Welcome to the Classroom of Mr. Ball


    Daily Class Schedule for Mr. Ball

    Spring Semester 2020

    1st Period (7:45-9:05)- Creative Writing

    2nd Period (9:10-10:30)- English IV

    3rd Period (10:35-11:20)- English Survey-Mystery

    4th Period (11:25-1:20)- English IV

    5th Period (1:25-2:45)- Planning

English IV

  • This Week in English IV:

    Daily Work 

    1. D.L.P. Week 2 (exercises on Chromebook) - Quiz Friday 
    2. Vocabulary- from Fiske Word Power Chapter 62 (Scary Things) -Quiz Friday
    3. Daily Diagrams-reminders and/or remediation

    Topics of Discussion / Lessons

    1. Daily Grammar Exercises, Vocabulary, Diagramming
    2. Brief Anglo-Saxon Period (and before) History
    3. Beowulf
    4. Introduction Paragraphs- revisited 


    1. D.L.P. Daily Exercises (five assignments)
    2. Vocabulary Exercises (five assignments with 10 words total)
    3. Sentence Diagrams (20 total)
    4. Anglo-Saxon fears
    5. Monster Drawing
    6. Beowulf question packet-A continuing assignment
    7. Paragraph editing practice

Creative Writing

  • This Week in Creative Writing:

    Daily Work LOGO

    • Rebus Puzzles/Brain Teasers/Random Questions
    • Journal

    Topics of Discussion / Lessons

    • Poetry
    • Writing group procedure
    • E-publishing tips 


    • Daily Journal-
    • "Why Do I Write?" writing group
    • Poetry DINB
    • Hand-written Sonnet

Mystery Class

  • This Week in English Survey-Mystery:

    Daily Work 

    1. Rebus Puzzles / Brain Teasers

    Topics of Discussion / Lessons

    1. READ
    2. Summary Paragraph


    1. Boscombe Valley Mystery-Summary Paragraph
    2. Quizlet-again
Mr. Ed Ball



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ed Ball

I am Mr. Ball, and I teach English IV and Creative Writing here at D.C.H.S. As indicated on my photo, I am a graduate from D.C.H.S. (Class of 1995). I am married to Amber, a fellow graduate from D.C.H.S. (Class of 1996). Together we have three amazing children, one at E.T.S.U., one here at D.C.H.S., and one at Jonesborough Middle School. I enjoy reading, writing, actively participating in church activities, fixing things, and exercise (especially running). 

I am here in my thirteenth year teaching overall, twelfth at D.C.H.S.  I enjoy teaching high school students and watching them grow and deepen their learning as they travel the journey of their time with me. 

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to email me at balle@wcde.org (preferred). You may also call the school at (423) 753 -1150.