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    Accelerated English 9 Lesson Plans

    Week of September 25 - 29, 2017

    Barnes and Despot

    Short Story Unit & Archetypes

    * Weekly Objectives/Standards: 9-10.RL.10 By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

    9-10.RL.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    9-10.RL.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

    9-10.RL.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a 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.

    RL.9-10.3. Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

    9/25 M: Peer edit short story using provided checklist

    HW:  Final short story due Tuesday, September 26 by 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com and

    Polaris; Continue working on first nine weeks check-in for PBA - Newsela

    9/26 T: Final work day for short story using narrative rubric

    HW:  Final short story due Tuesday, September 26 by 11:59 p.m. to turnitin.com and


    9/27-9/29 W-F: (Wednesday - BARNES SUB) Archetypal viewing of Life of Pi with note-taking

    HW: Archetype quiz on Monday

    Differentiation: Impromptu via questioning and in-class discussion, online book available at home, teacher notes available to students on website, student choice and teacher-selected grouping for work with the multiple intelligences (students paired with different skill sets), student work and pacing, use of technology to introduce unit using PowerPoint, teacher notes, audio readings, and task-appropriate graphic organizers are available to students for additional scaffolding and accommodations and modifications in accordance with IEPs and 504s are implemented on an individual basis.

    Process/Informal – Class discussions; Archetype notecards; Outline; Peer review

    Product/Formal – Archetypal short story

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