9th Lit: Time Capsule Progress Reflection

Over half our semester together has come and gone. With the results of you time capsule (if you were here for it), take a few moments to a write a personal reflection on your personal blog. The following criteria should be met. This response will be graded.

  • Have you met your primary goals for the semester?
  • What has helped you succeed so far?
  • What has hurt you and damaged your chances of success?
  • What can you do to achieve your goals before the semester has elapsed?
  • Write at least ten sentences explaining your response.
  • Your response will be graded!

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9th Lit: Persuasive Essay Rubric and Resources

Part 1: With the members of your group, please analyze your assigned rubric and answer the questions below on the front of your poster. You will need team members in the following roles:

Driver     Recorder     Reader    Reporter

Argumentative Rubric

Informational Rubric

Narrative Rubric

  1. How many points is your writing scored out of?
  2. Look at the highest scoring section on your rubric. Which subpoint is most important for you to be successful on this task?
  3. What skills from class this semester are important you to be successful?
  4. What minor issues could you get away with on this task and still get a good score.

Part 2: With your group, please select a mystery prompt and analyze it using the Issue-Task-Audience Method below. Record your findings on the back of your poster.

Mystery Prompt 1

Mystery Prompt 2

Mystery Prompt 3

Mystery Prompt 4

Analyzing a writing prompt (1)


9th Lit: EXTRA CREDIT!!! Shakespearean Sonnet Project

Notes: Sonnets

Point Value: 30 writing points.

Criteria: Your sonnet must have all of the following criteria.


  • Must describe an ironic situation (4 points).
  • Must satisfy the criteria for a Shakespearean Sonnet (12 points).
    • 14 lines
    • Proper Rhyme Scheme – ABABCDCDEFEFGG
    • Iambic Pentameter – 10 syllables per line
  • Must include at least 3 of the following pieces of figurative language. Please make these devices stand out (12 points).
    • Alliteration
    • Onomatopoeia
    • Metaphor
    • Simile
    • Allusion
    • Personification
    • Imagery
    • Oxymoron
    • Pun
    • Hyperbole
  • Must be typed on blog (2 points)



9th Lit: Unit 3 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 the assigned vocabulary word in one square.
    • 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.
    • Write an original example.
  •  Cut, fold, and tape the cube!