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

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9 thGrade ELA

Week 3 April 20-24

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 the passage of time and community influences can impact family relationships.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Read “The Tempest” then answer both multiple choice and short answer questions and write an argumentative response that takes a position on the speaker’s tone toward death.

Lesson 2: Read “’No Man Is an Island” then answer both multiple choice and short answer questions and write a paragraph that compares how “No Man Is an Island” and “The Tempest” suggest how the dying and the communities surrounding the dying deal with death.

Writing

After reading “The Tempest” develop an argument that explains your interpretation of the speaker’s tone toward death. Cite evidence from the text to support your claims.

After reading both “The Tempest” and “No Man Is an Island” compose a paragraph that compares how the dying and the communities surrounding the dying deal with death. Cite evidence from the text to support your claims.

Enrichment Activities

Use this audio recording of “No Man Is an Island” to help you understand the poem. Annotate as you listen.

Listen to the song that Brown recorded when he was only 12, and the song by Tenth Avenue North. Compare the language, style, and themes of the songs to those in the poem.

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.

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