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
This week, we will continue our exploration of Coming of Age texts. You will also get an opportunity to engage in your own writing, by developing a Coming of Age poem. We will share our writing during an Open Mic session on Friday. Remember that tutoring is available after school Tues and Thurs from 3:45-5:00 pm. Grades are being updated regularly, make sure you are checking StudentVue to keep track of your progress in the course!
Mon - "On the Sidewalk Bleeding" and the SIFT analysis
Tues - Snow Day
Wed - Coming of Age Poem Peer Review/ One-Pager Project work session
Thurs - Coming of Age Double - Journal entries/ One-Pager project work session
Fri - Coming of Age Poetry Cafe/ Expository Writing Workshop
During our short week, you will be exploring Coming of Age poetry and writing some poetry of your own. Pebblebrook will host our Winter Open House Tues Jan 22, 2019 from 6:00-7:00 pm. Parents and Guardians are welcome. Tutoring begins today from 3:40-5:00 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) room 1002.
Mon - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Tues - Using T.W.I.S.T. to explore Coming of Age Poems
Wed - Creating a Collaborative Poster using the T.W.I.S.T. model
Thurs - Always Running/RACE Politics Narrative and Poem Comparative Study
Fri - Midterm Quiz/Writing Original Coming of Age Poem
Today you will begin by setting up an account in the online platform Schoology. When setting up your account USE your first and last name as your user name and your lunch ID as your password. For example
username: dawnwhipple password:123456
Go to www.schoology.com
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Welcome to 9th Grade Literature! We are going to engage in some exciting work this year. It will be important that you check the blog on a regular basis for updates and important information. This week, you will sign up for a lot of important sites that we will use in class including: Microsoft Office 365, CommonLit.org, and Schoology. These sites will help you to engage in digital technology, collaborative discussions and online editing.
Weekly Agenda Overview:
Monday: Syllabus and Expectations Review/ "They're Made of Meat" Close Reading/Positive Quotes using Sketchnotes
Tuesday: Unpacking Embedded Assessments/ Unit 1 and Vocabulary Review/ Speak Excerpt
Wednesday: Summative Assessment/ Independent Reading Invistigation
Thursday: Symbolism and Marigolds/Everyday Use - CommonLit
Friday: The Flowers/Writing Portfolio
The first unit in 10th grade Literature and Composition is Cultural Conversations. From Student Text—“The twenty-first-century classroom and workplace are settings in which people from different cultures mix and work together. Unit 1 guides students’ explorations of culture and its components—nationality, family, religion, ethnicity, gender, race, and subgroups—examining how these components shape their perceptions of themselves and the world around them. As students seek to understand their own culture and the cultures of others, they are able to evaluate different perspectives and adjust their own thinking when given new or contradictory information from others. Students will also explore the concept of cultural identity and diverse cultural perspectives by examining a variety of texts that range from personal reflections to short stories and art.
By studying a wide range of texts representing a variety of cultural perspectives, students make connections to their own lives to better understand the interrelationships among multiple cultures.” Springboard, Grade 10 Take some time this summer to read a book that has something to do with culture or identity and address one of the unit’s focus questions.
Suggestions are located on the back of this sheet, however, if you should choose your own text, please follow the guidelines below:
Must be a book that has to do with culture or identity
Must be at least 100 pages
May NOT be any book you read in Ninth Grade
No picture books, magazines, pamphlets, or graphic novels
Choose ONE of the focus questions below and answer it in a multi-paragraph essay. Start with a claim in your introduction, and be sure to refer to the author and title of the book. Body paragraphs will provide a thorough explanation, including three or more quotations to support your argument. Cite the quotations and any paraphrases.
Focus questions (choose ONE):
1. To what extent does culture shape your main character’s identity?
2. To what extent does cultural background shape your main character’s place in his or her society?
**The multi-paragraph essay is due at the beginning of class on the first day of school.
EXPLORE new books at books.google.com/?hl=en
Below are some titles to consider:
I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Simon vs. the Homosapien Agenda
I am Malala
All American Boys
Long Way Down
Tyler Johnson Was Here
The Hate List
The Hate U Give
We Are Okay
The Poet X
Children of Blood and Bone
Crazy Rich Asians
One of Us is Lying
This week, we will continue and conclude our study of the novella, Animal Farm by George Orwell. In addition, to our in class reading, you should be reading independently your own dystopian novel.
In addition, this is our last week for tutoring on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:00 pm in room 1002. FREE Bus transportation is available. You can come and make up work for missing assignments to improve your grade.
This is our LAST full week of class for the semester. If you are interested in exempting a final, please pick up and complete your exemption forms by Friday December 14th! Late forms will not be accepted.