Grade 9: MND Blog Post #1 — Due 01/22/18

Grade 9s,

In a fully-developed paragraph, please answer the following question, and relate it directly to our readings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1 and 2.

How do our emotions influence our perceptions of the world around us? Consider these ideas: How do we act when we’re inn love / angry / ecstatic? How do we see the world differently in these states?

Must include:

PEE format

P – Point (In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream we see that our emotions often influence our perceptions of the world around us when __answer the question__).

E – Evidence – Provide two quotes / passages from the text as examples to prove your point. When citing lines from a play, please use ‘/’ to show line breaks. For example, Lysander shows his perception of love when he states that love is “Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; / Brief as the lightning in the collied night” (1.1.17).

Citations MUST follow this format (ACT.SCENE.LINE NUMBERS). Example: (4.3.56-57).

E – Explain – Remember to explain exactly how your evidence relates to your point. Do not assume that all readers will understand, so connect the dots for them. As per Sarah’s ZIP project, remember your AUDIENCE, and as per Oleysa’s discussion, focus on writing FORMALLY!

This will be marked on the check-in scale provided in class. 

Grade 9: MND Blog Post #1 — Due 01/22/18

Grade 9s,

In a fully-developed paragraph, please answer the following question, and relate it directly to our readings of A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1 and 2.

How do our emotions influence our perceptions of the world around us? Consider these ideas: How do we act when we’re inn love / angry / ecstatic? How do we see the world differently in these states?

Must include:

PEE format

P – Point (In William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream we see that our emotions often influence our perceptions of the world around us when __answer the question__).

E – Evidence – Provide two quotes / passages from the text as examples to prove your point. When citing lines from a play, please use ‘/’ to show line breaks. For example, Lysander shows his perception of love when he states that love is “Swift as a shadow, short as any dream; / Brief as the lightning in the collied night” (1.1.17).

Citations MUST follow this format (ACT.SCENE.LINE NUMBERS). Example: (4.3.56-57).

E – Explain – Remember to explain exactly how your evidence relates to your point. Do not assume that all readers will understand, so connect the dots for them. As per Sarah’s ZIP project, remember your AUDIENCE, and as per Oleysa’s discussion, focus on writing FORMALLY!

This will be marked on the check-in scale provided in class. 

 

PTI Check-In Paragraph Response

Grade 9s,

DO NOT COMPLETE THIS ASSIGNMENT UNTIL IT IS FORMALLY DISCUSSED IN CLASS:

In a well-developed paragraph, respond to the following question:

 

Based on our readings so far, what is Junior’s most significant internal or external conflict? What makes this conflict more significant than the rest? For example, is the most significant conflict in Junior’s life his struggle against poverty / his family / disability / his cultural background / his own sense of self worth? Why? Provide at least two pieces of textual evidence (with page numbers) in your response and remember to ‘unpack’ and explain how these quotations help to add to your initial statement / argument.

Due on Monday, December 11th, at the start of class. Responses should take the form of a ‘post’ on your blog. This will be marked based on the ‘At a Glance’ scale. Be ready to discuss with your peers in class on Tuesday. 

 

Tips for Paragraph Writing:

☐ Use present tense verbs to discuss actions.

☐ Avoid using “I” pronouns (e.g. instead of saying “I believe Junior’s most significant conflict is…..” say “Junior’s most significant conflict is…..”)

☐ Unify paragraph around a ‘single’ statement / clear topic sentence.

☐ Remember to PEE in your paragraph.

☐ Provide direct evidence / examples from the text and include page numbers.

☐ Include story title and author’s name in the introduction of paragraph (ex: The most significant conflict Junior faces in Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian is ______________________ because ______________________).

☐ Read aloud to check for run-ons / fragments /flow.

☐ Avoid simply summarizing the plot.

Grade 9 PTI Update / Mistake

Hello Grade 9s,

Sorry about the miscommunication. Please only complete 16/17 for homework from PTI. With the extra time, rest up and relax.

Thank you for your understanding,

– Mr. Morris

Grade 9 Talons: PTI Google Docs

Hello Grade 9s,

Use the following link to access the answers to the questions we explored in class today. Additionally feel free to use this Google Doc as a model for your own group’s work.

Part Time Indian Google Doc

Please post a link to your own quad’s Google Doc as a COMMENT on this post, along with answered questions for Chapters 6-10 by this FRIDAY.

Thank you,

– Mr. Morris

Grade 9 Talons: Part Time Indian Blog Post #2

In a well-developed paragraph, make an argument for Junior’s most significant internal or external conflict in our readings so far. Remember to make a clear point by crafting a concise topic sentence, provide textual evidence directly from the text to support your point (along with page numbers), and explain the significance of your evidence by explaining how your chosen quote(s) helps to support your point. In other words, remember to PEE in your paragraph!

CHALLENGE: Focus on integrating your textual evidence smoothly and naturally into your own sentence structure.

Due, for completion on December 1st, 2017.