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Grade Level Grades 9-12
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Distance Learning Summer School: A 30 Day Unit for English I (Ninth Grade) 

Week 1:  All About You

  • Getting to Know You

  • My Life Is a Song 

Week 2:  To Be Young 

Close Reading

  • Big Joe’s Funeral 

  • Research: Difficulty of being a Teen

  • Writing: One Paragraph Summaries/Connections to reading

  • "The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber": Evidence-Based Claims

Week 3:  Friendship 

Seven Habits of an Effective Reader 

  • Of Mice and Men 

  • Research: Friendship 

  • Writing: Multi-paragraph response to literature 

    • Effective Body Paragraph Writing (TEAL)

Week 4:  Friendship 

Seven Habits of an Effective Reader 

  • Of Mice and Men 

  • Research: Friendship 

  • Writing: Multi-paragraph response to literature 

    • Effective Body Paragraph Writing (TEAL)

    • Effective Conclusion Writing 

    • Effective Introduction Writing 

      • Thesis Statement 

Week 5:  Individuals vs The Collective  

Seven Habits of an Effective Reader (continued)

  • Anthem by Ayn Rand 

  • Writing: Short Essay Responses

Week 6:  Biography and Memoir  

Effective Writing  

  • DL Unit One

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Day Four DL SummerSchool.pptx

Handout, Worksheet
July 4, 2020
4.1 MB

Day Eight DL Summer School.pptx

Activity
July 9, 2020
5.84 MB

Day 12 DL Summer School.pptx

Activity
July 31, 2020
2.81 MB

Day 20 DL Summer School.pptx

Assessment
July 31, 2020
2.42 MB
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Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.
Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter).

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