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

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9th Grade


Week 1  March 30-April 3, 2020

 Objective: Students will be able to: 

  • Cite evidence from these texts, personal experience, literature, art, or history to analyze and reflect on how the passage of time and community influences can impact family relationships.


Lesson 1: Read “Everyday Use” and answer both multiple choice and short answer questions.

Lesson 2: Read “On How my Mother Sleeps” and answer both multiple choice and short answer questions.




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

Videos: From

EVERYDAY USE by Alice Walker 1973


  • How does this video relate to the story and poem you read?

Video of “Everyday Use”

  • Watch this clip of “Everyday Use” and compare how the characters are depicted in the text and film.

Texts: From

EVERYDAY USE by Alice Walker 1973

ON HOW MY MOTHER SLEEPS by Mikala Rempe 2015


IXL Resources

Choose Evidence to Support a Claim

Determine the Main Idea

Determine Theme

Analyze Character Development


Oppress (verb) : to keep others down through cruel and unjust power

Furtive (adjective) : attempting to avoid notice or attention

Tacky (adjective) : showing poor taste or quality

Doctrine (noun) :  a belief or set of beliefs held by a group

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