Eng 9 Feb 13 Update

  1. We continued to work in-class for the period.
  2. The handouts are posted in the updates below (earlier posts).
  3. If you did not complete Quiz 2 today, be sure to finish it on Feb 14.
  4. After Feb 14, you will need to complete any missing work either at home (some assignments and assessments must be done at school) or during Mr. Kertes’s Homework Help (most Mondays from 3:15-5:15 in room 308 – be sure to schedule this if you plan to attend). Later, you may complete missing work on a Make Up Day or Catch Up Afternoon.
  5. See the format template for a sample of the format for all work.

The following work is due as of Feb 14:

  • Speed Write #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9 (see prompts below)
  • Homework #1, #2, #3 (see details below)
  • Quiz #1, #2 (see details below)
  • Mid-Term Prep #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #11, #12
  • View “Romeo and Juliet” film and view “All Is True” film
  • Read to page 18 of “The Outsiders” novel
  • Read poetry packet 1 and 2

Speed Write Prompts

  1. True love is real and wonderful because (or it’s fake and stupid because)…
  2. Which is more important? Character, intelligence, happiness, or strength? Why?
  3. What’s a common theme (big idea) that connects “Romeo and Juliet” with “The Outsiders”?
  4. Why did Mr. Kertes write the essay in Grade 8? How did it transform him?
  5. Why did William Shakespeare write plays? Are these good reasons in your view? Why?
  6. Describe the professor in “One Good Man”… what did you think of him? Why?
  7. Discuss the rights of women in the time of Shakespeare. Connect. Reflect.
  8. What is the best story: “The Laundry Basket”, “Haida Gwaii”, or “The Promise”? Why?
  9. Tell me your thoughts on the poem “Stop all the clocks”… (view the poem – PDF password protected)

Homework Assignments

  1. Homework #1
  2. Homework #2
  3. Homework #3

Quiz Study Guides

  1. Quiz #1
  2. Quiz #2

Mid-Term Prep Packet Prompts

Poetry Packet 1 and 2 (at this point, you just have to read the poems)

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.