English 9: World Literature
InstructorJulie StubbsEmailJstubbs@hyde.eduOfficeWesthaver 009




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Course Description
The purpose of the English 9 course is to explore texts that have emerged from various global regions across time with one overarching theme in mind: Extraordinary Journeys. Students will delve into the literary world of extraordinary physical, spiritual, and emotional expeditions while simultaneously embarking on their own journeys toward identity development and self-realization. Throughout the year, students will examine various forms of literature such as ancient texts, novels, short stories, and graphic novels to strengthen active reading and critical analysis skills. Writing assignments, both creative and formal, will require students to implement grammar concepts and essay structures learned in the classroom. English 9 students will leave the course with a firm grasp of English sentence composition, understanding of and proficiency with numerous essay styles, an impressive vocabulary, active reading experience with diverse texts, and most importantly a greater sense of self.

Course Syllabus


JOURNAL PROMPTS: If you are struggling to come up with ideas for your journal assignment, use these prompts to get you writing.
  • Who are you? What are your characteristics that make you unique?
  • What happened throughout your day? How did it make you feel?
  • What struggles or successes have you experienced lately? What struggles or successes have you experienced in your past?
  • What is your earliest memory?
  • Talk about experiences in your past that have helped shape who you are today.
  • Where do you see yourself in the future?
  • What is your greatest passion in life and why?
  • If you could change anything, what would you change and why?
  • What do you do during your free time? Why do you choose to do this specifically?

Lessons & Homework

SPRING TRIMESTER!


Thursday 5/5
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 198-206

Tuesday 4/26
Homework:
  • Complete Vocabulary Song Lyrics worksheet
  • Persepolis/Vocabulary Quiz on Monday
  • Two page journal entry due Thursday (for students choosing to write journals)

Monday 4/25
Homework:
  • Complete Vocabulary Fill In The Blank worksheet (graded assignment)

Friday 4/22
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 143-153

Thursday 4/21
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 126-142

Tuesday 4/19
Homework:
  • One original sentence (about yourself/your life) for each of the ten new vocabulary words
  • Read Persepolis pgs 103-125 - Daily Reading Quiz on thursday
  • Review adverbs for short Recovery Adverb Quiz on thursday (your chance to gain points back from the last quiz!)

  • Extra Credit (due Friday): Make a crossword puzzle using the twenty vocabulary words from this trimester
  • Persepolis/Vocab Quiz on Tuesday

Friday 4/8
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 87-102 - Daily Reading Quiz tomorrow
  • Have a draft of Persepolis Memory Comic project ready in class
    • Must have at least 9 comic boxes
    • Each box must have at least one sentence of text
    • Must have dialogue in at least 5 boxes
    • Either have a sketch of each picture or a description of the picture that will be in each box

Thursday 4/7
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 62-86 -- Daily Reading Quiz tomorrow

Tuesday 4/5
Homework:
  • Complete Communism & Capitalism in Iran Worksheet (graded assignment)

Monday 4/4
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis pgs 26-61
    • Complete Persepolis Reading Questions Worksheet (given in class and located below)


Tuesday 3/29
Homework:
  • Complete Vocab/Adverb worksheet handed out in class

Monday 3/28
Homework:
  • Read the Persepolis Packet (contains pages 3-25)
    • Write down words/terminology that you don't understand
  • Write 5 original sentences for the remaining new vocabulary words

Friday 3/25
Homework:
  • Write five original sentences for the new vocabulary reviewed in class (on google classroom)

Thursday 3/24
Homework:
  • No homework

Wednesday 3/23
Homework:
  • Read Persepolis "Introduction" (photocopy handed out in class - the bookstore does not yet carry the book)


Winter Unit 2


Friday 2/19
Homework:
  • Common Grammar Errors quiz on Monday (format mimics the worksheets we've done in class)
  • Due date for a few project requirements (see document below to see what is due)



Monday 2/15
Homework:
  • Write one correct and original sentence for each of the following words (this is located on Google Classroom):
    • To :: too :: two :: into :: in to :: effect :: affect :: whose :: who's :: sight :: site :: cite
  • Complete Quiz corrections by Wednesday and bring to class

Friday 2/12
Homework:
  • No homework - catch up on any missing work

Thursday 2/11
Homework:
  • ALCHEMIST/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY

Tuesday 2/9
Homework:
  • Complete Vocabulary Worksheet given in class --> GRADED ASSIGNMENT
  • ALCHEMIST/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY


Friday 2/5
Homework:
  • ALCHEMIST QUIZ CORRECTIONS DUE TUESDAY: You may do quiz corrections for the "Short Answer" and "Analytical Question" sections of the Alchemist quiz to regain points that you have lost.
  • THE ALCHEMIST/VOCABULARY QUIZ ON FRIDAY: Quiz will be a combination of Alchemist and the new vocabulary words
  • Catch up on work - if you have not done the recent vocabulary homework, do so by Tuesday

Thursday 2/4
Homework:
  • Write an outline for the "next chapter" of The Alchemist
    • Think about the important points discussed about Santiago, the Soul of the World, Omens, Personal Legends, the heart, etc. You may write this about Santiago or as we discussed in class, you may write the outline based on another character. The Englishman: we never found out what happened with him once he started experiencing, Fatima's path to her Personal Legend, etc --> Whatever you choose to do, make sure it makes sense and utilizes important concepts from the novel

Tuesday 2/2
Homework:
  • Write one original sentence for each new vocabulary word - make sure that the sentence clearly displays your understanding of the word

Monday 2/1
Homework:
  • Read Alchemist pages 148-170 (end of the book!)
  • Complete graded writing assignment (handed out in class and found below)


Friday 1/29
Homework:
  • Read Alchemist pages 127-147
  • Optional assignment for credit posted on Google Classroom

Thursday 1/28
Homework:
  • Write one original sentence for each new vocabulary word (we completed up to "quandary")

Tuesday 1/26
Homework:
  • Read Alchemist pages 97-116
    • Write 3 quiz-like questions based on the reading
  • Edit your Reflection paper based on your peer editing in-class assignment
    • PRINT AND BRING THIS TO CLASS

Monday 1/25
Homework:
  • Complete Reflection paper rough draft

Friday 1/22
Homework:
  • Study for quiz on The Alchemist pages 1-96
  • TUESDAY: Rough draft of Reflection paper due- this means you have all of the paragraphs/topics completed and in the paper. Minimum of 2 pages double spaced.

REFLECTION PAPER INFORMATION

HYDE WORDS:

-->Courage: I learn the most about myself by facing challenges and taking risks.
-->Concern: I need a challenging and supportive community in which to develop my character.
-->Curiosity: I am responsible for my own learning.
-->Integrity: I am gifted with a Unique Potential and conscience is my guide to discovering it.
-->Leadership: I am a leader through asking the best of myself

Choose one of these words (and its hypothesis). Write about your understanding of it and how it has impacted your life.

Paper Structure Powerpoint


Thursday 1/21
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pages 84-96
    • DRQ (Daily Reading Quiz) on pages 67-96
  • Introduction for Mid-Year Reflection paper due

Tuesday 1/19
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pages 67-84

Friday 1/15
Homework:
  • Mid-year Reflection Paper - TYPED - remember that the final paper will be 2-3 pages
    • Set up paper in MLA format
    • Outline:
      • 2 moments of success and growth
      • 2 moments missed or opportunities passed up
      • 2 goals for the rest of the trimester
    • Write one or two paragraphs elaborating on one of the above
    • Assignment is posted on Google Classroom

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Thursday 1/14
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pgs 53-67
    • Write two important points from the chapter then write at least one additional sentence (for each point) that explains why you think this piece of information is important. --> Assignment posted on Google Classroom


Tuesday 1/12
Homework:
  • Study for vocabulary quiz on Thursday

Monday 1/11
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pages 35-50
    • Complete reading worksheet
  • Complete in-class graded worksheet, interpreting quotes from the text
  • Complete Vocab worksheet Season 1 Episode 3 (extra credit)
  • Vocab quiz on Thursday

Reading Worksheet

Vocab Worksheet Season 1 Episode 3

In-Class Graded Worksheet


Friday 1/8
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pages 14-35 and write summary with the most important points (at least 4 sentences)
  • Write one original sentence for each vocabulary word that clearly shows your understanding of the definitions
  • Vocabulary picture assignment (worksheet given in class and can be found below)


Thursday 1/7
Homework:
  • Read The Alchemist pages 1-13

Wednesday 1/6
Homework:
  • GOOGLE CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENT- Complete the following based on your Hyde experience up until this point:
    • List 2 moments of success and growth
    • List 2 moments missed or opportunities passed up
    • List 2 goals that you have for the rest of the term
    • Choose and write one of the Hyde Process words (keep in mind that later on, you will write about your understanding of the word and about its impact on your life)

Winter Unit 1

Greek Mythology Group Projects

Tuesday 12/15
Homework:
  • FINAL BOARD GAME DUE - ALL COMPONENTS - if you do not have materials in class, will be considered incomplete.
    • Game Board
    • Instructions
    • Pregame Background
    • At least 30 game cards about God/Goddess
  • If your group does not complete the project or is missing components, the group will not participate in game day and instead will be required to complete an in-class writing.
  • JOURNALS DUE THURSDAY (2 pages)


PROJECT REQUIREMENTS



Friday 12/11
Homework:
  • Final game cards (FULLY completed- information written/printed on cards DUE IN CLASS)
    • If you need me to print the cards, you must email your finalized document by Sunday
  • Final Instructions & final Pregame Background (TYPED AND BROUGHT TO CLASS if you have not done so already)
  • Journals due next Thursday

Tuesday 12/8
Homework:
  • Final Instructions & final Pregame Background due (TYPED AND BROUGHT TO CLASS)
  • Journals due next Thursday
Looking forward...
  • Final game cards must be printed FOR class on Tuesday. You will not be permitted to leave to print.
    • If you need me to print the cards, you must email your finalized document by Sunday

Friday 12/4
Homework:
  • Complete all God/Goddess research and have at least 30 cards listed out (do not need to have the actual cards prepared - may have a list of what each card will say) - BRING TO CLASS
  • Completed draft of game instructions (TYPED AND BROUGHT TO CLASS!)
  • Completed draft of Pregame Background (TYPED AND BROUGHT TO CLASS!)
  • IF YOU DID NOT COMPLETE 2 PAGE JOURNAL ENTRY, the absolute latest submission is Tuesday

Wednesday 12/2
Homework:
  • 2 page journal entry due on Friday
  • JOURNAL ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IF THEY ARE NOT IN A NOTEBOOK OR IN A FOLDER







Fall Unit 1: Ancient Quests


Thursday 11/5
Homework:
  • Choose 5 of the events/characteristics/etc that you picked out from the movie "Hercules" - research whether these are true to the original myth or not (please write these down) - Remember, if all students complete this homework, we will finish watching the movie in class!
  • Final journal assignment of trimester due (2 pages)

Tuesday 11/3
Homework:
  • Journals due Thursday (2 pages)

Friday 10/30
Homework:
  • QUIZ ON TUESDAY: Greek Gods & Goddesses (completing the handout from class will be helpful for studying), Arachne the Spinner, Prometheus Gives Fire to Man, Pandora's Box, adjectives
  • Journals due Thursday (2 pages)

Thursday 10/29

Homework:
  • Catch up on any missing work
  • Quiz on Tuesday (Adjectives, Greek Gods & Goddesses, stories "Arachne the Spinner" and "Prometheus Gives Fires to Man"
  • Journals due on Thursday (2 pages)

Tuesday 10/27

Homework:

  • Read "Prometheus Brings Fire to Man" and complete assignment on Google Classroom
  • Complete "Arachne the Spinner" assignment on Google Classroom if it was not completed during class
  • JOURNALS NOT DUE THIS WEEK

Monday 10/26

Homework:

  • Read "Arachne the Spinner" and underline the important points
  • Journals due Friday (2 pages)


Thursday 10/22

Homework:
  • Drafts of descriptive memory paper due Monday - Bring a hard copy
  • Journals due Monday (4 pages)

Wednesday 10/21

Homework:
  • Research one of the twelve Olympians (gods/goddesses, not athletes!). Answer the following questions:
    • What is he/she the god/goddess of?
    • Who are the parents AND siblings?
    • Who is the spouse (if there is one)? Is there infidelity in the relationship?
    • What symbols represent god/goddess?
    • Write about one interesting story from his/her life.
  • Journals due Monday (4 pages)

Tuesday 10/20

Homework:
  • Identifying Adjectives Graded homework (file found below)
  • Journals due Monday (4 pages)



PARENTS WEEKEND

Homework:
  • Journals due Friday (4 pages)

Friday 10/9

Homework:
  • Rough draft of memory story due Monday
    • AT LEAST one page in length
    • BRING HARD COPY TO CLASS

Wednesday 10/7

Homework:
  • Choose one memory (it may or may not be one from Monday's homework). Write 6 sentences using descriptive language to describe the memory.
    • Suggested devices: Simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, onomatopoeia
    • To come up with strong words, use a thesaurus!
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Monday 10/5

Homework:
  • Write down 5 memories that you have from the past. Write two sentences describing each memory.
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Friday 10/2

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Page #10
    • Write down three important points from the reading.
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Thursday 10/1

Homework:
  • Journals due on tomorrow (2 pages)

Tuesday 9/29

Homework:
  • Study for grammar quiz on Thursday
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Monday 9/28

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Page #9
    • Answer all questions completely on worksheet given in class - Will be graded homework assignment
  • Study for grammar quiz on Thursday
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)




Saturday 9/26

Homework:
  • Review grammar concepts
  • Closed-note grammar quiz on Thursday
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Friday 9/25

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read page #8 - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Identify and define 5 unfamiliar words
  • Closed-note grammar quiz on Thursday
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Thursday 9/24

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read page #7 - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Write down three important points from the reading
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Tuesday 9/22
Lesson 9: Personal Pronouns.

Homework:
  • Personal Pronoun Practice Worksheet
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Monday 9/21
Lesson 8:

Homework:
  • Catch-up day
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Friday 9/18
Lesson 7: Introduction to Nouns. Common vs Proper, Concrete vs Abstract.

Homework:
  • Underline and identify the types of nouns (common, proper, concrete, abstract) for the first page of "Lights, Camera, Catharsis" by Charlene Wexler (text handed out in class)
  • In-class open-note grammar quiz on Monday. Questions and identifications will mimic the information presented in the classroom powerpoint.
  • Journals due on Friday (2 pages)

Thursday 9/17
Lesson 6: Gilgamesh Chapter One Wrap-up. Discuss interactions and relationship between Gilgamesh and Enkidu, learn simile and metaphor literary devices.

Homework:
  • Write one example of a simile and one example of a metaphor (create your own)
  • Journals due in class (at least 4 pages)

Tuesday 9/15
Lesson 5: Enkidu's Growth. Examine the changes in Enkidu, learn symbol and foreshadowing literary devices.

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read page #6 - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Write down 2 important pieces of information from page #6
    • Journals due Friday (at least four pages)

Monday 9/14
Lesson 4: Setting the Stage. Explore the characteristics of Gilgamesh, learn two new stages in The Hero's Journey.

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read page #5 - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Write down 3 important pieces of information from page #5
    • Journals due Friday (at least four pages)

Friday 9/11
Lesson 3: The Hero's Journey. Review the history of Gilgamesh, introduction to The Hero's Journey.

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read page #4 - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Define at least 5 unfamiliar words from the reading

Class Documents:
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Thursday 9/10
Lesson 2: Pick It Apart. Understand active reading; learn the 5 elements of a story and practice identifying them.

Homework:
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh - Read Prologue - http://www.aina.org/books/eog/eog.pdf
    • Active Reading: Underline or highlight important information, make notes in margins or on a piece of paper
    • Define at least 3 unfamiliar words from the reading

Tuesday 9/8Lesson 1: Where Are We Going and How Will We Get There? An introduction to Hyde education, classroom expectations, and English 9 coursework.
Homework: Write at least 4 sentences about what kind of learner you are. Do you understand material best when you read text on a whiteboard, powerpoint, piece of paper? What about when you engage in active discussion with classmates and teachers? What strategies did your former teachers use that you best responded to? Please be specific!