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9th Grade English
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Graphic Organizers (Region 15)
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El Cajon Valley
Reading, Thinking, and Writing
Blues Ain't No Mockingbird
BACK TO Unit 2 - Short Stories
"Blues Ain’t no Mockin Bird" (RN 152-160, LB 350-358)
Student journal, Literature Book (LB), Reader’s Notebook (RN), Unit 2 Resources (hard/soft copies),
Blues Ain't No Mockin Bird - Cover page.doc
Before You Read (1-2 days)
Get Connected Video
Watch and answer prompt in journal
Prompt: Choose one of the images and give two to three examples of how we can turn to family to help solve a conflict.
The Big Question
Complete two sentence starters in journal (LB 348)
Meet the Author
Write name of author and title of selection, write two facts about the author you found interesting and why you chose these two facts (LB 349).
Watch (possible journal response if desired)
Cornell notes in journal of 6 selection vocab. words and 1 word study card for selection vocab. word:
(For vocabulary content, focus on "explanation", "synonyms" and "word families")
Complete suggested “Vocabulary Builder” from Unit 2 Resources (173).
Review Cornell notes on “Cause and Effect” (from:
Have students copy graphic organizer “Before you Read B-Reading Cause and Effect” from Graphic Organizer Transparencies (64) into journals
Cornell notes on “Literary Analysis Dialogue and Dialect” (online)
While You Read (2-3 days)
Read “Blues Ain’t no Mockin Bird” (RN 152-160) (LB 350-358)
Complete “Literary Analysis Dialogue and Dialect” from Unit 2 Resources (171).
Complete “Reading: Visualize the Action to Analyze Cause and Effect” from Unit 2 Resources (172)
After You Read (2 days)
Complete “Critical Thinking” section at end of text (LB 358) in journal.
Complete suggested “Vocabulary”: (LB 359) in journal.
Complete Literary Analysis: Dialogue (Reading Kit 78-79)
Watch video on “Active and Passive Voice”
Complete “Practice A” (LB 372) in journal
"Grammar Exercise Workbook" (127-130)
Complete suggested “Writing About the Big Question” from Unit 2 Resources (online).
Assessment (2 days)
Selection Test B (printed from phlitonline.com)
Template (to be created)
Listening and Speaking
Dialogue (LB 373).
Test corrections/problem area identification (1-2 days)
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"