9th Lit

Ninth Grade Literature and Composition

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Please click here for the COURSE SYLLABUS. 

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Weekly Agenda:

February 12 – February 16

Planning Your Week

M 2/12 – Interview Narrative due.

F 2/16 –Vocab Check #2 (words 11-20) due.

F 3/2 – Independent reading project written portion due.



Monday, February 12

Opener: Independent Reading

Work Session:

  1. Turn in Interview Narrative
  2. In-class writing assignment: SpringBoard Unit 1 Embedded Assessment #2 (45-
  3. Review “The Stolen Party”

Closer: Go over work due this week (vocab) and after the break (book report)

HOMEWORK: None UNLESS you owe me an Interview Transcript.


Tuesday, February 13

Opener: Independent Reading

Work Session: 

  1. Discuss Irony, Tone, Symbolism, and Symbolism.
  2. Discuss how authors deliberately incorporate Allusions into their stories.
  3. Read “The Gift of the Magi” (pp.107-110). Answer text-dependent questions 2,4,5. Complete the chart on p.113.

Closer: Ticket out the door

HOMEWORK: Complete SB p. 126.


Wednesday, February 14

Opener: Independent Reading

Work Session: 

  1. Go over pg. 126. Read Catacombs and Carnival on p. 127.
  2. Read “The Cask of Amontillado” on pp.131-136.

Closer: Copy any words you want to use in your vocabulary.

HOMEWORK: Be prepared for a quiz over short stories tomorrow.


Thursday, February 15

Opener: Prepare for quiz

Work Session:

  1. Short Stories quiz
  2. Read “The Sniper” and “The Story of An Hour”. Consider conflict and irony in these short stories.
  3. Independent Work time-vocabulary

Closing: Independent Reading (extended time for 20 mins)

HOMEWORK: Finish working on vocabulary, which is due tomorrow.


Friday, February 16

Opener: Hand out transcripts

Work Session: 

  1. Meet counselors in College & Career Center for 9th advisement
  2. Turn in vocabulary.
  3. Review SOAPStone on pg. 76 of text.
  4. EOC Practice questions

Closer: Return to class for independent reading.

Homework: Remember that your Independent Novel project is due the Friday we return from break, so make sure you have completed your novel next week.




If absent, see below for previous week’s lessons:

January 15-19

January 22-26

January 29 – February 2

February 5 – 9