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ELA 9

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You can find a mindmap for the final project at this link.


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Portfolio instructions

This schedule will be updated early in the semester.

Assume that we'll work on the Newsletter every week. Due dates and other important dates are indicated in this schedule.

Week 1: Week of 29-Jan-2018
  • When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
  • Pre-reading activities
  • Homework: Read pp. 103-118
  • Homework: Identify 2-4 sentences that stand out
  • Homework: Identify questions you have about language or plot
  • Post-reading activity: Discussion
  • Newsletter -- Decide sections and teams
Week 2: Week of 05-Feb-2018
  • When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine
  • Post-reading activity: Analyze the Text
  • Post-reading activity: Critical Vocabulary
  • Prepare quiz questions
  • Quiz
Week 3: Week of 12-Feb-2018
  • And of Clay We Are Created (Close Reader)
  • Pre-reading activities
  • Homework: Read pp. 39-52
  • Homework: Identify 2-4 sentences that stand out
  • Homework: Identify quesitons you have
  • Post-reading activities: Discussion
Week 4: Week of 19-Feb-2018
  • And of Clay We Are Created (Close Reader)
  • Post-reading activity: Research the 5 W's of the real-life people who inspired this story
  • Newsletter -- Everything for 1st issue due by the end of the week
Week 5: Week of 26-Feb-2018
  • Writing task: Narrative
  • Review rubric
  • Brainstorm ideas
  • Character sketches
  • Draft 1
Week 6: Week of 05-Mar-2018
  • Writing task: Narrative
  • Peer review
  • Final draft
Week 7: Week of 12-Mar-2018
  • Monkey See, Monkey Do
  • Pre-reading activity
  • Homework: Read pp 123-128
  • Homework: Identify 2-3 examples of 'monkeying' that stand out
  • Homework: Identify quesitons you have
  • Post-reading activity: Analyze the Text
  • Post-reading activity: Critical Vocabulary
  • Prepare quiz
  • Quiz
Week 8: Week of 19-Mar-2018
  • PSA project
Week 9: Week of 26-Mar-2018
  • PSA project
  • Homework: Prepare for final
  • Present PSA
  • Newsletter -- 2nd issue due
  • Final exam
Week 10: Week of 02-Apr-2018 -- SPRING BREAK
Week 11: Week of 09-Apr-2018 -- BEGIN 4TH QUARTER
Week 12: Week of 16-Apr-2018
Week 13: Week of 23-Apr-2018
Week 14: Week of 30-Apr-2018
Week 15: Week of 07-May-2018
Week 16: Week of 14-May-2018
Week 17: Week of 21-May-2018
Week 18: Week of 28-May-2018