I hope that everyone took a little time to enjoy our "snowcation" last week. This week, we will be diving into our exploration of Coming of Age narratives. As a theme Coming of Age shows itself in a variety of mediums from novels, short stories, poems and songs. We will explore a little bit of everything this week and give you an excellent opportunity to create some of your own Coming of Age writing. Please make sure that you are keeping your calendar up to date with the important Weekly Announcements and our Weekly Agenda below:
Welcome to a NEW YEAR of 9th Grade Literature! If you're reading this you have found the class blog! Excellent work. I will make posts here weekly concerning our weekly agenda, important announcements and from time to time special incentives or extra credit opportunities! As a scholar in my class you are responsible for checking this blog on a weekly basis so that you are aware of what's happening. This is also a great reference tool if you anticipate being absent.
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Monday - You and your classmates will take our first of three Reading Inventory assessments and a Unit 1 pretest. Both tests will serve as a benchmark to help me understand your current Lexile score and your current reading comprehension skills concerning Coming of Age narratives. You will also have an opportunity to sign up for a Schoology account (please see above). For 2nd and 4th Block we will revise our topic sentences from last week's written assignment, What's in Your Sack?
Tuesday - Today we will explore the theme Coming of Age or bldungsroman. We will read and annotate Bliss at the Burger Bar, a short story about Bliss an 18-year girl who dreams of managing her own restuarant.
Wednesday - in collaborative groups, you and your colleagues will revist Bliss at the Burger Bar to explore examples of diction, imagery, syntax and voice.
Thursday - We will take a 9th Grade Literature Summative assessment. For those who finish early you will preview the vocabulary for Friday's text.
Friday - We will read On the Sidewalk Bleeding and relate it back to our theme of Coming of Age.
Wisdom Curator, 9th Grade Literature Teacher, Life-long Learner