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Today you worked with your partner on your mythology mini-presentation. I gave you a rubric so that you will know how the presentation will be assessed. You had all period to work on the presentation, and I shared my mythology and art supplies/resources with you.

Presentations tomorrow and Thursday

Vocab Review tomorrow– we will practice putting week 2 words into sentences


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Today we had our first “Mechanics Mondays” lesson. We reviewed the parts of a sentence and types of sentences. I provided examples for you to copy on the handout I provided, and you created your own examples as well.

We then brainstormed a list of mythological gods/goddesses/heroes/monsters. You told me if you wanted to work individually or with a partner, and you then decided on the god/goddess/hero/monster you want to teach the class on Wednesday and Thursday. I allowed you to use my classroom mythology resources. Tonight you are supposed to find online sources (and any print sources you have at home) to bring for use in class tomorrow.

Your mini-presentation will cover the most important attributes and popular myths involving your assigned god/goddess/hero/monster. Also, include a modern allusion for your presentation. (Ex. If you are doing Pandora, why does the Pandora music server use that name?)

Helpful websites:


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Today we completed the 9th Lit pretest. I will score these later this week or early next week.

Tomorrow: Greek mythology introduction

– Why study Greek mythology?

– How can studying Greek mythology help you learn (or at least derive meaning from) thousands of words?

First vocab/grammar quiz: Wednesday, August 29

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Today we lost some class time for book checkouts, but you should now have all of the textbooks you need for the semester.

We had a brief Greek mythology pretest. I discussed the answers with you, and I now have a better picture of your background knowledge of mythology.

I distributed the vocabulary packet for the entire semester (along with a clear packet for storing these safely in your binder). You should start studying the Week #1 roots and terms. We will have our first vocab/grammar quiz on Wednesday, March 29. Terms from weeks 1-2 will be on the quiz. For sentences with this week’s words: Week 1- Overhead

If you have not turned in the syllabus signature sheet, please do so tomorrow!

Wednesday: 9th Lit Pretest 🙂

Thursday: Intro to Mythology, Why Study Mythology?, Mythological Allusions

Friday: Media Center Orientation

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You survived your first day of high school! Every day will get easier, and by next week it will seem like you have been here for years. 🙂

Today we viewed a “First Day” presentation highlighting the main points of the syllabus, specific classroom procedures, and other general information. You completed a Learning Strengths Inventory and a student profile sheet, and you started on your homework. The last sheet requires you to set goals and describe your study habits; this sheet also provides an opportunity for you to share any other information you feel pertinent. If you did not turn this in before you left today, please complete and turn in tomorrow.

Tomorrow: Book Distribution

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9th Lit Syllabus

Syllabus. 2012-2013-9th Lit-Hunt and Hart

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I look forward to a productive and rewarding year with each of you. I will post updates, reminders, links, and important handouts on this blog. To quickly find the information for your class, use the category links to the right of this post.

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