9th Lit Week at a Glance

Planning Your Week:
Wednesday, 2/15: Finish independent choice novel.
Thursday, 2/16: ​Dead Poets Society movie review due

Learning Goals and Focus Standards:
LG: Write an argumentative piece identifying an author’s claim. Write a narrative piece. ELAGSE9-10W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. ELAGSE9-10W1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Monday, February 13

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise
  2. Discuss good storytelling v. bad storytelling using elements from the movie Dead Poets Society.
  3. Movie review instructions
  4. Touchstone Assessment in lab 421
  5. Read and annotate “The Most Dangerous Game.” This story is in your textbook.

Homework: Read independent novel. Movie review.

Tuesday, February 14

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise
  2. Look at sample movie reviews (professional and audience) and discuss elements.
  3. Read “The Sniper”
  4. Journal Entry: write an alternate ending using dialogue correctly punctuated.

Homework: Finish independent novel. Movie review.

Wednesday, February 15

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise–word choice
  2. Read and analyze “The Most Dangerous Game.” This story is in your textbook.
  3. Visit College and Career Center for 9th grade advisement.

Homework: Movie review due tomorrow.

Thursday, February 16

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise
  2. Finish reading “The Most Dangerous Game.”
  3. Journal Entry: Suspense is the quality of a story that makes you want to keep reading until you find out what happens. Writers create suspense by communicating a sense of uncertainty and danger. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, how does the author create a mood of suspense to engage the reader’s imagination? Use specific details in your analysis. (Hint: this is a CEI paragraph.)

Friday, February 17
1.  Daily Grammar Exercise–buddy check before turning it in
2.  Portfolio reminders
3.  Literary letter on independent choice novel.
Homework: Typed literary letter due Tuesday, February 28 (after break).

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Week at a glance for 2/6/2017

Brit Lit Weekly plan through 2/3/17

9th Lit Weekly Plan through 2/3/17

Planning your week:
Memorize poem to recite Monday, February 6.
“Where I’m From Poem” due Thursday, February 9.
Annotation of POL poem due Wednesday, February 1.
TPFASSTT of POL poem due Friday, February 3.
Read 20 minutes each night.

Monday, January 30
LG: Respond to art as an inspiration for writing using figurative language and nuances in meaning. Make and support a claim that demonstrates understanding of figurative language and meaning. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise–edit
  2. Poem of the Day
  3. Portfolio Requirements
  4. Lab to finish typing Grammar Exercise and signing up for EasyBib

Homework: Read for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, January 31
LG: Respond to art as an inspiration for writing using figurative language and nuances in meaning. Make and support a claim that demonstrates understanding of figurative language and meaning. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise—writing in context
  2. Poem of the Day—Annotate Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry”
  3. Introduce Literary Letter in response to their independent book choice
  4. Write literary letter including evidence and interpretation
  5. Reading Workshop

Homework: Memorize stanza 1 of your chosen POL poem. Be prepared to recite it to a partner. Read 20 minutes.

Wednesday, February 1
LG: Respond to art as an inspiration for writing using figurative language and nuances in meaning. Make and support a claim that demonstrates understanding of figurative language and meaning. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise—diction/nuance
  2. Poetry partner work
  3. Revisit Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry” and fill in TPFASSTT
  4. Watch a sample POL and respond
  5. Reader response to literary letter
  6. Reading Workshop

Homework: Continue memorizing your poem. Read 20 minutes. Begin TPFASSTT of your POL poem. Due Friday, February 3.

Thursday, February 2
LG: Respond to art as an inspiration for writing using figurative language and nuances in meaning. Make and support a claim that demonstrates understanding of figurative language and meaning. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise—check our work
  2. TPFASSTT “The Road Not Taken”
  3. Watch a sample POL and respond
  4. Reading Workshop

Homework: Read 20 minutes. TPFASSTT of POL poem due tomorrow. Continue memorizing poem.

Friday, February 3
LG: Respond to art as an inspiration for writing using figurative language and nuances in meaning. Make and support a claim that demonstrates understanding of figurative language and meaning. ELAGSE9-10L5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  1. Daily Grammar Exercise—final draft
  2. Mrs. Hood recites “The Road Not Taken” and student response with annotations
  3. Add annotations to your POL poem
  4. Poetry partner work
  5. Portfolio introduction
  6. Reading Workshop

Homework: Be prepared to recite your poem on Monday. Read 40 minutes.