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Gifted English 9 Unit 3

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Unit 3: Decisions and Consequences
Essential Questions:

  • What is the relationship between decisions and consequences?
  • What principles drive our decision making?
  • How can a person’s decisions and actions change his/her life?
  • How do the decisions and actions of characters reveal their personalities? 
  • How do decisions, actions, and consequences vary depending on the different perspectives of the people involved?

Literary Texts:


Week of 3 January

Week of 10 January

  • No school due to snow

Week of 17 January

  • introduction to Frankenstein (epistolary novel, frame narrative, vocabulary assignment)
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein letters from Walton (pages 1-14) 
  • 01/21/11 "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" analysis questions DUE (questions)
  • Discovering Voice 1: Diction (assignment
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 9 

Week of 24 January

  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 10
  • 01/25/11 Frankenstein vocabulary from frame (Walton's letters) DUE (vocabulary assignment)
  • 01/25/11 Vocabulary Workshop Lessons 9 & 10 review activity DUE (instructions)
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein chapters I-VI (pages 14-46)  
  • 01/27/11 SRI testing in media center
  • introduction to Poetry Out Loud recitation and explication (POL website, instructions) 

Week of 31 January

  • 01/31/11 QUIZVocabulary Workshop Lessons 9 & 10
  • Discovering Voice 2: Figurative Language (activity)
  • 02/02/11 work on Poetry Out Loud recitation and explication project in media center from 8:50-9:35 (POL website, instructions 
  • 02/02/11 Frankenstein chapters I-VI vocabulary DUE (vocabulary assignment
  • 02/04/11 RCPS mock writing test 
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein chapters VII-XII (pages 46-81)

Week of 7 February

  • group work on Frankenstein frame narrative and chapters I-VI analysis (instructions 
  • 2/08/11 introduction to independent reading (instructions, works from which to choose
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein chapters XIII-XVIII (pages 81-114)
  • 02/10/11 RCPS English 9 benchmark for EOCT
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 11 
  • 02/10/11 Frankenstein chapters VII-XII vocabulary DUE (vocabulary assignment) 

Week of 14 February

  • viewing and discussion of Poetry Out Loud national finalists' performances 
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein chapters XIX-XXIV (pages 114-155)
  • work on independent reading project (instructions, works from which to choose)

Week of 21 February

  • Discovering Voice 3: Symbol (activity) 
  • 02/23/11 Frankenstein chapters XIII-XVIII vocabulary DUE (vocabulary assignment
  • 02/23/11 Poetry Out Loud recitations DUE (POL website, instructions)
  • Vocabulary Workshop Lesson 12 
  • reading and discussion: Frankenstein letters from Walton (pages 155-166)
  • 02/25/11 independent reading characterization assignment DUE (instructions)
  • 02/25/11 Frankenstein frame narrative and chapters I-VI analysis DUE (instructions) 

Week of 28 February

Week of 7 March

  • 03/07/11 Frankenstein chapters XIX-XXIV vocabulary DUE (vocabulary assignment)  
  • group work on Frankenstein chapters XI-XXI analysis assignment (instructions
  • 03/11/11 Vocabulary Lessons 11 & 12 review activity DUE (instructions)

Week of 14 March

  • 03/15/11 Frankenstein chapters XI-XXI analysis DUE at end of class (instructions)
  • 03/17/11 independent reading setting assignment DUE (instructions)

Week of 21 March

  • 03/22/11 Vocabulary Lessons 11 & 12 QUIZ 
  • 03/22/11 viewing and analysis of Turner Home Entertainment Frankenstein (1993)

Week of 28 March

  • 03/28/11 Vocabulary Lessons 13 & 14 context analysis 
  • discussion of rhetorical strategies (rhetorical triangle notes), counter argument, and audience awareness
  • 03/30/11 GHSGWT persuasive essay (mandatory military service) rewrite; DUE at end of class
  • pre-writing of Frankenstein persuasive essay
  • 04/01/11  in-class writing; Frankenstein persuasive essay DUE at end of class

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