Franklin County Community School Corporation • Franklin County High School • Brookville, Indiana Curriculum Map Course Title: English 9 Quarter: 2 Academic Year: 2011-2012 Essential Questions for this Quarter: 1. How does expanding my vocabulary affect my ability to comprehend both written and oral communication? 2. How does reading the personal experiences of others improve my understanding of history, culture, and myself? 3. How can the use of standard English in both my written and oral communication impact me personally? 4. Why do sources of historical narratives matter? 5. How do I question text to deepen my own understanding of my reading? 6. How does an author tell his or her story to us? Unit/Time Frame Unit 3 Reading Nonfiction – Night by Elie Wiesel “Finding the Next Day after Night” 4 Weeks Unit 4 Literary NonFiction Selections “Ideas Made Visible” 4 Weeks “In the News” – Nonfiction Reading Weekly Vocabulary Weekly Roots Words Unit 3A Parts of a Standards CC9 RI.1 (9.2.8) CC9 RI.2 (9.5.3) CC9 RI.2a, b, c CC9 RI.3 (9.2.7) CC9 RI.4 (9.1.2) CC9 RI.5 (9.2.1) (9.2.6) CC9 RI.7 CC9 RI.9 Content Reading: Support claims with evidence Narration and point of view Genre and themes, both universal and central idea Memoir 9.3.7 CC9 RL.1 CC9 RL.4 (9.3.11) CC9 RL.6 CC9 RL.7 CC9 W.2 (9.4.3) (9.5.3) CC9 W.4 (9.4.2) (9.5.8) CC9 W.5 (9.4.10) (9.4.11) (9.4.12) CC9 W.6 (9.2.5) CC9 W.10 (9.5.8) Historical significance Diction, mood, and tone Plot and setting; time and sequence Figurative & Literal interpretations Ironies Connotative vs. Denotative meanings Skills Assessment 1. Summarize events in a story. 1. Written responses 2. Connect story events in history. 3. 4. 3. Form inferences and make predictions about character decisions; draw conclusions using this information. 4. Provide specific examples to support themes. 2. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. to reading Quizzes on comprehension Unit exam Classroom & online discussion Study guides Choice of projects Non-Fiction Analysis sheet In-class writings Weekly quizzes Resources 1. Novella, Night by Elie Wiesel 2. McDougal-Littel text – IN 9th 3. McDougal-Littel Grammar for Writing 4. Excerpt from “Light from the Yellow Star” (text) 5. The Holocaust A Reader 6. Write Source Grammar Workbook 7. Study Guides 8. English 9 Vocabulary Workbook 9. Moodle Online grammar and vocabulary lessons 10.Excerpts from Franklin County Community School Corporation • Franklin County High School • Brookville, Indiana Sentence CC9 SL.1 CC9 SL.2 Unit 4A Words Most Often Confused CC9 L.2 (9.6.1) (9.6.3) CC9 L.3 (9.6.4) CC9 L.4 (9.1.2) Symbolism, metaphor, simile, hyperbole Voice Foreshadowing and flashback Conflicts 5. Identify and analyze propaganda techniques 6. Identify foreshadowing Punctuation Review Imagery Dialogue 7. Identify imagery, symbols, and symbolism Writing: Writing for different audiences and purposes Complete sentences Clear topics and paragraph transitions Use of standard English Drafting and editing Use of punctuation 8. Evaluate media sources for credibility 9. Determine the meanings of new vocabulary words by using the context clues in the sentence and the paragraphs. 10. Formulate the responses to a variety of questions 11. Identify the author’s purpose for writing the story. Genocide in Darfur, Sudan 11. “On Wiesel’s Night” by Thomas E. Thorton 12.“A Prayer for The Days of Awe” by Elie Wiesel 13.“Hope, Despair, and Memory” Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech 14.Various Holocaust Poetry 15.Video- Band of Brothers, Episode 9 “Why We Fight” 16. Virtual tours of Auschwitz & Birkenau @ remember.org 17. Other video selections Franklin County Community School Corporation • Franklin County High School • Brookville, Indiana 12. Work collaboratively on group activities related to the readings. 13. Recognize parallels between text and personal experience. 14. Identify words using etymology. 15. Identify point of view. 16. Identify voice and its effect on the mood and tone. 17. Research related topics 18. Create a literary research project that synthesizes and cites data using information and technology. Franklin County Community School Corporation • Franklin County High School • Brookville, Indiana 19. Define and identify primary and secondary sources. 20. Write a Works Cited page.