September 14

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 September 17-21

Planning Your Week

 

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

W 9/19: Due in class–2 poems printed from the Poetry Out Loud website. Due by 11:59 p.m.–No Red Ink quiz for capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 17

Opener: Review requirements for Poetry Anthology; fill in definitions for connotation, tone, imagery, diction, hyperbole, allusion, symbol, extended metaphor, anaphora, and theme.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”
  2. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 18

Opener: Fill in definitions for refrain, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme,, assonance, consonance.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.
  2. Read the excerpt from PoemCrazy p.291-6
  3. Complete a word pool with your group.
  4. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due Wed.; 2 poems from the POL website printed and turned in Wed.; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 19

Opener: Turn in Poetry Out Loud poems; introduce “I Remember You” poem and requirements.  

Work Session:

  1. Analyze “Abuelito Who” and “Ode to My Socks” p.321-5.
  2. Writer’s Workshop: begin composing your “I Remember You” poem; consider music and images you can use to capture the person.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink quiz due tonight; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 20

Opener: Review reflection tips and write a reflection for your image poem and your rough draft of “I Remember You.”

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.5 Exploring Diction and Imagery: “Fast Break” by Edward Hirsch and TWIST strategy
  2. Writer’s Workshop: p.310 “Drafting the Embedded Assessment”; focus on line breaks.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 21

Opener: Complete directions for “Stuffed Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Write stuffed poetry reflection. Turn in for review and feedback.
  2. Complete “Poetry in Nature” activity.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your break! Consider creating illustrations for your stuffed poetry or your poetry in nature poem. Practice Poetry Out Loud poem and continue ZINC!

September 7

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 September 10-14

Planning Your Week

 

M 9/10: No Red Ink verb voice quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.; bring a hard copy of your paper to class tomorrow.

Th 9/13: Bring a hard copy of your paper to class today.

S 9/16: No Red Ink practice with capitalization and quotes.

 

Monday, September 10

Opener: Review chart for “Race Politics” and the excerpt from Always Running.

Work Session:

  1. Review CEI format and paragraph structure.
  2. Compose a CEI response (argument: which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life; OR informative: compare the way each genre conveys the claim).
  3. IAN: Review the memoir you composed from the beginning of the class and turn it into a poem (enter the “great conversation”).

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice quiz by 11:59 p.m. tonight; polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Tuesday, September 11

Opener: Participate in poetry mixer.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 4.1 Previewing the Unit
  2. IAN: Label QHT for new unit vocabulary p.284; complete a stoplight self-check for skills and knowledge in EA1 p.329-30 and EA2 p.355-6.
  3. Read “George Gray” and analyze the character.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 12

Opener: View “Introduction to Poetry.”

Work Session:

  1. Read “Introduction to Poetry” and analyze figurative elements.
  2. Read “Fiddler Jones” and compare with “George Gray.” (graphic organizer, claim statement).

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper due to Turnitin.com Wed. night (hard copy due in class Thurs.); continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 13

Opener: Fill in types of evidence chart and complete highlighting instructions.

Work Session:

  1. Read/analyze “When I Am Asked” and “Constantly Risking Absurdity.”

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 14

Opener: Analyze “l(a)” by e.e.cummings.

Work Session:

  1. Complete a word pool with your group.
  2. View images and compose a poem based on the image. Use words from the word pool.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink capitalization and quotes practice by Sunday evening 11:59 p.m.; continue ZINC!

August 31

Honors 9th Literature Week 6 September 3-7

Planning Your Week

 

T 9/4: Bring 2 printed articles with CRAAP Test and completed Idea and Argument Evaluator for both articles (finish the work you started in the lab Thursday and Friday).

Th 9/6: No Red Ink verb voice practice due at 11:59 p.m.

W 9/12: Submit argument paper to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m.

 

Monday, September 3 Labor Day Holiday

 

Tuesday, September 4

Opener: Review types of evidence in Obama’s speech; consider the counterargument.

Work Session:

  1. IAN: Complete a types of evidence chart to organize the evidence you have collected for your chart. Anticipate the counterargument(s) and how you will refute them.
  2. Writing Workshop:Compose your argument paper.

Closer: IR: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by Thursday night; continue ZINC!

 

Wednesday, September 4

Opener: Review requirements for argument.

Work Session:

  1. Writer’s Workshop: Continue drafting the argument paper.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by Thursday night; continue ZINC!

 

Thursday, September 6

Opener: Review rubric requirements for the argument paper.

Work Session:

  1. Conduct peer review rotations.
  2. Revise and edit the argument paper.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink verb voice practice by 11:59 p.m. tonight night; polish argument paper and submit to Turnitin.com by Wednesday evening; continue ZINC!

 

Friday, September 7

Opener: SB: Read the excerpt from Always Running and the poem “‘Race’ Politics”

Work Session:

  1. SB:Complete the text dependent questions, “Working from the Text,” and Identifying Parallel Structure” sections.
  2. Compose a CEI paragraph to argue which genre more effectively portrays the incident and its significance in Rodriguez’s life.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Polish argument paper and submit to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday evening; continue ZINC!

August 24

Honors 9th Literature Week 5 Aug. 27-31

Planning Your Week

 

S 8/26: Complete interview narrative with transcript due to Turnitin.com.

M 8/27: No Red Ink parallelism practice due at 11:59 p.m.

W 8/29: Early Release! No Red Ink parallelism quiz due at 11:59 p.m.

Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) You must log in through Clever.

F 8/31: Quiz on “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” from pre-course vocabulary sheet.

 

Monday, August 27

Opener: Unpack Embedded Assessment 2 (argument) p.64. Review review elements of argument (p.91-2). Complete a stoplight self-check. 

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 1.14: read the article and answer the text-dependent questions.
  2. SB: Complete “Working from the Text” and “Check Your Understanding”; share with the class.
  3. SB: Review “Marigolds” EOC feedback; respond to the EOC prompt p.68

Closer: IAN: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism practice. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Tuesday, August 28

Opener: Compare and contrast informational and argumentative writing. How do you analyze persuasive elements?

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 1.15: Imagine the President of the United States is speaking to students at a public school with a live broadcast to schools all over the country. Predict some ways in which the president might use logos, ethos, and pathos to convince students that they should work hard in school.
  2. SB: Listen to and read Obama’s speech, analyzing rhetorical appeals, focusing on the concession and refutation in paragraphs 17 & 18 and the rhetorical questions, anaphora, and parallelism at the end of the speech.
  3. SB: Complete the text dependent questions and “Working from the Text” (with white boards in groups). Share with the class.

Closer: Read independent reading book.Look for examples of parallel structure, rhetorical appeals, and anaphora.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism quiz by Wed. night. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Wednesday, August 29 Early Release

Opener: IAN: Revisit “Education Still Pays” and analyze the appeals (ethos, pathos, logos); discuss the difference between argument and persuasion.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Revisit Obama’s speech and complete SOAPSTone graphic organizers in small groups; share with the class.
  2. SB: Complete SMELL graphic organizers in pairs; discuss as a class.
  3. SB: Review parallel structure (practice p. 78) and discuss “Check Your Understanding.”
  4. SB: Compose a response to “Writing to Sources: Argument”

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete No Red Ink parallelism quiz. Read IR and complete ZINC for Aug. 30 check. Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Thursday, August 30

Opener: Review research pathways and databases; introduce CRAAP test for source analysis.

Work Session:

  1. Complete SRI assessment.
  2. Research articles on your chosen topic.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Read IR and complete ZINC (due 11:59 p.m.). Study “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” vocab. terms from pre-course reading list.

 

Friday, August 31

Opener: Review SMELL and SOAPSTone graphic organizers.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q1 Touchstone.
  2. Vocab. Quiz for pre-course reading.
  3. Continue research; complete CRAAP tests and a SMELL or SOAPSTone analysis for each of your sources.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Enjoy your holiday weekend!

August 17

Honors 9th Literature Week 4 Aug. 20-24

Planning Your Week

M 8/20: Continue to bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. We will continue to work with it this week. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet; remember we will have a quiz over the words under “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” in a few weeks. Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.

W 8/22: Bring your typed interview transcript to class.

S 8/26: Complete interview narrative with transcript due to Turnitin.com

Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, August 20

Opener: Finish interviews with Robert Downey, Jr. and Quentin Tarantino. Discuss interview results from the weekend and interview plans for this week.

Work Session:

  1. QHT: Individuals mark QHT beside vocabulary in the unit preview; groups will sort on a small QHT chart; class discussion of where we are–move words on the wall to match current understanding.
  2. SB: Lesson 1.4 Parallel Structure: TEACH using ppt with Grammar & Usage section–compound sentences p.13 (clauses, gerunds, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions).

Closer: IAN: Complete reading log for independent reading; book pass–read each other’s books for 5-10 minutes and log post-it summary +/-.

HOMEWORK: Complete your interview transcript for Wednesday (bring a typed, printed copy). Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Tuesday, August 21

Opener: Complete orientation to learning commons.

Work Session:

  1. Begin researching articles on your chosen issue.

Closer: Complete ZINC articles.

HOMEWORK: Complete your interview transcript for Wednesday (bring a typed, printed copy). Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, August 22

Opener: Share interview transcripts and review effective introductions and conclusions; begin writing your narrative interview draft. 

Work Session:

  1. SB: Predict the focus and tone of the article. What do you know about the sources (NPR and Rolling Stones)?
  2. Analyze the sample interview transcript and article with SOAPSTone strategy.
  3. Number interview questions and correlate them with where they appear in the article.
  4. Assess the narrative with the EA rubric.

Closer: Read your independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete your EOC response and submit to Turnitin.com by Thursday, 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 23

Opener: Explore verb voice and mood with Activity 1.13 (p.64); unpack EA2 and review elements of argument (p.91-2). Complete a stoplight self-check IAN.

Work Session:

  1. SB: View the “Why go?” presentation from College Board; take notes in the table p.65. Rank the reasons and evidence for level of persuasion.
  2. SB: Compose a paragraph explaining the central claim of the “Why Go?” presentation and the way the author presents and supports that claim.

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Complete your EOC response and submit to Turnitin.com by Thursday, 11:59 p.m.

 

Friday, August 24

Opener: Compare and contrast informational and argumentative writing. How do you analyze persuasive elements?

Work Session:

  1. SB: Activity 1.14: read the article and answer the text-dependent questions.
  2. SB: Complete “Working from the Text” and “Check Your Understanding”; share with the class.
  3. SB: EOC prompt p.68

Closer: Read independent reading book.

HOMEWORK: Submit EA1 (narrative interview to Turnitin.com Sunday evening and bring a printed copy to class Monday. Read IR book and first set of ZINC due Aug. 30.

August 10

Honors 9th Literature Week 3 August 13 – 17

Planning Your Week

M 8/13: Continue to bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. We will continue to work with it this week. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet; remember we will have a quiz over the words under “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” in a few weeks. Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.

W 8/15: Be ready to introduce your partner to the class Wednesday. Write a complete script of what you plan to say with a strong opening and closing, plenty of direct and indirect quotations, and specific details to capture the person’s voice.

Th 8/16: Submit EOC response to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. Thursday evening. Use these instructions: Turnitin Instructions

S 8/26: Complete interview narrative with transcript due to Turnitin.com

Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) You must log in through Clever.

 

Monday, August 13–Substitute Teacher

Opener: Respond to the pizza prompt (create a voice).

Work Session:

  1. Explore voice in the excerpt from Speak; note how a 38 year old author captures the voice of a 14 year old girl. You will do the reverse (capture an older person’s voice) for your interview narrative.
  2. Analyze parallelism and correct faulty parallel structure.

Closer: Read from the independent reading text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.

HOMEWORK: Prepare your partner interview script for Wednesday. Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Tuesday, August 14

Opener: Assemble IAN with STEAL handouts, table of contents, and independent reading log.

Work Session:

  1. Preview Unit One: Coming of Age (self-assess learning targets).
  2. Unpack Embedded Assessment 1 (Interview Narrative); self-assess your ability to perform each task on the scoring guide. Set goals, identifying the necessary knowledge and skills as well as the strategies you will use to score in the exemplary range.
  3. Review pizza prompt responses.
  4. Reconnect with your interview partner and gather any additional information you need to complete your script for introducing him/her to the class.

Closer: Read independent reading text.

HOMEWORK: Prepare your partner interview script for Wednesday. Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, August 15

Opener: Review creating voice from pizza prompt and excerpt from Speak. 

Work Session:

  1. Present partners to class.
  2. Read “Marigolds”; analyze imagery and voice.

Closer: Compose a response to the EOC prompt using CEI format.

HOMEWORK: Complete your EOC response and submit to Turnitin.com by Thursday, 11:59 p.m.

 

Thursday, August 16

Opener: Review EA1 and the scoring guide; review you initial questions for your interviewee.

Work Session:

  1. Read the sample transcript and interview with Kendrick Lamar; analyze using SOAPSTone strategy.
  2. Correlate interview questions with where the responses appear in the article.
  3. Score the article using the EA1 scoring guide.

Closer: Review the art of questioning and plan your interview.

HOMEWORK: Submit EOC response to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. Thursday evening. Use these instructions: Turnitin Instructions .Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Friday, August 17

Opener: Sample independent reading books and share insights into voice and imagery; summarize independent reading thus far; write a short description of the narrator’s voice (in terms of diction, syntax, and imagery).

Work Session:

  1. Watch sample interviews to refine effective interview techniques.

Closer: Review your planned interview questions and revise for depth and clarity. Make sure your questions will help you capture the speaker’s voice.

HOMEWORK: Conduct your interview. Don’t forget to record it so you can produce an accurate transcript! Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

August 3

Honors 9th Literature Week 2 Aug. 6-10

Planning Your Week

M 8/6: Bring your completed mini-me to class: Mini Me Character Strength STEAL  Continue to bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. We will continue to work with it this week. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet; remember we will have a quiz over the words under “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” in a few weeks. Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.

Th 8/8: Bring your completed narrative of a self-defining moment to class (include plot with conflict and resolution, setting, characters, and theme–what did you learn or change about yourself due to this event?). Try to incorporate STEAL elements of characterization.

Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) Use these directions: SpringBoard Instructions for First Time Login REV.

 

Monday, August 6

Opener: Make a list of books in your textual lineage. Establish group discussion norms and share your textual lineage with your group.

Work Session:

  1. Share mini-mes, focusing on VIA character strengths and textual lineage.
  2. Collaborate in groups to make a poster that represents your group’s top VIA strength).
  3. Present posters to the class.

Closer: Read from the independent reading text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.

HOMEWORK: Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Tuesday, August 7

Opener: Establish clock buddies; review SOAPSTone and SMELL strategies for reading with “Making the Grade.”

Work Session:

  1. Practice SOAPStone or SMELL with your pre-course reading text; share responses with a clock buddy.
  2. Preview Unit One: Coming of Age (self-assess learning targets).
  3. Unpack Embedded Assessment 1 (Interview Narrative); self-assess your ability to perform each task on the scoring guide. Set goals, identifying the necessary knowledge and skills as well as the strategies you will use to score in the exemplary range. 

Closer: Read independent reading text.

HOMEWORK: Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, August 8

Opener: Assemble IAN with STEAL handouts, table of contents, and independent reading log.

Work Session:

  1. Review coming of age—brainstorm self-defining moments in your life and freewrite a narrative on one single moment using STEAL for characterization.
  2. Exchange with your 9 o’clock partner; mark/highlight elements of the STEAL method of characterization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHt8RjkFs98
  3. Review your partner’s assessment of your work and write a goal for yourself for narrative writing: “I need to improve my character development in writing by ________.”
  4. Respond to the pizza prompt (12 minutes); evaluate each group member’s writing, identifying tone and elements of voice.

Closer: Read independent reading text.

HOMEWORK: Complete your narrative of a self-defining moment (include plot with conflict and resolution, setting, characters, and theme–what did you learn or change about yourself due to this event?). Try to incorporate STEAL elements of characterization.

 

Thursday, August 9

Opener: Review EA1 and the scoring guide; assess class mastery and place skills on the class stoplight to prioritize weaknesses.

Work Session:

  1. Read aloud the sample pizza prompt (monotone, then with volunteers until we create a voice). Model annotation to focus on diction, syntax, and imagery that contribute to voice.
  2. Begin the graphic organizer with inferences and evidence about tone and speaker. Rank the inferences from most convincing/most supportable to least.
  3. Complete the graphic organizer for three additional samples; groups will share inferences, comparing and evaluating which are most supportable and why.
  4. Clock buddies exchange quick writes (pizza prompt from yesterday); annotate for diction, imagery, and syntax. Make inferences and discuss.  
  5. Revisit stoplight/QHT to summarize today’s learning.

Closer: Read independent reading text.

HOMEWORK: Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

Friday, August 10

Opener: Brainstorm interviewees for EA#1; list characteristics of each person’s voice (in terms of diction, syntax, and imagery).

Work Session:

  1. Read the excerpt from Speak p.10-11; reread and answer questions 1-4 p. 11. Note Vocabulary p.10, Word Connections p.11, Roots & Affixes p.6
  2. Analyze diction, syntax, and imagery to determine voice and tone (focus on dashes). Explain how a 38 year old author creates an authentic teen voice.
  3. Review Lesson 1.4 Parallel Structure: compound sentences p.13 (clauses, gerunds, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions).

Closer: Summarize independent reading this week; write a short description of the narrator’s voice (in terms of diction, syntax, and imagery).

HOMEWORK: Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.

 

July 31

Honors 9th Literature Week 1 Aug. 1-3

Planning Your Week

W 8/1: Bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet.

Th 8/2: Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.

M 8/6: Mini-me due. Mini Me Character Strength STEAL

 

Monday, July 30 HOYA HELLO

Tuesday, July 31 Pre-planning

Wednesday, August 1

Opener: Review syllabus and classroom expectations. Q&A on pre-course reading assignment.

Work Session:

  1. Read “Making the Grade” and annotate according to the directions.
  2. Teacher will review TRSS forms.
  3. Watch VIA Character Strengths/Growth Mindset video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq-rOelLciE.

Closer: Brainstorm ideas for STEAL elements for your mini-me and independent reading choices.

HOMEWORK: Bring an independent reading text to class (print only). Mini me due Monday; you will need to complete the VIA character strengths survey for mini-me.

 

Thursday, August 2

Opener: Review syllabus; deepen understanding of classroom policies and procedures via Q&A session.

Work Session:

  1. Review responses to “Making the Grade” prompt; discuss claim, evidence, and interpretation (CEI format).
  2. Introduce mini-me with a focus on building character and voice with the STEAL method along with the idea of coming of age/self-defining incidents; STEAL method of characterization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHt8RjkFs98 . IAN: STEAL handout.

Closer: Work on mini-me.

HOMEWORK: Complete VIA character strengths survey for mini-me due Monday, 8/6; bring an independent reading text (print only).

 

Friday, August 3

Opener: Complete the student information form on the Google Form via personal device (BYOD).

Work Session:

  1. Establish clock partners for IAN
  2. Complete a STEAL analysis of the featured person from your pre-course reading.
  3. Respond to the in-class essay prompt for your pre-course reading text.

Closer: Continue brainstorming for mini-me; read your independent reading text.

HOMEWORK: Mini me due Monday, 8/6; bring an independent reading text (print only); log in and start your vocabulary work with ZINC. Use these directions: SpringBoard Instructions for First Time Login REV. First set of ZINC due Aug 30.

July 11

Welcome to Honors 9th Literature!

I am excited to have you in Honors 9th Literature this semester!

Please find the pre-course reading assignment and get started reading your selected nonfiction book. Be sure to select a print text (no e-books for this assignment). Annotate as needed using the guidelines on the assignment sheet. You will need to bring your annotated book to class Friday, August 3; you will complete an in-class writing assignment using your annotated book.

In order to fill out the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills Tracking Sheet that is attached to the pre-course reading assignment, you will need 9th-12th Vocabulary and Skills. This should be a review of concepts you have already learned, and it will become the first document in your class notebook. This will also be helpful for your writing assignment Friday, August 3.

 

May 18

Honors 9th Literature Final Week

Planning Your Week

M 5/21: ZINC last quarter due (284 total words).

T 5/22: Final Exam (2nd period only)

W 5/23: Final Exam (3rd period only)

 

Monday, May 21

Review Tim Burton’s style for final exam (biographical essay in SpringBoard; phone scene from Edward Scissorhands). Study ZINC Unit 2 Academic Vocabulary words for the matching section.

HOMEWORK:  Study for the final exam.

 

Tuesday, May 22

2nd period: Final exam

 

Wednesday, May 23

3rd period: Final exam