9th Lit: Media Monday – College Debt

Throughout the semester, students from Mr. Rossi’s 9th Grade Literature class will be
charged with examining various pieces of informational media in order to stay updated with world news, formulate opinions based on real events, and begin examining for bias.

Today’s Prompt: In a CEI Statement, please explain which piece of evidence is most impactful in this video. What kind of evidence is it?

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Advanced Comp: Film Analysis Mini-PBL- Due Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Image result for toy story memeWhen you return from fall break, you will be responsible for carrying out a serious critical analysis for a popular childhood film. This may be conducted alone or with a partner of your choosing.

Prompt: How does the application of a specific lens change the interpretation of the entire film?

  • You will present your findings along with multimedia that bolster this argument.
    • May include film clips, music, or images from the films
  • Can be presented in form of a blog post. The presentations must be digital in some form.
  • You may choose only one film to build your project.
  • However, you must use at least one criticism discussed in the notes.
  • Criticisms must be at least 5 sentences each and include a piece of multimedia.
  • Possible Films: After the Jump!

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9th Lit: Media Monday -September 11th and Symbolism

Throughout the semester, students from Mr. Rossi’s 9th Grade Literature class will be
charged with examining various pieces of informational media in order to stay updated with world news, formulate opinions based on real events, and begin examining for bias.

Today’s Prompt: In a CEI Statement, explain the deep symbolism of the red bandana. What does this simple image represent to the people it effected?

 

9th Lit: Memory Aide Investigation – Worth a total of 30 points.

I think we all agree that test-taking is a difficult process. In order to combat some of these issues, we will be creating memory aides to help you out during instances when you get stuck. These memory aides will be posted around the room and serve as reminders throughout class time. They will also serve as a review of prior knowledge for literary devices.

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Advanced Comp: Socratic Seminar Guiding Questions – Protest

How you will be scored for your Socratic seminar:

  1. You need to offer at least one comment to discussion throughout the course of the class period. Those who use evidence throughout the discussion will recieve extra credit.
  2. Your 20 annotations are due at the end of the period.
  3. You are responsible for notes taking notes on the best answer to each discussion questions below. They will be checked during the next notebook check.

Possible Positions:

  • Strongly Agree – Protest is the most important tool in our democracy.
  • Agree – Protest is important to our democracy, but it is imperfect.
  • Disagree – Protest can be helpful in some instances, but is largely counterproductive.
  • Strongly Disagree – Protest is completely detrimental to our society.

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9th Lit: Media Monday #3 – Explaining Symbolism

Throughout the semester, students from Mr. Rossi’s 9th Grade Literature class will be charged with examining various pieces of informational media in order to stay updated with world news, formulate opinions based on real events, and begin examining for bias.


Today’s Prompt: The bus pass is the key symbol in this narrative. In your opinion, what does it represent? Please explain your answer in a CEI Statement. 

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/08/16/Woman-given-lifetime-bus-pass-as-103rd-birthday-gift/8231502904694/

9th Lit: Hobnail Writing Task

Hobnail Holistic Rubric – 50 total points

Prompt: In your imaginative opinion, how will the conflict develop, climax, and resolution develop for the narrator in The Most Dangerous Game? Write the climax and denouement that completes this story! Use sensory details and storytelling techniques to complete the task!

  • A theme is obvious to the reader. __________/5 Reading points
  • My narrative’s plot includes a climax and a denouement. ___________/10 Reading points
  • My characters utilize dialogue at some point in the story. ___________/5 Writing points
  • There is a sentence that begins with an adverb (sentence pattern #4) correctly written somewhere in my story. ___________/5 Writing points
  • My story is at least three paragraphs in length. __________/15 Writing points
  • I have proofread my story and it has less than 5 grammatical errors.It also uses conversation between characters _________/10 Writing points

Brainstorms are due by the end of class on Friday, August 18th!

Rough Drafts will be check on Monday, August 21st!

Final Drats due on Friday, August 25th!

The Most Dangerous Game