January 30, 2015

Ms. Berger

Phone: (503) 261-4230
Email: mberger@corbett.k12.or.us

Welcome back!

Throughout the year, I’ll be using the posts below mostly to list daily assignments for my two 9th Grade English classes.  Juniors and seniors in my A.P. English Language and Composition class may find information on daily assignments on their own course calendar which is accessible through the A.P. English Calendar here. There is also a link to the A.P. English calendar on Mr. Robertson’s teacher page.

I’m looking forward to meeting all of you.  Please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email with any questions or concerns.

Marian Berger

Thursday, January 29, 2015

English (9th grade):  For Monday, fill out the research plan for your persuasive essay.  See handout: research plan.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

English (9th grade):  Take some of the essay topics that you came up with for today and turn them into five (5) specific questions.  Each question should suggest a possible claim for your persuasive essay.  See today’s handout:  Question chart.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

English (9th grade): For tomorrow, list 5 possible topics for your upcoming persuasive essay.  See handout:  persuasive essay.

Monday, January 26, 2015

English (9th grade):  Use the scoring guide handed out today in class (scoring guide for argument) to score the second draft of the argument you wrote last week (either on English as an official language or on American Gothic).  … [Read More…]

Friday, January 23, 2015

English (9th grade):  Write a well-organized paragraph in response to one of the questions on today’s handout  (Legacies wkst).  Include a clear claim that states your interpretation of the poem and support it with evidence and connectors.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

English (9th grade):  No homework

Wednesday, January 21, 2014

English (9th grade):  Complete your outline to prepare for tomorrow’s debate.  (See handout: Student council debate (2 pages) )

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

English (9th grade):  For tomorrow, revise/ rewrite one of your arguments (either the brief essay on American Gothic or English as an official language).  Attach your labelled and edited first draft to your revision.  Your revised essay needs to be… [Read More…]

Thursday, January 15, 2015

English (9th grade):  Write a brief essay (2-3 paragraphs) on the topic of English as an official language in the U.S.  Have a clear claim and 2 or 3 subclaims supported by evidence from yesterday’s handout.  Remember to connect your… [Read More…]

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

English (9th grade): no homework