Welcome to English 9 (Term 2 2023-24)

Screen shot from Romeo and Juliet (1996 version) (Tues/Thurs film)
  • Monday 1/29
    • Term 1 Make Up Day
  • Tuesday 1/30 – First Day of Term 2
    • Speed Write
    • Start novel study (The Outsiders)
    • View Romeo and Juliet film
    • 5-minute break (at approx 11:00 AM or 2:30 PM)
    • Discussion on the theme “the power of love”
  • Wednesday 1/31
    • Speed write
    • Novel study
    • Lesson: One Good Man (pdf – password)
    • 5-min Break
    • Lesson: Start expository essay (due March 1), start silent reading (a daily activity), go over homework (due this Friday)
    • Pack up
    • Silent reading
  • Thursday 2/1
    • Speed Write
    • Start novel study (The Outsiders)
    • View Romeo and Juliet film
    • 5-minute break (at approx 11:00 AM or 2:30 PM)
    • Discussion on the theme “the power of love”
  • Friday 2/2
    • Routine continues (speed write, novel study, lesson, break, lesson, pack up, silent reading)
    • Lesson: Writing as a system part 1
    • Homework is due: Doesn’t Every Poet Write a Poem about Unrequited Love?
    • Start next week’s homework – due most Fridays (see course calendar)

Next Week

  • We will go over the course outline, rules and routines, grading, and seat assignment on Monday
  • There is a quiz on the Five Fs and the Levels of Analysis (LOAs) on Monday
  • We will watch a film about the life of William Shakespeare on Tues/Thur (to help prepare for the expository essay)
  • Be sure to read ahead: The Laundry Basket (Lee Maracle), Haida Gwaii (Thomas King), and The Promise (Richard Van Camp) – all relate to the theme “the power of love” and will all be part of a later assignment (Textual Analysis Essay)

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.