Read up to page 71, and review your notes on the Hero's Journey (they can also be found posted on this blog in September).
Then, answer the following two questions in your notebook:
1) What stages of the hero's journey has Haroun gone through up to this point?
2) What stage do you think he is in NOW on his journey?
** Support both answers with details from the text!
I'll be checking your responses tomorrow in class, and we'll be using your responses to kick off our class discussion.
*IF you did not complete your paragraph writing task over the weekend, make sure you do it now so you can submit it tomorrow for late credit.
** This is the last day to be working on your noredink.com additional grammar practice - if you never signed up, scroll down for the information on that task.
Choose ONE of the three prompts below, and respond to [only] that prompt in a well-developed TE/EA structure paragraph. Due Monday 10/31
Scroll down a few posts if you need to review what goes into a TE/EA structure paragraph...
Practice: Collaborative Paragraph (Remember how we wrote this together in class??)
Let’s practice TE/EA structure by writing a characterization paragraph about Iff the Genie.
Iff the Genie is an anxious character. From the moment Haroun meets Iff the Genie, Iff is frantic with worry. Hearing Haroun’s approach, “The blue-beard whirled about, spun all the way round three times, and disappeared…” (p.55). Without even waiting to discover who was approaching, Iff was so startled that he vanished into thin air. Even when he came back, his words reveal his anxiety. In response to Haroun’s questioning, Iff replied: “’No,’ said the blue-beard sharply. ‘No adults. Rules and regulations, totally forbidden, more than my job’s worth. O, I knew this would be a terrible day.’” Knowing he had to do an unusual job today, Iff was worried from the very beginning, and he takes that anxiety out on Haroun with his sharp tone of voice. Iff’s anxiety allows Haroun to bribe him into helping Haroun go to Gup City on his quest to get his father’s story-telling powers back.
STUDY TIP - This quick quiz will be matching only, and it is based on all the things we've covered in class over the last two weeks.
** Look over the list above, and if you feel familiar with each term or name you see, and can say something about it, then you're good to go! Any words you can't discuss, describe, or define, you should look up in your notes and/or online and review.
TE/EA is the acronym we use to remember the standard format for academic paragraphs.
FOR EXTRA CREDIT AT ANY POINT IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING TASK AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR CLASS:
Finish reading Chapter 3 (through page 60).
We are now a quarter of the way through the novel!
Quick HW check at the beginning of class tomorrow!
Finish reading Chapter 2 of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Find examples of idioms in this chapter and write them down or flag them in the text!
* Also, be working on grammar practice/credit recovery. See previous post for details.
** Also ALSO be working on your mini-research project. Handout & presentation due dates start tomorrow!
If you received a grade lower than 39/60 on your Big Grammar Quiz, you did not pass the assessment. You need to complete additional editing practice in order to master the skills we've been working on. By completing this practice work, you can also earn up to 20 points that will be added to your quiz grade.
To access your Practice Assignment, you need to create an account on NoRedInk.com:
This task can be completed in sections, so pace your self. You can log in as many times as you need to in order to complete this task. It should be completed by Monday, October 31.
*If you scored below a 39/60, working on this practice assignment is required for you to earn credit for a passing grade!
*If you scored 39/60 or above, you may choose to work on this additional practice to receive extra credit on your quiz.
Depending on the date of your presentation, you need to be researching and preparing your handout over these next few weeks... (Full presentation schedules posted below!)
Step one is to research your topic & make a one-page handout showing what you've learned.
Step two is to present what you've learned about your topic, so that the whole class will be prepared to understand when Rushdie alludes to your topic in his novel.
During the class period when you present, we'll be reading the part of the novel where Rushdie alludes to your topic, and we will discuss the allusion in class!
Step three is to write an academic paragraph that explains how Rushdie alludes to your topic, and what this allusion adds to the novel - paragraph is due the day after you present.
Click HERE for the electronic copy of your full assignment.
Click HERE for an example handout.
Click on the links below for a reminder of which topic and date you signed up for!
B block presentations C block presentations E block presentations
Now that we've finished reading chapter 1 of Haroun and the Sea of Stories and reviewed the literary element characterization...
1) Choose ONE of the following characters: Haroun, Rashid, Soraya, Mr. Sengupta, Ms. Oneeta.
2) Find at least two pieces of textual evidence that show what kind of person this character seems to be. Be sure that you find evidence from at least two different methods of indirect characterization (says, thoughts, effect on others, actions, looks).
--> RECORD THE QUOTED EVIDENCE, with page numbers!
3) For each example of indirect characterization you find, draw a conclusion about what kind of person this evidence shows the character to be.
DUE in class on Friday, 10/21
You should understand and be able to apply the usage rules for each of the following topics, both in your WRITING and in your EDITING.
1. Commas Click HERE for extra practice.
2. Apostrophes Click HERE for extra practice.
3. Colons and semi-colons Click HERE for extra practice.
4. Capitalization Review your notes!
5. Subject-verb agreement Click HERE for extra practice.
6. The writing process + giving feedback Review your notes!
Quiz is in class on Monday, October 17 - you will have the whole class period. Come prepared!
9th Grade Foundations
This class serves as a gateway course to our choice-based English Language Arts curriculum! It is a foundational course which will ensure the readiness of your reading and writing skills to support your learning throughout the rest of your high school career.