9th - 12th ELA

9th ELA Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
 
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Parent Instructions
Parents have the option to create an IXL family account, but it is not required for the parents or students to have an account.

 
Student Instructions
Students do not have to log in to use the site. For this week students may click on the second set of skills to practice under "Reading strategies." The second set of skills involves analyzing audience, purpose, and tone. B. Audience, purpose, and tone 1 Which text is most formal? 2 Identify audience and purpose 3 Compare passages for subjective and objective tone 4 Compare passages for tone Students may practice one of these skills each day. After ten items it will prompt the student to log in, but this is not required.

Learning Opportunity Objective
Practice analyzing the audience, the purpose, and the tone of a passage.

Comments
Next week, students will move on to the next practice skill on the page.
 
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
Students should have created a free account on https://www.prepfactory.com/ last week and completed the Pre Quiz #1 which created a personalized study path for the student. This week students should work on completing their study path. You will also see English, Reading, Science, and Math modules that students may work on as well.

Learning Opportunity Objective
Review skills to prepare for ACT readiness.

Comments
Next week students will continue working on their Study Path to improve in their area of need determined by this Pre-Quiz. Students may also complete English, Reading, Science, and Math modules.
 
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Parent Instructions
Parents may use the parent guide to help their child with this task.

Student Instructions
Part 1 of The Most Dangerous Game: Students will read pdf pgs. 1-11 of The Most Dangerous Game and annotate the text. (You will read the rest of the text next week.) Annotation instructions: Highlight each time the protagonist faces a challenge (internal or external conflict). Highlight elements that describe the setting.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Comments
Next week: students will read the rest of The Most Dangerous Game and complete the CommonLit assessment at the end.
 
10th ELA Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
Resource
PDf document
 
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Parent Instructions
Parent instructions: Take note of the day your student(s) will be working on the vocabulary assignment. Once they complete the assignment, discuss their responses with them.

Student Instructions
Student Instructions: Open the attached PDF document. Within one 24-hour period you will use this chart to ‘collect’ 10 vocabulary words as you watch television or read various materials. The chart may be completed digitally or on paper. The words you collect must be grade level, school appropriate vocabulary words. After completion of the chart, discuss your collected vocabulary with a family member; see how many they recognize. *If you would like feedback from your teacher, you may email the completed assignment to them.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
9-10 9-10.L.VAU.6 demonstrate independence in building vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
 
 
 
 
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Parent Instructions
This week in class, we’re reading "“Hope” is the thing with feathers - (254)" by Emily Dickinson. Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was a poet who wrote many poems that dealt with death. In this symbolism-filled poem, ““Hope” is the thing with feathers,” Dickinson symbolizes hope as a bird that prevails in a storm. As we read, we will be discussing the themes of Man vs. Nature and Resilience & Success as they relate to the text. We are trying to answer these big questions : "How does a person overcome adversity?" and "How do we view nature?" Ways to support your child: Ask your child about this poem at home: What was “Hope” is the thing with feathers - (254)" About? What did you learn about? About Resilience & Success? Watch the following clips with your child at home: 'Hope is a thing with feathers' - A Dramatic Reading' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4WwhOdk_Eg

Student Instructions
Use the tabs found on the right side of your screen to help you read through the selection. Annotate the selection, answering the Guided Reading questions as you read. When you are finished, answer the Assessment and Discussion questions and then Submit."
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings. RL.CS.4
 
Comments
Students will analyze Dickinson's use of the bird as a symbol of hope, and relate this to our lives today. Students will determine the theme of the poem, and relate this to our lives today.
Resource

commonlit.com

 

Parent Instructions

Parents, please have your child log in to CommonLit, read the assigned article, and answer the questions at the end. The article is titled "Can Television Be Considered Literature and Be Taught in English Classes?" There is a "Parents Guide" tab, with further resources, in the top right corner of the page. If your child has any problems with logging in, a pdf copy of the article and questions is attached. Student responses can then be emailed to their appropriate teacher.

Student Instructions
Students are to log in to commonlit.com either via Curve or directly through the website. Students will then read the article "Can Television Be Considered Literature and Be Taught in English Classes?" After reading the article, they are to answer the 4 multiple choice questions and 1 constructed response question.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
9-10 RL.KID.1----Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; cite the strongest most compelling textual evidence to support conclusions.
 
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11th ELA Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
Resource
PDF and Word Document
Parent Instructions
Begin with the English ACT Enrichment and after working on that, check your answers against the correct answers.
 
Student Instructions
Begin with the English ACT Enrichment and after working on that, check your answers against the correct answers.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
Review ACT English portion to stay prepared for taking the ACT and refresh concepts previously learned.
 
Comments
These answers provide an explanation.
Resource
PDF and Word Document
Parent Instructions
Begin with the Reading ACT Enrichment and after working on that, check your answers against the correct answers.
 
Student Instructions
Begin with the Reading ACT Enrichment and after working on that, check your answers against the correct answers.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
Review ACT Reading portion to stay prepared for taking the ACT and refresh concepts previously learned.
 
 
 
Comments
 
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Parent Instructions
Go to the link provided to review basic parts of speech.
 
 
Student Instructions
Go to the link provided to review basic parts of speech.

Learning Opportunity Objective
Review of basic parts of speech and fill in any missing building blocks.
 
 
 
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12th ELA Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
 
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Parent Instructions
Have students watch the Ted Ed video and answer the "Think" and "Dig Deeper" questions.
 
 
Student Instructions
Watch the Ted Ed video and answer the "Think" and "Dig Deeper" questions.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
2 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media formats in order to make informed decisions and solve problems; evaluate the credibility and accuracy of each source and note any discrepancies among the data.
 
Comments
 
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Parent Instructions
Have students watch the Ted Ed video and answer the "Think" and "Dig Deeper" section.
 
 
Student Instructions
Watch the video and answer the "Think" questions and explore the resources in the "Dig Deeper" section.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.L.CSE.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; consider complex and contested matters of usage and convention.
 
 
 
Comments
 
 
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Parent Instructions
Have students watch the video and answer the "Think" questions. Students can then explore the resources in the "Dig Deeper" section.
 
Student Instructions
Watch the video and answer the "Think" questions. Explore the resources in the "Dig Deeper" section.
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
 
 
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Creative Writing Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
 
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
Activity 1 1. It is National Poetry Month. From the above URL, watch one of the videos based on the poem’s title that interests you the most. There are about 24 videos with titles. 2. For feedback on your thoughts, submit in pdf format in 5 sentences or more what your thoughts are about the poem? What was interesting to you?

Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
Comments
For feedback, submit on CURVE for Week 1 Learning Opportunities.
 
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
1. Based on Activity 1, write the poet a letter focusing on the title and its importance to your understanding of the poem. Really explain your connection to the title. 2. Send the letter by email. Use your school email if possible. The email address is dearpoet@poets.org. You can also send a physical letter via the following address: Academy of American Poets, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 901, New York, NY 10038. 3. Include your name, the poet’s name of the poem of which you are writing, your grade, your school, and your teacher’s name. 4. Submit a copy of that letter on CURVE as Activity 2 in pdf format if you would like teacher feedback. Per Academy of American Poets: We will consider all letters for publication on Poets.org after National Poetry Month, and the participating poets will reply to select letters of their choosing. 
 
Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
Comments
For feedback, submit on CURVE for Activity 2.
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
JOURNAL: What color makes the most impact to your senses when reading any type of fiction? Explain why. Answer in 5 sentences or more and submit in PDF format on Curve for teacher feedback.

Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
Comments
For Feedback, please submit via Curve for Activity 3.
Advanced Creative Writing Week 2
Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
Week 1 Activity Chapter 1 or scene 1 sometimes is the easiest to start, and sometimes it is the hardest to complete. Are you considering editing it at all? If so or not, explain in paragraph for submission and ask the instructor about a writing question related to chapter one or scene one.

Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
Comments
Submit on Curve with all activities for Week 1.
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
Consider Chapter 2 or Scene 2, why or why not will your ending of this chapter or scene be an open ending, and what forthcoming chapter or scene will you make it an effective impact?

Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
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Parent Instructions
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Student Instructions
What character is in need of revisiting at this moment of your work? What would you like to add or omit that you once had? Consider keeping something mysterious about that character to reveal in the end.

Learning Opportunity Objective
11-12.W.TTP.3 Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
 
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