 7, 2023

Friday – Sept. 8, 2023

Mr. Kertes is an English teacher in Prince Rupert, in the territory of the Ts’msyen, at Charles Hays Secondary School - home of the Rainmakers.