English Portfolio

Our last assignment of the year was to create a portfolio of all the work we did in Grade 9 English. In this video I talk about my favorite piece in the portfolio. Enjoy!



Quarter 4 Independent Reading

Title: The Outsiders

Author: S.E Hinton



This quarter, our independent reading assignment was to create a lively book discussion about any book. We chose the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton.
The Outsiders is about a young boy, thrown into the world of gangs. A world he desperately tries to flee. The story follows only a couple of weeks of Ponyboy's (the main character) harsh life.
In this book discussion we talk about the theme, summary and characters of the book.

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Cover of "The Outsiders"


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Movie poster of "The Outsiders" movie

Friar Lawrence Debate - Innocent or Guilty?




In class we participated in a lively debate. I was on the prosecuting team, arguing that the Friar was responsible for the death of Romeo and Juliet.



Sonnet Recitation - The Prologue

We have recently started reading the famous Shakespeare play, Romeo & Juliet. Here is a video of me reciting the prologue.






Quarter 3 Independent Reading

Title: Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Author: Stieg Larsson

For my third quarter IRP, I decided to present the book Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. The book is about the mystery of Harriet Fisher, a mystery that hasn't been solved for over 30 years. As two completely different people come together to solve this puzzle, they find out many dangerous secrets about the family that brings them closer to the case, at the cost of risking their lives.



Cover of the best-selling book "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

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2011 Movie poster of "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" movie.
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Maycomb Tribune Newspaper

During English we split into groups and created our very own Maycomb Tribune. We wrote about many of the events that occurred in To Kill a Mockingbird. We also tried to make it look old by making it black and white and using advertisements that were published around 1930s. We tried to seem biased in the newspaper by siding with Mayella Ewell and trying to make her look like an innocent girl (which was quite hard to do), this prejudice was present during the times of the book, which is why the newspaper feels so authentic while reading it. Hope you enjoy! =)






To Kill a Mockingbird - Character Poster


One of our assignments while reading To Kill a Mockingbird was to make a character poster that described the selected character in words and quotes. Jee Oong and I chose the character: Jem Finch.

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Open Mind Poster

In class we made open mind posters about characters. This is my open mind poster fo Boo Radley, a significant character in the book To kill a Mockingbird.

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Travel Article - China

As part of our school curriculum, grade 9 separated and ventured out to various different locations all over the world to experience their unique culture. I was lucky enough to go to China. This travel article shows some of the many wonders I witnessed there.



Quarter 2 Independent Reading

Title: Walk Two Moons

Author: Sharon Creech

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Walk Two moons by Sharon Creech is about a 13 year old girl called Salamanca Tree Hiddle who is trying to solve the mystery of why her mother disappeared and abandoned her so many years ago. She is on a road trip with her grandparents and she tells them about how her best friend Pheobe's mother disappeared. Salamanca Realizes that hidden inside Pheobe's story is another story about her own mother's disappearance.

Quarter 1 Independent Reading

Title: The Book Thief

Author: Markus Zusak



The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, its about the life of a young foster girl named Liesel Meminger, who has lost everything.. While living with her foster parents in a small town in Germany, she starts to make new friends (one of which is the Jew, hiding in their basement). With the help of her kind foster father, Liesel learns how to read and she seeks refuge from all the death and destruction of Hitler’s reign in her stolen books.

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