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English Language Arts (ELA)

                                                       Units of Study and Assessments

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9th

Unit 1 – The Choices We Make

  • Writing a Personal Narrative
  • Creating an Illustrated Myth

    Unit 2 – What Influences My Choices?

  • Writing an Information Essay
  • Writing an Argument Essay

    Unit 3 – Choices and Consequences w/ a novel study

  • Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
  • Creating a Biographical Presentation

    Unit 4 – How We Choose to Act

  • Creating and Presenting a Monologue
  • Performing a Shakespearean Dialogue

Unit 1 – The Challenge of Heroism

  • Writing a Hero’s Journey Narrative
  • Writing a Definition Essay

    Unit 2 – The Challenge of Utopia w/ a novel study

  • Writing an Informational Essay
  • Writing an Argument Essay

    Unit 3 – The Challenge to Make a Difference w/ a novel study

  • Presenting Voices of the Holocaust
  • Presenting a Multimedia Campaign

    Unit 4 – The Challenge of Comedy

  • Writing an Analysis of a Humorous Text
  • Performing a Shakespearean Comedy

Unit 1 – Telling Details

  • Writing a Literary Analysis
  • Writing a Short Story

    Unit 2 – Pivotal Words and Phrases w/ a novel study

  • Presenting a Dramatic Interpretation
  • Presenting a Poetry Project

    Unit 3 – Compelling Evidence

  • Writing an Argumentative Essay
  • Researching and Presenting a Career

    Unit 4 – Powerful Openings w/ a novel study

  • Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
  • Historical Investigation and Presentation

 

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