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Standards for Grading Period 1:

RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.3.2, RN.1, RN.2.3, RN.3.3, RN.4.1, RN.4.2, RV.1, RV.3.1, RV.3.3, W.1, W.3.1, W.4, W.5, SL.3.1

 

9th Grade Sight Word List:  http://www.nthurston.k12.wa.us/cms/lib/WA01001371/Centricity/Domain/430/9th_Grade_Spelling_Words.pdf

Lesson Plans for Grading Period 1:

Wks. 1-2:  Summarize Short Stories

 

Wks. 3-4:  Identify Main Ideas and Supporting Details in Nonfiction 

  • Read nonfiction works from various resources including:  newspapers, magazines, biographies, and autobiographies.
  • Learn to identify the main idea and supporting details by asking critical questions about the written work.  
  • Practice creating concept maps for each nonfiction work to highlight the main ideas and supporting details.
  • Choose two concept maps and use them as a guide to writing a summary for the piece of nonfiction.  Include these summaries in the student's writing portfolio.
  • Link to form to use while reading passages:  http://www2.pearlandisd.org/webpages/platouche/files/ela%20iv%20article%20summary%20worksheet.doc
  • Sight Words List 2

Wks. 5-6:  Inference and Supporting Opinions

  • Read short stories and reading comprehension passages including: The Lottery, The Monkey's Paw, and Once Upon a Time.
  • Learn how to use context clues and personal background knowledge to make an inference regarding a reading selection.
  • Learn to use the "It says this, so I think that means______ because_______" strategy to make inferences and support opinions.
  • Complete inference charts citing the following:  actual text, inference, and justification for inference.
  • Choose one inference chart and use it as a guide to write a one paragraph writer's response justifying an opinion.  This will be included in the student's writing portfolio.  
  • Sight Words List 3

Wks. 7-9:  Analyzing and Writing About Themes Found in Tuck Everlasting  (Click on the tab above for the novel)

  • Read and discuss the novel Tuck Everlasting.      
  • Complete the reading comprehension activities found by clicking on the Tuck Everlasting tab.
  • Learn how to identify a theme by first identifying various topics and then writing "theme sentences" based upon the topics.  
  • Learn how to write an effective introductory paragraph for an essay on theme.
  • Write an introductory paragraph identifying a theme for the novel.  This will be included in the student's writing portfolio.  
  • Sight Words List 4

 

Standards of Grading Period 2:

RL.2.1, RL.2.2, RL.3.2, RN.1, RN.2.3, RN.3.3, RN.4.1, RN.4.2, RV.1, RV.3.1, RV.3.3, W.1, W.3.1, W.4, W.5, SL.3.1

​Lesson Plans for Second Grading Period:

Wks. 1-2:  Analyzing and Writing About Themes Found in Tuck Everlasting  (Click on the tab above for the novel)

What's the Big Idea?:  How to Identify a theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_b.pdf

Searching for a Theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_a.pdf

Use this link to access the comprehension questions and vocabulary activities for each chapter:

http://mrjeffreyphillips.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/69961781/tuck-everlasting-study-guide2.pdf

  • Read and discuss the novel Tuck Everlasting.      (Chapters 10- Epilogue)
  • Complete the reading comprehension activities found by clicking on the Tuck Everlasting tab.
  • Learn how to identify a theme by first identifying various topics and then writing "theme sentences" based upon the topics.  
  • Learn how to write an effective introductory paragraph for an essay on theme.
  • Write an introductory paragraph identifying a theme for the novel.  This will be included in the student's writing portfolio.  
  • Sight Words List 3:  Definitions, Sentences, and Activities

Wks. 3-4:  Analyzing and Writing about Themes Found in Tuck Everlasting (Click on the tab above for the novel)

What's the Big Idea?:  How to Identify a theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_b.pdf

Searching for a Theme:  http://blogs.scholastic.com/files/theme_a.pdf

Use this link to access the comprehension questions and vocabulary activities for each chapter:

http://mrjeffreyphillips.pbworks.com/w/file/fetch/69961781/tuck-everlasting-study-guide2.pdf

  • Read and discuss the novel Tuck Everlasting.      (Chapters 19- Epilogue)
  • Complete the reading comprehension activities found by clicking on the Tuck Everlasting tab.
  • Learn how to identify a theme by first identifying various topics and then writing "theme sentences" based upon the topics.  
  • Learn how to write an effective introductory paragraph for an essay on theme.
  • Write an introductory paragraph identifying a theme for the novel.  This will be included in the student's writing portfolio.  
  • Watch the movie version of Tuck Everlasting.  Students complete a compare and contrast graph for the movie and novel. 
  • Sight Words List 4:  Definitions, Sentences, and Activities
  • Read the short story "The Necklace" and discuss in class.
  • Students learn about Cause and Effect and Plot structure through the novel.  
  • Students complete study packet for the short story and practicing Cause and Effect and Plot Structure.
  • Video for Cause and Effect with Curious George:  

http://www.teachertube.com/mobile/video/cause-and-effect-lesson-20516

http://storyworks.scholastic.com/Video-Archive

 

Wks. 5-6:  Identify Elements of Plot and Conflict in a Short Story

  • Read and discuss the short story "The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
  • Learn the various types of conflict and how to identify and classify each within a short story.
  • Complete vocabulary and comprehension questions for the short story.
  • Identify conflict in the short story and have students write a short paragraph in order to explain the conflict with supporting evidence from the short story.  
  • Complete plot summary chart for the short story.
  • Students will write a short story of their own using at least one type of conflict.  They will use a plot summary structure as a guide to writing their own story.         

Wks. 8-9:  Identify Element of Plot, Prediciton and Conflict in a Short Story:

  • Read and discuss the short story "The Lady or the Tiger?" By Frank Stockton.
  • Review the various elements of plot structure and conflict before relating to the story.
  • Discuss the plot structure for the story and have students complete a plot diagram.  
  • Have students write one paragraph describing the main conflict in their opinion.  They must support their opinion with details from the story.
  • Students complete the vocabulary and study guide questions for the story.
  • Students learning about prediction in literature.  They practice predicting what will happen next in various situations.
  • Students write a short essay describing their prediction for what will be behind the door.  They must support their answer with evidence from the story.
  • Sight Word List 5:  definition, sentences, and practice.  
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