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1 Introduction: The following document is a draft of standards-designed, comprehensive Pacing Guide for high school English Grade 9. This document will evolve as feedback is accumulated. The Pacing Guide is designed to offer teachers a focused context of instructional goals, student learning objectives, and student performance outcomes. Grade: 9 (1) Students will build a framework for high school level academic writing by understanding the what of language, including: a) Grammar and punctuation correctness with an emphasis on the following: Capitalization Comma and semicolon usage Recognizing sentence boundaries errors (run-ons, comma splices, fragments) Sentence-level practice through sentence combining, sentence imitating, and sentence building b) Identify and utilize basic parts of speech with an emphasis on: Verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, interjections, subjects/predicates, direct/indirect objects c) Understand the essential components of the 5-paragraph essay format with and emphasis on the following: Writing an effective thesis statement Understanding the elements of a well-constructed body paragraph (2) Students will build a framework for high school level academic reading by understanding the what of reading including: a) Defining and recognizing, and applying grade nine core literary terms b) Read all texts for basic elements such as: Story elements (title, character, plot, conflict, etc.) Main ideas, purpose, supporting ideas

2 Marking Period One: Objectives: (1) establish prior knowledge about plot, setting, and mood (2) discuss memorable plots, settings, and moods (3) establish prior knowledge about character development (4) discuss memorable characters (5) establish prior knowledge about narrative devices and the choices a writer makes (6) discuss memorable narrators, plots, and sequences of events (7) identify and use vocabulary words correctly (8) use varied sentence structure Analysis: Vocabulary: Plot & Story Analysis Context Clues Elements of Plot Greek Roots Setting & Mood Latin Prefixes Conflict & Character Connotation & Denotation Mood Specialized Vocabulary Suspense in Nonfiction Conflict Narrative Poetry Characterization: Nonfiction/Poetry/Farce Writing, Grammar, & Style: Sentence structure (compound, complex, compound-complex sentences) Subordinating conjunctions Clauses Word Choice Descriptive Details Write Realistic Dialogue Fragments, Run-ons, Comma Splices Precise Adjectives Prepositional Phrases Coordinating conjunctions Subject-Verb Agreement Strong Verbs Strategies: Visualize Ask Questions Make Connections Evaluate Antagonist Character Characterization Conflict Fiction Flashback Foreshadowing Genre Narrative Writing McDougal Littell 9 th Grade Text G.1,7,11 H.5 A.3,5 B.1 D.1,2

3 Analysis: Vocabulary: Character Traits/Motivation Word Acquisition Point of View Word Choice Analyze Literature Descriptive Details Analyze Text Features/ Write Realistic Dialogue Structures Fragments, Run-ons, Comma Splices Analyze Interpretive Essay Precise Adjectives Analyze Autobiographical Prepositional Phrases Narrative Coordinating Conjunctions Analyze Short Story Subject-Verb Agreement Strong Verbs Modifiers Concrete & Abstract Nouns Conciseness Appositives Variety in Sentences Expository, Interpretive, Autobiographical, Shot Story Writing Elaboration Support an Opinion Compare & Contrast Identify Author s Perspective Taking Notes Study Narrator Nonfiction Novel Novella Plot Point of View Protagonist Resolution Round/Flat- Character Setting Short Story Static/Dynamic Character Pygmalian/My Fair Twelfth Taming of the Shrew G.1,7,11 H.5 A.3,5 B.1 D.1,2

4 Marking Period Two: Objectives: (1) establish prior knowledge about lessons in literature (2) recall the theme of a book or movie (3) establish prior knowledge about the reasons people write (4) consider the author s purpose in written materials (5) establish prior knowledge about persuasive messages (6) discuss the rank and effectiveness of persuasive messages (7) use vivid language (8) use varied sentence structure Analysis: Vocabulary: Theme/Universal Theme Connotation/Denotation Theme & Setting Analogies Symbol Latin Prefixes Characteristics of a Persuasive Essay Context Clues Author s Perspective Metaphors & Similes Tone & Diction Etymology Author s Purpose & Imagery Theme & Persuasion Verbal Irony Sentence Flow Analyze Literature Subordinate Clauses Read an Interview Conciseness Analyze Reasons & Evidence Compound Predicates Compare Author s Message Across Genres Descriptive Details Analyze a Comparison-Contrast Essay Adverbs & Adverb Clauses Analyze Patterns of Organization & Format Participles & Participial Phrases Analyze Cause & Effect Rhetoric/Rhetorical Devices Distinguish Fact from Opinion Compound & Complex Sentences Persuasive Techniques Essay: Editorial, Compare & Contrast, Cause & Effect Deductive Reasoning Support an Opinion Compare & Contrast Identify Author s Perspective Taking Notes Study Summarize Argument Cause & Effect Analogy Counterargument Didactic Literature Diction Editorial Evidence Figurative Language Imagery Irony Metaphor Persuasion Rhetoric Simile Symbol Theme Tone McDougal Littell 9 th Grade Text Pygmalian/My Fair Twelfth Taming of the Shrew G.1,6,7,8,10, 11 H.4,5,6 A.3,5 B.1,4,8 D.1,2

5 Marking Period Three: Objectives: (1) establish prior knowledge about what poetry is (2) create a definition of poetry (3) establish prior knowledge about the characteristics of personal style (4) fill in a graphic identifying a well known style (5) establish prior knowledge about how culture shapes an individual (6) discuss the impact of a public event (7) use vivid language (8) use varied sentence structure Strategies & Strategies & Analysis: Vocabulary: Influence of Writer s Background Dictionary Historical & Cultural Contexts Thesaurus Characteristics of a Memoir Word Recognition Cultural Characteristics Historical Events in Memoirs Periods Techniques for Establishing Tone Cite Evidence Techniques for Establishing Voice Distinguish Fact from Opinion Complex & Compound Sentence : Informative, Critical Compound-complex Sentences Analysis Support an Opinion Compare & Contrast Identify Author s Perspective Summarize Argument Cause & Effect Understand Line Breaks Paraphrase Form Imagery Free Verse Lyric Poetry Sonnet Ballad Dialect Style Voice Memoir McDougal Littell 9 th Grade Text Pygmalian/My Fair Twelfth Taming of the Shrew G.1,6,7,8,10, 11 H.4,5,6 A.3,5 B.1,4,8 D.1,2

6 Marking Period Four: Objectives: (1) establish prior knowledge about legendary quests throughout history (2) explore the qualities of quests that have grown into legends (3) establish prior knowledge about tragedy (4) draw conclusions about the causes of tragedies (5) establish prior knowledge about research strategies (6) identify topics for research and sources of information (7) use vocabulary words correctly (8) use varied sentence structure Analysis: Vocabulary: Characteristics of Greek Tragedy Word Acquisition Characteristics of Classical Greek Drama Etymology Characteristics of Classical Drama Context Clues Conventions of Medieval Romance Analogies Style Connotation Parody Across Genres Similes & Metaphors Dramatic Irony Review: Elements of Plot, Theme, Character Characteristics of Shakespearean Tragedy/Drama Shakespearean Language: Blank Verse, Rhetorical Devices Logical Fallacies Analyze the Literature Subject-Verb Agreement Strategies for Classical Drama Adjective Clauses Compare & Contrast Add Descriptive Details Read Nonfiction Article Modifiers: Comparative/Superlative Interpret an Annotated Illustration : Persuasive/Comparison & Contrast Support an Opinion Compare & Contrast Identify Author s Perspective Summarize Argument Cause & Effect Paraphrase Strategies: Shakespearean Drama Strategies : Informational Article Blank Verse Couplet Dialogue Drama Elizabethan Epic Epic Hero Euphemism Foot Hubris Hamatia Iambic Pentameter In Medias Res Irony/Dramatic Legend Monologue Myth Parody Pun McDougal Littell 9 th Grade Text Pygmalion/My Fair Twelfth Taming of the Shrew Julius Caesar G.1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10,11 H.1,3,4,5,6 A.2,3,5 B.1,4,8 D.1,2,3,6

7 Analysis: Soliloquy Tragic Hero Historical & Cultural Contexts Research : Plan & Focus Research Questions Note Taking Relevant/Irrelevant Information Primary/Secondary Sources Evaluate Information Utilize Sources: Web, Nonfiction Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers Collect Original Data for Report Read a Historical Account Research Writing: Compare Two Parodies Narrow a Research Topic Analyze a Persuasive Essay Locate & Evaluate Relevant Sources Create Source Cards Take Notes Summarize & Paraphrase Information Citations Avoiding Plagiarism Writing a Thesis Statement Organization & Outlining Supporting Ideas Works Cited Page MLA Format Transitions to Connect Ideas Strategies: Classical Drama Set a Purpose for Evaluate Quatrain Rhyme Scheme Scene Soliloquy Symbol Theme Tragedy Tragic Hero Verse McDougal Littell 9 th Grade Text Pygmalion/My Fair Twelfth Taming of the Shrew Julius Caesar G.1,2,4,5,6,7,8,10,11 H.1,3,4,5,6 A.2,3,5 B.1,4,8 D.1,2,3,6

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