Using "Indian Education" as your model text,
you'll be composing a creative non-fiction memoir piece that describes a time you went through an experience that allowed you to make a realization - to learn something.
You are also expected to incorporate the creative and grammatically correct elements of writing that we have been reviewing: capitalization, punctuation, and figurative language.
Have fun with this task, but be sure you can check off EACH of the required elements!
Assignment was distributed in class, but can be accessed by clicking HERE, or see below.
ROUGH DRAFT IS DUE TUESDAY 10/3
In the style of Sherman Alexie’s “Indian Education”, you will be writing a creative nonfiction piece that addresses the education you received during one grade or time-period of school. Consider that education may refer to an academic lesson, a life lesson, or a lesson about yourself. This task asks you to synthesize the narrative style we’ve been reading and discussing with the grammatical foundations and writing process we’ve been practicing.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
ROUGH DRAFT is due in class on Tuesday, October 3.
→ Rough draft will be returned with feedback from your teacher on Friday, October 6.
FINAL DRAFT is due in class on Tuesday, October 10.
→ Final draft must be typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman font and double-spaced.
→ Final draft must be submitted together with the rough draft and and rubrics.
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.