ELA 9 Lesson 1

1. Journal Topics for the week : (at least one full page) 

  • Wednesday: Write about going back to school after summer vacation.  
  • Thursday: Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you onion and garlic-flavored chewing gum. 
  • Friday: Draw an imaginary constellation. Write a story such as ancient people might have told about it. 

2. Vocabulary Words


  • Write the the definition of all 13 words.
  • Use the Words in a sentence (complete for all 13 words)  
  • Write a sentence from the story that uses the vocabulary word (complete for all 13 words) 

New Words: Morass, Amiably, Perturbed, Shambled, Evasive, Talisman, Forlorn, Qualm, Punitive, Vindictive, Temporized, Avid, Fleet

3. Reading : "Teenage Wasteland"

4. Comprehension:

       During reading questions 

       After reading questions


5. Writing activity: Complete both activities 

  • Pretend to be someone in the book, write a letter to Donny (at least 1 full page written)
  • Pretend to be Donny and write to someone in the story (at least 1 full page written)

6. MLA Process

  • Reading MLA: Starting the Writing Process
  • Answer the following questions
    • What determines the quality of writing?
    • What is recommended to do before you begin to write?
    • How do you need to schedule your time spent writing?
    • What elements make up the rhetorical situation?
    • What questions do you need to ask yourself about the audience?
    • What are the different types of purposes that writing can serve?
    • Summarize the paragraph on Pre-writing strategies in your own words.