English 9 EOY Grade Improvement Tools
Created on March 10, 2023
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Summer vacation is around the corner - use this guide to help you get caught up in English 9.
English 9 Spring Remix!
A plan to get your grade up.
So you've gotten behind in English 9 Spring? Maybe you're currently failing and you don't want to attend summer school or retake the class next year?
Scenerio 1: I have a ton of overdues! I skipped a lot of assignments or was not able to complete them for another reason.Fix it: Begin with high-points overdues like projects, tests, quizzes, and discussions. Be sure to complete the abbreviated projects found on the following page. Once these are complete, work your way down to lower-points assignments like participation lessons and live lessons. Scenerio 2: I don't have many overdues, but my assignment grades are not what I'd like them to be.Fix it: Begin with high-points assignments like projects. Revise your projects using teacher feedback or complete the abbreviated projects found on the following page and submit via webmail. From there, complete quiz/test corrections and ask for other low-scoring assignments to be reset.With either scenerio or a 3rd scenerio that is unique to you, put forth your best effort, complete the alternate projects projects and assessment first and focus on one at a time, and schedule a time for one on one help with Ms. Isabella if you need it. Bookings link can be found at the "get help" button.
"I have projects that are overdue or non-passing. How can I increase my grade?"
This is a general plan - please reach out to me if you need help to make a specific plan for you. 1. Click each plus sign to read over the project instructions for each unit.2. Choose the project/essay that seems least difficult to you first. 3. Repeat Press the + signs for access to alternate projects. Remember to select "file" + "make a copy" or press the down arrow in the top right corner to download.
Unit 1: World's End
Unit 2: Survival
Unit 3: Literature of the Civil Rights
Your task: Select a prompt and complete the graphic organizer attched below. Use this graphic organizer to write a five paragraph essay. Submit this presentation via webmail. I will grade it in place of your outline AND final copy for this unit.
Your task: Research the topic provided in the attached activity. Follow the directions on each page. Submit this presentation via webmail. I will grade it in place of your outline AND final copy for this unit.
Unit 4: Star-Crossed Romances
Your Task: Examine the similarities and differences between Romeo and Paris. Use the attached activity. I will grade it in place of your outline AND final copy for this unit.
Unit 5: Journeys of Transformation
Your task: Select a prompt and complete the graphic organizer attched below. Use this graphic organizer to write a 3-5 paragraph story. Submit this presentation via webmail. I will grade it in place of your outline AND final copy for this unit.
Your task: Follow the directions from the presentation attached below to brainstorm and write on one of 3 expository topics. Submit this presentation via webmail. I will grade it in place of your outline AND final copy for this unit.
"I did the projects, but I'm still not happy with my grade"
This is a general plan - please reach out to me if you need help to make a specific plan for you. If you've already completed and submitted your projects, here are some other grade-improvement strategies you could apply:If y
Reset Participation Lessons
Extra Credit Assignments
If you earned a zero on a five point daily assignment, reach out to your teacher to have it reset. Make sure you know the specific lesson number or numbers to request!
Throughout the year, extra credit assignments have been provided via webmail. These can be accessed using the document linked below. Complete and submit these extra credit activities via webmail. These should be done last!
Start With High-Points Assignments
As you work through your overdue assignments, begin by completing overdue tests/quizzes/discussions from each unit using resources linked on the next page. Remember: Every assessment is open book AND open note. Once those are complete, work backwards to complete five point participation and live lessons.
To improve your grade on a test/quiz, you can email me corrections for your quiz or test. In your email, please list the questions you got wrong. For each question, include a description of what the correct answer should be and an explanation as to why it is the correct answer.
Other ideas/ resources to help you get started.
Notes and Study Guides
Create a powerpoint instead of an essay.
Does writing an essay overwhelm you? Click the arrow for instructions!
Class Resource Page:
This website contains resources we used in class or shared as a class. They are organized by unit.
The attached document goes over where to find notes and study guides for each unit this school year. Remember: all assessments are open book/note!