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Pre-AP English 9 Lesson Plan February 2 – February 6

Course Title: Pre-AP English 9
Teacher: Kever, Londa
Instructional Focus: Vocabulary, Reading, Literature, and Grammar
Performance Indicators
In-class Procedures
Students will do the following tasks:
X Chromebook
*Demonstrate knowledge of
*Submit Reading Logs for
X websites
technology to submit/share
Week #20 (Sunday,
X whiteboard
documents with one another and
January 25, 2015 –
X projector
with the instructor.
Saturday, January 31,
X library books
*Exhibit 21st century skill of focus
2015) via technology
on bellwork.
(link on PRHS Website/
*Exhibit 21st century skill of selfMrs. Kever’s Weebly
X vocabulary test
awareness in monitoring reading
X reading log
*Update Reading Record
*Manage their independent reading
(as needed) via technology X reading record
X listening skills
by monitoring their progress
*Student-led library visits
throughout the week, documenting
as determined by students X participation
in class
their results, and reflecting on
their level of achievement of the
Vocabulary: Test #18
(vocab from To Kill a
*Access prior knowledge and use
X verbal prompts
as a foundation for new content
Students read aloud and
X modified
knowledge re U.S. history.
make vocabulary cards for
*Apply new and prior knowledge
Vocabulary #19.
to discuss politely and cogently.
Reading: Teacher is
*Be respectful, responsible, and
reach rigorous standards.
Book #16,
Additional Support:
Book #17, and
*Teacher is available
Book #18
to provide
in grade book
additional access to
for progress reports.
Instructional Strategies
technology to any
X independent reading
student requiring
Literature Concepts:
X technology-based activity
additional time with
Movie re race relations
____ other ____________
school resources
in U.S. 30 minutes.
Chromebooks and
Common Core Standards Applied
Literature Concepts:
RI.9.10 Students will . . . read and
Movie re race relations
comprehend literary nonfiction in the in U.S. 30 minutes.
*Possible reading
grades 9-10 text complexity band
Whole-class discussion
proficiently, with scaffolding as
and cds
10 minutes.
needed at the high end of the range.
which “read” a
W.9. 8 Students will gather relevant Literature Concepts:
book to student.
information from . . . digital
*Lower weekly
Movie re race relations
sources, . . .
reading goals
in U.S. 30 minutes.
W.9.2a Students will . . . organize

complex ideas, concepts, and
information to make important
connections . . .
W.9.2c Students will use appropriate
. . . transitions to link the major
sections . . .
W.9.2f Students will provide a
concluding statement . . .
LP.9.1 Students will demonstrate
command of the conventions of
standard English grammar and usage
when writing . . . (reflection)
LP.9.2 Students will demonstrate
command of the conventions of
standard English capitalization,
punctuation, and spelling when
LP.9.2a Students will use a
semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive
adverb) to link two or more closely
related independent clauses.
LP.9.2.c Students will spell correctly.
LP9.3.1f Students will ensure
subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent
LP9.3.3a Students will choose words
and phrases for effect.
LP9.4.1f Students will produce
complete sentences, recognizing runons and fragments.
LP9.4.1g Students will correctly
use frequently confused words (too,
to, two; their, there; etc.)
LP9.5.1d Students will recognize
and correct inappropriate shifts in
verb tense.
LP9.6.1e Students will recognize
variations from standard English in
their own and in other’s writing . . .
[and] use strategies to improve
expression in conventional language.

Whole-class discussion
10 minutes.
Writing reflection on theme/
moral of piece.
Teacher is available
every day after school
this week to provide
students additional
access to Internet
and Chromebooks to
make up work from
absences because of
illness or field trips.
*Students should read their

assigned 225 pages from a
self-selected high-school
appropriate book that is
200 or more pages.
*Each student should
accurately document the
pages he or she reads daily.
PARENTS, your student
should have finished Book
#18 by Monday, February 2.
By Monday, February 2,
students should have
finished at least 3 books
since the beginning of the
semester, and AT LEAST
18 books since the
beginning of school.
Please, be sure that you are
monitoring your student’s
Each student should be
finishing a book --200 or
more pages--every 10-14
days to meet his/her goals.

Your student
must have

if requested.
*Lower semester
book goals.
(< 10 books)
*Books that are <
200 pages to
Periods 1, 2, and
possibly 3 will relocate to the Media
Center on Wednesday,
February 4.
Class accommodation:
*Instructions are
broken into smaller
*Instructions are
Note about Social
During Colors Week
students may dress up
for the various themes,
but all clothing should
still be schoolappropriate.

Book #18 by this