Choose one of the following questions to answer in a well-developed TE/EA paragraph.
--> Due Monday 10/30 for C block & Tuesday 10/32 for E block.
1.Choose one setting that we’ve encountered (The sad city, the houseboat, the valley, etc.) and explain how the setting has had an impact on the story so far.
2.Describe the relationship between Haroun and Rashid so far in the book.
3.Consider the world of the novel and discuss the roles that stories play in the culture of this world.
You will need to use the pdf of the novel to help you find quotes:
Remember to use TE/EA -
1) open your paragraph with the claim you want to make in the paragraph,
2) back it up with at least two pieces of well-chosen and fully explained evidence,
3) and end with some analysis: why is all this significant for the story or for our understanding?
& consider the following rubric:
4: Paragraph exemplifies TE/EA structure.
- T is clear and original.
- Several pieces of text evidence that support the T are clearly introduced & cited perfectly.
- All quotes are clearly explained with attention to detail and context.
- Analysis shows critical thought in extending ideas and meaning.
3: Paragraph follows TE/EA structure.
- T is clear. Idea may be simplistic or cliched.
- Text Evidence connects to the T and is introduced & cited.
- May have insufficient evidence and/or offer little context.
- Analysis answers the “so what?” in reference to the T.
2: Paragraph attempts to follow TE/EA structure, but is missing 1-2 vital elements.
- T is unclear or missing.
- Evidence somewhat connects to the topic, but may not be introduced or cited correctly.
- The writer’s thoughts are unclear or nonsensical.
- Analysis may be missing or redundant.
1: Paragraph makes purely personal statements with little to no Evidence, Explanation or Analysis.
- Idea or claim may be unrelated to the task.
- No explanation, context or citations.
- No evidence of critical thought.
Please finish reading the first half of chapter 5, and complete the reading comprehension questions. If you don't have your handout, those questions can be found HERE.
You can go HERE to complete the reading - it is from page 40 to the middle of page 43!
DUE Friday 10/27 for C block and Monday 10/30 for E block!
By Monday, you need to have completed reading Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Haroun and the Sea of Stories. Click HERE to access the complete novel online - make sure you've read up to the end of chapter 3 (page 29 on the pdf), and feel free to re-read any parts that may have been confusing the first time around!
There will be a short quiz on Monday 10/23 to check your knowledge of the characters we have met so far, the literary terms we have studied so far in this unit, and the allusions that we learned about.
If you have received a grade of less than 65% on your Big Grammar Quiz OR you passed but are not satisfied with your grade...
... you need to complete additional grammar practice in order to master these topics!
By completing this practice work,
If you failed, you can earn up to 20 percentage points that will be added to your quiz grade &
if you passed but are displeased with your grade, you can earn up to 10 percentage points.
To access your credit recovery assignment, you need to create an account on NoRedInk.com:
This task can be completed in sections, so pace yourself. You can log in as many times as you need to in order to complete this task. It is due on Tuesday, October 31.
If you lost your copy of the assignment sheet, click HERE to get a new copy. Be sure to look over the requirements for what goes on each slide as well as the "Expectations" on page 2!
Below are our class schedules with DATE of presentation, TOPIC, and PRESENTERS.
10/18 One Thousand and One Nights Deborah
10/19 Aladdin & the Genie Kayla
10/24 symbolism of the Hoopoe Bird Moon-naisha & Kalena
10/25 Rapunzel Kayannah & Shavonne
10/26 Exxon Oil Spill Emmanuel & Tyron
10/30 Goopy Gyne & Bagha Byne D'Alana & Destiny
10/31 Fairy tale archetypes Jadae & Deanna
11/13 Gogol, Kafka, & Absurdist Lit. Tasnim
11/13 Abhinaya Dara & Ventrel
11/14 Gryphon, Basilisk, Manticore, Troll Kamela & Joshua
11/17 Jung's Shadow Theory Daniel & Shemar
11/21 Wizard of Oz Moussa & Latifa
10/18 Lake Dahl Malaysia & Faith
10/18 One Thousand and One Nights Accia & Kennedy
10/19 Aladdin & the Genie Bernard & Dontate
10/24 symbolism of the Hoopoe Bird Ana & Markisha
10/25 Rapunzel Skyy & Melissa
10/26 Exxon Oil Spill Jamir & Zhane
10/30 Goopy Gyne & Bagha Byne Franck & Jermaine
10/31 Fairy tale archetypes Abigail & Julissa
11/13 Gogol, Kafka, & Absurdist Lit. Qudar & Alex
11/13 Abhinaya Malachi & Vladimir
11/14 Gryphon, Basilisk, Manticore, Troll Sarah & Angelica
11/17 Jung's Shadow Theory Karla & Suriya
11/21 Wizard of Oz Demetrius & Elijah
If you didn't get to page 43 (end of chapter 2) in class today,
be sure to click HERE and read from the middle of page 19 - middle of page 21.
Hey guys, if you or your class didn't quite get to the end of Chapter 1 on Friday, you can catch up by clicking HERE and reading pages 11-12.
Your homework this weekend is to read the first few pages of chapter 2 (pages 31-38) and characterize the bus driver, Mr. Butt.
--> You received these photocopied pages IN class, but if you were absent or have lost them, you can click HERE and read pages 16 - middle of 19.
Using those photocopies of Chapter 2 and what you learned in class today about characterization:
1) Characterize Mr. Butt (a new character we will meet in Ch. 2)
--> 1 statement in which you state what kind of person you believe Mr. Butt to be
2) Your supporting evidence should use at least 3 of the STEAL methods to support this characterization.
--> 3 quotes from the text that show why you believe him to be this type of person.
–Be sure to include EVIDENCE from the text (cited correctly) and an EXPLANATION that includes adjectives that describe the character.
--> each piece of evidence should have a page number AND an explanation of how this quote shows him to be this particular type of person.
Your Unit 1 Grammar Quiz is on Tuesday 10/10 and will take the whole class period. Please come prepared with a pencil and a highlighter!
*The quiz covers capitalization, commas, colon, semi-colon, apostrophes, and subject-verb agreement.
You should review your NOTES and the practice sheets we worked on in class. For additional practice, feel free to click on the topics below:
Practice with COMMAS
Practice with COLONS and SEMI-COLONS
Practice with SUBJECT-VERB agreement and PRONOUN-ANTECEDENT agreement
Practice with APOSTROPHES
Please complete the 18 practice statements for SV agreement and pronoun-antecedent agreement. If a statement seems tricky, check your notes from today to help you figure it out!
DUE in class tomorrow so we can review your answers!
**Note: #10 has a typo - it should be "friends" not "friend."
If you lost the practice paper, click HERE for a digital copy.
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.