Dr. George's 9th Lit. Agenda

Dr. George's 9th Lit. Agenda

Dr. Georges 9 Lit. Agenda th 8/2/2018 8/10/2018 Essential Questions for the week How does a writers use of language create a distinct voice? How do we use textual evidence of voice to support inferences about a

speaker? Thursday 8/2/2018 15 Poem (TAKE A COPY FROM THE FRONT TABLE) 1)Volunteers will read the poem one stanza at a time. 2)Answer the questions found under the poem. 3)Complete the poem prewriting questions (the Before Writing Your Poem section) 4)Begin writing your own personal poem. *Note: if

THURSDAY 8/2/2018 Lit Terms Chart: Complete the chart using the definitions examples given on the board. *Note: you will have to use this chart throughout the unit, so do not lose it . Diction Definition:

Style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of words Examples: Grendel uses words that portray gloominess and confusion to provide sympathy for Grendel. Words and Behavior uses complex words to

provide knowledgeable feel to the essay. Imagery Definition: The formation of mental images, figures, or likenesses of things (always appealing to one of the five sensessight, smell, touch, hearing, taste) Ex. 1: The music coursed

through us, shaking our bodies as if it came from within us. Ex. 2: The jungle was lush, Syntax Definition: the study of the rules for the formation of grammatical sentences in a language. the study of the patterns of formation of sentences and

phrases from words. a system or orderly arrangement The arrangement of words in a sentence Examples: "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously." (Linguist Noam Chomsky created this sentence--which is

grammatically correct but incomprehensible--to demonstrate that the rules governing syntax are distinct from the meanings words convey.) Now its not interesting to talk when we know that the conversations being recorded. Dont you be having no more of em bagels now, son.

Tone Tone is a reflection of a writers or speakers attitude toward a subject of a poem, story, or other literary work. Ex. 1. Holden Caulfield has an undeniable tone in Catcher in the Rye. He is sarcastic, tough, and inquisitive. He also makes poignant observations

through his rather biting tone. 2. Voldemort, in the Harry Potter series, constantly has a dark and threatening tone. http:// www.cartoonstock.com/ newscartoons/cartoonists/ bst/lowres/bstn432l.jpg QUICK QUIZ I do not have the flexibility at this point to change these

students schedules. These reviews MUST occur prior to the day before school starts. I am very frustrated with the number of schedule change requests that should have been addressed before teachers left for the summer. I suggest you find ways to make __________ class beneficial for them. Their schedules will not be changed. 1.Tone? 2.Diction? Whats your evidence for tone? 3.Voice? Friday 8/3/2018

1) Media Center Orientation - We will take a short trip to the media center for information on Destiny and to sign out independent reading books. 2) Syllabus review We will read/discuss the syllabus and class expectations. 3) Independent reading Today is an independent reading day. Take this time to start reading your independent reading book. 4) Independent reading journal Respond to ONE of the independent reading journal prompt/question in at least 2 paragraphs: Describe the setting (time and place). Does it remind you of anywhere you are familiar with? Describe the problem/conflict of this book. Summarize the main events in this book so far. Who is your favorite or least favorite character? Why?

HOMEWORK: Complete the Creating Voice Quickwrite found on page 6 of your Monday 8/6/2018 1) Reading Inventory (laptops): Login using the information written on the board. If you finish before the rest of the class, logoff and sit quietly. 2) QHT: Complete the QHT chart about the first set of the Unit 1 vocabulary terms (next slide). Q: Words I QUESTION or dont know H: Words I have HEARD T: Words I could TEACH 3) Vocabulary PPT: Take notes on the words/definitions

you need to know for Unit 1. Springboard Unit 1, Coming of Age: QUESTION, HEARD, TEACH inconspicu ous poignantly bizarre nostalgia

reverie lulled seized disdain attained absurdly

grit vague monotonou elude s obligation transposed prospectiv e prestigious grotesque feeble

Q: Words I QUESTION or dont know H: Words I have HEARD T: Words I could TEACH Unit 1A Vocab Words inconspicuous (adj.) Definition: not clearly visible; avoiding attention Synonyms:

unnoticeable bizarre (adj.) Definition: very strange or unusual Synonyms: abnormal nostalgia (n.) Definition: a sentimental longing for the past,

typically for a time or place with happy personal memories Synonyms: wistfulness grit (n.) Definition: courage and determination; strength of character Synonyms: resolve

vague (adj.) Definition: not communicating clearly Synonyms: imprecise poignant (adj.) Definition: in a deeply emotional way; designed to

evoke strong emotions like sorrow, sympathy or regret Synonyms: touching; heartbreaking reverie (n.) Definition: a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts Synonyms: daydream

lulled (v.) Definition: to calm or send to sleep, typically with soothing sounds or movements Synonyms: soothe monotonous (adj.) Definition: dull, tedious, and repetitive; lacking

in variety and interest Synonyms: boring; uninteresting elude (v.) Definition: to evade or escape from danger in a skillful or clever way Synonyms: avoid Tuesday 8/7 (Report to the English computer

lab) TECH TUESDAY! As we discussed with the syllabus, Tuesdays are spent in the computer lab (unless you are told otherwise). Word tips Using the word tips handout you were given, you will create a USA Test prep, Edmodo, and Gmail account in order for you to be most successful in this class (see resources folder if absent). You will also practice proper formatting for typed assignments (MLA). USA TEST PREP Now that you are all set up with USA Test Prep, it is time to complete your first assignment. HOMEWORK: USA TEST PREP #1 IS DUE FRIDAY BY 8:00 AM. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Your warm-up should be set up like this: Wednesday 8/8/2018 Warm-up Take out your composition notebook and respond to the following question: What is an authors purpose? How can you determine an

authors purpose as a reader? *ALL WARM-UP RESPONSES MUST BE AT LEAST ONE PARAGRAPH Wednesday 8/8/2018 1) PIZZA DAY! Today we will analyze 4 different descriptions of PIZZA paying close attention to the four elements we have been focusing on: Tone The author (or speakers) attitude toward the text. Syntax - Changing sentence structure, sentence length, and punctuation to control the reader

Diction - Using specific word choice to create concrete images Imagery - Using details to create a sensory experience (see, hear, touch, smell, taste) Pizza: Speaker 1 What is inferencing? A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning. Read Speaker 1 (page 6) Diction, syntax, imagery, tone Make 3 inferences

Find support for each inference Pizza: Speakers 2, 3 Read Speaker 2 With a partner, fill out chart (make inferences last, find support for each inference) Read Speaker 3 With a partner, fill out chart (make inferences last, find support for each inference) Pizza: Speaker 4 YOU Read your own pizza paragraph

By yourself, fill out chart (make inferences last, find support for each inference) Wednesday 8/8/2018 contd 1)Speak reading: We will read and discuss the excerpt from the novel Speak on pg. 10 in your textbook. As we read, pay attention to the use of dashes in the first few paragraphs. 2)Second Read questions: Reread the excerpt on your own and answer questions 1-4 on page 11 in your textbook.

Thursday 8/9/2018 Warm-up The theme for this unit is Coming of Age. How would you describe the idea of Coming of Age in your own words? Describe an example of Coming of Age that you have read about in a book/story or watched

in a movie or TV show. *ALL WARM-UP RESPONSES MUST BE AT LEAST ONE PARAGRAPH LONG.* Thursday 8/9/2018 1) TED Talk Thursday: Watch the TED Talk episode about coming of age found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K57kcs15DY 2) Vocab. 1a Quiz review: (quizlet available here: https://quizlet.com/_52huqg) 3)Speak reading: We will read and discuss the excerpt from the novel Speak on pg. 10 in your textbook. As we read, pay attention to the use of dashes in the first few paragraphs.

4)Second Read questions: Reread the excerpt on your own and answer questions 1-4 on page 11 in your textbook. (HOMEWORK IF WE RUN OUT OF TIME) 5)Narrative Voices Chart: Work with a partner to complete the Narrative Voices chart on page 12 in your textbook. Friday 8/10/2018 *No warm-up today* 1. Vocabulary Quiz Place all cell phones in the collector and clear your desk. 2. Learning how to interview Turn to page 30 in your textbook. 3. Planning an Interview Turn to page 59 in your

textbook and complete steps 1 and 2. We will introduce/discuss your upcoming interview narrative assignment. 4. Marigolds reading We will read Marigolds (pg. 16) as a class (with audio found here: https:// This weeks standards ELAGSE9-10RL1 (CCRS RI.9-10.1): Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. ELAGSE9-10RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text

ELAGSE9-10RL3: Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. ELAGSE9-10RL5: Analyze how an authors choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it and manipulate time create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. ELAGSE9-10W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. ELAGSE9-10W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. CCRS L.9-10.6: Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words. CCRS L.0-10.5b: Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

Unit Assessments Formative Speaker Chart Lit terms chart Double entry journal QHT TED Talks Summative Vocab. quiz Differentiation this week

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