This week we will explore an excerpt from Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and how your emerging awareness of the world around you can be a spark for change. This week you will have an opportunity to explore a couple of Social Justice issues and write an expository essay about these topics. Beginning Monday, you should bring your Independent Reading book to class everyday. Later in the week, you will get your Independent Reading task and project.
Please remember that you can schedule tutoring after school on Tuesdays or Thursdays. And you should be studying Quizlet regularly and especially for our Always Running Vocabulary Quiz https://quizlet.com/_6xhdhl on Thursday!
Monday - Painting with Tone Words; Close Read of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian using a SIFT analysis
Tuesday - Engage in Learning Centers = Social Justice Article Investigation, Tone Paintings, Reading Inventory Goal Setting, Developing theme using Political Cartoons; Alternatives to the 5 paragraph essays
Wednesday - Independent Reading Book Chat; Double Journal Entry; "Won't You Be My Neighbor" Independent Reading Book Project
Thursday - Always Running Vocabulary Quiz; Writer's Workshop on developing an engaging hook and thesis statement; Draft Writing
Friday - NIE: use your FREE account to read an article on the AJC and incorporate into your essay; Final draft and revision of your essay into CTLS.
During this week we will continue our study of Coming of Age Narratives in addition, you will write your own Coming of Age narrative poem, and participate in our Media Center Orientation. On Thursday, you will report directly to the Media Center and we will have class there for the day. You will also begin bringing a Coming of Age.
We will also review a new section of our class website called, Tech Notes. I will place important information about how to access Office365, Setting up a Schoology account and other important information. Also we will discuss our class syllabus. Please make sure that you read the syllabus carefully and understand all of the expectations and responsibilities for 9th Literature scholars.
Monday - Coming of Age Song Self-Inquiry/Group Conferences on TWIST poetry analysis
Tuesday - Reading "Always Running"/"Race Politics"/ Chalk Talk
Wednesday - Always Running Midterm Quiz and RAFT response
Thursday - Media Center Orientation and Intro of Coming of Age Project
Friday - Writing Coming of Age Narrative Poem, Reading Inventory Conferences, Independent Reading
You are responsible for your pre-course reading. Our book is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. You can click the link for additional information :phssummerreading.wordpress.com/9th-grade/ All assignments due by Friday August 16, 2019 3:31 pm. If you would like to submit a blog please use the following link Summer Reading Blog Submission Form You can upload videos and PowerPoint to Schoology, and turn in written work in class.
Monday - you and your classmates will shop in the Marigold's symbolism flower shop and rewrite a portion of Marigolds' from Miss Lottie's Point of View
Tuesday - Marigolds Vocabulary Pop Up; Collaborative Poster based on Coming of Age Song using the TWIST method
Wednesday - In groups exploring poems from SpringBoard with Coming of Age themes
Thursday - Individually exploring a Coming of Age song using the TWIST method; brainstorming Coming of Age Poem
Friday - RI Testing/ Peer Editing and Final Draft of Coming of Age poem
Students this week we will begin our 1st unit centered around Coming of Age. We will read stories, poems, and other narratives that center around the trials and tribulations of growing up. Please make sure that you are checking this site regularly for important class updates and information. If you have questions or concerns email me at email@example.com
You are responsible for your pre-course reading. Our book is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers. You can click the link for additional information :phssummerreading.wordpress.com/9th-grade/ All assignments due by Friday August 16, 2019 3:31 pm. If you would like to submit a blog please use the following link Summer Reading Blog Submission Form
Monday - Summative Pre-Test/ Letter to My Senior Self
Tuesday - Unit 1 Pre-Test / Blog Digital Break-in/ Electronic Book Speed Date/ Unpacking Embedded Assessment: Creating a Narrative Poem
Wednesday - Sketch Notes of Imagery, Diction, and Syntax/Reading of "Speak" excerpt / Visual Vocabulary of "Marigolds"
Thursday -Close read and analysis of "Marigolds"
Friday -Marigolds Symbol Flower Shop / Miss Lottie's Flowers story remix