In 9th Literature and Composition we will cover three units this semester:
Unit 1: Identity/ Family Materials covered in this unit: The Taming of the Shrew, other articles, poems, short stories TBD
Media used in this unit: The Taming of the Shrew, 10 Things I Hate About You, others TBD
Unit 2: Heroes/Anti-heroes Materials covered in this unit: short stories by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Odyssey", "The Birds" poetry from Eminem and Tupac, others TBD
Media used in this unit: The Odyssey, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Birds, others TBD
Unit 3: Fear/ Survival Materials covered in this unit:"The Sniper", "The Most Dangerous Game", the memoir Night by Elie Wiesel, Poetry related to the Holocaust, and other TBD
Media used in this unit: Criminal Minds, Elie Wiesel and Oprah Winfrey interview at Aushwitz
Daily Assignments to Expect in 9th Literature
We will be using an interactive notebook during this semester where all work and assignments will be completed and compiled. There will be notebook checks biweekly to ensure that all students' notebooks are current.
Every Monday students will receive a new list of vocabulary words. The list of vocabulary words for each week can be found on the blog as well as on Quizlet for students to practice with the words. Students can create flash cards on index cards or on Quizlet and show me on their phone to earn 5 extra points on the vocabulary quizzes.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday students will annotate and answer questions on reading comprehension passages. This is designed to prepare students for the EOC as well as the final exam.
Every Thursday students will be assigned a journal prompt as a warm-up that relates to our reading for the week. Students will be asked to incorporate the grammar concept of the week into their writing for the journal prompt.
Every Friday students will have a quiz that covers the vocabulary list for that week as well as the grammar concept taught that week.
This will be true for every week unless we specify on the blog that it will be different.