9th Lit: Unit 2 Quiz Images

Choose one of the following images to write about.

Prompt: How does the image use rhetorical appeals to develop its message? Write a complete constructed response that explains your reasoning.

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9th Lit: “Defining Style” Unit Vocabulary Memory Aide

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.

  1. Select a vocabulary term from the list below:
  • Symbol, Figurative Language, Literal Language, Irony, Allusion, Tone, Situational Irony, Daramatic Irony, Verbal Irony, Biography, Autobiography, Main Idea, Mood, Claim, Counterclaim, Rhetorical Appeals, Logos, Pathos, Ethos, Theme
  1. Using a piece of construction paper, complete the following on the back:
  • Print the definition of your literary term (5 points – language).
  1. On the front of your construction paper, complete the following:
  • Neatly, please print your first and last name (5 points writing)
  • Print three keywords from the definition in the area surrounding the symbol (5 points – Speaking and Listening)
  • Neatly (and preferably largely) draw a symbol you have chosen that represents one of the keywords from your definition (5 points – Writing)
  • Write three original examples that demonstrates the use of this term. (5 points – writing)

Bonus: Include examples that feature characters from The Most Dangerous Game and The Cask of Amontillado receive extra credit.

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9th Lit – Writing Project: Coming of Age Poetry Project

Coming of Age Poem

During this unit we have discussed many examples of Coming of Age narratives.  You will now have an opportunity to create your own work. Your assignment is to write a free verse poem about a Coming of Age moment. To begin, jot down some ideas. Then write your poem. Be sure to:

  • Consider carefully how you create line breaks and punctuation in your free verse poem (syntax).
  • Choose precise words (especially verbs) to convey this moment (diction).
  • Use specific diction and imagery to create an image in the mind of your reader.
  • Ensure that the theme which you learned in this moment is obvious to the reader.

Final poem should be 10-15 lines long written in free verse with at least two examples of imagery. 

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9th Lit: Constructed Response Practice

Key Vocabulary:

Motif – A repeating symbol that points an audience to the narrative’s theme or mood.

With your group members, please complete the following task in the form of a constructed response. Your constructed response should be 5-7 sentences in length and use the following structure:

(C)laim –


(E)vidence & Explanation –




Using this structure, please answer the prompt below:

Choose a motif below and explain how it helps to represent a specific theme from The Most Dangerous Game. What lesson does this important symbol represent? How do you know?

The hunting knife.

The General’s cigarettes.

The chateau.

The hounds.

9th Lit: Hobnail Writing Task

Hobnail Holistic Rubric

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

  1. Using sensory details, rewrite the climax 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 or 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 on student blog by Monday, August 20th, 2018.

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9th Lit: Pre-Reading Digital Quickwrite

On youImage result for deserted island far sider personal blog, please complete the quickwrite below:

Prompt: You were ecstatic when you learned that you had won a sweepstakes offering a free 10-day trip to Fiji. In the months leading up to your island vacation, you thought deeply about the necessary supplies. It was so hard to wait those long weeks until the trip finally arrived.

However, you never made it to your luxurious island getaway. Nearly two hundred miles from the island your aircraft experienced catastrophic engine failure and plummeted into the Pacific Ocean. You were the only survivor who managed to swim their way to a deserted atoll where you remain, alone.

During your weeks of preparation you chose a single, special item to bring with you on your journey to Fiji. What item did you bring? How will this help you survive until rescue arrives? How will it help you if help never arrives?

Bonus: Insert an image of your item onto your post by using the “+ Add” button!