Sr. ZAINAB GHWARI
9th Grade English
FALL 2014 | SHAKESPEARE | ANTIGONE | THINGS FALL APART | VOCABULARY SPRING 2015 | Grammar | WRITING INTENSIVE | POETRY | Vocabulary
ART DOSE/ONCE A WEEK\ FALL 2014: 2D, GRAFFITI, CALLIGRAPHY, LINES. SPRING 2015: DIGITAL DESIGN
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Thursday December 18, 2014 inshA'ALLAH at 8:40!
1. Things Fall Apart themes
2. Springboard Literary TERMS: Indirect and direct characterization, internal and external conflict, foil, foreshadowing, 3 types of irony, juxtaposition, monologue, dialogue, narrator, point of view, types of organization, perspective, plot diagram, proverb, setting (author and character), symbol, SOAPSTone without tone, tragic flaw, tragic hero, hero cycle, connotation, denotation.
3. NO GRAMMAR OR VOCABULARY ON FINAL EXAM! WOOHOO!
4. Important quotes and themes we've discussed in class.
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A man with a scant vocabulary will almost certainly be a weak thinker. The richer and more copious one's vocabulary and the greater one's awareness of fine distinctions and subtle nuances of meaning, the more fertile and precise is likely to be one's thinking. Knowledge of things and knowledge of the words for them grow together. If you do not know the words, you can hardly know the thing.”
This semester concludes our play and novel units on the theme of culture and identity. We covered British literature, and then concentrated on the theme of colonialism with Nigerian literature translated into English. Next semester, we will continue to study world literature in our units on poetry. We will also focus heavily on acquiring the grammar skills necessary to write well. You have the
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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDY
M: Due: TFA Reading until Chapters 16. Dialectical journals for each chapter 14-16 due Monday.
In-class, Springboard pages 200-205, chapters 1-16.
HW: 203 & reading chapters 17-19. After reading: 205.
T: TFA 16-19 Discussion. Chapter 20 in-class. HW: TFA Reading 21-25 & Springboard interview.
W: In-class: Chapter 25/Book's end. Literary Themes Review Pt 1. Plot Overview.
Th: Literary Themes Review Pt 2.
Students will complete in-class essays in preparation for finals essay questions next week.
F: Students will evaluate Vocabulary exams. Literary Terms Review.
All semester homework and projects final deadline. Students will complete in-class essays in preparation for essay questions of finals next week.
+Individual student meetings to explain areas of focus for test.
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