This course is required for all 9th graders in order to graduate. The focus of this English course is reading. Students will also write and study grammar and vocabulary.
Bell Work: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement (Correct the Errors)
4th period: Finish Critical Reading Questions
6th period: Begin writing Questions from the Bloom's Taxonomy handout
Bell Work: Pronouns and Their Types
4th period: Begin Critical Reading Questions over "Learning to Read"
6th period: Finish Critical Reading Questions over "Learning to Read"
Bell Work: Pronouns and Antecedents
Video Clip from Malcolm X movie "The Dictionary Scene"
Finish reading and annotating the text "Learning to Read"
Turn in the text for a summative grade of Learning Target: I can annotate a text I read.
6th period begins the Critical Reading Questions for a formative grade on LT I can make inferences from annotation and LT I can cite textual evidence.
Bell Work: Identify pronoun and type of pronoun it is.
Read and annotate "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X first as large group, then with a partner.
Exit Slip: Copy one of the sentences you underlined today in your annotation.
High Attendance Reward Day
On Demand Writing #1
Read and Annotate "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X for 20 minutes / Last 20 minutes watch movie from Club day
Malcolm X mini-biography
Begin reading and annotating "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X
Bell Work: Pronouns
4th period: Begin Cornell Notes on Pronouns using Video
6th period: Watch literacy video
Both periods: Book Fair
KWL Chart on Malcolm X
Cornell Notes with Video on 7 types of Pronouns
Mini-bio video on Malcolm X
Read and annotate some more of "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X.
Bell Work: Annotate the song "Luka" by Suzanne Vega
Formative Assessment LT7 I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.
Bell Work: Write down the Pronouns
Begin reading and annotating "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X and Alex Haley
Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns
Formative Assessment: I can correctly spell plural and possessive nouns.
4th period: Active reading questions with partners on the annotated poem "Digging"
6th period: Formative Assessment of Annotation ("Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros)
4th: Read and annotate "Digging" with a partner
Exit Slip: How did annotation help you understand "Digging"?
6th: With a partner, answer study guide questions over "Digging".
Exit Slip: Annotate the lyrics to "Luka" by Suzanne Vega
3rd: "The Journey" annotation practice with a partner
5th: "Digging" annotation practice
4th period: Model Annotation with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day
6th period: Annotate "The Journey" with a partner
Exit Slip: How comfortable are you with annotation?
Bell Work: Plural and Possessive Nouns
4th period: Cornell Notes (Making Nouns Plural and Possessive)
Practice worksheets #3 and #4
6th period: Begin Annotation Unit with Mrs. Brandenburg
Annotate "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" together for practice
Lesson and Practice: Plural and Possessive Nouns
4th period: Review Word Guess Game, continued
6th period: Does not meet because of Pep Rally
Review Word Guess Game
Unit Summative on Context Clues, Main Ideas, and Patterns of Organization
Make a poster for the Homecoming Parade Float
BW: Patterns of Organization
4th period: Patterns of Organization practice
Formative Assessment: LT5 I can analyze the pattern of organization of the passages I read.
6th period: Word Guess game
NOTE: Summative Wednesday: Context Clues, Main Ideas, and Patterns of Organization
4th period: Reading passages with a partner.
6th period: Formative Assessment LT5 I can analyze the pattern of organization of a passage I read.
Bell Work: To, Too, Two part II
Patterns of Organization
4th period: Go over practice from yesterday / Quizizz.com practice
6th period: Practice reading passages with a partner
Bell Work: To, Too, Two, part I
Patterns of Organization
4th period: Finish notes and begin practice
6th period: Quizizz.com practice
BW: Review explicit main idea passages.
Write to Learn on Documentary
Cornell Notes / Review LT 5 Patterns of Organization
Finish Documentary for World Literacy Day: "On the Way to School"
MAP testing in the Library with Mrs. Crockett
BW: Review of grammar, main idea, and context clues.
Documentary for World Literacy Day
Bell Work: Implicit Main Idea
4th Period: Practice and Formative Assessment LT4 I can identify the implicit main idea of a passage.
6th Period: Cornell Notes: Patterns of Organization
Bell Work: Implicit Main Idea (Hummingbird passage)
4th Period: Implicit Main Idea practice using Google Classroom and/or Quizizz.com
6th Period: Practice implicit main idea ("Raising Cain" passage)
Formative Assessment: LT4 I can identify the implicit main idea of a passage.
BW: Implicit Main Idea
Video: How to determine the implicit main idea of a passage.
Additional classroom practice: GI Joe passage, Sun Protection, Platypus, Braking System, etc.
Bell Work: Finding the Main Idea (Piano Lessons passage)
4th: Reinforcement and Retake of LT3 I can find the explicit main idea of a passage.
6th: Implicit main idea practice (group and individual)
Bell Work: Find the main idea (Louisiana Purchase passage)
Practice adding a significant detail.
Formative Assessment: LT3 I can find the explicit main idea of a passage.
Bell Work: Main Idea (Yes or No)
Practice 2-5 Main Idea together.
Exit Slip: Main Idea Practice Wk. 2 Passages 6-10.
(Formative Assessment tomorrow)
Bell Work: Find the Main Idea (Time and Status Considerations)
Main Idea 1-10 (SmartBoard)
Exit Slip: Main Idea 1-5 of Worksheet #2
Substitute Teacher today
Bell Work: Main Idea worksheet (Common Grammar Errors)
Classwork: Fab Five Reading Comprehension Packet
Bell Work: Descriptions of Topic, Main Idea, and Significant Details
Formative Assessment: LT2 I can tell the difference between the topic, main idea, and significant details.
Discuss explicit vs. implicit
Packet: Where main ideas can be located.
Bell Work: Topic, Main Idea, Signifcant Details (3 groups)
Partner Worksheet: Topic, Main idea, Significant details (go over together)
Exit Slip: Clubs: Write a topic, main idea, and 2 significant details.
Bell Work: Topic or Main Idea?
Review: Topic, Main idea, Significant details
Power Point: Topic, Main idea, Significant details
Exit slip: Write a set of topic, main idea, and significant detail.
The Great American Eclipse
Bell Work: Context Clues
Formative Assessment: LT1 I can figure out the meaning of unknown words using context clues.
Cornell Notes: Topic, Main Ideas, and Significant Details
Bell Work: Context Clues worksheet "indolent"
Prezi: Context Clues
Correct practice worksheets from yesterday.
(Formative Assessment tomorrow LT1 I can figure out the meaning of unknown words using context clues.)
Bell Work: Context Clues worksheet "laconic"
Smartboard: Black Boxes Context Clues with Turning Point
Independent practice: High School reading worksheets
Bell Work: Common Errors
Context Clues, continued
Finish Vocabulary Strategies Cornell Notes
Bell Work: Common Grammar Errors
Begin Context Clues
Cornell Notes: Vocabulary Strategies
Bell Work: Rules and Procedures
Introduction Survey (using Turning Point)
Exit Slip (Common Errors in Grammar)
First Day of School
Bell Work: Get to Know Me activity
English I Syllabus
Exit Slip: Top 5 Reasons It's Good to Back in School!