March 15

Honors 9th Literature Week 10 March 18-22

Planning Your Week

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive). Rubric for I Remember You Video

F 3/22: Bring your copy of The Night Circus to class.

S 3/25: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

 

Monday, March 18

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” video and publish.

Closer: Submit video for viewing.

HOMEWORK: IRY video due tomorrow; No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Tuesday, March 19

Opener: Turn in “I Remember You” videos.

Work Session:

  1. View IRY videos.

Closer: Compose “poem praises” and share with peers.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” video.

Work Session:

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Thursday, March 21

Opener: Review writings on Utopias; Ponder and Respond: What makes for an ideal world?

Work Session:

  1. Read Act II Scene 1.
  2. In island families review Act II Scene i, and analyze Gonzolo’s world view vs. Sebastian and Antonio’s remarks.

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scenes.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

 

Friday, March 22

Opener: View Act II Scene 1 of The Tempest. 

Work Session: 

  1. Writer’s Workshop: Complete scholar’s journals through Act II.
  2. Peer critique MLA format and review lead-ins for variation.
  3. Provide feedback on depth of commentary

Closer: Introduce The Night Circus (read chapter 1).

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Obtain a copy of The Night Circus; third set of ZINC due April 9th.

March 8

Honors 9th Literature Week 9 March 11-15

Planning Your Week

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem due with 3 reflections (the video and 4th reflection will be due next Tuesday, March 19).

S 3/17: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/19: “I Remember You” video and 4th reflection due in class (email, share via Google or Office 365, or bring the movie file on a flash drive).

The Tempest online text

UPCOMING: Obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Monday, March 11

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Tuesday, March 12

Opener: Review paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Wednesday, March 13 EARLY RELEASE

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Thursday, March 14

Opener: Review the opening scene of The Tempest.

Work Session:

  1. Prepare group scenes for Act I, Scene 2; focus on blocking, stage directions, physical gestures, and voice inflection.
    • Annotate the scene
    • Write the actions that your groups need to complete
    • Prepare props and timing
    • Perform the scene

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tomorrow, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

 

Friday, March 15

Opener: View “The Betrayed Duke Prospero” PBS video.

Work Session: 

  1. Analyze characters and themes introduced in Act I (“Somebody Wanted But So”; character & theme tracker graphic organizers).
  2. Introduce scholar’s journal; complete entries for Act I.
  3. Review elements of exposition Art & Reading ppt; summarize the exposition of The Tempest.
  4. Compose an exposition Art & Reading ppt. EOC narrative review of STEAL elements and narrative structure; revisit punctuating dialogue correctly.

Closer: Share narrative expositions, reviewing STEAL elements, narrative structure, and punctuating dialogue.

HOMEWORK: “I Remember You” typed, annotated poem with 3 reflections due Tuesday; second set of ZINC due tonight, 11:59 p.m.; No Red Ink due Sunday; obtain a copy of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

March 1

Honors 9th Literature Week 8 March 4-8

Planning Your Week

 

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/5: Poetry Anthology due in class

S 3/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 3/12: “I Remember You” poem due in class.

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, March 4

Opener: Review poetry anthology assignment and rubric, dear reader tips, and reflection tips and sample.

Work Session:

  1. Compose dear reader letter and reflections for the poetry anthology.
  2. Compile materials and create table of contents for poetry anthology.

Closer: List final touches needed for poetry anthology due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, March 5

Opener: Gallery walk anthologies.

Work Session:

  1. View sample poems for IRY.
  2. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review IRY poems for poetic devices and sound effects; watch “Harlem” episode of Poetry in America.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, March 6

Opener: Examine paintings from/about The Tempest; choose one that you like the best.

Work Session:

  1. Use the word bank to compose a poem that captures the character, mood, and/or action of the painting you chose.

Closer: Examine Shakespearean insults and cast The Tempest 1.1 pantomime.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, March 7

Opener: Set up Nearpod.

Work Session:

  1. Explore Shakespeare’s world: Elizabethan language, the Globe Theatre, culture, history, and overview of The Tempest with Nearpod.
  2. Analyze, rehearse, and perform Act I Scene 1 https://folgereducation.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/5-great-ways-to-start-a-shakespeare-unit/ (pantomime, self-reflection, group discussion; add dialogue).

Closer: Compare and contrast class performances with professional productions of the opening scene.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 8

Opener: Review tips for voiceover, finding sound files, and creating aesthetically pleasing visuals (fonts, transitions, images).

Work Session: 

  1. Revise “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.
  2. Create the video for IRY.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. “I Remember You” poems due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

February 22

Honors 9th Literature Week 7 February 25 – March 1

Planning Your Week

M 2/25: Turn in TPFASST and annotations for TWO Poetry Out Loud poems.

W 2/27: Recite ONE Poetry Out Loud poem in class.

S 3/3: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 25

Opener: Collect POL TPFASST charts; review metaphors and conceits; create a metaphor that can be sustained beyond one image (2nd period create; 4th period revisit)

Work Session:

  1. Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
  2. What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
  3. How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?

Closer: Watch “Harlem” episode of PBS Poets Series.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze with SOAPSTone

Work Session:

  1. Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Rehearse POL recitations with your group.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. POL recitation of one poem due Wednesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, February 27

Opener: Rehears POL recitations with your group.

Work Session:

  1. Recite POL poems.
  2. Finish EOC prompt response for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Review assignment requirements for poetry anthology.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, February 28

Opener: Stuffed Poetry: On a sheet of paper, respond to the prompts with information about yourself. Don’t over analyze. Often our gut response is the most productive.

Work Session:

  1. Stuffed Poetry Activity (Composing Your Poem)
  2. Create new list using numbers (MUST BE IN ORDER, cannot change any words–can only add)
  3. Write a poem using the answers to prompts
  4. Write stuffed poetry reflection’ turn in for review and feedback.

Closer: Compile poems and write reflections for the poetry anthology due next Tuesday.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, March 1

Opener: Review “I Remember You” poem assignment and rubric; view sample poems and presentations.

Work Session: 

  1. Compose an “I Remember You” poem to meet the requirements for sound and figurative language use.

Closer: Peer review poems, analyzing figurative language and sound effects.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday. Poetry Anthology due Tuesday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); second set of ZINC due March 15th.

February 15

Honors 9th Literature BREAK TIME!

To Do:

  1. Enjoy some free time with friends and family.
  2. If you did not finish, complete your No Red Ink assignment.
  3. If you did not turn them in today, finish your TPFASST and annotations for Poetry Out Loud (due Monday when we get back).
  4. Memorize your selected Poetry Out Loud poem (due Wednesday when we get back).
February 8

Honors 9th Literature Week 6 Feb. 11-15

Planning Your Week

S 2/10: Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 2/12: Bring two printed poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

S 2/17: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

M 2/25: Turn in TPFASST and annotations for TWO Poetry Out Loud poems.

W 2/27: Recite ONE Poetry Out Loud poem in class.

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 11

Opener: Review MLA, citations, formatting quotes and titles for No Red Ink practice. Read Cofer’s “El Olvido” and discuss narrative elements.

Work Session:

  1. View Billy Collins video  “Introduction to Poetry”; TPFASTT/annotate for imagery, diction, figurative language
  2. Introduce poetry cheat sheet; QHT poetry terms.

Closer: Write a poem using the “El Olvido” or “Introduction to Poetry” template.

HOMEWORK: Bring 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website Tuesday; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Tuesday, February 12

Opener: POL Check–2 printed poems; Ponder and respond–Think about a strong memory that is tied to nature/weather, a scary storm, a perfect picnic, a cleansing rain. How is weather tied to our emotions and memories?

Work Session:

  1. Read “When I am Asked” by Lisel Mueller
  2. Complete the “first things first” chart with a partner
  3. Analyze the poem with TPFASTT and discuss with class annotations.

Closer: Write a memory poem that uses sensory imagery tied to nature; try to emulate Mueller’s style.

HOMEWORK: Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Wednesday, February 13

Opener: Ponder and respond–How does it feel to take a risk?

Work Session:

  1. Read “Constantly Risking Absurdity” in small groups
  2. Complete the “first things first” chart as a group
  3. TPFASTT independently
  4. Discuss observations and compile class annotations

Closer: Write a short  poem about taking a risk that plays with structure and uses enjambment.

HOMEWORK:  Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Thursday, February 14

Opener: Review metaphors and conceits; create a metaphor that can be sustained beyond a single image.

Work Session:

  1. Read and annotate “George Gray” on posters; use SOAPStone to analyze figurative language, diction, and sensory imagery
  2. What is the speaker’s claim? Tone? Intended audience?
  3. How is the poet entering into a broader conversation? What is the poem’s argument?

Closer: Begin annotating POL poems for “narrative” elements (STEAL, speaker, imagery, setting, figurative language, theme, structure, etc.); complete a SOAPSTone or TPFASST for one POL poem.

HOMEWORK: Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

 

Friday, February 15

Opener: Read “Fiddler Jones”; analyze using SOAPSTone

Work Session: 

  1. Compose a response to the EOC prompt for “George Gray” and “Fiddler Jones.”

Closer: Continue annotating and analyzing POL poems.

HOMEWORK:  No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; Annotate and complete TPFASST for 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website due Monday after break; second set of ZINC due March 15th.

February 1

Honors 9th Literature Week 5 Feb. 4-8

Planning Your Week

S 2/3: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink quiz

W 2/6: BY 11:59 p.m. Final draft of center square of Think-tac-toe due to Turnitin.com.

F 2/8: Bring two printed poems from the Poetry Out Loud website.

F 2/8: BY 11:59 p.m. ZINC 1st quarter check (100+words due)

S 2/10: BY 11:59 p.m. Complete No Red Ink quiz

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, February 4

Opener: Review verb tenses and mood for No Red Ink practice.

Work Session:

  1. Brainstorm thematic topics for short stories; review introductions and conclusions with theme statements.
  2. View JFK and Puerto Rican culture video connection for “American History.”
  3. Read/analyze  Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History”; consider how different people reacted to major world events.

Closer: Read “El Olvido” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and compare genres. Introduce Poetry Out Loud.

HOMEWORK: Center square due Wednesday 1159 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Tuesday, February 5

Opener: Review essay requirements including MLA format; review Poetry Out Loud requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete Q2 Touchstone.
  2. Revise center square essay.

Closer: Select two poems from Poetry Out Loud website.

HOMEWORK: Center square due Wednesday 1159 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Wednesday, February 6

Opener: Review POL requirements and center square essay requirements.

Work Session:

  1. Complete center square essay.
  2. Locate two poems for POL analysis.

Closer: Begin annotating POL poems for “narrative” elements (STEAL, speaker, imagery, setting, figurative language, theme, structure, etc.).

HOMEWORK:  Center square due Wednesday 1159 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring 2 printed poems from Poetry Out Loud website Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Thursday, February 7

Opener: Review Cofer’s “El Olvido” and discuss narrative elements.

Work Session:

  1. View Billy Collins video  “Introduction to Poetry”; TPCASTT/annotate for imagery, diction, figurative language
  2. Introduce poetry cheat sheet; QHT poetry terms.

Closer: Write a poem using the “Introduction to Poetry” or “El Olvido” template.

HOMEWORK: Bring two printed poems for POL to class Friday; No Red Ink due Sunday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); first set of ZINC due Feb.8th.

 

Friday, February 8

Opener: Ponder and respond–Think about a strong memory that is tied to nature/weather, a scary storm, a perfect picnic, a cleansing rain. How is weather tied to our emotions and memories?

Work Session:

  1. Read “When I am Asked” by Lisel Mueller.
  2. Complete the “first things first” chart with a partner.
  3. Analyze the poem with TPCASTT and discuss with class annotations.

Closer: Write a memory poem that uses sensory imagery tied to nature; try to emulate Mueller’s style.

HOMEWORK: No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

January 25

Honors 9th Literature Week 4 Jan. 28-Feb.1

Planning Your Week

S 1/27: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink quiz

Th 1/31: BY 11:59 p.m. 2 outer squares of Think-tac-toe due to Turnitin.com; the center square is due next week.

S 2/3: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink quiz

T 2/5: BY 11:59 p.m. Center square of Think-tac-toe due to Turnitin.com.

F 2/8: BY 11:59 p.m. ZINC 1st quarter check (100+words due)

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, January 28

Opener: Review “Marigolds” focusing on voice and juxtaposition. Review CEI structure, lead-ins, and EOC rubrics. Review foreshadowing, irony, and theme; see p.106 and p.114.

Work Session:

  1. Discuss point-by-point comparison vs. subject-by-subject comparison.
  2. Compare and contrast “The Scarlet Ibis” with “Marigolds”; focus on diction and tone, flashback to create tension, foreshadowing to build surprise, characterization of the narrator to support theme, symbol and mood.
  3. Read “The Cask of Amontillado”; fill in chart for irony. Analyze foreshadowing and unreliable narrator.

Closer: Select narrative and CEI prompts for short story think-tac-toe.

HOMEWORK: Short Story think-tac-toe narrative and CEI due Thursday 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Tuesday, January 29

Opener: Finish “The Cask of Amontillado.” Review EQ p.96: What makes a good story? How does an artist define his or her style?

Work Session:

  1. Review plot diagram p.97 and complete point of view analysis p. 99-100. Recap for the stories we’ve read: ”The Sniper,” “The Scarlet Ibis,” “Marigolds,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”
  2. Read “The Gift of the Magi,” “The Necklace,” or “The Stolen Party.”
  3. Analyze the story with SIFT; present the two most effective literary techniques in a two-column chart.

Closer: Select two stories for center square essay prompt for short story think-tac-toe.

HOMEWORK: Short Story think-tac-toe narrative and CEI due Thursday 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Wednesday, January 30–Computer Lab 113

Opener: Review short story think-tac-toe requirements and rubric.

Work Session:

  1. Complete CEI and narrative prompts.
  2. Begin explanatory/informational essay.

Closer: Work on ZINC and/or No Red Ink.

HOMEWORK:  Short Story think-tac-toe narrative and CEI due Thursday 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Thursday, January 31

Opener: Review semicolons, colons, and conjunctions. Complete p.115-16 language checkpoint.

Work Session:

  1. Review introductions and conclusions; compose or revise an introduction for your explanatory/informational essay.
  2. View JFK and Puerto Rican culture video connection for “American History.”
  3. Read Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History.”

Closer: Respond to the artwork; groups read world event article and consider how different people reacted to these events. Connect to the concept of American History and how different events affect different groups of people.

HOMEWORK:  Short Story think-tac-toe narrative and CEI due TONIGHT by 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Friday, February 1

Opener: SB: Activity 1.13 (p.64): unpack EA2 and 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. Brainstorm topics for your argument assessment; consider issues that emerged in your memoir, autobiography, or biography.

Closer: Research evidence for your argument.

HOMEWORK: Short Story think-tac-toe center square essay due Tuesday by 11:59 p.m. to Turnitin.com; bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

January 18

Honors 9th Literature Week 3 Jan. 21-25

Planning Your Week

S 1/20: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink quiz

W 1/23: IN CLASS–bring a printed copy of your revised memory map narrative and your original (public draft) to class. HOMEWORK: Finish the foreshadowing/symbol questions for “The Scarlet Ibis.”

Th 1/31: Think-tac-toe due to Turnitin.com

F 2/8: ZINC 1st quarter check (100+words due)

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, January 21 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

 

 

Tuesday, January 22

Opener: Review elements of voice: diction, syntax, imagery. Share examples from “target practice.”

Work Session:

  1. Think-Pair-Share: Read the opening paragraph of “The Scarlet Ibis” and respond to the prompt analyzing diction and tone.
  2. Read the story and finish foreshadowing and symbolism analysis.

Closer: Work on short story think-tac-toe.

HOMEWORK: Narrative revised draft due tomorrow; you will turn in a printed copy along with your public draft. Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due tonight at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Wednesday, January 23

Opener: Participate in orientation to the library.

Work Session:

  1. Review EQ p.96: What makes a good story? How does an artist define his or her style?
  2. Review foreshadowing, irony, and theme; see p.106 and p.114.
  3. Read “The Cask of Amontillado”; fill in chart for irony. Analyze foreshadowing and unreliable narrator.

Closer: Work on short story think-tac-toe.

HOMEWORK: Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Thursday, January 24

Opener: Discuss feather circle guidelines (read, no commentary, thank yous).

Work Session:

  1. Present narratives in feather circle.
  2. Compose thank you notes for 2 workshop members and 2 additional classmates.
  3. Distribute thank you notes.
  4. Review plot diagram p.97 and complete point of view analysis p. 99-100. Recap for the stories we’ve read: ”The Sniper,” “The Scarlet Ibis,” and “The Cask of Amontillado.”

Closer: Examine style passages p.101. IR: Read from the text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.

HOMEWORK:  Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Friday, January 25

Opener: Turn to “Marigolds” in the SpringBoard books p.16.

Work Session:

  1. Read and analyze “Marigolds” answering the questions in Second Read.
  2. Analyze Lisbeth’s voice with the chart p.26.
  3. Respond to the prompt under Writing to Sources p.27.

Closer: Work on short story think-tac-toe; IR: Read from the text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading choice book; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th. Think-tac-toe due Jan. 31 to Turnitin.com.

 

January 11

Honors 9th Literature Week 2 Jan. 14 – 18

Planning Your Week

T 1/15: BY 11:59 p.m.–Complete No Red Ink practice

F 1/18: IN CLASS–bring a printed copy of your revised memory map narrative (public draft) to class.

F 2/8: ZINC 1st quarter check (100+words due)

ONGOING: Bring an independent reading book to class each day; this should be a print text–no ebooks, please. 

 

Monday, January 14

Opener: Review ZINC and No Red Ink expectations; examine unit 1 assessment and rubric (due Jan. 31). 

Work Session:

  1. Review literary elements as authors’ “moves” for a specific audience and purpose and theme as a connection to the human condition; differentiate between thematic topics and theme statements.
  2. Read “The Sniper”; analyze for irony.
  3. Compose a narrative: “What happens next in “The Sniper?” Emulate the author’s style staying in bounds of the setting and characterization.

Closer: Choose one of the memories from your memory map and compose a private “Burn This!” draft.

HOMEWORK: Turn your private draft into a public draft due Friday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due tomorrow; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Tuesday, January 15

Opener: Quickwrite: compose a response to the pizza prompt.

Work Session:

  1. Share pizza prompts and analyze the concept of voice (diction, syntax, imagery) p.6-7.
  2. SB: 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
  3. SB: Lesson 1.3 p.10-12 Read and mark diction, imagery, and syntax to determine voice and tone; focus on dashes and how a 38 year old author creates an authentic teen voice.

Closer: Work on ZINC vocabulary or No Red Ink.

HOMEWORK: Turn your private draft into a public draft due Friday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due tonight at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Wednesday, January 16–PSAT DAY

Opener: Review PSAT results: view Harrison PSAT Blog; complete webquest and article activity; work on ZINC or No Red Ink.

Work Session:

  1. SB: Lesson 1.6 Learning How to Interview p.30-33 Compose four questions to use to interview a peer then revise to make sure they are open-ended; interview your partner, making note of exact words so you can create a voice for the individual; compose an introduction to the class.

Closer: Revise your introduction and prepare to present tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: Prepare to present your partner introduction tomorrow; turn your private draft into a public draft due Friday. Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Thursday, January 17

Opener: Review details with your partner and prepare to introduce each other to the class.

Work Session:

  1. Introduce your partner to the class.
  2. Think-Pair-Share: Read the opening paragraph of “The Scarlet Ibis” and respond to the prompt analyzing diction and tone.

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

HOMEWORK: Turn your private draft into a public draft due tomorrow (bring a printed copied). Bring an independent reading text (print only); No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.

 

Friday, January 18

Opener: Turn in memory map narratives; review foreshadowing, symbolism, and irony.

Work Session:

  1. Finish foreshadowing and symbolism analysis of “The Scarlet Ibis”; complete analysis in small groups.

Closer: Review think-tac-toe requirements; IR: Read from the text you selected and brought to class; reflect on the diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.

HOMEWORK: Read independent reading choice book; No Red Ink due Sunday at 11:59 p.m.; first set of ZINC due Feb. 8th.