Exploring Ninth Grade English


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  • The books shown on this page are books normally chosen by teachers that fit the criteria based on the Michigan Merit Curriculm.
  • This is a direct quote from the Board of Education and the Michigan Merit Curriculum document.
  • All they things are abilities students should use to grow and learn throughout ninth grade English. Also they are important skills that each student should possess after the completion of their high school career.
  • This map is based off the curriculum instructed by the M.M.C. and the Board of Educations for students. Since it would most likely take up three slides I only put what would be covered in the first few months of school.
  • The reason why I thought it was important to add a writing journal to a students daily activity is because, based on the M.M.C. standards students, by the time they leave the 9th grade should have a better understanding and have improved their writing and literary analysis skills. This journal would give the students in my class the ability to work and grow in these areas.
  • These are all words that students should be well acquainted with by the end of the 9th grade, based on the standards set by the Board of Education and the Michigan Merit Curriculum.
  • The example question provided here came directly off the Michigan Merit Curriculum document and are important in the students learning process. These questions would/ should be focused on in a 9th grade English class.
  • Exploring Ninth Grade English

    1. 1. Notorious9thGradeEnglish!<br />“Lions, and tigers, and high school papers, Oh my!”<br />Mrs. Neitzke's 9th grade English<br />
    2. 2. I Promise you this!<br />In Freshman English "the students [you] will be introduced to the various genre of classic and contemporary narrative and informational texts that will be read and analyzed throughout high school. Ninth graders will connect with and respond to texts by analyzing relationships within and across families, communities, societies, governments, and economies. Through the lens of Inter-Relationships and Self-Reliance, they will consider how they build relationships, how their relationships impact others, and their responsibility to society.”<br />Michigan Merit Standards & the Michigan Department for Education<br />How will you do this?<br />
    3. 3. Don’t cause yourself stress! Do your work early!<br />Don’t make excuses!<br />Try doing ALL your homework!<br />Study!<br />Here’s My Advice<br />Turn Homework in on time!<br />Doing all things improves your<br /> chance of success!<br />Give Yourself and your ideas time to blossom!<br />Try you hardest!<br />ACTUALLY READ!<br />So, what will be doing in Freshman English this year?<br />
    4. 4. Mapping out the Semester! <br />(Major Events)<br />September 5: Ready, Set, Go!<br />(Writers Journal Introduced!)<br />Oct.3<br />Paper One Assigned<br />Due Oct. 16<br />Sept. 6<br />Short Stories Unit!<br />(Literary Devices Lesson)<br />Oct.28<br />Short Stories<br />Exam<br />Oct 29<br />Poetry Unit<br />(Human Emotions Study)<br />Nov. 25<br />Paper two Assigned<br />Dec. 6<br />Poetry and Human Emotions Exam<br />Dec16<br />Fall Semester Exam!!!<br />Dec 8<br />Review Day!!!<br />(Study Hard!!!)<br />Ok, let’s break this down a bit!<br />
    5. 5. What’s a Writer’s Journal?<br />A Writer’s Journal is journal or notebook where students must write (the first five-ten minutes of class) about texts, poems, their themes, lessons discussed in class, concerns they have about papers, things going on in their lives, and certain topics I will provide later each and everyday. <br />***Writer’s Journal will not be graded for accuracy but as a completion grade at the end of each week.<br />So what else will I have to do in Freshman English?<br />
    6. 6. Protagonist<br />Genre <br />Allegory<br />Image<br />Flashback <br />Short Story Unit!!!<br />Fantasy <br />Foil character<br />Irony<br />Antagonist<br />Personification <br />Hyperbole<br />These are all terms you will learn, you will also learn…<br />Motif <br />
    7. 7. Questions You’ll be able to answer at the end of the Short Story unit!<br />What terms do I need to<br />understand to help me comprehend a short story?<br />What relationships exist among these stories?<br />*** What connections can I make between the story and my own Life? ***<br />How do I approach reading<br />a short story?<br />Michigan Merit Curriculum<br />Michigan Board of Education<br />When do we start the first paper, you ask?<br />
    8. 8. Papers!<br />Gulp! I can’t write a high school paper!!!<br />Need Help with your paper? No problem! <br />Look at this link!<br />https://blackboard.cmich.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_2_1&url=%2fwebapps%2fblackboard%2fexecute%2flauncher%3ftype%3dCourse%26id%3d_109593_1%26url%3d<br />Tips to avoid stressing out:<br />Follow schedule/research plan handed out in class<br />Pick topic early<br />Make sure there is enough research on topic<br />Start research early<br />Cite EVERYTHING!<br />That’s a good start! We’ll talk poetry at a later date!<br />
    9. 9. Works Cited/ Referenced<br />Images:<br />http://theapple.monster.com/nfs/theapple/attachment_images/0005/7465/shutterstock_23433079_crop380w.jpg<br />http://www.fglearyfinearts.ca/newlionread.gif<br />http://www.englishonline.org.cn/files/exam_writing.jpg<br />http://www.jazznation.com/CBRO/Stuff/Writing%20in%20Journal.gif<br />http://www.foodintol.com/images/arcade/Girl%20writing%20in%20journal.jpeg<br />http://www.horton.ednet.ns.ca/staff/scottbennett/web/Image4.jpg<br />http://images.paxholley.net/blog/scary_books/monkeys_paw.jpg<br />http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/youth/teentopix/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/speak.jpg<br />http://upsenglish.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/harper-lee.jpg<br />Work<br />http://www.fifeschools.com/cjh/staff/dhockman/documents/LITTERMS9.pdf<br />https://blackboard.cmich.edu/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_id=_2_1&url=%2fwebapps%2fblackboard%2fexecute%2flauncher%3ftype%3dCourse%26id%3d_109593_1%26url%3d<br />