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English 9 Agenda

 

Ms. Lawler

August 7-11, 2017

Unit: Avid Implementation

Key Vocabulary: AVID, Marking the text, WICOR, Cornell Notes (C-Notes), Hook, Thesis, Textual Citations, Verb, Metaphor, Adjective, Simile

Monday, August 7, 2017

Campus Tour: Fire Drill Spot, Dress Code Review

Lesson: How-To: Cornell Notes (C-Notes)

-         Review Cornell Structure and note section as a class

-         Discuss what to include when taking notes for separate subjects

-         Questions and clarifications

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lesson: Using C-Notes to Study Effectively

-         Discuss the purpose of the Question Section on the C-Note format

-         Practice incorporating higher level thinking questions into your notes

-         How we use Cornell notes to study

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Lesson: How-To: Marking the Text

-         Review the guidelines packet for successfully marking the text

-         View and discuss examples

-         Apply lessons to sample texts

-         Review with a partner

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Lesson: How-To: Essays for Beginners

-         Evaluate the different sections and techniques of the essay as a class

-         Practice Activity: Write a practice “Hook”

-         Review with a partner

-         C-Notes

Friday, August 11, 2017

Lesson: Pre-Test

-         Complete the Pre-Test

Have a great weekend!!

Agenda

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

August 14-18, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pre-Test: Students will complete a pre-test to examine their known skills in English Language Arts.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Lesson: Reading: The Lady, or the Tiger?

Quick Write:

“Have you ever felt as if you were ‘caught between a rock and a hard place’- where you needed to make a choice between two courses of action and neither option seemed quite right? Write about this difficult situation. What were the advantages and disadvantages of each course of action? How do you know you made the right choice in the end?”

-         Handout: The Lady, or the Tiger?

-         Read the short story through once as a class

 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Lesson: Reading: The Lady, or the Tiger?

-         Answer “Interpret” questions in partner groups

-         Discuss answers as a class

-         Answer “Evaluate” questions in small groups

-         Discuss answers as a class

 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lesson: Reading: The Most Dangerous Game

?Quick Write:

 

“Examine the idea of morality: Do you consider yourself to be a moral person? Why or why not? Where do you believe morals come from: your own inner understanding of right and wrong, the decree of a higher power, or a societal mandate? Is there a situation that you can imagine in which you might change you own moral code?”

 

-         Read through the short story once as a class

 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Lesson: Reading: The Most Dangerous Game

-         Read through the short story a second time, using the “Mark the Text” method to identify key terms, main ideas, important details, and figurative language.

-         News Story: Create a headline (ex: Hunter Missing - Presumed Dead or Famous Hunter Lives to Tell Shocking Tale) with a news story that goes along with it. Be sure to supply specific textual information from the story by citing evidence from the text. This is a chance to recap and explain various moments of the story!

Have a great weekend!!

 

8/21-8/25

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

August 21-25, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Lesson: The Most Dangerous Game

-         View “The Most Dangerous Game” film.

-         Finish reading/viewing guides

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lesson: Viewing: Finish “The Most Dangerous Game”

-         Discuss differences between mediums

-         Handout: Argumentative Essay

-         Review as a class the expectations of the essay  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Lesson: Activity: Philosophical Chairs  

-         Review individual prompts as a class

-         Interact with other students to argue and discuss the possibility of both sides.

-         Class discussion at the end of the activity to understand the importance of discussion, as well as evidence to back up an argument.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Lesson: Writing: Prompt connected to “The Most Dangerous Game”

Prompt: Compose a detailed essay in which you either defend Rainsford’s actions by declaring it self-defense or condemn his actions by proving it was murder. Support your claim with evidence from the text as well as another credible source that you have read, viewed, or listened to as part of your research. Remember to cite your sources and write your paper in MLA format.

-         Quick review about MLA format

-         Begin Pre-Write for the MDG prompt

-         Draft your rough draft

-         Essay must be a minimum of 4 paragraphs

Friday, August 25, 2017

Lesson: Writing: Prompt connected to “The Most Dangerous Game” (Continued)

-         Evaluate and revise your rough draft

-         Work with a partner to revise your essay

-         Apply edits to essay

-         Any work not completed in class is homework

**Freshman Picture day is Friday 8/25/17

Have a great weekend!!

 

8/29-9/1

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

August 28-September 1, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Lesson: Work Day—Finish Essays

-         Work with a partner to review and alter your final essays

*Anything not finished in class will be homework. Essays are due tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lesson: The Scarlet Ibis

-         Review SSR Book Interview Projects: These will be due at the end of each quarter.

-         Begin reading a shortened version of the story to better understand the key story elements.

-         Review key points in the story

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: The Scarlet Ibis

-         Work as a class to identify and analyze figurative language, connotation vs. denotation, and work to correctly mark the text.

-         Begin working on Scarlet Ibis Comprehension Packet

-         Review what was learned in class with a partner

Thursday, August 31, 2017 (Substitute)

Lesson: The Scarlet Ibis

-         Continue working on comprehension packets

-         Work with a partner to review and discuss answers

Friday, September 1, 2017 (Substitute)

Lesson: The Scarlett Ibis

-         Finish working on Scarlett Ibis packet

-         Begin reading your Sustained Silent Reading Books when finished

Have a great weekend!!

 

 

9/4-9/8

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

September 4-8, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, September 4, 2017

No School—Labor Day

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Lesson: The Scarlet Ibis—Work Day

-         Finish Scarlet Ibis packet

-         Begin reading SSR books for reading interview

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: The Sniper

Quick Write: After watching the video, what information did you get that surrounds the Irish Civil War? Why do you think we are gaining background information on this particular subject? Do you think this particular topic can be applied to today? Why or why not?

-         Intro and historical background of the short story

-         Class discussion about the effects of civil wars.

-         Connection to today’s society

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Lesson: The Sniper

-         Begin reading story

-         Stop periodically to analyze the text and particular passages

-         Discuss as a class

Friday, September 8, 2017

Lesson: The Sniper

-         Finish reading story

-         Character examination

-         Philosophical chairs activity

Have a great weekend!! 

Agenda

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

September 11-15, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lesson: The Sniper—Continued

-         Create a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the brother of the sniper to the brother of Doodle.

-         Class Discussion

-         View short video about the importance of remembrance.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lesson: Class Counselor Presentation to the Class

-         SMART Goals and how to apply them to your school

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: The Masque of the Red Death

-         Discuss background information about Edgar Allen Poe

-         Begin reading story

-         Stop periodically to review information

-         Complete story questions

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lesson: The Masque of the Red Death—Continued

-         Short background video on the black death and tuberculosis

-         Finish story

-         Class discussion

Friday, September 15, 2017

Lesson: The Masque of the Red Death

-         Compare and contrast the similarities of the Shakespeare’s “7 Ages of Man” to the 7 rooms in the story.

-         Answer questions

-         View short performance of Shakespeare monologue

-         Turn in questions when finished

Have a great weekend!!

9/18-9/22

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

September 18-22, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Lesson: The Masque of the Red Death —Continued

-         View two interpretations of the story

-          Review the definition of a symbol

-         Create a mask that symbolizes who you are as an individual.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Essential Question: How does an author use symbols and allegories to develop theme?

Lesson: The Masque of the Red Death

-         Discussion of the seven rooms

-         Complete room activity

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: Edgar Allen Poe—Background

-         View short biography

-         Complete a comic strip of the rooms of the masque of the red death.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lesson: The Cask of Amontillado

-         Bell Work: View the artwork named “Insanity” and look at it for a few minutes. Then, fill out a non-print text chart about the piece.

-         View brief video about the catacombs.

-         Begin reading story

-         Fill out story arc and questions as we read

-         Class discussion

Friday, September 22, 2017

Lesson: The Cask of Amontillado

-         Continue reading story

-         Finish questions

-         Class discussion about the similarities of Poe’s writing style

Have a great weekend!!

9/25-9/29

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

September 25-29, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Lesson: Work Day:

-         Use this time to get caught up on your assignments

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lesson: French Traditions in Media and Text

-         Compare the French traditions in the film to what we have seen in the text.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder

-         Begin reading A Sound of Thunder as a class

-         Answer and complete margin questions while we read

-         Discuss what is happening in the story as a class

-         Review figurative language that the author uses in the story

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder—Continued

-         Finish reading the story

-         Class discussion

-         Finish margin questions

Friday, September 29, 2017

Lesson: SSR Reading Day

-         SSR Book Interviews are due on WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 4TH.

Have a great weekend!!

 

 

 

 

10/2-10/6

English 9 Agenda

Ms. Lawler

October 2-6, 2017

Unit: Short Stories  

Key Vocabulary: Plot, Character, Setting, Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion, Irony, Idiom, Simile, Hyperbole, Metaphor, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Oxymoron, Narrative Perspective, Moral, Symbol, Protagonist, Antagonist, Foreshadowing, Allusion 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder

-         Review key elements of the story

-         Work on previous week’s questions

-         Discuss as a class

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder

-         Movie poster project

-         Work on key symbols or events that can be symbolized in a movie poster for the short story

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 (Early Release Schedule)

Lesson: Book Interviews Due Today

-         A Sound of Thunder—Quiz

-         ALL LATE OR MISSING WORK DUE TODAY.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder—Film

-         View the film

-         Fill out comparison log of text and film

-         Discuss as a class

Friday, October 6, 2017

Lesson: A Sound of Thunder—Film

-         Finish film

-         Continue comparison log of both film and text

Have a happy and safe FALL BREAK!!!