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: Commas Where and Why
Learning Target: I can identify how an author uses setting in a story.
Setting Group Work: "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?"
Exit Slip: Identify the setting and provide the support.
Setting Cornell Notes Review
Practice identifying setting
Exit Slip: Write 3 sentences about the setting for a fairy tale wedding.
Setting Cornell Notes
Exit Slip: Identify the setting of the passage.
Bell Work: Write sentences demonstrating each comma rule.
Watch Vietnam introductory video.
Finish reading the story "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" if you were absent Friday.
Bell Work: Commas
Review of story "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?"
Finish reading the story.
Substitute Teacher these two days.
Bell Work: Comma Placement
Begin "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?"
Bell Work: Flashback or Now
Plot Formative LT3 I can analyze the plot structure of a story.
LT4 I can identify the events of the plot of a story.
LT5 I can tell the difference between internal and external conflict.
Comma Practice: Where and Why
Bell Work: Plot Terms
Introduction to Commas (Cornell Notes)
Read non-linear short story and identify plot events as Now or Flashback
BW: "The Breakaway" Plot Analysis
Look at yesterday's exit slip
Practice Plot Analsysis: "The Flowers" by Alice Walker
Exit Slip: Conflict Worksheet
BW: Internal and External Conflict
Disney / Pixar Plot Pyramid video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yzY6buMflo
"The Most Dangerous Game" Plot Pyramid
Practice: "The Ship of Friendship"
Exit Slip: Conflict, Internal and External
BW: Replace comma and coordinating conjunctions with semicolons
Semicolons Formative Assessment
Plot Analysis of "The Most Dangerous Game"
Plot Analysis worksheet of "The Most Dangerous Game"
Finish reading "The Most Dangerous Game"
Continue "The Most Dangerous Game"
Read "The Most Dangerous Game" pp 48-53
Exit Slip: Conflict Notes
Read "The Most Dangerous Game" continued
Review Exposition of "The Most Dangerous Game"
Finish Cornell Notes on Semicolons and Practice
Begin reading "The Most Dangerous Game"
BW Hunger Games Plot Pyramid
Cornell Notes: Semicolons
BW: Hunger Games Plot
Semicolons Cornell Notes and Practice
BW: Colons Where and Why
Colons Formative Assessment
Review Freytag's Pyramid
Exit Slip: SnowWhite
MAP Testing, continued (Language)
On Demand Writing #2 (for the Board of Education)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
BW: Colons: Where and Why
Formative Assessment: I can use colons correctly.
6th period did not meet (Early Dismissal)
MAP Testing: Language
BW: Colons, Where and Why
Finish Plot and Structure Cornell Notes
Review Cornell Notes on Intro to Short Story
Cornell Notes: Plot and Structure
Cornell Notes: Intro to Short Story Unit
BW: There, They're, Their
Cornell Notes: I can use colons correctly.
BW Get to Know Me Questions
Exit Slip: Top 5 List