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    ENGLISH 9 STANDARDS                          

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    Ms. Noonan
    Room 500

     

    YEAR AT A GLANCE 2015-2016

    General Time Frame*

    Unit Title

    Resources

    Assessment

    Common Core State Standards

    September

    The First 30 Days:

    Setting Up the Reading and Writing Workshop

     

     Monster

     

    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian

     

    Selected poetry and short stories

     

    Literary letter

    Book talk

    Conference

    Readers’ and writers’ notebooks

    Responses to literature

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.10

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1A-D

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.1-6

    October-November

    Memoir

     

    Red Scarf Girl

     

    Living Up the Street

     

    A Long Way Gone

     

    Knots in My Yo-yo String

     

    The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian (continued)

     

    Selected poetry and short stories

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment: Memoir

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3A-E

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.10

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1A-D

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3A-E

    December-January

    Shakespeare Study: Romeo and Juliet

     

    Romeo and Juliet

     

    Selected supplemental poetry and supplemental texts

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment: Persuasive letter

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1-3

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.7-10

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1.

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.2-3

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.9-10.3-5

    February-March

    Informational Writing in the Content Areas

    Never Cry Wolf

     

    Selected informational texts (articles, web pages, book chapters)

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece

     

    Performance Based Assessment: Report of Information

     

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.1-3-4

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.7-10

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1-2

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4-10

    April-June

    Historical Fiction

     

    A Family Apart

     

    Ajeemah and His Son

     

    Tonight by Sea

    Formative assessments, prewriting, and multiple analytical drafts will precede the submission of the benchmark piece.

     

    Performance Based Assessment: Historical fiction narrative

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.3A-E

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.4-5

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.10

     

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.9-10.1A-D

     

    Units may not correspond exactly with  quarterly grading periods and may be adjusted to accommodate student needs. 

    DEPARTMENT-WIDE EXPECTATIONS  
     

    Independent Reading

    Deadlines: To be announced

    Independent reading is the most important component of English Standards 9, so it is very important to always have a good book at your fingertips.          

     

    Departmental Grading Policy:

    50% - Benchmarks, projects, other major writing and independent reading assignments,

    25% - Class work and homework/extended study

    25% - Class participation, seminar, quizzes, and additional independent reading activities

     

    Grades will not be discussed during class time. Discussions about grades and revisions should take place after school.

     

    Attendance:  It is the student’s responsibility to make up all work after an excused absence.  Make-up work for unexcused absences may be given at teacher discretion.

    Make-up work requests should be made outside of class time. Requests for work due to extended absences must go through the Guidance Department.

     

    Homework: Homework/extended study is a vital component of every RHS English class. All extended study assignments must be brought to class on the day they are due.  Learning activities (such as discussions) often depend upon full participation of all students in extended study, and incomplete or late work has a negative impact on everyone. Refer to the RHS Homework Policy in the student handbook for full details.

     Refer to the RHS Homework Policy in the student handbook for full details.

     

    Writing Assignments and Projects: All major writing assignments are to be completed in MLA format.

     

    Late Work Policy: Major assignments must be submitted on time in order to receive full credit. Ten points will be deducted from the earned grade if submitted one day late. The highest grade a student can achieve after the second day late is a 75.

     

    Revisions:

    ·         Required revisions: Ongoing revision is required for any student not achieving proficiency on a benchmark.  If proficiency has not been achieved by the end of the grading period, a grade of Incomplete will be given for that quarter.

    ·         Students may voluntarily revise major writing assignments and benchmarks after consultation with the teacher. Revisions must be made within one week after being returned to the student.