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Humanities Department Co-curricular Planning Template

Course: English 9 Teacher: Favell Course: Writing 9 Teacher(s): Jovel, Starnes, Stradley

What does the metaphor of a mockingbird stand for in the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird and who are the mockingbirds in my own life.

Course Objective(s) relative to Essential Question

Course Objective relative(s) to Essential Question

SWBAT: 1. Determine a theme or central idea of a text 2. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly 3. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing in response to teacher or peer feedback 4. Connect evidence to topic sentences with commentary 5. Create topic sentences that tie information to thesis 6. Create an outline to organize ideas, concepts and information

SWBAT: 1. Determine a theme or central idea of a text 2. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly 3. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing in response to teacher or peer feedback 4. Connect evidence to topic sentences with commentary 5. Create topic sentences that tie information to thesis 6. Create an outline to organize ideas, concepts and information

Lesson/Activity Process/Resources Students wrote, shared, peer edited and rewrote Students wrote, shared, peer edited and rewrote a paper with the requirements listed below. a paper with the requirements listed below. Different aspects of the paper and writing Different aspects of the paper and writing process were addressed at different times in the process were addressed at different times in the respective classes. respective classes. Remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird. Remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird. That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say

Lesson/Activity Process/Resources

Humanities Department Co-curricular Planning Template


That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. Your fathers right, she said. Mockingbirds dont do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. Thats why its a sin to kill a mockingbird. Think of three people in your life that you would consider mockingbirds because they bring nothing but joy into the world. Write a 5-paragraph essay in which you discuss how your three people have affected your life. it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. Your fathers right, she said. Mockingbirds dont do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. Thats why its a sin to kill a mockingbird. Think of three people in your life that you would consider mockingbirds because they bring nothing but joy into the world. Write a 5-paragraph essay in which you discuss how your three people have affected your life.

Requirements: Requirements: 1. 5 paragraphs 1. 5 paragraphs 2. MUST be a Google doc 2. MUST be a Google doc 3. Times New Roman, 12 point font 3. Times New Roman, 12 point font 4. Double Spaced 4. Double Spaced 5. Paragraph 1: Introduction: Explain what the 5. Paragraph 1: Introduction: Explain what the quote means to you, introduce the three people quote means to you, introduce the three people you will be talking about and how they relate you will be talking about and how they relate to the quote to the quote 6. Paragraph 2: Write about your first person6. Paragraph 2: Write about your first personat least 3 details that make them a at least 3 details that make them a Mockingbird. Mockingbird. 7. Paragraph 3: Write about your second 7. Paragraph 3: Write about your second person- at least 3 details that make them a person- at least 3 details that make them a Mockingbird. Mockingbird. 8. Paragraph 4: Write about your third person8. Paragraph 4: Write about your third person- at least 3 details that make them a at least 3 details that make them a Mockingbird. Mockingbird. 9. Paragraph 5: Conclusion: wrap-up for the 9. Paragraph 5: Conclusion: wrap-up for the reader how all three people are mockingbirds reader how all three people are mockingbirds in your life. in your life. 10. You must use transition sentences between 10. You must use transition sentences between your paragraphs (if you dont know what this your paragraphs (if you dont know what this means please look it up or ask means please look it up or ask questions!!!!!!) 11. No spelling questions!!!!!!) 11. No spelling errors!!!!!! 12. Correct punctuation and errors!!!!!! 12. Correct punctuation and grammar grammar

Humanities Department Co-curricular Planning Template