March Sixth Seventh Eighth Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth Topic: Writing Expository Compare/contrast Reading response Journal writing Free writing Fiction Novel: Where the Red Fern Grows Newspaper article Novel: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Compare/contrast essay Character analysis Literary element interpretation Historical Novel: Great Expectations by Dickens A Northern Light NYS Task 2 essay Artifact analysis HAMLET 3 7 weeks Study guide questions Journal entries Essential Questions How will a choice of genre enable me to achieve the intended purpose of my writing? How can I use specific writing techniques to create an engaging paragraph? How can I create an effective sentence?
How can my writing be improved by mastering the conventions of writing What are the components of a newspaper article? How does a news article differ from other writing? Define character traits.
What is the difference between character and physical traits? What components are necessary for a four paragraph essay? How was life different on the river or on the shore for Huck and Jim?
What is a critical lens? How do I interpret a quotation and what information must be incorporated in my writing? What is a critical lens?
What literary elements relate to work? What literature works pertinent ... more. less.
to critical lens? How does the context of the Elizabethan world and theater affect the understanding of the character and drama of HAMLET?<br><br> Why was there a need for universal order in Hamlet 9s world? Vocabulary similarities differences compare contrast See writing process See writing essential questions See reading vocabulary Assorted vocabulary from text/historical setting Literary elements Conflict Point of view Mood Setting Protagonist Antagonist Dramatic irony Paradox Metaphors Similes Vocabulary quizzes Use of vocabulary in class discussion Incorporated into reading comprehension Students write new words in sentences each week HAMLET Soliloquy, aside dramatic irony tragedy, tragic flaw imagery, metaphor extended metaphor theme, usurp characterization harbinger, dirge cleave, visage orison, calumny purge, requite bier, pestilent abhorred, amity dearth, germaine commended, diligent felicity