Tag Archives: literature

Great Gatsby Index/ Test

Test on Monday/Tuesday for G Block – Tuesday for B block

Gatsby Index to help prep for your test 


9th Grade Review for Midterm Exam

  • Short Story
    • SOAPSTone
    • Check notes on plot structure
    • (You will get a short story to read – and you will be asked questions related to what you learned)
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    • (there will be matching of the characters from the book)
  • Inquiry projects
    • (I will put a few topics on the test, and a curriculum wheel, your job will be to come up with question for a few of the categories.  Refer to your sheet on asking good questions, to study for this part of the exam.)
  • Essay will be an MCAS type question (all old  tenth grade MCAS questions can be found here)
    • You may use TKAM, House of the Scorpion, or any of the short stories we read this semester to answer the question.

For the Weekend – All Homework, All Grades

9th grade, if you have presented your project, no homework for the weekend.   If you have not presented your project, be ready for next class.

11th Grade, peer edit drafts are due on Monday! Remember, per Ms. Bernier’s rules and expectations that you all signed off on at the beginning of the year, there is absolutely no late credit given for peer-edit drafts. It will be a zero out of twenty if it  is not done for Monday.   For this revision, I expect 300 words, double-spaced (as always) please.

American Literature – Summer Reading Dropbox

Share your annotations on Noodle Tools  –
Drop Box Name: American Literature 2012-2013

9th Grade Exam – Final Papers

Things that counts toward your quarter grade-

  • note-cards
  • outline
  • rough draft
  • peer edit

Counts toward your exam

Final Draft

minimum of a 1100 words
in MLA format — see sample
has a bibliography

Your Exam grade is comprised of the following parts


  • Your submission of your final draft  of your how-to paper counts for 120 points.


  • In class writing
    • FreeWrite Rewrite  -You will bring a draft of something – anything you’ve written at any point during the  year to clean up for a revision –
    • Reflective Essay -I will ask you to consider what you have learned this year, and in a well organized essay, ask you to write and reflect on that learning.
      • FAQs  
      • Does it have to be one thing or multiple things?
        • you can deal with either one piece of class for at least three hundred words — or many – as long as it’s organized.

11th Grade Final Information – Final Drafts-Final Exam

Counts toward your quarter grade-

More Info for Ninth Grade Papers

As you get ready to upload your draft on http://www.turnitin.com, some reminders –

Your paper has three sections:

I. Anecdotal Opening – An anecdote is a story that connects the reader to the main point the writer is trying to convey (use your free write to draw your reader in)

II. The background and history of your topic – this is the part of the paper that will include the bulk of your research

III.  The How-To- this is where you tell us how to do the thing you are so good at doing -( remember we also did a free write on this to get all that information we already knew down on paper).

No, this is not just a three paragraph paper, each of these sections may have  multitude of parts.

If you are having hard time putting your pieces together, remember that we all went looking for some of the how-to blogs that populate the Web. You can find a list of those links here (look in the comments).

If you’re feeling like you don’t remember how to format a MLA document – look here

Concerned about how an anecdotal introcution should look?

Check out slides 7 and 8 in this presentation

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