Honors ELA Quarter 2

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

Quarter 2

Grammar: Commas, semicolons, colons, and their proper use

Literature unit: Power & Governments

                             Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Homer’s Odyssey

  • 1984 by George Orwell

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

  • “The Lottery” short story

Government research paper

Additional Honors: Career Research Paper

•W 9.5 – Develop & strengthen writing as needed using writing process & peer edit
•W 9.7 – Conduct short & longer research projects to answer a question or solve a problem;
synthesize multiple sources on single subject; demonstrate understanding of topic
•W 9.8 - Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print & digital sources; use
advanced searches effectively; assess usefulness of each source; integrate selectively;
avoid plagiarism; follow standard format for citation
Speaking & Listening
• SL 9.2 – Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats evaluating
the credibility and accuracy of each source
• L 9.3 – Understand how language functions in different contexts, make effective choices for
meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening
a. Write & edit work to conform to guidelines in a style manual appropriate for task &
• L 9.4 - Determine meaning of unknown & multiple-meaning words
a. Use context as a clue to word / phrase meaning
b. Identify & correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings,
parts of speech
c. Consult general & specific reference materials, both print & digital, to find
pronunciation of a word, clarify precise meaning, part of speech, etymology
d. Verify preliminary determination of word / phrase meaning

Speaking & Listening

·      SL.8.1; SL.8.4