Introduction + 3 body paragraph of your argument essay. Refer to your assignment sheet or click HERE for an electronic copy.
Due Tuesday, January 3.
In-class Poetry Out Loud performances are TOMORROW, THURSDAY 12/22.
Make sure you know your whole poem by heart (along with the title and author!), and practice performing it with feeling and understanding. Consider giving your family a treat and practice your performance for them! They can use the rubric on the back of your assignment sheet to give you some feedback.
Bring all these pre-writing and planning materials with you on FRIDAY 12/23.
In class that day, we'll wrap up our preparation for your position paper drafts!
Using your position trackers and what you’ve learned about thesis today, draft 2-3 thesis statements taking a position on your lit. circle topic.
Due Tues. 12/19
Your Poetry Out Loud poem should be fully memorized for Monday 12/19 - you'll have the opportunity to perform for a small group of your peers and get feedback before the formal in-class performance on Thursday.
1. Your poem analysis TE/EA paragraph is due 12/16. Scroll down to check out the directions and some exemplar poems. (The analysis is of your POL poem.) This was assigned on Monday.
2. Your original poem is also due TOMORROW 12/16! This was assigned on Wednesday.
LASTLY...you have a quiz on Poetry and Literary Devices tomorrow 12/16! Be sure to review:
Write one well-developed TE/EA structure paragraph that discusses the theme and use of literary devices in the poem you've been memorizing for Poetry Out Loud.
Two possible ways to organize your ideas within TE/EA structure, with example paragraphs:
Completed TE/EA structure paragraph is DUE Friday 12/16 (hand-written OR typed okay).
Make sure to include title and author of the poem, literary devices used in the poem, and discussion of central idea/theme. Edit your work carefully!
Monday 12/12 is your next poem memorization check:
be able to say your poem's title, author, and the first 8 - 10 lines of the poem.
**Scroll down for reminders of what you need to focus on as you finish up your MW2 project, the Paragraph Portfolio (also due Monday).
Be revising, editing, and TYPING your 5 TE/EA structure paragraphs. They should all be in one google document, one paragraph per page. On the 6th page, you are writing a short speech or dialogue "teaching" how to use TE/EA structure effectively. Be sure to re-read your work OUT LOUD to catch grammar errors and typos - edit and revise thoroughly.
COMPLETED PORTFOLIO, with printed out final drafts and any rough drafts w/rubrics...
due Monday, December 12. Submit all work in the folder Ms. Rush gave you.
Imagine a friend saw “TE/EA” and asked you what that was all about! In a 1-2 paragraph speech or dialogue, do the following three things:
1) Define or describe TE/EA structure! (Use your own words.)
2) Give specific, detailed directions about how to use TE/EA structure in your writing.
3) Offer personalized tips, reflecting on what you find tricky and what it is necessary to do or include to be successful with a TE/EA paragraph
--> (protip: notice your own writing, the rubric, and feedback you’ve received…)
Complete the TONE MAP for your poem, due 12/6 for a HW grade.
TASK --> Fully annotate a copy of your poem for tone (think about emotions, but also what you will do with your voice, face, and body to SHOW those emotions!) . This tone map is the first draft of a PLAN for how you will convey meaning when you recite your poem.
See below for an example...
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.