Honors 9th Literature Jan. 25-29
9th Lit Honors January 25-29, 2016
Planning Your Week:
M 1/25: Bring a rough draft of your Where I’m From poem
W 1/27: Final, labeled draft of your Where I’m From poem is due.
F 1/29: Vocab Unit #2 quiz
Monday, January 25
- Introduce Vocab. Unit 2
- DGP #21: Identify parts of speech, parts of sentence, clauses, and punctuation. Imitate the sentence.
- Review “Fiddler Jones/George Gray” paragraph and rubric; diagram the structure, labeling claims, evidence, and interpretation.
- Revise “Where I’m From” drafts to meet the requirements and include better figurative language.
- Introduce biography/autobiography/memoir choice book assignment; think about your interests (sports, politics, celebrities, history, scientific advancement, inventors, writers, artists, humanitarians, etc.). If you have a book at home (one you purchase or obtain from the public library), bring it to class so I can check it.
Tuesday, January 26
- Media Center Orientation
- Check out biography/autobiography/memoir choice book.
- Complete Vocab Unit 2 antonyms, synonyms, and completing the sentences.
- Revise and label your Where I’m From poem.
Wednesday, January 27
- Lab 113-Create Where I’m From presentation shells
- Revise “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones” and draft portfolio reflections
Thursday, January 28
- Read “The News” in your textbook on pp. 476-487. Answer the Reading Check questions in the margins at the bottom of each odd page. Answer parts a) and b) of “the BIG question” on p. 486: Is knowledge the same as understanding?
- Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “The News.”
- Read “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X for tomorrow’s lesson. Find the main claim. Complete for homework if necessary.
Friday, January 29
- Vocab Unit #2 Quiz
- Analyze “Learning to Read” by Malcolm X. Groups of three complete a nonfiction analysis.
- Read excerpts from Rescuing Malcolm X From His Calculated Myths; annotate the piece, noting similarities and differences to the “Learning to Read” biography.
- Compare and contrast the two articles using a point-by-point comparison graphic organizer.