Suggested Syllabus for One Year English/Language Arts 9

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Suggested Syllabus for One Year English/Language Arts 9

Suggested Syllabus for One Year English/Language Arts 9

One Year of High School English Language Arts a good fit for 9th grade
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We are big fans of teaching teens to use a syllabus. This helps them stay organized, learn time management and develop independent learning skills. With that in mind, we regularly add suggested syllabi to 7Sisters e-store (and they are always free). These syllabi are downloadable and adaptable to your family’s particular needs.

Remember, there’s not ONE right way to homeschool high school and there’s not ONE right way to create or use a syllabus. If you would like to create your own and want guidelines, check out this post and resource on creating and using a syllabus.

Many homeschooling high schoolers love 7Sisters One Year English/Language Arts (suggested for grade 9) and parents have been asking us for a syllabus to help guide their teens through the curriculum. So, our beloved Stacey Lane Clendaniel created a practical syllabus that covers all the pieces of the curriculum.

As you remember, English/Language Arts is a huge credit each year, covering:

7Sisters ELA bundle contains teen-vetted study guides for the full year. As always, 7Sisters study guides (literature, writing and public speaking) are no-busywork, don’t-kill-the-book-or-topic and adjustable to various levels of rigor. Download the ELA bundle for your teens and give them an enjoyable ELA learning experience.

Okay, here’s the suggested syllabus. You can adapt it to your needs and goals.

Download and adapt the syllabus from the store. (BTW- for a suggested syllabus for 10th grade Another Year of English/Language Arts, click here.)

Here’s what it will look like:

Course Title: One Year of High School English/Language Arts

Length: 32 weeks

Curriculum: One Year of High School English/Language Arts by 7SistersHomeschool.com

Description: A full-year, adaptable English credit. Books and movies from various literary genres were selected for learning literary analysis. Students will complete four genres of writing assignments:research paper, essays, short story and poetry. Vocabulary and grammar are included in literature and writing guides and with resources suggested, if needed. Public speaking is included, using literature and poetry as the subject matter.

Goals: Students will complete literature, cinema, writing and speaking guides to increase competence in literature analysis skills, reasoning and inferential skills, to learn the APA format of research paper writing, to gain confidence with writing essays, short stories and poetry as well as introductory skills in public speaking.

Grading Scale: Create your own grading scale or follow the very detailed example provided in the how to use guide.

Schedule: The curriculum is designed to cover all the components of the English/Language Arts credit. Most of the Literature and Cinema guides have assignments for all 5 days of the week. Most of the writing guides have assignments for 4 days of the week. Occasionally Friday is scheduled for a catch-up day. Public Speaking is scheduled for one week in the first semester and one week in the second semester.

Note: Vocabulary from the literature and cinema guides can be done all at once at the beginning, as you read along or all at the end of the book. It is mentioned daily as a reminder. Grammar is mentioned as an optional depending on what you have decided to use.

Week 1: To Kill a Mocking Bird Literature Guide and Family Narrative Short Story

Day 1:

  • Read Introductions to both guides before beginning. For example, you want to train your brain to watch for PERSONIFICATION as mentioned in the literature guide.
  • Read chapters 1 and 2 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 1 Lesson 1 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 3 and 4 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 1 Lesson 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 5 and 6 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 1 Lesson 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 7 and 8 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 1 Lesson 4 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 5:

  • Read chapters 9, 10 and 11 and take note, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for part 1 in literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 2: To Kill a Mocking Bird Literature Guide and Family Narrative Short Story

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 12 and 13 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 1 and 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 14 and 15 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 1 and 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 16 and 17 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 18 and 19 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 4 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 5:

  • Read chapter 20 and take notes, work on vocabulary,
  • Look back over the questions you answered last week in literature guide and see if you want to add any thoughts to them
  • Optional grammar

Week 3: To Kill a Mocking Bird Literature Guide and Family Narrative Short Story

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 21 and 22, take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 3 Lesson 1 and 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 23, 24, and 25, take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 3 Lesson 1 and 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 26 and 27, take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 3 Lesson 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 28, 29 and 30 and take notes, work on vocabulary
  • Week 3 Lesson 4 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 5:

  • Read Chapter 31 and work on vocabulary
  • Answer the Part 2/end-of-book questions in literature guide,
  • Optional grammar

Week 4: To Kill a Mocking Bird Literature Guide and Family Narrative Short Story

Day 1:

  • Using your notes, think about, plan for and outline your dramatic foils writing assignment. (One paragraph is fine; three paragraphs if you are a strong writer). Write a rough draft.
  • Week 4 Lesson 1 short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread for dramatic foils writing assignment
  • Week 4 Lesson 2 and 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Using your notes, think about, plan for and outline your theme essay and choose your examples.
  • Week 4 Lesson 2 and 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Write a rough draft for your theme essay from literature guide
  • Week 4 Lesson 4 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 5:

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread theme essay from literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 5: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner #1 Cinema Guide and Family Narrative Short Story

Day 1:

  • Read Introduction to cinema guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 1 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Vocabulary for cinema guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 2 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Watch the first half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 5 Lesson 3 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Watch the second half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 5 Lesson 4 of short story
  • Optional grammar

Day 5:

  • Review your answer to all questions in cinema study guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 6: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner #2 Cinema Guide and Introduction to High School Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Review the introduction material and your notes and answers to questions from the first viewing. Read the instructions for the writing assignment to have an idea in the back of your mind as you watch the movie tomorrow.
  • Read Introduction to High School Essay Writing
  • Week 1 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Watch the movie again without pauses.
  • Week 1 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Think about and outline your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Edit your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Finish your final draft and proofread from cinema guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 7: Antigone Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read introduction to literature guide
  • Read lines 1 to 200, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read lines 201 to 400, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read lines 401 to 600, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read lines 601 to 700, work on vocabulary
  • Week 2 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Begin answering the questions in the literature guide from what you have read.
  • Optional grammar

Week 8: Antigone Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read lines 701 to end, work on vocabulary
  • Week 3 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Finish answering all question in literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Begin your character analysis essay that examines any of the main characters in the play. (One paragraph is fine; three paragraphs if you are a strong writer). Write a rough draft of your essay from literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread essay from literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 9: God’s Smuggler Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

    • Read Introduction to literature guide and complete historical terms to explore
  • Week 4 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 1 and 2, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 1 and 2 in literature guide
  • Week 4 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 3 and 4, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapter 3 and 4 in literature guide
  • Week 4 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 5 and 6, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 5 and 6 in literature guide
  • Week 4 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Read chapter 7, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapter 7 in literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 10: God’s Smuggler Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 8 and 9, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 8 and 9 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 10 and 11, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 10 and 11 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 12 and 13, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 12 and 13 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 14, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapter 14 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 11: God’s Smuggler Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 15 and 16, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions from chapters 15 and 16 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 17 and 18, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions from chapters 17 and 18 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 19 and 20, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions from chapters 19 and 20 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapter 21, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions from chapter 21 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 12: No Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Week 7 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional Grammar

Day 2:

  • Week 7 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional Grammar

Day 3:

  • Week 7 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional Grammar

Day 4:

  • Week 7 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional Grammar

Day 5

  • Optional Grammar

Week 13: A Christmas Carol Literature Guide, Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing and Kid Literature Public Speaking

Day 1:

  • Read the introduction to the literature guide
  • Read stave 1, work on vocabulary
  • Week 8 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Read the introduction to public speaking
  • Complete the research page and warm up goal activity from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read stave 2, work on vocabulary
  • Week 8 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Read the instructions, select your book, practice a few methods from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read stave 3, work on vocabulary
  • Week 8 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Practice more methods with your book from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Answer questions for stave 1 and 2
  • Week 8 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Complete 1 or 2 of the practice options from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Answer questions for stave 3
  • Present your reading to a group
  • Optional grammar

Week 14: A Christmas Carol Literature Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read stave 4
  • Week 9 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read stave 5
  • Week 9 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Answer questions for stave 4 and 5
  • Week 9 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Answer questions for stave 4 and 5
  • Week 9 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Optional suggested supplemental activities from literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 15: A Christmas Carol Cinema Guide and Introduction to High School Writing Essay Writing

Day 1:

  • Read the introduction to the cinema guide, complete vocabulary
  • Watch the first half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 10 Lesson 1 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Watch the second half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 10 Lesson 2 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Complete looking at Motif 
  • Week 10 Lesson 3 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Watch movie without pausing, think about and outline your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 10 Lesson 4 of essay
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Edit, finish your final draft and proofread from cinema guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 16: Joni: An Unforgettable Story Literature Guide and Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

Day 1:

  • Read Introduction and background information in guide, read chapters 1 and 2, no vocabulary for this guide
  • Answer questions for chapters 1 and 2 in literature guide
  • Read What is a Personal Mission Statement
  • Read Who Should Write a Personal Mission Statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 3 and 4,
  • Answer questions for chapters 3 and 4 in literature guide
  • Complete Steps 1, 2 and 3 of mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 5 and 6,
  • Answer questions for chapters 5 and 6 in literature guide
  • Review Step 3 and make any necessary edits in mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 7 and 8
  • Answer questions for chapters 7 and 8 in literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 17: Joni: An Unforgettable Story Literature Guide and Writing Your Personal Mission Statement

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 9 and 10
  • Answer questions for chapters 9 and 10 in literature guide
  • Complete step 4 of mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 11 and 12
  • Answer questions for Chapters 11 and 12 in literature guide
  • Complete step 5 of mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 13 and 14
  • Answer questions for Chapters 13 and 14 in literature guide
  • Complete step 6 of mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 15 and 16
  • Answer questions for chapters 15 and 16 in literature guide
  • Complete What Do I Do After I’ve Finished These Steps of mission statement
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Optional supplemental activities from guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 18: Mr. Holland’s Opus Cinema Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read introduction to cinema guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Complete vocabulary for guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional Grammar

Day 3:

  • Watch the first half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 2 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Watch the second half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 2 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Review your answer to all questions in cinema study guide
  • Optional Grammar

Week 19: Mr. Holland’s Opus Cinema Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Review the introduction material and your notes and answers to questions from the first viewing. Read the instructions for the writing assignment to have an idea in the back of your mind as you watch the movie tomorrow.
  • Week 3 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Watch the movie without pauses
  • Week 3 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper 
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Think about and outline your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 4 Day 1 and Day 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Edit your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 4 Day 3 and Day 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Finish your final draft and proofread from cinema guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 20: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read introduction to guide, read chapters 1 and 2, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 1 and 2 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Day 1 and Day 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 3 and 4, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 3 and 4 in literature guide
  • Week 5 Day 3 and Day 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 5 and 6, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 5 and 6 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 7 and 8, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 7 and 8 in literature guide
  • Week 6 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Read chapters 9 and 10, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 9 and 10 in literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 21: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 11 and 12, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 11 and 12, in literature guide
  • Week 7 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 13 and 14, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 13 and 14 in literature guide 
  • Week 7 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 15 and 16, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 15 and 16 in literature guide
  • Week 8 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 17 and 18, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 17 and 18 in literature guide
  • Week 8 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Read chapters 19 and 20, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 19 and 20 in literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 22: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 21 and 22, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 21 and 22 in literature guide
  • Week 9 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 23 and 24, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 23 and 24 in literature guide
  • Week 9 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 25 and 26, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 25 and 26 in literature guide
  • Week 10 Lesson 1 and 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 27 and 28, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 27 and 28 in literature guide
  • Week 10 Lesson 3 and 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Read chapters 29 and 30, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 29 and 30 in literature guide 
  • Optional grammar

Week 23: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read chapters 31 and 32, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 31 and 32 in literature guide 
  • Week 11 Lesson 1 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read chapters 33 and 34, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 33 and 34 in literature guide
  • Week 11 Lesson 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read chapters 35 and 36, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 35 and 36 in literature guide
  • Week 11 Lesson 3 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read chapters 37 and 38, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for chapters 37 and 38 in literature guide
  • Week 11 Lesson 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 24: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read page 15 Going Deeper
  • Answer questions on page 15 and 16 in literature guide
  • Week 12 Lesson 1 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Review Classifying Characters
  • Answer questions on page 17 in literature guide
  • Week 12 Lesson 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read Character Development on page 18
  • Answer questions on page 18 in literature guide
  • Week 12 Lesson 3 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Write rough draft to your paragraph or essay from literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread your paragraph or essay from literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 25: Anne of Green Gables Literature Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read page 19 Personification
  • Answer questions from page 19 in literature guide
  • Week 13 Lesson 1 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read pages 20 and 21 Motif
  • Answer questions from pages 20 and 21 in literature guide
  • Week 13 Lesson 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Optional suggested supplemental activities in literature guide
  • Week 13 Lesson 3 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Optional suggested supplemental activities in literature guide
  • Week 13 Lesson 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 26: Hook Cinema Guide and APA Style Research Paper

Day 1:

  • Read introduction to cinema guide
  • Week 14 Lesson 1 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Complete vocabulary
  • Week 14 Lesson 2 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Watch the first half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 14 Lesson 3 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Watch the second half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 14 Lesson 4 of research paper
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Review your answer to all questions in cinema study guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 27: Hook Cinema Guide Guide, APA Style Research Paper, and Public Speaking Presenting Spoken Word Poetry

Day 1:

  • Review the introduction material and your notes and answers to questions from the first viewing. Read the instructions for the writing assignment to have an idea in the back of your mind as you watch the movie tomorrow.
  • Week 15 Lesson 1 of research paper
  • Read the Introduction to public speaking, complete the research page and warm up goal activity from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Watch the movie without pauses
  • Week 15 Lesson 2 of research paper
  • Read the instructions, select your poem, practice a few methods from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Think about and outline your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Practice more methods with your poem from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Edit your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Complete 1 or 2 of the practice options from the speech guide
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Finish your final draft and proofread from cinema guide
  • Present your reading to a group
  • Optional grammar

Week 28: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats literature guide and Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Day 1:

  • Read the introduction to the guide, read the poems mentioned on pages 5, 6, and 7
  • Answer questions on pages 5, 6 and 7 in literature guide
  • Read introduction to poetry, Week 1 Lesson 1 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read the poems mentioned on pages 8, 9 and 10
  • Answer questions on pages 8, 9 and 10 in literature guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 2 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read the poems mentioned on pages 11, 12, and 13
  • Answer questions on pages 11, 12 and 13 in literature guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 3 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Optional rough draft of essay from literature guide
  • Week 1 Lesson 4 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread your essay from literature guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 29: The Practice of the Pr. of God and Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Day 1:

  • Read the introduction of the guide, read conversation 1, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for conversation 1 in literature guide
  • Week 2 Lesson 1 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Read conversation 2, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for conversation 2 in literature guide
  • Week 2 Lesson 2 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Read conversation 3, work on vocabulary
  • Answer questions for conversation 3 in literature guide 
  • Week 2 Lesson 3 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Read conversation 4, work on vocabulary 
  • Answer questions for conversation 4 in literature guide 
  • Week 2 Lesson 4 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 30: The Practice of the Pr. of God and Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Day 1:

  • Read the letters from literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 1 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Write a letter from literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 2 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Edit, write a final draft, proofread your letter from literature guide
  • Week 3 Lesson 3 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Pick 3 quotes from literature guide and respond
  • Week 3 Lesson 4 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Catch-up on any incomplete work
  • Optional grammar

Week 31: The Truman Show Cinema Guide and Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Day 1:

  • Read the introduction to the cinema guide
  • Week 4 Lesson 1 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Complete the vocabulary
  • Week 4 Lesson 2 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Watch the first half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 4 Lesson 3 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Watch the second half of the movie, pausing as you go to jot down your thoughts in response to the questions
  • Week 4 Lesson 4 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Review your answer to all questions in cinema study guide
  • Optional grammar

Week 32: The Truman Show Cinema Guide and Introductory Guide to High School Poetry Writing

Day 1:

  • Review the introduction material and your notes and answers to questions from the first viewing. Read the instructions for the writing assignment to have an idea in the back of your mind as you watch the movie tomorrow.
  • Week 5 Lesson 1 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 2:

  • Watch the movie with out pauses
  • Week 5 Lesson 2 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 3:

  • Think about and outline your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 3 of poetry 
  • Optional grammar

Day 4:

  • Edit your writing assignment from cinema guide
  • Week 5 Lesson 4 of poetry
  • Optional grammar

Day 5

  • Finish your final draft and proofread from cinema guide
  • Optional grammar

Suggested Syllabus for One Year English/Language Arts 9

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