I hope everyone had a relaxing and refreshing WINTER BREAK! This week, we will continue our Defining Style Unit 2 study by writing a prologue for the Cask of Amontillado, reading an exciting work by Roald Dahl and ending our week by reading a few editorials on a current topic.
We dive into our second unit on Defining Style this week. We will explore symbolism and irony. We will also read the "Cask of Amontillado." You will get an opportunity to explore our independent reading theme for this unit: Social Justice.
Tutoring Available: Tues and Thurs from 3:45 - 5:00 pm weekly in room 1002; no appointment necessary
Unit 1 Amnesty Window: From now until Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 you can turn in missing assignments/projects from Unit 1.
Unit 1 Post Test Retakes: If you scored lower than a 70 on the Unit post exam you can retake the test after school during tutoring.
Unit 2 Independent Reading: Find a text that centers around Social Justice. You will be reading this book and working on guided prompts for your double journal entry.
Mon - Unit 2 Pretest/Symbolism using Nearpod
Tues - Symbolism in Street Art (narrative writing)
Wed - Irony in the Cask of Amontillado
Thurs - Social Justice Inquiry Exploration (in the Media Center)
Fri - Cask of Amontillado project
This week, we will conclude our thematic unit on Coming of Age. You have read a variety of Coming of Age texts. You will now get an opportunity to engage in a group project centered around expository writing. We will use a variety of mini-tasks to help us to reach our final goal of writing a group essay. In addition, you will take your Unit 1 post-test and submit your Coming of Age One-Pager. 9th Literature tutoring official begins this week. Also the 9th Grade Literature team is hosting a Super Saturday this Saturday from 9:00-12:00 noon, upstairs in the Betty Gray Building. Please use this form to sign up today!
Mon - Study of an expository essay
Tues - Study of Thesis Statements/ Group Essay assignment
Wed - Group Visual Expository Essay [Research and Textual Evidence]
Thurs - Group Visual Expository Essay [Drafting and Revising]
Fri- Unit 1 Post Test and Group Essay Presentations