Hills' Class Happenings

English 9 - 2015-2016

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Welcome!

We have had a fabulous start to the new year! Thank you to all of my AMAZING English students! You make my days so bright!

PreAP

We will be working on a two-week rotation with DLP (blue daily language practice) and vocabulary.

Odd weeks you will receive the vocabulary packet and DLP

Even weeks you will be tested on your vocabulary words, and you will turn in DLPs and vocabulary packets on our last meeting day. (Thursday for gold; Friday for blue)


Unit 1 - Intro to Pre-Ap English 9 using "The Scarlet Ibis"


Unit 2 - To Kill A Mockingbird (woohoo!!!)


Unit 3 - TBA

English 9

We will be working on a two-week rotation with DLP (daily language practice) and vocabulary.

Odd weeks you will receive the vocabulary packet and DLPS

Even weeks you will be tested on your vocabulary words, and you will turn in DLPs and vocabulary packets on our last meeting day. (Thursday for gold;Friday for blue)


Unit 1 - Short Stories

"The Most Dangerous Game"

Plot, diction, tone

"The Gift of the Magi" and "The Necklace"

Characterization, plot, theme

"The Cask of Amontillado"

Putting it all together

"The Scarlet Ibis"

Putting It All Together


Unit 2 - To Kill A Mockingbird


Unit 3 - TBA

English 9*

Monday - vocabulary/spelling is assigned, DLP for the week is given, story of the week is assigned

Friday- spelling test and focus skill test


Unit 1 - Short Stories

"The Pit and the Pendulum"

"American History"

"The Gift of The Magi"

"The Horned Toad"

"The Open Window"

"The Scarlet Ibis"

"Soul Catcher"

"Sweet Potato Pie"


Unit 2 - Nonfiction Texts