9th Lit: OPTIC Analysis Group/Individual Constructed Response

I. Use the notes below to build a deeper understanding of visual art.

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Animal Farm Vocabulary

Image result for george orwell artworkUsing the Quizlet below, pleae gather the necessary vocabulary and definitions needed to understand this text.

Animal Farm Vocabulary

Lastly, using the comment section below, please answer the following prompt:

Based on the nature and definitions of the vocabulary words contained in this book, what do you believe that the mood and topic of this narrative will be?

9th Lit: MLA Formatting Guide

Please use the information below to complete your works cited page and parenthetical citations.

For every quote or paraphrase used in your essay, please include this citation after the quotation ends but before the period.

The author states, “The old lady settled herself comfortably, removing her white cotton gloves and putting them up with her purse on the shelf in front of the back window,” (O’Connor).

For your works cited page, please use the one located on the sample paper below. You may copy and paste the formatting  of the essay directly into your own blank document so that it is formatted based on MLA Guidelines.

Sample MLA Paper


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9th Lit: Irony & The Cask of Amontillado MindMap Project

With your group, you will be in charge of creating a mindmap using Canva.com to present information about The Cask of Amontillado and uses of irony in popular media. Please follow the instructions below to create your group’s project.

Part I: Mind Map – Use the instructions below to create a similar style project!

Mind Map Prompt: Using your own knowledge of popular media (film, television, music, or literature) please detail an example of situational irony, verbal irony, and dramatic irony that you have viewed.

Feel free to theme your project around a particular series, film, or artist!

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Part II: Constructed Response – Craft a response to the following prompt that uses evidence. Your group will present this information with your project!

Using the details from the text, explain how Edgar Allan Poe develops the narrative using irony. Provide evidence to prove your claims!

9th Lit: Unit 2 Vocabulary Concept Cubes

Using the list of vocabulary you just gathered, grab a cube pattern from the front of room and follow the directions below:

  • Before folding, students write clearly in each square following directions below.
  • Choose one challenging vocabulary word from the list and complete the following task on a desired side of the cube:
    • Write your name and class period.
    • Write a synonym and antonym (word or phrase) in one square.
    • Write the definition in another square.
    • Write a category or categories it could belong to.
    • Draw a visual word association.
    • Use the word in a sentence.
  •  Cut, fold, and tape the cube!

9th Lit: Hobnail Writing Task

Hobnail Holistic Rubric – 20 points

Prompts: Choose one of the following prompts to construct your writing task:

  1. Using sensory details, rewrite the rising action of the story from the perspective of another character. Be sure to use imagery to illustrate the story’s primary theme.
  2. Using sensory details, write an alternate ending for the narrative. Be sure to use imagery to illustrate the story’s primary theme. 
  • A theme is obvious to the reader. points
  • My narrative’s plot includes a climax and a denouement.
  • My story is at least three paragraphs in length. _
  • I use imagery and figurative language to construct my narrative.
  • I have proofread my story and it has less than 5 grammatical errors.
  • My story opens with a compound or complex sentences that uses an adverb to describe action.

Writing Assignments is due typed and shared to Mr. Rossi by the end of class on 2/14!

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