Week of March 4th – March 9th

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Quiz
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: RACE Strategy
        • Lesson: Thesis Writing
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • RACE exercise (Whole group)
        • Thesis writing exercise (Whole Group)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Argumentative Essay Prewrite: Claim (thesis) and counterclaim
      • Closing:
        • Thesis Share Out
  • Tuesday
    • Opening:
      • Writing Exercises
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review: RACE Strategy
        • Review: Essay Structure
        • Lesson: Citing Evidence
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Citing Evidence Practice
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Complete Essay Prewrite (see SpringBoard for textual evidence)
      • Closing:
        • Outline Share out
  • Wednesday
    • Opener:
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session:
      • Career Expo & Job Fair
      • Begin Rough Draft
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • NA
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • NA
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Complete Rough Drafts
      • Closing:
        • Review requirements & Q&A session
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: How to Peer Edit
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Peer Editing
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Edit / Revise essays
        • Begin Final Draft
      • Closing:

NA

Advertisements

Week of Feb. 26th – March 2nd

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Review
      • Black History Month Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review: Claims & Counterclaims
        • Review: Rhetorical Appeals
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Rhetorical Appeals Group Work
        • “America’s Schoolchildren” (SpringBoard p. 70 – 74)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • SOAPStone (Springboard p. 76)
      • Closing:
        • T.O.D: What is the purpose of rhetorical appeals?
  • Tuesday
    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Review
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review: Claim / Counterclaim and Rhetorical Appeals
        • Lesson: Targeting your audience
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Rhetorical Appeals: Role Play
        • Read College Essays  (SpringBoard pp. 83 – 87)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Text Dependent Questions (SpringBoard p. 87 – 90)
      • Closing:
        • NA
  • Wednesday
    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Review
      • Independent Reading
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: RACE Strategy
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Paragraph exercise (Whole group)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Paragraph exercise (small groups)
      • Closing:
        • Paragraph share out
  • Thursday
    • Media Center:  SRI & USA Test Prep
  • Friday
    • Read Across America
    • Rhetorical Appeals Quiz

 

Week of Feb. 12th – Feb. 16th

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • QHT Charts
      • Black History Month Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce Unit Vocabulary
        • Review: Irony
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • “Cask” Irony Chart (SpringBoard p.138)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • GSHSII
      • Closing:
        • T.O.D: What makes “Lambs to the Slaughter” ironic?
  • Tuesday:
    • Media Center Orientation
  • Wednesday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Preview Embedded Assessment #2 (SpringBoard p. 64)
        • Lesson: Claim / Counterclaims
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • View “Why Go” & Complete Chart (SpringBoard p. 65)
        • Read “Education Still Pays” (SpringBoard p. 66-67)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Text Dependent Questions (SpringBoard p. 67-68)
      • Closing:
        • Review Questions
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: Rhetorical Appeals
          • SpringBoard p. 69
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • “America’s Schoolchildren” (SpringBoard p. 70 – 74)
        • Text Dependent Questions (SpringBoard p. 74, 75: 1 – 8)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • SOAPSTone (p. 76)
      • Closing:
        • NA
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review: Claim / Counterclaim and Rhetorical Appeals
        • Lesson: Targeting your audience
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read College Essays  (SpringBoard pp. 83 – 87)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Text Dependent Questions (SpringBoard p. 87 – 90)
      • Closing:
        • NA

Week of Feb. 5th – Feb. 9th

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: What makes a good story?
      • Black History Month Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce Unit 2 goals and EQs
        • Lesson: Irony
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read / Discuss “Lambs to the Slaughter”
        • Watch “Lambs to the Slaughter” (after Ind. Practice)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Comprehension / critical thinking questions
      • Closing:
        • T.O.D: What makes “Lambs to the Slaughter” ironic?
  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Irony
        • Introduce the “Revenge Story”
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Groups: Interpret quotations about revenge (SpringBoard p. 126)
        • Individually: Read “Catacombs & Carnival” (SpringBoard p. 127)
          • Answer text dependent question #3
        • Read / Discuss “The Cask of Amontillado” (SpringBoard p. 131 – 136)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • NA
      • Closing: Why is “Cask” ironic? (situational and dramatic)
        • See independent practice
  • Wednesday
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Choose a side. Is it okay to seek revenge? Why or why not?
      • BHM Presentation
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lead “Cask” discussion
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • “Cask” Text Dependent Questions (SpringBoard p. 136 – 137)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • “Cask” Irony Chart (SpringBoard p. 138)
      • Closing:
        • Discuss Irony Chart
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • Unit One Vocabulary (application)
      • BHM Presentation
      • Unit Two Pretest
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: Writing a good paragraph
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Group Paragraph Writing
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • N/A
      • Closing:
        • T.O.D. What are the elements of a good paragraph?
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • Independent Reading
      • BHM Presentation
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Go over Constructed Response: Timed Writing Assignment
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • NA
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Timed Writing Assignment
        • USA Test Prep #4
      • Closing:
        • NA

Week of Jan. 29th – Feb. 2nd

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Lesson: Theme
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Theme Exercises
        • Coming of Age Short stories: Deciphering Theme
          • “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”
          • Speak excerpt
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Coming of Age short stories: Deciphering Theme
          • “Marigolds”
          • “Always Running” / “Race Politics”
      • Closing:
        • Theme presentations
  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson: Free Verse Poetry
        • Narrative Poetry Writing
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Review Narrative Poetry (SpringBoard Text)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Narrative Poem Prewrite
      • Closing:
        • See independent practice
  • Wednesday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Narrative Poetry Writing assignment
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Write Narrative Poems
      • Closing:
        • N/A
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Media Center – Independent Reading Books
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Unit 1 Post Test – Self Reflection
      • Closing:
        • Independent Reading
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
      • Independent Reading
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Review Unit 1 Post Test (Whole Group Discussion)
        • Unit 1 Vocabulary Review Game
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • ELA Study Hall (opportunity to make up assignments)
      • Closing:
        • What questions do you still have regarding Unit 1?

Week of Jan. 22nd – Jan. 26th

 

  • Monday
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Describe a time you did something that you later regretted (3 – 4 Sentences)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Speak excerpt
        • Review Vocabulary (Voice, Diction, Direct and indirect Characterization)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read / Discuss “Marigolds” (SpringBoard p.16)
        • Text Dependent Questions / Characterization Chart
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Imagery Assignment
      • Closing:
        • TOD: Imagery Presentations

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep (emphasis on voc.)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Plot Development & Vocabulary (conflict types, connotation & denotation, flashback, Tone, Mood)
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Review “Marigolds” (Finish Imagery Assignment, Plot, Conflict Charts)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Word Maps
      • Closing:
        • Word Map
  • Wednesday
    • Opening:
      • Finish Word Maps
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review prose v. poetry / tone and mood
        • Introduce RAFT
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read / Annotate “Always Running” (p. 37 SpringBoard)
        • Read / Annotate “Race Politics” (p. 39 SpringBoard)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • RAFT (p. 44 SpringBoard)
        • Interview (p. 45 SpringBoard)
      • Closing:
        • T.O.D: What is the difference between poetry and prose?
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson: Theme
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Review short stories: Discuss possible themes
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Text Dependent Questions for “Always Running” & “Race Politics” (partners)
        • Finish RAFT & Interview
      • Closing:
        • Q&A
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • Essential Questions: What does it mean to come of age? How do authors use voice in their writing?
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Media Center (check out books for independent reading)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Vocabulary Test / Unit 1 Post Test
      • Closing:
        • What questions do you still have regarding Unit 1?

Week of Jan. 15th – Jan. 19th

  • Monday: Student Holiday (MLK Day)
  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • Plot and define 6 plot elements
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce Unit 1 Vocabulary (Cornell Notes)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Voice exercise
        • Read / Annotate Speak excerpt (SpringBoard p. 9)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Text Dependent Questions
      • Closing:
        • TOD: Find an example of one vocabulary word, using Speak excerpt
  • Wednesday:
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Describe a time you did something that you later regretted (3 – 4 Sentences)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Vocabulary
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read / Discuss “Marigolds” (SpringBoard p.16)
        • Text Dependent Questions / Conflict Chart
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Imagery Assignment
      • Closing:
        • TOD: Plot “Marigolds” on Freytag’s Pyramid
  • Thursday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep (emphasis on voc.)
      • Media Center (Check out books)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Plot Development & Vocabulary
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Vocabulary Game
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Word Maps
      • Closing:
        • Word Map Presentations
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Plot Development
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Watch “The Goldbergs”
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Answer plot development questions (6 plot elements, setting, characterization, conflict)
      • Closing:
        • See independent practice

Week of Jan. 8th – Jan. 12th

  • Monday: Inclement Weather
  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite – What do you think it means to come of age? Be specific.
      • 9th Lit. Summative Pretest
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce the “Coming of Age” Unit
        • Lesson: Narratives & Plot Elements
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Discuss: What are some coming of age stories you’ve read or seen? What makes them coming of age stories?
        • Video Clips
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Coming of Age / Plot Element video questions
      • Closing:
        • Discussion
  • Wednesday:
    • Testing Day:
      • RI
      • Unit 1 Pretest
      • USA Test Prep set up (time permitting)
  • Thursday:
    • Opening:
      • Graph the 6 Plot Elements
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Plot Development
          • (6 plot elements, characterization, conflict)
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Read / Discuss “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” Activity
      • Closing:
        • See independent practice
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • Define Literary Terms
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Plot Development
        • Review “On The Sidewalk Bleeding”
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Plot “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” on Freytag’s Pyramid
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” Activities
      • Closing:
        • See independent practice

Summer Reading

All English students are required to complete a summer reading assignment. The summer reading assignment for 9th Lit. is based on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey. This assignment is due on the first day of class; however, my students will be granted a one week extension if they have not yet completed the assignment.

Below, you will find a link to the Pebblebrook website, which details the assignment:

https://phssummerreading.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/2017-18-pebblebrook-high-school-summer-reading1.pdf

https://phssummerreading.wordpress.com/9th-grade/

 

 

What You’ll Need

Here is a snapshot of what you will need this semester:

  • 3 Ring Binder
    • 5 Dividers (Openers, Notes, Vocabulary, Assignments, Independent Reading)
  • Blue or Black Ink Pens
  • Pencils
  • Loose Leaf Paper (SPIRAL NOTEBOOKS ARE NOT PERMITTED)
  • The Novel: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
    • You will need this by April