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Gifted English 9: Literature and Composition

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Course Information:


Unit 1: Travels and Journeys

Unit 2: Justice and Equality 

Unit 3: Decisions and Consequences


Unit 4: Dreams and Reality

Essential Questions:

  • What is reality, and how is it constructed? 
  • What tools can the individual use to judge the difference, or draw a line between, illusion and reality?  
  • To what extent does a culture or society shape an individual’s understanding or concept of dreams and reality? 
  • What are the potential conflicts when one person’s reality is another person’s illusion? 
  • How does a person’s concept of reality shape his or her identity? 

Literary Texts:


Week of 11 Apirl

  • introduction to A Midsummer Night's Dream (plot map)
  • reading and discussion of  A Midsummer Night's Dream Act 1, Scene 2 (text)
  • 04/12/11 Frankenstein bonus assignment DUE (instructions)
  • 04/14/11 revision of military service persuasive essay
  • 04/14/11 independent reading conflict assignment DUE (instructions) 
  • 04/14/11 AMND journal 1 & 2 DUE (instructions); AMND group task 1 DUE (instructions)
  • 04/14/11 AMND Applied Practice passage 1 multiple-choice questions  

Week of 18 April

  • 04/18/11 AMND group task 2 DUE (instructions)
  • silent conversation part 1 (instructions
  • Elizabethan language lesson: familiar pronouns and verb inflections (PowerPoint notes)
  • meter in Shakespere (PowerPoint notes
  • 04/20/11 AMND journal 3 DUE at beginning of class (instructions)
  • 04/20/11 AMND 1.1.132-260 DUE at beginning of class
  • 04/20/11 AMND 2.1.1-61; AMND journal 4 DUE (instructions); AMND group tasks 3 & 4 DUE (instructions 
  • Vocabulary Lessons 13 & 14 review activity BONUS DUE before QUIZ (instructions
  • 04/22/11 AMND 2.1.62-195 DUE at beginning of class
  • 04/22/11 Vocabulary Lessons 13 & 14 QUIZ
  • 04/22/11 AMND Applied Practice passage 2 multiple-choice questions 
  • 04/22/11 AMND 2.1.62-195; group task 5 DUE (instructions)

Week of 25 April

  • 04/26/11 AMND 2.1.196-277 DUE at beginning of class
  • subtext lesson & activity (instructions)
  • Shakespeare's unusual language (PowerPoint lesson
  • 04/26/11 AMND group task 6 DUE (instructions)
  • 04/28/11 AMND Applied Practice passages 1 & 2 multiple-choice revision
  • 04/28/11 AMND group task 7 DUE (instructions)  

Week of 2 May

  • 05/02/11 AMND journal 5 DUE (instructions)  
  • AMND 2.2.310-440 DUE at beginning of class
  • silent conversation part 2 (instructions 
  • EOCT review and practice questions  (conventions, nonfiction) 
  • 05/04/11 independent reading style assignment DUE (instructions) 
  • EOCT review and practice questions (conventions, poetry, prose, nonfiction) 

Week of 9 May

  • 05/11/11 EOCT review BONUS packet DUE at beginning of class
  • 05/11/11 English 9 End-of-Course Test Part A
  • 05/11/11 AMND group task 8 DUE (instructions) 
  • 05/11/11 AMND journal 6 DUE (instructions)  
  • 05/12/11 English 9 End-of-Course Test Part B 

Week of 16 May

  • viewing and discussion of A Midsummer Night's Dream Acts 3-5
  • 05/17/11 independent reading theme assignment DUE (instructions)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream recitation practice (passage)
  • 05/20/11 A Midsummer Night's Dream multiple-choice questions DUE at end of class (five questions per act, 25 total)
  • 05/20/11 A Midsummer Night's Dream recitation DUE (passage)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream vocabulary (instructions)
  • distribution of Gifted English 10 summer reading assignment (instructions

Week of 23 May




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