Planning Your Week
M 8/13: Continue to bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. We will continue to work with it this week. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet; remember we will have a quiz over the words under “Writing Genres” and “Writing Skills” in a few weeks. Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.
W 8/15: Be ready to introduce your partner to the class Wednesday. Write a complete script of what you plan to say with a strong opening and closing, plenty of direct and indirect quotations, and specific details to capture the person’s voice.
Th 8/16: Submit EOC response to Turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. Thursday evening.
S 8/26: Complete interview narrative with transcript due to Turnitin.com
Th 8/30: ZINC 1st check (Remember, the goal is to learn words and increase your class and school rank. Top students will earn extra credit.) You must log in through Clever.
Monday, August 13
HOMEWORK: Prepare your partner interview script for Wednesday. Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.
Tuesday, August 14
Opener: Assemble IAN with STEAL handouts, table of contents, and independent reading log.
HOMEWORK: Prepare your partner interview script for Wednesday; bring a hard copy to class and upload your transcript and paragraph to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. . Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.
Wednesday, August 15
Opener: Review creating voice from pizza prompt and excerpt from Speak.
HOMEWORK: Complete your EOC response and submit to Turnitin.com by Thursday, 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, August 16
Opener: Review EA1 and the scoring guide; review you initial questions for your interviewee.
HOMEWORK: Complete your EOC response and submit to Turnitin.com by Thursday, 11:59 p.m. Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.
Friday, August 17
Opener: Sample independent reading books and share insights into voice and imagery; summarize independent reading thus far; write a short description of the narrator’s voice (in terms of diction, syntax, and imagery).
HOMEWORK: Conduct your interview. Don’t forget to record it so you can produce an accurate transcript! Read your independent reading text and work on ZINC vocabulary.
Mrs. Walter adores 9th graders. She loves the enthusiasm they bring to the study of literature as they explore new and challenging texts.