Vocabulary Words for Unit Test- Part-Time Indian

  1. Powwow-a North American Indian ceremony involving feasting, singing, and dancing
  2. Decrepit-worn out or ruined because of age or neglect; ragged, frail, weak
  3. Contemplating- thinking, pondering, wondering
  4. Anglophile- someone who is fond of or greatly admires England or Britain
  5. Anorexic- someone who refuses to eat; suffers from anorexia
  6. Bulimic- someone who makes themselves vomit after overeating or binging
  7. Eccentric- behavior or attitude that is slightly off, strange, unconventional, peculiar
  8. Egomaniac-Someone who is severely self-centered or egotistical
  9. Tautology-a phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words; redundant. (Ex: let’s all work together, everyone as a team. She was a dark-headed brunette)

Agenda for week of 10/23-10/27

Monday 10/23- Complete Webquest

Tuesday 10/24- Learning Stations- Intro to Night.

Wednesday 10/25- Begin Identity Boxes

Thursday 10/26- Finish Identity Boxes, Novel vocabulary

Friday 10/27- Genius Hour- Ipads- Work on final presentation. Make-up Shark Tank presentations.

9th Lit Assignment/Work over the break

9th Lit: Your sole required assignment over the break is to come up with your claim for your argumentative essay and brainstorm 3 pieces of evidence to support your claim.

Your essay prompt is to argue which path is the best to take after high school: 4-year college, 2-year college, trade/tech school, entrepreneurship, or military.

Your claim and evidence need to be written down on the graphic organizer I passed out in class today. I’m attaching a copy here for those students who were absent.

Argument graphic organizer (1) (1)


If you would like, you have the opportunity to revise your short stories for a better grade. You must follow these steps:

  1. Email me or Ms. Mapp (if you are in 2nd block), and let one of us know that you would like us to edit your story again.
  2. Copy and paste your story from Google Docs into a Microsoft Word document. (This will assist with grammar, punctuation, and spelling mistakes not caught by Google Docs)
  3. Print your final draft to bring in on Monday when we get back, or save to a flash drive or your email so we can print at school.


Please, if you have any questions at all, email me! I can’t help if I don’t know there is a problem. Have a great break!!!

“Everyday Use” discussion questions

I’m attaching the discussion questions for “Everyday Use”. I’ll also include a link to the short story. This assignment was due 8/11. I will accept it through tomorrow 9/22. Otherwise, it stays a zero in the gradebook.




Schedule 9/18-9/22


1st Block- Unpack Argumentative Writing prompt and rubric. Review Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.

2nd Block- Computer Lab to work on Shark Tank Presentations; begin working on logo using logomakr.com


Tuesday:  Unit 1 Test



1st Block- Computer Lab to work on Shark Tank Powerpoint

2nd Block- Shark Tank Presentations for Genius Hour project.

Thursday: Computer Lab- Written Response


1st Block- Shark Tank Presentations

2nd Block- Media Center Orientation