September 17

Honors 9th Sept. 14-18

9th Lit Honors                                 

Planning Your Week: September 14-18

M 9/14—Artifact day (bring in the physical object and the archival label you created); be prepared to give a brief 1-2 minute presentation on what you’ve discovered about the artifact’s history and connection to your family.

W 9/16—Family Artifact article due (extended due date)

Th 9/17—Portfolio Check #1

F 9/18—Nonfiction Book Assignment due;

*No vocabulary this week.

*PSAT Language Practice through USATestPrep this week.

Monday, September 14

LG: Develop presentation skills. ELACC9-10SL1: Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

  1. Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas
  2. **Due to the Pep Rally, we did not finish presenting artifacts, so please bring yours for presentation.** Artifact Day—share artifacts and the archival information you’ve discovered from family interviews and last week’s research.
  3. Revise and edit your family artifact article DIFFERENTIATION: Students choose artifacts based on interest and research skill. Individual instruction provided in the lab via Google Docs to develop writing skills.

Tuesday, September 15

LG: Develop and strengthen writing by planning, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. ELACC9-10W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

  1. Practice writing a reflection for the portfolio with your Where I’m From poem, Malcolm X article, or family artifact article
  2. Continue revision of family artifact article due tomorrow DIFFERENTIATION: Students choose artifacts based on interest and research skill. Individual instruction provided in the lab via Google Docs to develop writing skills.
  3. HOMEWORK: Family artifact article due tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 16

LG: Develop and strengthen writing by planning, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. ELACC9-10W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

  1. Compose reflections for the portfolio pieces (all 5 originals and 2 famous works) and compile materials, including cover sheet. (See document in Google Drive for reflection tips.)
  2. Continue revision of nonfiction book assignment due Friday. DIFFERENTIATION: Students choose books based on interest and research skill. Individual instruction provided in the lab via Google Docs to develop writing skills.
  3. HOMEWORK: Portfolio Check #1 DUE TOMORROW. 

Thursday, September 17

LG: Develop and strengthen writing by planning, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. ELACC9-10W5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grades 9–10.)

  1. Continue revision of nonfiction book assignment due Friday. DIFFERENTIATION: Students choose books based on interest and research skill. Individual instruction provided in the lab via Google Docs to develop writing skills.
  2. HOMEWORK: Nonfiction Book Assignment DUE TOMORROW. 

Friday, September 18

LG: Become acclimated to Shakespeare’s language by exploring words and phrases from the play and using them to represent an image.ELACC9-10RL9: Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

  1. View images Visual Texts and Shakespeare’s Language; Word/Phrase Bank; write poems/prose passages and share
  2. Discuss themes that emerge from the images and writing and create a list for the unit study of The Tempest.

**September Break—Sept. 21-25** We will start the novel The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern soon after you return from break. If you would like to obtain a copy and read ahead, feel free. Consider some form of annotation (either write in the book or use Post-it Notes). Here is a sample method for annotation.


Posted September 17, 2015 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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