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1 literature) 1, 2, 3 9 th Grade Enriched English / Skills Unit- Short Stories EQ: Is conflict necessary? -Identify various story elements and techniques and how the author uses them -Determine themes of a text -Recognize similarities of themes in two or more texts The Interlopers The Sniper (supplemental) War (supplemental) The Cask of Amontillado The Most Dangerous Game Audio resources Unit Exam- Short Stories September Teacher Created Materials ) 1, 5, 9 Listening) 1 L () 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Controlling Idea Task (Task 3) Using above literature Vocabulary: as related to literature and SAT List Students will be able to define and use vocabulary words correctly in sentences. Grammar: Review Parts of Speech SAT List, Teacher Created handouts and tests/quizzes Grammar & Composition Graded according to 2 Point NYS Regents Rubric Teacher Created Quizzes Teacher Created quizzes

2 literature) 1, 2, 3, 5, W( ) 1, 4, 5, 9 Unit- Drama- The Miracle Worker -Understand and recognize the basics of drama and how it differs in genre from fiction -Determine themes and analyze their development - Analyze complex characters and how they develop and advance the plot and theme - Analyze conflicts and how they develop and advance the plot and theme - Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what text says as well as inference - Critical lens essay (optional) The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (supplemental) Teacher created materials Audio and video resources Teacher created materials Unit Test Graded according to NYS Regents rubric October-November Listening) 1 (1, 2, 4, 5, 6) - Vocabulary selected from drama and SAT list Grammar- Parts of a sentence- subjects, predicates, complements tests/quizzes Grammar & Composition 10 week assessment

3 literature) 1, 2, 3, 9 ) 1, 4, 5 SL(Speaking and Listening) 1 Literature Whirligig (Independent Unit) EQ: Is it possible for a person to change? -Analyze development of theme over the course of novel -Analyze how complex characters develop, interact with other characters, and advance plot and theme -Analyze how author s choices concerning structure create effect -Identify literary techniques/elements and how the author uses them Whirligig by Paul Fleishman (supplemental) October- November (Independent Unit to be done when TMW is being read in class) L ()1, 2, 5, 6 -Journal -Critical lens essay (optional) Vocabulary: as related to literature and SAT List Students will be able to define and use vocabulary words correctly in sentences. Teacher created materials Novel, SAT Most Used Words List Graded according to NYS rubric and teacher s specifications (essay and journal)

4 literature) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 10, 11 Unit- Romeo and Juliet and short stories EQ: Can we learn from impulsive choices? -Determine a theme and analyze its development -Analyze how complex characters develop and advance the plot and theme -Identify literary elements/techniques and how the author uses them -Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says as was as inference -Analyze figurative language and its effect on meaning -Examine selected excerpts from the drama and paraphrase them. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare (supplemental) Audio and video resources- The Necklace The Scarlet Ibis Unit Exam 10 week test December-January RI (Reading Informational Text) 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 W( ) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 -Research Paper -Conduct research on an influential person -Evaluate sources (print and electronic) -Gather relevant information -Synthesize sources and integrate info -Follow MLA standards for documentation and citation -Organize ideas -Use proper grammar and diction Teacher created handouts/materials, library, computer lab, NoodleBib Research paper preliminary steps, research paper Listening) 1, 2, 4, 6 L() 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Vocabulary selected from the stories and drama and SAT list Grammar Students will reinforce and strengthen their skills through their research paper Teacher created materials and tests/quizzes, SAT list Grammar and Composition handbook

5 literature) Unit- Great Expectations EQ: What is happiness? -Determine the effect of setting and author s background on a work of fiction. -Determine multiple themes for a longer work of literature and analyze their development. -Analyze how complex characters develop and advance the plot and theme of a work of literature. -Analyze conflicts and how they develop and advance the plot and theme(s) -Identify literary elements/techniques and how the author uses them Great Expectations by Charles Dickens (Abridged) Charles Dickens Biography and teacher created video guide Great Expectations video Teacher created handouts Teacher Created Chapter Quizzes Unit exam February-March ) 3, 4, 5 Critical Lens essay using 2 characters from the novel Teacher created handouts Graded according to NYS rubric SL(Speaking and listening) 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 L() 1, 3, 4, 5 - Vocabulary selected from novel and SAT list Grammar- Prepositional Phrases -Students will be able to identify and use prepositional phrases Grammar and Composition

6 RI (Reading Informational Text) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Unit- Nonfiction EQ: What is the importance of having a vision? -Analyze persuasive techniques -Analyze the development of an author s vision in text -Distinguish between fact and opinion -Analyze the different types of nonfiction writing I Have a Dream The Washwoman The Residents of 2020 * Single Room Earth View New Directions Audio and visual resources Unit exam April ) 2, 4, 5, 9 Personal/Creative exercises -Introduce a precise claim, distinguish it from alternate or opposing claims, and provide an organization that establishes clear relationships among the claim, reasons, and evidence. Persuasive essay using information from different sources leading students to establish a clear position on a current controversial issue. Listening) 1, 2, 3 - Vocabulary selected from pieces and SAT list - Students will be able to define and use vocabulary words correctly in sentences. quizzes and tests L ( ) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Grammar- Types of sentences - Students will be able to identify and use simple, complex, compound, etc. sentences Grammar and Composition

7 Literature) 1, 2, 4, 10 Unit-Poetry -Read and analyze different types of poems -Analyze and respond to poetry techniques (figurative language, musical devices, imagery, etc.) -Analyze how author s structure affects/creates meaning -Recognize sound patterns -Read excerpts from poems closely and analyze the poet s language and choice of techniques and how they contribute to mood The Raven Dreams and Dream Deferred I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Sonnet 30 Incident in a Rose Garden (supplemental) Sympathy (supplemental) Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening (optional) Teacher created tests and quizzes April-May W( ) 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10 Poetry Portfolio Project (Students will research poets and types of poems, write poetry, teach a poem to the class, and choose from various creative options) Teacher created materials Library/computer lab Poetry Portfolio Project PowerPoint Presentation Listening) 1, 4, 5, 6 Vocabulary selected from poems and SAT list Teacher created materials and SAT list L () Grammar Reinforcement of parts of speech- correctly identifying parts of speech in various poems Teacher created materials and Grammar and Composition

8 Literature) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 Unit- Mythology- The Odyssey -Analyze the characteristics of a hero -List and analyze the characteristics of an epic -Analyze the author s theme as revealed through the characters, conflict and plot -Read selected excerpts closely and examine characterization and epic conventions used The Odyssey by Homer /tests May-June ) 1, 4, 5 Critical Lens essay tests/quizzes Listening) 1 Vocabulary selected from epic and SAT list tests/quizzes Final exam L () 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 Grammar Strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, publishing, etc.

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