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English Language Arts (ELA) - Grade 9 - Week Four

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9 thGrade ELA

Week 4 April 27-May 1

Weekly Packet

Learning Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • cite evidence from these texts, personal experience, literature, art, or history to analyze and reflect on how loneliness and community both influence the individual.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Read “Miss Brill” then answer both multiple choice and short answer questions and write a two-three paragraph response that identifies the overall theme of the story and argues how symbolism and imagery contribute to that theme.

Lesson 2: Read “Excerpt from Frankenstein: The Creature’s Request” then answer both multiple choice and short answer questions and write a response that illustrates how humans desire connection and compares how Miss Brill and Frankenstein attempt to connect to others as well as how each are affected by their communities when they attempt that connection.

Writing

After reading “Miss Brill” develop a response that identifies the overall theme of the story and argues how symbolism and imagery contribute to that theme. Cite evidence from the text to support your claims.

After reading both “Miss Brill” and “Excerpt from Frankenstein: The Creature’s Request” compose a short essay that illustrates how humans desire connection and compares how Miss Brill and Frankenstein attempt to connect to others as well as how each are affected by their communities when they attempt that connection. Cite evidence from the text and your own experience to support your claims.

In the “Discussion Question” section, develop arguments to explain how various factors influence family relationships. Cite evidence from the text, your own experience, and other literature, art, or history to support your claims.

Keep a journal about your experiences with social distancing. Your journal should have at least three entries a week. Each entry should be at least one paragraph.

Enrichment Activities

Miss Brill Short Film

After reading “Miss Brill” view this short film adaptation and compare/contrast the film and story.

Why Loneliness Can Be Deadly

Watch the video then reflect on how loneliness effects humans. Your reflection should also consider how community can help combat loneliness.

What Makes a Good Life?

Watch the video then reflect on how loneliness and isolation can be toxic and how community can help build a good life.

Texts from Commonlit.com

MISS BRILL

By Katherine Mansfield 1920

EXCERPT FROM FRANKENSTEIN: THE CREATURE’S REQUEST

By Mary Shelley 1818

Vocabulary

abhor(verb) : to regard with disgust and hatred

negligent(adjective) : failing to take proper care in doing something

disdain(noun) : the feeling that someone is unworthy of one’s respect

commiserate(verb) : to express or feel sympathy

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