Materials: Syllabus, Word Wall, QHT, Web and/or Red Light, Standards and Knowledge and Vocab. & Literary Terms on Cards; Reading Logs & other IR materials; a class auto./bio./mem. for read aloud (maybe quick irespond vote among a few titles); pizza slices
Planning Your Week:
Friday, 8/4: Mini-me due; it should be colored and cut out.
Friday, 8/4: Bring an independent reading text (print only).
Monday, July 31
Tuesday, August 1 (Walter; Charrette & Sanford use plan for Wednesday)
Wednesday, August 2 (Walter; Charrette & Sanford use plan for Tuesday)
5. Read aloud from the selected autobiography, biography, or memoir or a Scholastic Classroom Library text.
Homework: Select an independent reading text and make sure you have it with you in class by Friday. This should be a print text (no digital texts for this reading purpose). You may select from the classroom library if you wish.
Thursday, August 3
4. Read aloud group discussion norms, marking the text for keywords. Brainstorm rules for collegial discussion (on chart paper in groups).
5. Group discussion:
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: Examine writing; analyze group discussion for ability to cite textual evidence.
7. Revisit web or stoplight/QHT
8. IR: Read aloud from autobiography, biography, memoir or Scholastic classroom library; identify diction, imagery, syntax; make inferences about voice.
Friday, August 3
Mrs. Walter adores 9th graders. She loves the enthusiasm they bring to the study of literature as they explore new and challenging texts.