9th Grade Curriculum

 

Unit

Common Core  Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

 

Unit 9.1- Poetry

 

Approx. 1.5 weeks

 

 

 Reading:

 

Various Poetry, some is student selected

 

Writing:

Personal Narrative Essay

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 9.2

Introduction to High School

Reading

 

Approx. 1.5 weeks

 

Reading:

Short Stories

 

Writing:

ACT Writing Prompts 1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9,  RL.9.10, SL. 9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1

 

Writing:

 

W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.10,  L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9.10,

 

 

Writing:

RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.8, RI.9.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Various Poems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Texts:      

§  “The Most Dangerous Game”

§  “The Lottery”       

§  “Harrison Bergeron”

§  “Charles”

 

Possible Linking Texts:           

  • “The Necklace”
  • “The Gift of Magi”
  • Selections from 9th grade textbooks
  •  “Thank You M’am”
  • “I Want to Be Miss America”

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Literature Circles with essential student led questions

 

Worksheets over literary elements

 

Written Poetry using literary elements

 

 

Writing:

 

Prewriting Form

Rough Draft

Teacher Conference

Peer Conference

Revision

Final Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

Reading Comprehension Quizzes

 

Analytical Written Responses

 

Reading Comprehension Activities

 

Writing:

Prewriting Forms

Rough Drafts

Teacher Conferencing

Peer Conferencing

Revisions

Final Draft

 

 


 

MONTH

Common Core Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

 

Unit 9.3- To Kill a Mockingbird

 

Approx. 3 weeks

 

Reading:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

Writing:

 Literary Analysis Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.9, RI.9.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4,

 

 

 

Writing:

W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Texts:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

 

 

Possible Linking Texts:

 

§  “Jocks and Prejudice”      

§   “Declaration of Independence”

§  To Kill a Mockingbird video

§  Mockingbird

§  Mississippi Trial

§  Interview: Growing Up Female in the South in the 1930’s

§  Social Studies textbook excerpts on civil rights

§  “Freedom”

§  “I Have a Dream”

§  “The Death of Emmett Till”

§  Brown vs. Board of Education articles

§  Scottsboro Trial articles

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Reading Comprehension Quizzes

 

Projects based upon setting, culture, etc.

 

Writing:

 

Prewriting Form

Rough Draft

Teacher Conference

Peer Conference

Revisions

Final Draft

 

 

 


 

Unit

Common Core Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

Unit 9.4- The Holocaust

 

Approx. 2 weeks

 

Reading:

 

Night,

Silent Reading Novels of Student Choice

 

Writing:

 

Literary Analysis II, Independent Reading Project, and/or Multigenre Research Project

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.9, RI.9.10, L.9-10.4,

 

Writing:

 

W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL. 9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.5, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6,

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Texts:

 

Night by Elie Weisel

Independent Reading Novel (Of student’s choice

 

Possible Linking Texts:

  • Holocaust Timeline
  • “The Perils of Indifference”
  • Holocaust PowerPoint, 10 Core Concepts
  • Auschwitz Article- Blueprints found, etc., 2008
  • Holocaust Game Board
  • Author Information
  • “And Then They Came for the Jews”
  • Hitler Speech
  • The Escape from Sobibor
  • The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas
  • Band of Brothers

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Socratic Seminars

 

KWL Charts

 

Final Reading Test

 

 

Writing:

 

Prewriting Form

Rough Drafts

Teacher Conference

Peer Conference

Revisions

Final Draft


 

Unit

Common Core Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

Unit 9.5- Graphic Novels

 

Approx. 2.5 weeks

 

Reading:

Various Graphic Novels

 

Writing: Multigenre Research Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9.10, RI.9-10.3, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4,

 

 

 

Writing:

W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.3, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.7, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL. 9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.5, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Texts:

         

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yung

V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd

Maus I&II by Art Spiegelman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Quickwrites

 

Literature Circles

 

Written Reading Responses

 

 

Writing:

 

Multigenre Research Project

-          4 Artifacts

-          1 Literary Analysis Essay

 

 

Unit

Common Core Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

Unit 9.6- Current Intolerance

 

Approx. 2 weeks

 

Reading: Whale Talk

 

Writing: Persuasive Essays III & IV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.6, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9.10, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, RI.9-10.6, RI.9-10.7, RI.9-10.9, RI.9.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4,

 

 

Writing:

 

RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2RI.9-10.4, RI.9-10.8, RI.9.10, W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.9, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.1, SL.9-10.2, SL.9-10.3, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Text:

 

Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

 

Possible Linking Texts:

  • “Jocks and Prejudice”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Literature Circles

 

Reader’s Written Responses

 

Reading Comprehension Quizzes

 

 

Writing:

 

Prewriting Form

Rough Draft

Teacher Conference

Peer Conference

Revisions

Final Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit

Common Core Standards Covered

CONTENT

ASSESSMENTS

 

Unit 9.7- Shakespearean Tragedy

 

Approx. 2 weeks

 

Reading: Romeo and Juliet

 

Writing: Thematic Essay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.9-10.5, RL.9-10.7, RL.9-10.9, RL.9.10, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6

 

Writing:

 

W.9-10.1, W.9-10.2, W.9-10.4, W.9-10.5, W.9-10.6, W.9-10.8, W.9-10.10, SL.9-10.4, SL.9-10.6, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.3, L.9-10.5, L.9-10.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anchor Text:        

§  The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

 

Linking Text:

§  Opening scene from Romeo and Juliet (Leonardo di Caprio)

§  Six Degrees of Separation

§  R&J stories from other cultures

§  Romiette and Julio

§  “Romeo and Juliet are Palestinian and Jewish”

§  “Romeo and Juliet in Bosnia”

§  “Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo”

§  “The Telltale Heart”

§  “Achieving the American Dream”

§  Westside Story song lyrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading:

 

Reader’s Theatre Performance

 

Written Reader’s Response

 

 

Writing: (EOCA Pt. II)

 

Prewriting Form

Rough Draft

PeerConference

Final Draft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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