Mrs. Kelley Timan
English 9 RC
Student Learning Outcomes Syllabus
Title: Prentice Hall LITERATURE *Grade Nine
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication Date: 2012
English 9 Resource is an adaptation of the mainstream English I College Prep curriculum. This is a full year course that surveys the literary genres of fiction and non-fiction, short stories, epic poem, the drama, and the novel. This course helps students identify the unique elements inherent in each, builds critical thinking skills and strengthens writing and oral responses to literature. Group discussion, grammar, oral defense of work, technology infusion, career research, and SAT vocabulary form an inherent part of this course. After successful completion of this course, the student will earn five credits toward graduation requirements.
TOPICS TO BE INCLUDEDFiction & Non-Fiction
- Maya Angelou Narrative Essay
- Eminem Biography
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Short Stories
- The Most Dangerous Game
- The Lady or the Tiger
- The Lottery
1. The Odyssey
1. Romeo and Juliet
1. Go Ask Alice
A broad-reaching course which stresses not only the importance of literary elements, strengthening writing skills and improving comprehension but the enjoyment of reading.
GOALS & OBJECTIVES
GOAL 1: The student will understand and apply the knowledge of sounds, letters, and words in written English to become independent and fluent readers, and will read a variety of materials and tests with fluency and comprehension.
Objective 1 : Apply graphic organizers to illustrate key concepts and relationships in a text.
Objective 2: Monitor reading for understanding by setting a purpose for reading, making and
adjusting predictions, asking essential questions, and relating new learning to
Objective 3: Recognize literary elements in stories, including setting, characters, plot, and mood.
Objective 4: Recognize figurative language in text (e.g. simile, metaphor, personification, and
GOAL 2: Students will write in clear, concise, organized language that varies in content and form for different audiences and purposes.
Objective 1: Review and edit work for spelling, usage, clarity, organization, and fluency.
Objective 2:Use computer writing applications during the writing process.
Objective 3: Organize paragraphs using topic sentences.
Objective 4: Write narratives, establishing a plot or conflict, setting, characters, point of view,
Objective 5: Develop a collection of writings (e.g., a literacy folder or a literacy portfolio).
Objective 6: Respond to literature in writing to demonstrate an understanding of the text, to
explore personal reactions, and to connect personal experiences with the text.
Objective 7: Edit writing for correct grammar usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
- Supplementary material distributed by the instructor
- Use of prewriting templates
- Guided and independent practice
- Use of rubrics and modeling
- Multimedia presentations/Use of Google Classroom
- Class discussions
- Participation in class discussion
- Exit slips
- Unit Assessments
Class participation and Quizzes 20%
GRADE REPORTING SYSTEM
There will be quarterly exams this year at the end of each marking period.
o Respect the teacher’s job.
o Respect yourself and your classmates.
o Respect all property.
o Commit to learning.
o Cell Phones and Chromebooks will only be in use with teacher permission.
o Cell phones and headphones will be placed in a basket on top of Mrs. Timan’s desk at the start of each class period. Failure to do so and if caught using, the cell phone will be sent down to the office. This is your warning.
o All textbooks are to remain in the classroom
o Late assignments will be accepted with a penalty
o It is your responsibility to be on-time to class. Three unexcused tardies results in an absence.
o In the event of an absence, please do the following
1. Check with a classmate for the missed class work and hw.
2. Email me the day of your absence. I will respond back with what work you missed
and what you need to complete.
3. Visit me before or after school on the day of your return if possible.
4. When you return from an absence, please turn in any hw that was due on the day
you were absent.
5. If you have questions about what you missed, ask me before class begins not during
the day’s lesson.
6. Always Always Always, check Google Classroom.
o Folder or 3 ring binder (your choice)
o Chromebook everyday
o Pens and Pencils
o Grades cannot be sent via e-mail or over the phone
o Check Genesis then contact teacher
o firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-347-7600 ext. 2230
Google Classroom Code (Students Only)
*Students will receive an invite to google classroom through their school email account.