This week we will begin Unit 2, Defining Style where we will explore how an author crafts narrative texts. We will explore a variety of narratives. We will then shift to view how authors craft argumentative texts.
Vocabulary will be a foundation of our unit. It will be important that you take time to independently read and study vocabulary outside of class. You can join the class Quizlet to help you:
1st Block: https://quizlet.com/join/4TcPbXXUQ
2nd Block: https://quizlet.com/join/3fsFfXVn9
4th Block: https://quizlet.com/join/JF4zFnzyX
Your Build a Room project is due on Friday September 20, 2019. In addition, you will begin writing responses to your writing using our Independent Reading prompts.
Monday - Museum Writing and MLA/Unit 1 Post Test Review
Tuesday - Unit 2 PreTest/Mini-lesson on Irony and Close Read of "The Landlady"
Wednesday - Learning Centers
Thursday - Close Read of "The Cask of Amontillado"
Friday - Build a Room Workday (bring your supplies and materials to start the project!)
This week we will conclude our study of Coming of Age narratives and poems. You will have a Unit 1 Post Exam on Thursday. Please make sure that you review the question stems that will be released on Wednesday. You will also have an opportunity to start your Build a Room project due on Fri September 20, 2019.
Monday - Labor Day
Tuesday - Always Running Vocab Quiz/On the Sidewalk Bleeding Close Read using SIFT
Wednesday - MLA Citation Party; Double Journal Entry and Build a Room Project Tour
Thursday - Unit 1 Post Test; Artwork and Exhibit Museum Writing; Gallery Walk
Friday - Irony (Pre-assessment); "The Landlady" by Roald Dahl
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
Socrates said, "The secret to change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but building the new." This year will be about building something new. New friendships, a new school, and in some cases a new you! As your teacher for 9th Literature I encourage you to embrace change and focus your energy on embracing everything that is new about starting High School. You have started off well by checking out the blog. Make sure that you check back regularly for updates and important class information.
Our journey begins with officially closing out Unit 3 Coming of Age on Stage. You will take a Unit 3 Post test and complete a Reading Inventory. In addition please complete the following Safety Survey: https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FR3XMM3D&data=02%7C01%7CRANDALL.SCHLANGER%40cobbk12.org%7C9ea8cb0e5b0847df159108d6c32dff29%7C2fce1dfb919f4938aab8c47f0fc9182d%7C0%7C0%7C636910999656950302&sdata=nWFDGcnY3w7eXT8zslSBkKEHv67PPlczDLpzsh9ec3U%3D&reserved=0
Tutoring is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:40-5:00 pm in room 1002. Also you can sign up for our LAST 9th Lit Super Sat April 27, 2019 9:00 - 12:00 noon.
Mon - Scholastic Reading Inventory/ Unit 3 Post Test/ Review the EOC Testing Environment: www.gaexperienceonline.com/
Tues - Sell That Book Project DUE! (submit electronic items on Schoology); Unit 4 Summative Review (EOC)
Wed - Sell That Book Presentations in the Media Center/ EOC Review Stations
Thurs - Animal Farm Learning Stations
Fri - ELA Bingo
Our exploration of the Bard's classic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet continues. We will participate in some close reads of Queen Mab, the infamous balcony scene and more. Make sure that you are using the resources in our electronic text www.myshakespeare.com to assist you. Please remember that tutoring is still available on Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:45 - 5:00 pm in room 1002.
Mon - PreTest for Unit 2 /Act 1 Review /Queen Mab
Tues - Review of Act 2 (prologue, scenes 1-2); Reader's Theatre of Act 2, Scene 3-Act 3
Wed - Reader's Theatre Act 4
Thurs - Reader's Theatre Act 5
Fri - Seven Ages of Man
This week we are starting our Shakespeare unit: Coming of Age on Stage. This Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon in the Upstairs Betty Gray teachers will host a 9th Grade Tutoring Session. Your scholar is invited to attend. Please use the link to sign up https://bit.ly/2JpyBaE for Saturday. Students will get an opportunity for extra and recovery credit and will prepare for the End of Course exam which counts 20% of your scholars overall grade.
Tutoring is available on Tuesday and Thursday starting at 3:45 -5:00 in room 1002.