Índice de Unidades de los Curriculares

Unidad Nombre Resumen
9.1 Genres Overview, Elements of Fiction In this unit, the student receives a brief overview of reading and writing genres as an activator for later study throughout the year. The student engages in effective reading and writing strategies. The student examines the components of fictional texts by examining novels and short stories, and reviews and uses the writing process to develop original compositions of varied length.
9.2 Communicating My Ideas In this unit, the student gains a deeper understanding of the literary genres of personal narrative and memoir. He/she reads selections from the two genres and examines the components of each in order to produce his/her own composition using the writing process. The student evaluates various elements/components of literature, such as author’s purpose, point of view, and cause and effect as well as improves word choice and grammar, specifically past tense verbs.
9.3 Communicating About Our World Through Informational Texts This unit focuses on informational or expository text. The student reads different types of fiction and non-fiction texts that have an informational structure to analyze the components, purpose, style, and conventions of informational texts. The student produces original informational texts, using the writing process to show comprehension of the topic.
9.4 It’s a Matter of Opinion In this unit, the student develops an understanding of the structure and elements of persuasive text. The student focuses his/her attention on the different types of persuasive techniques used in a variety of texts. He/she uses authentic text to determine the components, structure, and purpose of persuasive writing as he/she begins to create his/her own persuasive writing pieces using the writing process.
9.5 Making Connections In this unit, the student learns to more effectively respond to literature by making connections to the text. A major focus of this unit is to improve the student’s ability to critically respond to literature, including an evolving proficiency in summarizing and expressing his/her opinions about literature, and working with the writing process. The student also constructs an original work of fiction that reflects his/her understanding of literary elements.
9.6 Figuratively Speaking In this unit, the student examines the elements and organizational structure of drama and poetry. A study of word choice and voice in mentor texts as well as figurative language and vocabulary acquisition strategies help improve the student’s writing skills. The student has the opportunity to expand his/her presentational and active listening skills as he/she gains experience in the roles of both presenter and audience member. He/she also investigates the reading- writing connection of drama and poetry.