9th Grade ELA Quarter 4

Throughout the year:

Writing Process and 6-Trait Writing

  • Vocabulary - half ACT/SAT prep words and half content specific

  • Weekly essay - Assigned on Monday, peer reviewed on Wednesday, due on Friday

  • 9.1-9.10 & 9.12

Fourth Quarter:

Grammar: Verbals and Phrases

Lit Focus: Drama & Poetry

Play: Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Additional Honors Play: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee William

Reading Standards

  • Figurative Language – L.8.5; 8.5.a; 8.5.b; 8.5.c; RIT.8.4

  • Main Idea/Supporting Details – RIT.8.2; RL.8.2

  • Paraphrasing and summarizing and making inferences – RL.8.1; RIT.8.1

  • Theme/Central Idea RL.8.2

  • Story Elements RL.8.3

  • Points of View RL.8.6

  • Compare and Contrast Multiple Forms of Media RL.8.7

Reading Informational Text (On-going; See 1st Nine Weeks)
•RI 9.7 – Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums; determine which details
are emphasized in each account.
•RI 9.3 – Analyze how author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events including order pts are
made, how introduced /developed, & connections drawn between them
•W 9.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective
technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
a. Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, observation; establish 1
or more pts of view; introduce narrator / characters; create smooth progression of
experiences / events
b. Use narrative techniques (dialogue, pacing, description, reflection) & multiple plot lines to
develop experiences, events / characters.
c. Use variety of techniques to sequence events to build on each other creating cohesion
d. Use precise words / phrases, telling details, sensory language to convey vivid picture
e. Provide conclusion that follows from / reflects what is experienced, observed, resolved
•W 9.6 - Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, update individual or shared
writing products
Speaking & Listening
• SL 9.5 – Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings,
reasoning, evidence and add interest
• L 9.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, nuances in
word meanings
a. Interpret figures of speech (euphemism, oxymoron) in context; analyze role in text
b. Analyze nuances in meanings of words with similar denotations