Continue working on your TE/EA Paragraph Mastery work...
--> DO YOU STILL OWE ROUGH DRAFTS OF ANY OF THE FIRST 3 PARAGRAPHS?
If so, do them this weekend!
--> If you have received drafts back with Ms. Rush's feedback, then begin revising and typing!
Set up your Google doc:
–Font size 12, Times New Roman, Doubled Spaced
–Each TE/EA paragraph clearly labeled and on its own page
•Use the feedback on your paragraphs to type and edit your work. Be sure to review both the paragraph itself AND the rubric to see what needs editing and revision. Get started NOW so that your life will be easier later!
FAQ's for feedback:
WC = word choice. It means that the word you used isn't working - replace it!
CONTEXT = you need to introduce the quote by saying WHO said it, to WHOM they are speaking, and what are they talking about/where is this happening in the story?
little "arrow" pointing up = you need to insert a comma
SP = spelling error
TE/EA letter with a check mark next to them = Good! Those elements are included.
Finish reading chapter 10 & make sure the reading questions are fully answered:
CHAPTER 10 READING QUESTIONS
pages 168 - 176 (in the book)
1. In detail, describe how Butt the Hoopoe is brought back to life.
2. What does Haroun find in his pocket that he can use to try to save the day?
3. What specific thing does Haroun wish in order to stop Khattam-Shud’s plan?
4. What are three things that happen after Haroun makes his wish?
5. How does Haroun return from the Old Zone? Be specific.
If you didn't finish reading at school, you can finish reading Chapter 10 digitally on THIS PDF - the reading is on pages 82-86.
**As you read, be looking for how Rushdie is ALLUDING to the Wizard of Oz in this chapter!
Yesterday and today you were reading the end of Chapter 8 and all of Chapter 9.
If you have not yet completed this reading and answered the reading questions, you can find Chapter 9 on pages 72-76 of THIS PDF and finish the reading online.
If you have lost the guided reading questions, click HERE to open a digital copy.
Be sure all reading is complete and questions are answered before class tomorrow, 11/17!
For Wednesday 11/8, be sure to have read the five mini-stories and identified a THEME for each story as well as the supporting evidence for that theme.
1. Theme is a big idea or message that the author is communicating through a text.
2. Theme is a universal idea that can apply to our lives in the real world outside of the story.
3. Theme should be written in a sentence; it cannot be a single word!
If you didn't get the handout or have lost your copy, click below to download the worksheet!
Write one well-developed TE/EA structure paragraph that compares and contrasts Chup and Gup, based on what you know of these two societies so far. You may consider the living situations, geography, habits, and/or worldviews of the Guppees and the Chupwalas.
You can use THIS PDF if you didn't gather enough evidence in class.
TIPS to keep in mind:
1) make sure your topic sentence fully introduces the point of the paragraph, and uses language that is clear and specific
2) at least two pieces of evidence, introduced with context, explained with detail, and cited by page number.
For C BLOCK, this is due on Monday 11/6. For E BLOCK, this is due on Monday 11/13.
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.