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Grade 9 English I Course Outline

Grade 9 English I Course Outline

1.0 Credit

To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being

Objectives:

  • The student will review and practice grammar and punctuation.
  • The student will develop vocabulary.
  • The student will practice different types of essay writing.
  • The student will read critically, informatively, and for pleasure.
  • The student will give informal book talks and make a formal research presentation.
  • The student will listen to teacher lecture and readings

Reading literature and informational texts:

  • vocabulary
  • poetry
  • short stories
  • drama: Macbeth, Oedipus Rex and Antigone
  • novel: Things Fall Apart
  • non-fiction essays and memoirs

Writing:

  • sentence structure
  • comparison essay
  • research-based essay
  • Hyper text activity

Speaking and Listening:

  • presentations
  • listening comprehension activity

Language Usage:

  • writing and editing strategies
  • parts of speech
ENGLISH I

1- Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Course Description
  • Pretest
  • Assignment: Pretest
  • Understanding Plagiarism
  • Units and Assessments
  • MLA Formatting
  • MLA Formatting MSWord 2007
  • MLA Documentation updates
  • MLA Citation
  • MLA Incorporating Sources
  • Writing about Literature

2- Vocabulary: Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes

  • Vocabulary #1
  • Quiz: Vocabulary #1 Quiz
  • Vocabulary #2
  • Worksheet: Vocabulary #2 Worksheet
  • Vocabulary #3
  • Vocabulary Review

3- Parts of Speech: Nouns & Verbs

  • Traditional Grammar
  • Verb
  • Worksheet: Verbs Practice
  • Noun
  • Worksheet: Nouns Practice
  • Essay: Nouns & Verbs Practice
  • Possessive Nouns
  • Using Possessive Nouns
  • Worksheet: Possessive Noun Practice
  • Types of Nouns
  • Concrete Nouns
  • Countable Nouns
  • Collective Nouns
  • Essay: Types of Nouns Practice
  • Shows Action
  • Past/Present/Future
  • Present Tense
  • Auxiliary
  • Quiz: Noun Quiz
  • Worksheet: Verb Tenses

4- Vocabulary: Homonyms

  • Homonyms
  • Homonym Examples
  • More Examples
  • Assignment: Homonyms Writing Practice
  • Worksheet: Homonyms Worksheet

5- Parts of Speech: Pronoun

  • Personal Pronouns
  • Possessive Personal
  • Essay: Personal & Possessive Pronoun Practice
  • Demonstrative Pronouns
  • Interrogative Pronouns
  • Relative Pronouns
  • Indefinite Pronouns
  • Reflexive Pronouns
  • Quiz: Pronoun Quiz

6- Parts of Speech: Adjectives & Adverbs

  • Adjective
  • Assignment: Adjectives Practice
  • Possessive Adjectives
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Assignment: Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Interrogative Adjectives
  • Adverb
  • Conjunctive Adverbs
  • Words that Modify
  • Worksheet: Adverbs Worksheet
  • Infinitive Phrases
  • Intensifiers
  • Kinds of Adverbs
  • Adverb Positions
  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Special Cases
  • Relative Adverbs
  • Quiz: Adjectives Quiz

7- Parts of Speech: Preposition & Conjunctions

  • Prepositions
  • Worksheet: Prepositions
  • Shows Relationships
  • Common Prepositions
  • Order of Adverbs
  • Co-ordinating Conjunctions
  • Worksheet: Conjunctions
  • Subordinating Conjunctions
  • Correlative Conjunctions
  • Interjection
  • Examples
  • More Examples
  • Quiz: Prepositions Quiz

8- Parts of Speech: Review

  • Review
  • Quiz: Parts of Speech Quiz

9- Short Stories

  • Introduction
  • Handout: Short Story Terms
  • Handout: Conflict
  • Handout: Plot
  • The Most Dangerous Game
  • Handout: “Most Dangerous Game” setting
  • Handout: “Most Dangerous Game” study questions
  • Assignment: “Most Dangerous Game” setting
  • Assignment: “Most Dangerous Game” study questions
  • Assignment: “The Most Dangerous Game” Storyboard Project
  • The Interlopers
  • Handout: “The Interlopers” study questions
  • Assignment: “The Interlopers” study questions
  • Cask of Amontillado
  • Handout: “Cask of Amontillado” study questions
  • Assignment: “Cask of Amontillado” study questions
  • Final Project
  • Essay: Short Story Essay
  • Handout: Final Essay Tips

10- Vocabulary: Word Origins

  • Internet Activity
  • Assignment: Word Origins

11- Sentences: Construction

  • Construct Sentences
  • Complete Sentence
  • Simple Subject & Simple Predicate
  • Worksheet: Subject Predicate
  • Simple Subject
  • Predicate
  • Quiz: Construct a Sentence Quiz

12- Sentences: Objects & Complements

  • Objects
  • Subject Complements
  • Object Complements
  • Review
  • Quiz: Objects & Complements

13- Sentences: Parallel Structures

  • Parallel Structure
  • Worksheet: Parallelism
  • Two-part Conjunctions
  • Sentence Level
  • Quiz: Parallel Structure Quiz

14- Sentences: Capitalization

  • Capitalization
  • Rules to Remember
  • Capitalization Rules
  • Quiz: Capitalization Quiz

15- Sentences: Punctuation Marks

  • Overview
  • Periods
  • Question Marks
  • Exclamation Points
  • Commas
  • Worksheet: Commas
  • Semicolons
  • Worksheet: Semicolons
  • Colons
  • Worksheet: Colons
  • Quotation Marks
  • Worksheet: Quotations
  • Underlining
  • Assignment: Underline/Italicized Practice
  • Dashes
  • Hyphens
  • Apostrophes
  • Worksheet: Apostrophe
  • Ellipsis
  • Brackets
  • Quiz: Punctuation Quiz

16- Sentences: Clauses

  • Definition
  • Coordinate clauses:
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Subordinate clauses
  • Define and Classify
  • Handout: Clauses Practice
  • Assignment: Clauses Practice
  • Relative Clauses
  • Independent Clauses
  • Dependent Clauses
  • Quiz: Clause Quiz

17- Sentences: Using Modifiers

  • Misplaced Modifiers
  • Dangling Modifier
  • Squinting Modifier
  • Worksheet: Modifiers
  • Quiz: Modifier Quiz

18- Writing: Descriptive Essay

  • Descriptive Essay
  • Brief Guide
  • Essay: Descriptive: Creating a Monster
  • Assignment: Descriptive Writing

19- Writing: Parallelism

  • Parallel Structure
  • Faulty Parallelism
  • Sentence “lost” parallel structure

20- Reading and Writing: Persuasion

  • Introduction
  • “I Have a Dream”
  • “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • Handout: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • Assignment: “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
  • Assignment: Persuasive Speech

21- To Kill A Mockingbird

  • Introduction
  • Historical Event Links
  • Assignment: Civil Rights Movement
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Persuasive Argument
  • Assignment: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • Assignment Choice
  • Handout: To Kill a Mockingbird Essay Rubrics
  • Essay: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Midtest
  • Assignment: Midtest

22- Vocabulary: Context Clues

  • Internet Activity
  • Assignment: Context Clues

23- Poetry

  • Unit Objectives
  • Five Elements of Poetry
  • What is a Poem Made of?
  • Parts of Poetry
  • New in an Old Way?
  • How to be a Poet
  • Poetry Links
  • Poetry Journal
  • Assignment: Poetry Journal
  • Sample Journal
  • Essay Writing
  • Essay: Compare/Contrast Poetry

24- Lord of the Flies

  • Online Book and Assignments
  • Handout: Study Questions
  • Handout: Static and Dynamic Chartacters
  • Handout: Literary Analysis
  • Assignment: Lord of the Flies
  • Assignment: Static and Dynamic Characters
  • Assignment: Literary Analysis
  • Characters
  • Symbolism
  • Vocabulary
  • Summary: Chapters 5-8
  • Summary: Chapters 9-12

25- Vocabulary: Concrete Words

  • Internet Activity
  • Assignment: Concrete Words

26- Writing: HyperText Assignment

  • Hypertext Assignment
  • What is a Hypertext
  • Assignment: Hypertext

27- Romeo & Juliet

  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Synopsis & Source
  • Handout: Romeo & Juliet Introductory Presentation
  • Lesson Outline
  • Handout: Study Questions
  • The Prologue
  • Literary Terms
  • Online Text
  • Handout: Act I Interpretation
  • Handout: Act III Interpretation
  • Handout: Act III: Character Study
  • Assignment: Act I Interpretation
  • Assignment: Act III Interpretation
  • Assignment: Act III Character study
  • Essay: Romeo & Juliet Character/Vocabulary Assignment
  • Interpretation
  • Plot Summary
  • My Favorite Lines
  • Pyramus and Thisbe Comparison
  • Essay: Comparison Essay
  • Post-test
  • Assignment: Post-test

28- Course Survey

  • Course Survey
  • Handout: Course Survey
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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